Transport Canada Extends Certificates

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Transport Canada has issued Ship Safety Bulletin 13/2020 to advise of automatic extensions to all certificate of competency, certificate of proficiency, examiner certificate, training certificate or medical certificate that have or will expire between October 1, 2019 and September 1,2020.   The issuance of discharge books during the COVID-19 pandemic period has also been suspended. The Master of the vessel, the Chief Engineer, or the vessel’s Authorized Representative can record, sign and stamp seafarers’ sea service using either nautical or engineering testimonial forms which are relevant to the position held. Both forms are readily available through the Transport Canada forms catalogue (Forms 82-0546 and 82-0666 respectively).  Marine counter services remain available on an appointment only basis.


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