International Certificate of Competence - Sailing The Med
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International Certificate of Competence

SAILING THE MED CAN OFFER A CHOICE OF SAIL OR POWER INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATES OF COMPETENCE.

 

THINKING OF CHARTERING OR OWNING YOUR OWN BOAT IN EUROPE?

Uniquely, IYT Worldwide has been approved by the Irish Government to issue ICC’s to qualified applicants of any nationality on their behalf. IYT Worldwide has also had approval from the MCA. (Maritime and Coastguard Agency of Great Britain) for many years to issue ICC’s to United Kingdom passport holders and various other countries on their approved list.

 

ICC PREPARATION COURSE AVAILABLE ONLINE

The IYT are proud to announce that they now have an online e-learning course available for students to study and execute theory examinations before proceeding to an authorised IYT Training Provider to undertake the written and practical examinations. To access these courses, complete your student registration, receive your IYT Student number and log in. ICC online prep courses are available under the IYT TRAINING menu once logged in. We suggest you thoroughly read the information on this entire page which offers detailed information on the ICC.

 

WHAT IS AN ICC (& CEVNI) AND WHERE IS IT REQUIRED?

As you may be aware, it is now mandatory to hold a recognised International Certificate of Competency (ICC) if you wish to charter a boat in certain European countries. It is generally required for the inland and coastal waters of Mediterranean countries. In Northern Europe and Scandinavia the ICC is generally not required, but it is strongly advised to check with any European or eastern bloc country that you wish to charter in before you leave.

 

The ICC is a product of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Resolution 40. The ICC provides documentary assurance from one Government to another that the holder meets the levels of competence laid down in Resolution 40.

 

ICC ENDORSEMENTS & VESSEL SIZES

 

  • (Power -24m) for any power driven vessel up to 24 meters.
  • (Power -10m) for any power driven vessel up to 10 meters.
  • (Sail – 24m & Power 10m ) Sail vessel up to 24 meters (must include Power 10m for operating tender to and from shore)
  • (PWC) for personal water craft.
  • (Coastal Waters) for coastal passages only.
  • (Coastal and Inland) for use in the inland waterways of Europe as well as coastal. A CEVNI exam must be successfully completed.

 

HOW TO OBTAIN AN ICC & THE SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

 

To receive an ICC, candidates are required to prove competency in handling a boat with sufficient knowledge of navigation procedures, pilotage, safety procedures and the International Regulations for the prevention of collisions at sea. The examination can be taken on either a powerboat or sailboat depending on the endorsement required and usually takes about 4-6 hours.

Note:

A sailing vessel with an engine requires both power and sail endorsements.

Some IYT Worldwide certificates allow an applicant to obtain an ICC without the need for an additional ICC assessment. See list below.

There are 2 ways to obtain an ICC.  By holding an acceptable IYT Worldwide qualification as mentioned above, OR, by attending a course at an approved IYT partner school who is approved to issue ICCs to their students.

 

ICC COURSE SYLLABUS

 

Preparation for sea – Checklist and mechanical checks

 

Short Passage – each candidate executes a short pre-planned passage as skipper where testing of the following is required:

Coming alongside / berthing / un-berthing

Man overboard recovery

360 degree turn

3 point turn

Navigation skills

Handling under sail (for sail endorsement)

Handling under power (for power endorsement)

 

Theory examinations cover the following subjects:

Collision regulations

Navigation lights

Shapes and sounds

Buoyage (IALA A & B)

Harbour pilotage

VHF Radio

Variation & deviation

Chartwork /symbols & abbreviations

Tides- height of tide and drying height

Basic position fixing

Weather

Course to steer to counteract tide or current

Set & drift / leeway

Pilotage- required for coastal knowledge

 

CEVNI Examination for Inland Waters Endorsement

Sound signals

Lights and symbols on vessels

Markings on vessels underway

Lights and markings for other situations and designated areas

Passing, crossing, overtaking and entering harbour

Buoys, berthing and reduced visibility

Channel markings

General rules and regulations

 

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