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– Generate a blank page at the end of this section should you wish to add any more items to the resources and personnel policy such as additional details on the minimum crew requirements and qualifications required and any additional crew required for normal or special operations.

You might also wish to optionally attach a copy of your company/vessel training procedures to this section if applicable. 



How to determine your crewing with NSCV Part D / E?

Below is some guidance in determining the appropriate crew. The core compliment (or minimum crew levels) is still set by AMSA.


Qualification to operate the vessel(s) (Core Compliment)

The core compliment for the vessels certified crew as determined by Schedule 2, Operation requirements, NSCV Part E. Vessels operating with crew members holding dual certification, must be within the guidelines set out by Schedule 2, Operation requirements, NSCV Part E and NSCV Part D. This core compliment may appear on the operation certificate as it did previously on the certificate of survey.


Appropriate Crew  (Crew required for normal operations)

Complete a Risk Assessment to determine appropriate crew levels. This is to determine how many crew you require to carry out your normal vessel operations safely. You can do this using a risk assessment sheet.

Consider the following to determine appropriate crew levels:

  • The specific nature of your vessel operations (Fishing, passenger charter, work boat, etc.)
  • Variations in passenger numbers
  • Variations in passenger profile (elderly, children or passengers with special needs)
  • Vessel design and layout (Is the engine room a long way from the helm?)
  • On board systems or installations that enhance the vessels emergency response capability
  • Proximity of the vessels operating areas to emergency assistance
  • Operating area (identify the hazards.)
  • Significant changes to the vessel or operating areas
  • Capability to manage an emergency. (Person over board, steering failure etc.)
  • The experience, qualifications and competencies of crew

The Company and Designated Person are accountable for ensuring sufficient and appropriate crew numbers and draws on the knowledge and experience of the master and other key personnel to inform this determination.

In some vessel operations the core compliment (minimum crew) can be considered appropriate crew to carry out normal operations.

After a risk assessment is completed here is an example:

Appropriate crew for passenger charter vessel when carrying out normal operations with total compliment of passengers on board on regular voyage.

(5) 1 Master 5, 1 MED 2, 2 Deck Hands (GPH), 1 Galley Staff.

Core compliment, the minimum crew to operate the vessel (moving berths, no PAX, etc.)

(2) 1 Master 5, 1 MED 2.


To enter more details, click the add page button at the end of the section. This action will add a blank page at the end of Section.

Once the SMS template is printed, you might also wish to optionally attach a copy of your company/vessel training procedures to this section if applicable


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