asked the Minister for Trade (1) what was the manning requirement and certification for the crew of the British vessel "Nesam";(2) what were the maritime qualifications of the officers and crew members at the time of the loss of the British vessel "Nesam".
The minimum officer certification requirements for the "Nesam", a ship of 1,571grt and engine power of 1,206 Kw trading in the unlimited area, were as follows:
Master — Deck Officer Class 1
Mate — Deck Officer Class 2
Second Mate — Deck Officer Class 3
Chief Engineer — Engineer Officer Class 2(e)(Motor)
Our present information indicates that a crew of 11 persons was carried comprising:Second Engineer — Engineer Officer Class 3 (Motor)
Master — Master (Foreign-going) Certificate (Class 1)
Chief Mate — Master (Home Trade) Certificate with a valid dispensation to sail in capacity.
2nd Mate — Class 3 Certificate
Chief Engineer — Class 1 (Motor)
2nd Engineer — Class 3 Certificate of Service limited to vessels up to 1,040 Kw Registered Power in the unlimited area.
3rd Engineer — Class 4
The number and qualifications of the crew will be among the matters to be considered by the preliminary inquiry.