COP Requirements Issued by MARINA

Many are confused about the COP issued by MARINA because it is new to our fellow seafarers. Here’s the detailed requirements issued by MARINA to guide seafarers, training centers, and manning agencies in processing COP.

Qualification and Documentary Requirements for Issuance of Certificate of Proficiency (COP)

MARINA CIRCULAR 2013-09
Annex A

Regulations
Sea Service Reqts.
Training Requirements
Documentary Requirements
Regulation V/1-1
Mandatory Minimum
Requirements for the Training
and Qualifications of Masters,
Officers and Ratings on Oil and
Chemical Tankers
None
Approved basic training for
oil and chemical tanker
cargo operations
. Screening / Application Form
. SIRB
. Certificate of Completion
. Training Completion and
Record of Assessment
(TCROA) as “passed”
. Enrolment Report Form
For Masters and Officers:
. Screening / Application Form
. SIRB
. COP on basic training for oil
and chemical tanker cargo
operations
. Certificate of Completion
. Training Completion and
Record of Assessment
(TCROA) as “passed”
. Enrolment Report Form
At least 3 months of
approved seagoing
service on board Oil or
Chemical Tanker
Approved Advanced
Training course for Oil or
Chemical Tanker Cargo
Operations
For Revalidation (Masters and Officers)
Approved seagoing service of al least 12 months in
total during the preceding 5 years, or 3 months in
total during the preceding 6 months immediately
prior to revalidation; OR
. Successfully completing an approved relevant
training course or courses.
. Screening / Application Form
. SIRB
. COP
. Certificate of Completion
. Training Completion and
Record of Assessment
(TCROA) as “passed”
. Enrolment Report Form
Regulation V/1-2
Mandatory Minimum
Requirements for the Training
and Qualifications of Masters,
Officers and Ratings on
Liquefied Gas Tankers
None
Approved basic training for
liquefied gas tanker cargo
operations
. Screening / Application Form
. SIRB
. Certificate of Completion
. Training Completion and
Record of Assessment
(TCROA) as “passed”
. Enrolment Report Form
For Masters and Officers:
. Screening / Application Form
. SIRB
. COP on basic training for
liquefied gas tanker cargo
operations
. Certificate of Completion
. Training Completion and
Record of Assessment
(TCROA) as “passed”
. Enrolment Report Form
At least 3 months of
approved seagoing
service on liquefied
gas tankers
Approved advanced
training for liquefied gas
tanker cargo operations
Regulation V/2
Mandatory Minimum
Requirements for the Training
and Qualifications of Masters,
Officers, Ratings and other
Personnel on Passenger Ships
None
Approved training on Crisis
Management and Human
Behavior
. Screening / Application Form
. SIRB
. Certificate of Completion
. Training Completion and
Record of Assessment
(TCROA) as “passed”
. Enrolment Report Form
Regulation VI/1
Mandatory Minimum
Requirements for Safety
Familiarization, Basic Training
and Instruction for all Seafarers
None
. Personal Survival
Techniques
. Fire Prevention and Fire
Fighting
. Elementary First Aid
. Personal Safety and
Social Responsibilities
. Screening / Application Form
. SIRB
. Certificate of Completion
. Training Completion and
Record of Assessment
(TCROA) as “passed”
. Enrolment Report Form
For Revalidation
. Screening / Application Form
. Proof of seagoing service as
reflected in the SIRB
. COP
. Training Completion and
Record of Assessment
(TCROA) as “passed”
. Enrolment Report Form
. Valid Medical Certificate issued
by accredited clinics or hospitals
using the DOH prescribed
PEME form
12 months for the last
5 years
Refresher Training on:
. Personal Survival
Techniques
. Fire Prevention and Fire
Fighting
Regulation VI/2
Mandatory Minimum
Requirements for the issue of
Certificates of Proficiency in
Survival Craft and Rescue
Boats other than Fast Craft
Boats:
Approved seagoing
service of not less
than 12 months
Approved training course in
Survival Craft and Rescue
Boats
. Screening / Application Form
. SIRB
. Training Completion and
Record of Assessment
(TCROA) as “passed”
. Enrolment Report Form
For Revalidation
. Screening / Application Form
. SIRB
. COP
. Certification from the Master OR
Training Completion and
Record of Assessment
(TCROA) as “passed” and
Enrolment Report Form
Approved seagoing
service of not less
than six months
. Refresher Training on
Survival Craft and Rescue
Boats other than Fast
Craft Boats, OR
. Certification and records
of drills/trainings
conducted on board
issued by the Master
Mandatory Minimum
Requirements for the issue of
Certificates of Proficiency in
Fast Rescue Boats:
Approved seagoing
service of not less
than 12 months
Approved training course in
Fast Rescue Boats
. Screening / Application Form
. SIRB
. COP in Survival Craft and
Rescue Boats other than Fast
Craft Boats
. Certificate of Completion
. Training Center Record of
Assessment (TCROA) as
“passed”
. Enrolment Report Form
Regulation VI/3
Mandatory Minimum
Requirements for Training in
Advance Fire Fighting
Approved seagoing
service of not less
than 12 months
Approved Advance Training
in Techniques for Fighting
Fire, with particular
emphasis on organization,
tactics and command
. Screening / Application Form
. SIRB
. Certificate of Completion
. Training Center Record of
Assessment (TCROA) as
“passed”
. Enrolment Report Form
Regulation VI/4
Mandatory Minimum
Requirements relating to
Medical First Aid and Medical
Care
None
. Approved training course
in Medical First Aid
. Approved training course
in Medical Care
. Screening / Application Form
. SIRB
. Certificate of Completion
. Training Center Record of
Assessment (TCROA) as
“passed”
. Enrolment Report Form
Regulation VI/5
Mandatory Minimum
Requirements for the issue of
Certificates of Proficiency for
Ship Security Officers
Approved seagoing
service of not less
than 12 months,
Approved training course in
Ship Security Officer
. Screening / Application Form
. SIRB
. Certificate of Completion
. Training Center Record of
Assessment (TCROA) as
“passed”
. Enrolment Report Form
Regulation VI/6
Mandatory Minimum
Requirements for Security-
related Training and Instruction
for all Seafarers
None
Training on Security
Awareness and Seafarers
with Designated Security
Duties
. Screening Form
. Certificate of Completion
. Training Completion and
Record of Assessment
(TCROA)
. Enrolment report
Transitional Provisions:
 Until 1 January 2014,
seafarers who commenced an
approved seagoing service
prior to the date of entry into
force of Section A VI/6.5 shall
be able to establish that they
meet the requirements of
Section VI/6.4

Transitional Provisions:
 Until 1 January 2014,
seafarers with designated
security duties who
commenced an approved
seagoing service prior to the
date of entry into force of
Section A VI/6.9 shall be able
to demonstrate competence
to undertake the tasks, duties
and responsibilities listed in
column 1 of Table A-VI/6-2
At least six (6) months
sea service within
three (3) years prior to
01 January 2012
Six (6) months sea
service within three (3)
years prior to 01
January 2012
Approved Security Training
for Seafarers with
Designated Security Duties
. Screening / Application Form
. SIRB
. Certificate of Sea Service
. Screening / Application
Form
. Certificate of Sea Service
showing his designation to
perform security duties on
board
. SIRB

source: www.marina.gov.ph

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