Inland Waterways Code
The following is from the proposed Inland Waterways Code for Cat a, b, c & d waters, this includes the Solent !!
With regard to the Cat c/d waters, Do you think this is a good enough level? (They would have to be Comm endorsed, as well)
26 MANNING – THE SKIPPER
26.1 Minimum qualifications – general
26.1.1 Operators should satisfy themselves that the person in charge of the vessel is competent both to handle the vessel and to deal confidently with passengers. Operators should take account of the following recommendations and the level of risk identified in their operation including considering the worst case scenario. Any certificates and licences of competency or service are to be appropriate to the type of vessel and area of operation in which they are used.
26.2.4 In CATEGORY C and D WATERS, the following certificates or courses are
- MCA Boatmasters’ Licence for a local passenger vessel grade 2 for the appropriate
- Waterman’s Licence issued by a competent authority for the appropriate area,
- RYA Coastal or Day Skipper with 12 months relevant experience;
- RYA Powerboat Level 2 with 12 months relevant experience;