Azimuth Nautical Solutions provides a UKLAP Grade 2 Assessment (UK Legal and Administrative Processes) and Report service for those companies who are required by MCA to evaluate Officers on their UKLAP knowledge at Grade 2 level and maintain a record of satisfactory test completion.
Any officer working on board a UK-registered vessel who does not have a UK Certificate of Competency (CoC) must have a Certificate of Equivalent Competency (CEC). To be eligible to hold a UK CEC, the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) advises in MSN 1867(M) that all Chief Mates, Chief Engineers and Second Engineers need to have knowledge of UKLAP to enable safe and efficient ship operation in compliance with UK regulations.
All owners and operators of UK vessels are responsible for ensuring that their officers have this knowledge. Chief Mates, Chief Engineers and Second Engineers need to have knowledge of UKLAP equivalent to Grade 2 and must be assessed by their company, with the details of the test being kept on record in the company office for inspection by the MCA.
Each candidate will be provided with guided learning materials to aid their preparation in advance of the formal assessment. When a candidate is fully prepared, a 1-hour UKLAP Grade 2 Oral assessment will be undertaken to evaluate knowledge of the following:
Following completion of the assessment, both the company and candidate will receive a copy of the formal Assessment Report, which confirms the assessment outcome and can then be retained on record as required by MCA.
A 1-page summary of this service is available for reference at: UKLAP Grade 2 Assessments