So I was entering someone’s information into our ships document control today and asked if they had their certificates from certain classes because the program asks for them. He replied that he wasn’t required to carry them which didn’t really help the case with the office needing the information.
My question is, are we required to carry all of our original documents with us when we are onboard? I always have as I was told that I was required to do so. I see where it can be useful but I also see where it could cause issues if they are lost or mishandled during travel or whatnot.
I did a search on here and found a thread but it didn’t really answer yay or nay, just guys saying if they did or didn’t. I didn’t find it in the cfr but that wouldn’t be the first time I’ve missed something in there. I’m thinking it may just be a company thing or possibly something that has just trickled down captain to captain as a good idea and recommended. Hints on where to find this information will be greatly appreciated.
If it makes any difference, we are on a SOLAS OSV.
Thanks for the help.