Who can issue Watch Rating Certificates to ratings on UK ships?

UK companies which have been certificated under the ISM Code can apply to the MCA for approval to issue Watch Rating Certificates on behalf of the MCA. The applicant company has to demonstrate to the MCA that it has adequate arrangements for training and assessing watchkeeping ratings and an acceptable quality control system.

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