"C.D.C" means Continuous Discharge Certificate - This is a seafarers License to sail. For a GME the exact procedure of how a CDC is obtained is clearly mentioned below.
According to D.G Shipping Examiners Circular No.103 dated 9th May, 2006, following procedures are required to be followed for giving Class IV Part A exemption to the candidates, who have undergone GME course with embedded on board ship training;
- On completion of the structured training ashore, the institute will send a list of successful candidates to the Mercantile Marine Department (Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkatta, Kochi).
- The candidate is required to
apply to the MMD for EXN-45.
The EXN-45 shall be issued to the candidate who will retain the same
and will be presented to the Examiner of Engineers, after successful
completion of embedded on-board ship training and further
sea-service, to make him eligible for MEO Class IV Part A exemption
and MEO Class IV Part B Examination.
The day the candidate completes his embedded on-board ship training
(afloat training part of GME Course), the Master shall make an entry
in candidate's CDC/logbook. In case the entry is made in the
logbook, its copy duly signed by Master and Chief Engineer will be
required to be handed over to the candidate.
The Master shall make an entry in candidate's CDC/logbook of the
date of commencement of Sea Service by the candidate as Junior
Engineer. In case the entry is made in logbook, its copy duly signed
by Master and Chief Engineer will be required to be handed over to
- After completion of Sea Service as Junior Engineer, candidates will be required to apply for their assessment of eligibility to the Examiner of Engineers with copies of following documents ;
a. Course completion certificate from the institute.
b. CDC/logbook entry duly endorsed by Master/Chief Engineer indicating completion of embedded on-board ship training.
c. CDC/logbook entry duly endorsed by Master/Chief Engineer indicating commencement
of on board further sea service as Junior Engineer.
d. TAR Book
f. INDoS Certificate
g. Certificates of STCW-95 Modular Courses.
- After assessment, and as required under Section M-III/1 of Chapter III of Maritime Education, Training and Assessment (META) Manual Volume I, the candidate will be eligible for MEO Class IV, Part A exemption. EXN-45 shall be endorsed and also allowing the candidate to sit for MEO Class IV Part B examination written and oral examination in all functions.
- In case, the candidate approaches Examiner of Engineers only with
embedded on board ship training, his application will be accepted
for assessment for granting MEO Class IV Part A exemption.
- For candidates having embedded on board ship training of minimum of four months in addition to further qualifying sea service, attending MEO Class IV preparatory course is optional.