Thanks to chef S who sent in this update they received from MCA in UK. Good to know that Australian chefs who have the AMSA issued SCC post 21.12.2011 are ok with their SCC.
QUESTION TO MCA:
To: Rosemary Nelson
Subject: Ships cook certificate
I was Wanting to know if the MCA recognize the AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) ship’s cook certificate?
As I am a chef from Australia and I work on motor yachts all over the world.
ANSWER FROM MCA:
I am pleased to confirm that an AMSA, Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) Ship’s Cook Certificate of Competency issued after 21 December 2011 (being the date Australia ratified the MLC) is recognised by the MCA for service as a Ships’ Cook on UK flagged vessels.
I trust that this answers your enquiry, if I can be of any further assistance please contact me.
Seafarer Safety & Health Branch
Maritime & Coastguard Agency