A Skipper’s Licence Category C is issued to a person to operate a licensed Pleasure Craft (commercial and/or private) at a distance not exceeding 12 nautical miles from the shore of main land of Mauritius and its outer islands & Rodrigues, for all types of activities
A Skipper’s Licence Category B is issued to a person to operate a licensed Pleasure Craft (commercial and/or private) at a distance not exceeding 24 nautical miles from the shore of main land of Mauritius and its outer islands & Rodrigues, for all types of activities.
The Skipper’s Licence or a copy thereof shall always be in possession of the holder when operating a pleasure craft in a navigational area and shall be produced whenever requested by any authorised officer.
Checklist for application for a Skipper’s Licence (Click on links below to download)
- Application form (New Skipper’s Licence):
- Application form (Duplicate Skipper’s Licence)
- List of documents required when applying for a New/Duplicate Skipper’s Licence:
- Mauritian Citizen
- 2 passport size photographs.
- Copy of ID
- Copy of Birth Certificate (if under 18 yrs)
- Medical Fitness Certificate (if over 65 yrs)
- Copy of International Certificate of Competency (if holder of an international licence) for exemption
- Copy of passport
- Occupation Permit
- Resident Permit
- Copy of marriage certificate (if applicable)
- Medical Fitness Certificate (if over 65 yrs)
- Copy of International Certificate of Competency (if holder of an international licence for exemption)
Fees applicable for Skipper’s Licence
[Note: The authorised limit of navigation from the coast of mainland Mauritius, its outer islands and Rodrigues had been extended from eight (8) nautical miles to twelve (12) nautical miles. All previous Skipper’s Licences which were issued for 8 nautical miles would be replaced by new licence (up to 12 nautical miles) against payment of a fee of Rs.200]
The Code de La Mer (Category C-Skipper Licence (navigation up to 12 Nautical Miles)
The booklet “Code de La Mer” is available in 3 versions (click here to download)
The revised syllabus contains some subjects which are not covered in the 'Code de La Mer' booklet. Candidates are requested to refer to notes available from other sources.
Training for Category C-Skipper Licence (navigation up to 12 Nautical Miles)
In case applicants choose to undergo the examinations in creole, they have the option to attend a ten (10) days training course (including 2-days practical on First Aid & Life raft deployement and Fire Safety). The training is followed by an oral examination. The fee applicable per participant is:
- Rs. 3,500 -Day Session
- Rs. 3,500 -Night Session
No training is available for Examinations in English and French languages at present. However It is compulsory for all candidates taking part in English, French, Creole examinations to attend the 2-days practical sessions on First Aid & Life raft deployement and Fire Safety. A fee of Rs. 500 would be chargeable.
- A skipper’s licence may be revoked or suspended by the Authority on the ground that-
Upon receipt of the notice that his licence has been revoked or suspended, the licensee must return the licence to the Mauritius Tourism Authority.
- The licensee has not complied with a condition of the licence;
- It appears to the Authority that the conduct or character of the licensee is such as to render him unfit to operate or be in charge of, a pleasure craft;
- It appears to the Authority that the licensee suffers from a disease or disability likely to cause the operating by him of a pleasure craft to be a source of danger to the public.
- The licensee is convicted of an offence involving bodily harm;
- The licensee is no longer considered competent to operate a pleasure craft and needs to submit himself to a test of competency;
- The licensee refused to take the competency test or has failed the test;
- The licensee has been disqualified by the court;
- The licensee has not produced his skipper’s licence for endorsement within the time frame given by the court;
- The Authority may refuse to grant or renew any skipper’s licence where it is satisfied that, by reason of the character, conduct or record of convictions of the applicant, the operating of, or taking charge of, any pleasure craft or class of pleasure craft by that applicant is likely to be a source of danger to the public.
Syllabus & Examinations Details
Please click on the following link:
1 Category C-Skipper Licence (navigation up to 12 Nautical Miles)
2 Category B-Skipper Licence (navigation up to 24 Nautical Miles)
Instructions to Candidates
1. Creole Examinations
2. English Examinations
3. French Examinations
Grant of exemption for holders of Certificate of Competence/Skipper's licences issued by foreign institutions
Please click on link: Skipper-Grant of exemption