You will require this approval if you are the master of a vessel and you intend to carry passengers across a coastal bar. This licence applies to Class 1 and Class 2 commercial vessels. Please see the attached national standards document for details on vessel classes.
A coastal bar is shallow area which can form at the point where rivers, creeks, lakes, or harbours meet the sea. Please see the attached application form for details of bar locations.
Only experienced drivers should operate a vessel in bar locations. Even in apparently calm conditions vessels can be swamped, damaged or wrecked on bars.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.