A Master of a vessel is in command of the ship, its crew, passengers and/or cargo while at sea and in port. The Master’s role is to oversee the safe operation of the vessel. Specific responsibilities include:
- enforcing rules and regulations
- ensuring the safety of all personnel on board
- ensuring the safety of the vessel
- ensuring the safe carriage of cargoes
- ensuring the protection of the environment
Consists of modular based courses, offered throughout the year, to prepare students towards the Master 3000GT Domestic Certificate of Competency.
The holder of a Master 3000GT Domestic certificate may be employed as:
- Master on board a vessel of not more than 3000 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal Class 1 with a certificate endorsed for a limited contiguous waters voyage.
- Master on board a vessel of not more than 3000 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal, Class 2 voyage.
- Master of a vessel of any tonnage engaged on a sheltered-waters voyage.
BCIT Marine Campus Registration Office, 604-453-4111
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