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Are you aware of what the National Small Vessel Safety Regulations require of you?

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A guide to certification of competency for Categories R (R) by our local Stan Walter (sadly no longer with us) published by the South African Deep Sea Angling Association SADSAA (+2712 809-0663)

Contact SADSAA and get Stans Skippers Guide as your go to learning manual to study before writing your Skippers test.

National Small Vessel Safety Regulations

The Merchant Shipping (National Small Vessel Safety) Regulations, 2007, place the onus on the owner and in some cases the master as well, to ENSURE that the vessel and the crew comply with the requirements of the regulations at all times.

The SAMSA surveyors do NOT replace the owners and crew in matters of safety and their main function is to ensure that the owner, master and crew are in fact making reasonable efforts to apply regulations and maintain safety standards.

To assist the vessel’s owner, owner’s representative or skipper to manage safety aboard, the following checklists (and guidelines) have been compiled for your attention.

Please choose your vessel category:

Please click here for the International Certificate of Competence

Please click here for the Unclaimed SADSAA COC’s