At least two of the crew will have at least their competent crew certificates as defined by the RYA/MCA. They will also have an in-date Maltese medical certificate and hold all 4 BST certificates. Ordinary or Able seamen will count as competent crew with Maltese medical certificate and BST certificates. These crew members can be appointed by the Master and the Marine Superintendent informed.
Alternatively, Next Wave trainee crew can become Maltese registered Yacht Ratings under the onboard training over a 6 month period, with a Maltese medical certificate and gaining all 4 BST certificates. They too can qualify to fill the qualified crew positions onboard with this internationally recognised certificate.