Boat Owners and Operators of Commercial Vessels in Caribbean Netherlands will Require New License
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Boat Owners and Operators of Commercial Vessels in Caribbean Netherlands will Require New License

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SABA/SINT EUSTATIUS - The Harbour masters of Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba, and the Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate Caribbean Netherlands (NSI-CN) would like to inform boat owners and operators of local commercial operating vessels operating under article 41b of the regulation seagoing vessels, the so-called Annex 6 vessels, will require a new license.

As from January 1st, 2022, the new Seafarers regulation will come into force. The implication of this new regulation for the Annex 6 vessels is the requirement for a Boat master grade 3 license.

As indicated in personal- and group meetings, this requirement has a 3-year phase in period. That means that from January 1st, 2025, every Annex 6 vessel needs to have, at least, one person with a Boat master grade 3 license onboard.

The new regulation is published in The Government Gazette and available on the Internet (Google -> stcrt-2021-38007). (RCN Caribbean Netherlands)

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