For sailing and motor cruising skippers …
Many European countries require the skipper of a pleasure craft to be able to provide evidence of his or her competence. In practice documentary evidence may seldom be inspected, but it is generally useful and in some countries essential to carry an ICC.
The International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (commonly referred to as the International Certificate of Competence – ICC) was originally created to facilitate pleasure navigation along the length of the rivers Rhine and Danube.
The evidence of competence required, differed for each of the countries the rivers pass through, which caused difficulties. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Inland Transport Committee Working Party on Inland Water Transport sought to find a solution.
An ICC is valid for 5 years from the date of issue.
If a boat owner requires evidence of competence when visiting another European country the ICC will frequently suffice. It can also be useful for people wishing to charter.
The ICC does not replace the need to comply with any manning requirements imposed by the country in which the boat is registered, wherever in the world the boat may be. Where evidence of competence is required by the country of registration, yachts, motorcruisers and powerboats must comply with the regulations of both the country of registration (the Flag State) and the requirements of the visited country (the Coastal State).
Weymouth Sailing delivers tuition and assessment for successful completion of the ICC. Prices: From £295*
*Price based on 1 day. When we discuss your booking, should we feel that additional tuition maybe required, we will advise you of this before you place your booking with us. Certificate from RYA issued free to RYA Members, a fee is payable by non-members to the RYA – see RYA link above for their current fee.