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The Fishing Vessels (Certification of Deck Officers and Engineer Officers) Regulations 1984

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Form, validity, record and surrender of certificates

9.—(1) Certificates of competency and certificates of service shall be issued in duplicate, on receipt of any fee payable, the original to be delivered to the person entitled to the certificate and the duplicate to be retained by the Secretary of State.

(2) A certificate shall remain valid for sea-going service only so long as the holder can comply with the standards and conditions as to medical fitness and competency to act in the appropriate capacity specified by the Secretary of State.

(3) A record of all certificates of competency and of all certificates of service issued under these Regulations and of the suspension, cancellation or alteration of, and any other matters affecting, any such certificate shall be kept, in such manner as the Secretary of State may require, by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen or by such other person as the Secretary of State may direct.

(4) Where the holder of a certificate of a particular class issued under these Regulations is issued with such a certificate of a higher class, he shall surrender the first-mentioned certificate to the Secretary of State, or to such person as the Secretary of State directs, for cancellation.

(5) Where a person is convicted of an offence under section 43(5) of the Act of 1970, or where a certificate is issued and the conditions for its issue specified by, or by virtue of, these Regulations have not been complied with, then the holder of the relevant certificate shall at the direction of the Secretary of State deliver it to the Secretary of State, or such person as the Secretary of State directs, for cancellation.

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