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The Merchant Shipping (Local Passenger Vessels)(Masters' Licences and Hours, Manning and Training) Regulations 1993

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Masters to be qualified

4.—(1) A vessel to which this Part applies shall carry in command of the vessel a person who is qualified for the purpose in accordance with paragraph (2) below.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1) above a person is qualified if—

(a)he is the holder of a certificate (in these Regulations referred to as a “licence”) issued by the Secretary of State under this Part stating that he is qualified to have command of such a vessel;

(b)the licence is in force and is of a grade appropriate in respect both of the waters in which the vessel is being navigated and the number of passenges carried; and

(c)the vessel is in an area specified in the licence as one in which a vessel may be navigated under the command of the holder.

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