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Capitán de la marina mercante (Spain)

  • Generic name of profession

    Captain, merchant marine (ocean shipping)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Capitán de la marina mercante
    Master (EN)
    Capitaine (FR)
    Kapitän (DE)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 2008/106/EC
    National legislation:
    • Ley 14/2014, de 24 de julio, de Navegación Marítima. Artículo 160. (Clasificación del personal de bordo).  Article 165. Titulación y certificación obligatoria.
    • Law 14/2014, of 24 July on Maritime Navigation. Article 160. Clasification of Personnel on Board.  Article 165. Duly certification and endorsment.


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    Type of regulation :


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2008/106/EC
    Additional information :

    The recognition of certificates of competency and certificates of proficiency is regulated under Article 19 . (This article was amended by the DIRECTIVE 2012/35/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 21 November 2012 amending Directive 2008/106/EC).

    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    Not applicable
    Qualification level:
    PSM - Diploma from post-secondary level (more than 4 years) , Art. 11 e
    Prior check of qualifications under article 7(4):
    Prior check of qualifications only for individual professionals not benefiting from automatic recognition:
  • Activities

    Description of activities:

    Instructor o  evaluador o responsable de la supervisón de la formación y de la evaluación de la competencia de la gente de mar prescritas por el Convenio, en diferentes tipos de centros de formación marítima.

    Capitán marítimo (en la administrción marítima).

    Capitán de dique en astilleros.

    Inspector de flota.

    Práctico de puerto.

    Inspector en una Sociedad de Clasificación o para la administración Marítima.

    Intermediario para la compra / venta / alquiler de buques y embarcaciones.

    Trabajos de capitán en yates dedicados al comercio o en buques dedicados a la pesca.

    Controlador de Trafico Marítimo.

    Compensador de agujas nauticas.

    Cualquier trabajo relacionado con el transporte marítimo, la seguridad marítima y la prevención de la contaminación del medio marino.






    Instructor, assessor or responsible for the supervision of the training and assessment of seafarers’ competence, as required by the STCW Convention, in different maritime training centres.

    Sea Captain (in the maritime administration).

    The commanding officer of a naval station or shipyard.

    Fleet in Service Surveyor

    Harbour Pilot.

    Surveyor in a Classification Society or in the Maritime Administration.

    Intermediary in the sale/purchase/rent of vessels and yacht.

    Captain jobs on commercial yacht or fishing vessels.

    Professional steering compass adjuster.

    Any job related to maritime transport, safety and preventing pollution of environment marine.

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