Are you aware of what the National Small Vessel Safety Regulations require of you?
The Merchant Shipping (National Small Vessel Safety) Regulations, 2007, place the onus on the owner and in some cases the master as well, to ENSURE that the vessel and the crew comply with the requirements of the regulations at all times.
The SAMSA surveyors do NOT replace the owners and crew in matters of safety and their main function is to ensure that the owner, master and crew are in fact making reasonable efforts to apply regulations and maintain safety standards.
To assist the vessel’s owner, owner’s representative or skipper to manage safety aboard, the following checklists (and guidelines) have been compiled for your attention.
Please choose your vessel category:
Please click here for the SADSAA Certificate of Fitness Database
Please click here for the International Certificate of Competence
Please click here for the Unclaimed SADSAA COC’s
Please click here for the ICASA Ship Station License Application procedures
Please click here for the COVID-19 Process for extension of seafarer certificates