A number of years ago, a new Engineering qualification route was introduced by the MCA for Engineers working on ‘Small Vessels’, i.e. any vessel <3000gt: Yachts; Workboats; Fishing Vessels; Tugs; Standby; Seismic Survey; Oceanographic Research Vessels and Government Patrol Vessels. This means the Standard CoCs gained through this route will be transferable between the above industries.
There are also CoCs within the SV route that are ‘limited to yachts’, designed specifically to provide a pathway for experienced engineers working within the Yacht sector to progress through the SV Engineering structure, without having to obtain the large amount of actual sea service required for the initial SV EOOW CoC. These CoCs can only be used on yachts, but can be upgraded to the standard CoC by obtaining further sea service. Details of this can be found within each CoC listing below.
Small Vessel Engineering qualifications available through JPMA:
JPMA offer the written modules, oral prep and some other courses that lead towards the CoCs available on the SV route, which are listed below. Click on the links below to see more about each qualification.
Small Vessel EOOW (Engineer of the Watch) <3000GT & <9000kW CoC (similar to Y4, ‘Unrestricted’ and ‘Limited to Yachts’ CoC available)
Small Vessel Chief Engineer <500GT & <3000kW CoC (similar to Y3/2, ‘Unrestricted’ and ‘Limited to Yachts’ CoC available)
Small Vessel Chief Engineer <3000GT & <9000kW CoC (similar to Y1, ‘Unrestricted’ and ‘Limited to Yachts’ CoC available)
Converting your current Engineering CoC to the Small Vessel route:
For those who already hold a UK Engineering CoC, there are conversions into the SV route, listed in MIN 642. Starting with Conversion A1 (converting Y4 to Small Vessel EOOW <3000GT & <9000kW) going all the way through to Conversion R (converting a Merchant Navy 2nd Engineer Unlimited to Small Vessel Chief Engineer <3000GT & <9000kW) and covering Tugs, Fishing and Merchant Navy on the way. Royal Navy Conversions are not covered in the MIN, but are laid out in this MOU.
Those Yacht Engineers who already hold a Yacht CoC are able to convert to a Small Vessel CoC if they wish to do so – we have detailed the conversion routes here.
For those who already hold a non-UK Engineering CoC, there are conversions into the SV route, listed here
Yacht Engineer CoCs
The Yacht Engineer CoC route is being phased out.
Yacht NoE applications are no longer being accepted by the MCA.
If you already hold a Yacht Engineer NoE, it will remain valid for use until its expiry date. Your written modules must be in date at the time of your CoC application.
JPMA continue to offer oral prep courses for the Yacht oral exams.
The Yacht Engineering qualifications available through JPMA are:
We are not a crew agency, however we can put you in touch with an Engineer if you need cover while you are attending a course here.
JPMA currently has a Chief Engineer Small Vessel <500gt/<3000kW & Y3 CoC holder with 20 years of Large Yacht experience and 12 months of Workboat experience, who is available to undertake relief work and deliveries.