Interim tug engineer scheme

The scheme reflects the changes made to STCW by the 2010 amendments.


Interim guidance for tug engine

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The new tug engineer scheme proposes a new structure that will bring about greater flexibility of employment for certificated engineer officers working in the restricted power sector (tugs, fishing, yachts and limited power merchant vessels). In the interim it has been agreed between the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the British Tug Association (BTA) that the following certificate scheme can be used to gain tug engineer certification and will be the basis for future consultation for inclusion in the legislation that brings the STCW 2010 amendments into force.

Published 1 May 2014