A CAT R certificate of Competence (COC) entitles the holder to skipper a power vessel of more than 15Hp in inland waters. Inland waters means all waters accessible to the public and includes the waters contained within ports, fishing harbours, lagoons, rivers, dams, wetlands and lakes.
This course is an online course that prepares students for the SAMSA national exam. Students must have at least 50hours of inland water experience documented in a logbook in order to qualify for this course. At the end of the theory training and after completing a practice examination paper, candidates will apply for the SAMSA CAT R examination.
CAT E is more advanced CoC than CAT R for those who also wish to go up to 1nm from shore within 15nm of a safe port in the ocean.
The online course costs R2200 (online course + examination). After completing the online course candidates will need to book their SAMSA examination with Mills Boat Academy. This can be arranged to be done online or at a Mills Boat Academy office.
Successful Candidates will receive a Certificate of competence (CoC) CAT R skippers ticket.
In order to be eligible for a SAMSA CAT R ticket candidates will have to meet the below prerequisites.
If you need help in attaining any of the below requirements drop us a line.
- Candidates must be over the age of 16
- Candidates must have 50 hours of sea-time logged in a logbook and signed off by a qualified skipper
- All candidates require a basic medical certificate.
- Copy of Skippers ID, COC and Affidavit confirming the skipper witnessed the hours in the logbook.
- South African ID