How to gain a UK engineering fishing CoC

Guidance on how to apply for a UK Fishing Certificate of Competence for Engineers.


Engineering fishing CoC

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Fishing vessels over 750kW (Approx 1005 HP) must carry two engineers, a chief engineer holding a fishing class 1 and a second engineer holding a class 2. This is regardless of the vessel’s length, tonnage and area of operation.

Published 6 May 2014