An essential document for officers and seamen as it serves an official certificate confirming sea experience in the employment for which he was engaged.


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PATENT

A certificate of grant by a government of an exclusive right with respect to passing track A sidetrack with switches

DANGEROUS CARGO ENDORSEMENT

An endorsement issued by a flag state administration to a certificate of competency of a ship’s officer allowing service on dangerous cargo carriers such as oil tankers, chemical carriers, or gas carriers.
Depending on the position and degree of personal responsibility, the following types of evidence are determined: tankerman - minimal responsibility, assistant - personnel directly involved in cargo operations, responsible person - personnel directly responsible for cargo operations and compliance with safety measures during cargo handling.

IAPP CERTIFICATE

A certificate entitled the International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate issued in accordance with the Convention.

EIAPP CERTIFICATE

The Engine International Air Pollution Prevention Certificate which relates to NOx emissions.

CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH

A certificate issued by a port indicating that the ship carries no infectious diseases. Also called a pratique.

INTERNATIONAL LOAD LINE CERTIFICATE

A certificate which gives details of a ship's freeboard and states that the ship has been surveyed and the appropriate load lines marked on her sides. The certificate is issued by a classification society or coastal authority such as a coast guard.

SEAWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE

A certificate issued by a classification society surveyor to allow a vessel to proceed after she has met with a mishap that may have affected its seaworthiness. It is frequently issued to enable a vessel to proceed, after temporary repairs have been effected, to another port where permanent repairs are then carried out.

INTERNATIONAL TONNAGE CERTIFICATE

A certificate issued to a shipowner by a government department in the case of a ship whose gross and net tonnages have been determined in accordance with the International Convention of Tonnage Measurement of Ships. The certificate states the gross and net tonnages together with details of the spaces attributed to each.

SEAWORTHINESS 
CERTIFICATE

A certificate issued by a classification society surveyor allowing a vessel with a mishap affecting its seaworthiness to proceed to another port where permanent repairs can be carried out.

GOC

General Operator's Certificate a GMDSS radio operator's certificate for use on ships trading beyond GMDSS Sea Area A1

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