Seafarer's Record Book & Certificate of Discharge

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Requirements for the Issuance of Seafarer's Record Book & Certificate of Discharge

  1. Applicant must not be less than 18 years
  2. Applicant must have a minimum of basic education certificate JSS/JHS
  3. Must possess a valid proof of a National Identification
  4. Applicant must:
    • Have under gone a pre-sea training course approved by the Ghana Maritime Authority
    • Must possess the four (4) basic Mandatory Training certificate in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, Elementary First Aid and Personal Survival Techniques
  5. Applicants must be medically fit with a valid medical certificate of fitness for sea service issued by the Ghana Maritime Authority.
  6. Applicant must submit four colour passport size photographs of 32mm x 32mm taken on a white background within six months of the date of application without dark glasses or a hat.

Eligibility: - Graduate of the Regional Maritime University (Nautical Science i.e. Deck Cadet, Marine Engineering i.e. Engine cadet, Electrical/Electronic. Marine Engine Mechanic and other skilled ratings.

Procedure for Issuance of Seafarer's Record Book and Certificate of Discharge

  1. Prospective applicant submits himself or herself to the authorized officer for interview with the required documents.
  2. Qualified applicant is issued with payment order form for payment of the appropriate fee into Ghana Maritime Authority Accounts at Ecobank nation wide.
  3. Qualified applicant obtains a number of the serially numbered booklet for GMA official receipt.
  4. Qualified applicant submits four passports pictures (taken on a white background) and his / her personal details on an application form (C.R. 1) including name and address of his/her next-of-kin.
  5. It takes a day for an applicant to be issued with a discharge book.

Replacement of Seafarer's Record Book and Certificate of Discharge

Lost, mutilated and continuous books are replaced upon application by holders of previous books. The procedure for application is the same as Procedure for Issuance of Seafarer's Record Book and Certificate of Discharge.

 

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