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Sah wrote at 2012-10-05 08:18:31
Malaysian COC might not be considered. So, you can take either Dominica, Panama or Belize COC for the same rank and then you can apply for Indian CDC in India MMD.

If you wish to do so please write to me.

+91 9711748380

Reich Group Assistance in Seafarers Documentation wrote at 2014-01-22 12:37:08
What is a Certificate of Competency (CoC) ?


A Certificate of Competence (CoC) is issued and endorsed by the administration, for masters, officer and GMDSS radio operators in accordance with the provisions of chapters II, III, IV or VII and entitles the lawful holder thereof to serve in the capacity and perform the functions involved at the level of responsibility specified.

Seafarers working on board a ship are required to have a valid Certificate of Competency (CoC) or endorsement, which comply with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW).

The International Convention on STCW, 1978, as amended, sets the standards of competence for seafarers internationally which deals with assessments of seafarers to ensure that they have acquired acceptable standards of skills and competence to perform the required tasks onboard ships.

A CoC is valid for 5 years and has to be re-validated every 5 years (after passing medical, period of sea service, additional training if required) to enable the holder to qualify for sea service. The Competent Issuing Authorities issues endorsements to seafarers (who have completed specialized training in approved institutes, and for Seafarers who have met other requirements as prescribed to work on specialized ships such as petroleum, gas and chemical tankers (Tanker Endorsements) and passenger ships.

What are the documents required for Evaluation of a CoC ?


We can assist you with the processing / issuance of a Certificate of Competency. In order to commence with the assessment process and to evaluate the competence of the officers the following documents must be submitted;

 Copy of Certificates of Competency, Seaman Home Country Licenses (Colour PDF Format)

 Copy of STCW 78/95 Certificates (Colour PDF Format)

 Copy of Sea Service records (Colour PDF Format)

 Home country continuous discharge book or Seaman's book showing experience of minimum one year or two in case of upgrade of COC for Master and Chief Engineer

 Formal letters of companies / employers proving sea experience; showing capacity served on board, periods of service, tonnage, KW and type of vessel, may be accepted. (Colour PDF Format)

 Copy of valid passport at least 6months prior to the expiration date (Colour PDF Format)

 High resolution ID digital colors photos 3x3 cm. (Colour JPG Format)

 Medical Certificate valid. Not older than 24 months (Colour PDF Format)

 Depending on each case additional documentation may be requested.

After evaluation of presented documents, process of assessment completed, confirmation from the administration of issuance and payment of relevant fees, certificate of competency (COC) and seaman's book together with corresponding certificates for officers under the STCW Convention 1995 as amended will be issued.

Once the documentation has been received and approved, and the specific fees are received the application process starts.

What is the Procedure to Apply?


Call us and send the documents by email OR Send the documents by courier / speed post to our office address and get CDC by courier to your destination by courier. . The payment can be delivered to us at office or deposited by Money order or cash or DD or wire transfer / Internet transfer or cash deposit from anywhere in India or abroad to our corporate current account maintained with ICICI Bank. Once the transfer or cash deposit is made, the slip needs to be emailed to us at


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Can answer queries on Merchant Navy,Shipping,Coastal Shipping,Ship Repairing,Ship Management.My Company 'Starships' deals in Marine Services ,hence I am in a position to answer questions relating to this sector.Anyone interested in joining Merchant Marine,rules relating and details of certificate of competency exams ,how to prepare for exams for promotion ,scope etc. will be answered. I have been organising orientation lectures for Engineering students for joining Merchant Navy and allied fields.


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