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Regulations on the Competencies and Proficiencies of Seafarers in the Maritime Shipping industry
(Seafarers' Competencies and Proficiencies Regulations)*

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Stand: Seeleute-Befähigungsverordnung vom 8. Mai 2014 (BGBl. I S. 460)
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Version information: Seafarers' Competencies and Proficiencies Regulations of 8 May 2014 (Federal Law Gazette [BGBl.] Part I p. 460)
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Part 1
General Provisions
Chapter 1
Scope, definitions, responsibilities
Section 1Scope
Section 2Definitions
Section 3Responsibilities
Section 4Standardized formats for certificates
Chapter 2
Obtaining and issuing certificates
Section 5General requirements for obtaining certificates
Section 6Minimum age
Section 7Personal aptitude
Section 8Time limits
Section 9Restrictions
Chapter 3
Vocational aptitude tests and approvals
Subchapter 1
Vocational aptitude tests for masters and officers
Section 10Vocational aptitude tests
Section 11Quality standards
Section 12Quality standards system and external evaluation
Section 13Other requirements to be met by vocational aptitude tests
Section 14Suspension of recognition as vocational aptitude tests
Subchapter 2
Approval of training courses
Section 15Requirements to be met by training courses
Section 16Approval of training courses
Section 17Record of attendees
Subchapter 3
Periods of seagoing service and activities
Section 18Periods of seagoing service and ships
Section 19Approved activities
Chapter 4
Foreign certificates and evidence of qualification
Section 20Certificates of competency issued by other Member States of the European Union or other states parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area
Section 21Certificates of competency from third states
Section 22Foreign certificates of proficiency, evidence of qualification
Chapter 5
Other general provisions
Section 23Fraud and other unlawful practices in connection with certificates
Section 24Authorizations in the case of deviations from the training course and the obtaining of certificates
Section 25Dispensations
Section 26Requirement to keep certificates available on board
Section 27Issuing of replacements
Part 2
Competencies and proficiencies for the deck department
Chapter 1
Navigational service excluding fishing vessels
Section 28Seagoing service requirements
Section 29Certificates of competency and certificates of proficiency
Section 30Requirements for obtaining certificates of competency
Section 31Requirements for obtaining certificates of proficiency
Chapter 2
Navigational service on fishing vessels
Section 32Seagoing service requirements
Section 33Certificates of competency
Section 34Requirements for obtaining certificates of competency
Chapter 3
Maritime mobile service
Section 35Certificates of competency
Section 36Requirements for obtaining certificates of competency
Part 3
Competencies for the engine department
Section 37Seagoing service requirements
Chapter 1
Marine engineering service
Section 38Certificates of competency and certificates of proficiency
Section 39Requirements for obtaining certificates of competency
Section 40Requirements for obtaining certificates of proficiency
Chapter 2
Electro-technical service
Section 41Certificate of competency and certificate of proficiency
Section 42Requirements for obtaining a certificate of competency and a certificate of proficiency
Part 4
Proficiencies in ship operations
Section 43Certificate of proficiency in ship operations
Part 5
Proficiencies in ship safety and security
Section 44Certificate of proficiency regarding the basic requirements of safety on board (basic safety training)
Section 45Certificates of proficiency for the operation of survival craft and rescue boats plus fast rescue boats
Section 46Certificate of proficiency in the control of fire-fighting operations
Section 47Certificate of proficiency for ship security officers
Section 48Certificates of proficiency for crew members in ship security (basic security training)
Part 6
Additional proficiencies for service on special types of ship
Chapter 1
Proficiencies for service on tankers
Section 49Certificates of proficiency for service on oil and chemical tankers
Section 50Certificates of proficiency for service on liquefied gas tankers
Chapter 2
Proficiencies for service on passenger ships
Section 51Evidence of qualification for service on passenger ships
Part 7
Revalidation of certificates
Section 52General requirements for the revalidation of certificates
Section 53Revalidation of certificates of competency
Section 54Revalidation of certificates of proficiency
Section 55Renewal of evidence of qualification
Part 8
Withdrawal, suspension and seizure of certificates of competency
Section 56Withdrawal of certificates of competency
Section 57Suspension of certificates of competency
Section 58Enforcement
Section 59Temporary seizure of certificates of competency
Section 60Enforcement assistance
Section 61Relationship to other legislation
Part 9
Evidence of professional activity in maritime shipping
Section 62Evidence of professional activity in maritime shipping (seafarer's identification document)
Part 10
Data protection
Section 63Use of personal data
Part 11
Final Provisions
Section 64Transitional provisions
Section 65Amendments to the Regulations governing the fees charged for administrative acts of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency
Section 66Entry into force, termination
Annex 1
(to Section 2)
Abbreviations
Annex 2
(to Section 5)
Approval of courses of training in German maritime shipping law
Annex 3
(to Section 31)
Requirements for the proof of professional aptitude to be provided by candidates wishing to obtain a certificate of competency as skipper on small vessels
Annex 4
(to Sections 31, 40, 53)
Examination regulations of the Federal Agency
Annex 5
(to Section 34)
Requirements for the proof of professional aptitude to be provided by candidates wishing to obtain certificates of competency for navigational service on fishing vessels
Annex 6
(to Sections 39, 40, 53)
Metalwork training requirements
Annex 7
(to Section 39)
Requirements for the proof of professional aptitude to be provided by candidates wishing to obtain a certificate of competency as engine operator