Do I need a Skippers License in South Africa?
Yes, you need a Skippers Ticket (Skippers License) also called a Certificate of Competence (CoC) from a accredited training center and Instructor approved by South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).
You will require a skipper’s ticket (COC) when piloting the following vessels:
- The Skippers courses and licensing are for Power driven vessels under 9m in length.
- Commercial and pleasure power driven motor vessels with 15HP.
Please note: out Skippers course do not include the required hours of experience on the water that must be recorded with an authorized skipper before you can take the test.