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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.
Application for Skipper's License
Application for a Duplicate License
Fees applicable for Skipper’s Licence
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.
Receipt will not be accepted.
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:
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.
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1 Category C-Skipper Licence (navigation up to 12 Nautical Miles)
2 Category B-Skipper Licence (navigation up to 24 Nautical Miles)
Tentative Examination Planner 2023
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Please click on link: Skipper-Grant of exemption
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