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Local pleasure vessel operators

A local pleasure vessel operator is responsible for all operations on the vessel and must hold relevant certificates of competency. Upon obtaining the Pleasure Vessel Operator Grade 2 Certificate, the operator may take charge of a pleasure vessel that is not more than 15 m in length overall operating in Hong Kong waters. Upon obtaining the Pleasure Vessel Operator Grade 1 Certificate, the operator may take charge of any pleasure vessel operating in Hong Kong waters.

The charts show the promotion paths for local pleasure vessel operators.

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Career path of pleasure vessel operators
Non-compulsory training course: Hong Kong Sailing Federation Pleasure Vessel Operators Licence Grade 2 Course Non-compulsory training course: Hong Kong Sailing Federation Pleasure Vessel Operators Licence Grade 1 Course Hong Kong Sailing Federation Pleasure Vessel Operators Licence Grade 1 Course
Any people who reach the MD’s specified eyesight standard
May serve as operators of pleasure vessels of not more than 15 m in length overall operating in Hong Kong waters
Holders of the Pleasure Vessel Operator Grade 2 Certificate
12-month sea time
May serve as operators of any pleasure vessels operating in Hong Kong waters
Holders of the Pleasure Vessel Operator Grade 1 Certificate

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