How to apply for a ships' cook certificate of competency

MSF 4395: to apply for an MCA issued ships' cook certificate of competency.


Application for a Ships' Cook Certificate of Competency (MSF 4395) rev 09/22

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A UK ships’ cook CoC meets the requirements of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC)

Further information about MLC ships’ cooks is available in merchant shipping notice MSN 1846 (M) and Marine Information Notice MIN 671 (M).

Contact Registry of Shipping and Seamen if you need to apply for the UK MLC ship’s cook certificate of competency or if you have a query about your application:

Tel: +44 (0)203 90 85206


Published 8 July 2014
Last updated 23 September 2022 + show all updates
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