This paper deals with the modeling and simulation of a permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG)-based marine current turbine (MCT) under faulty rectifier conditions. The modeling of the generator is established in the synchronous rotating d-q reference frame. The control of the speed, the d-axis current, and the q-axis current are achieved using proportional integral (PI) correctors. The faulty mode deals with the study of single and multiple open-switch damages appearing in the pulse width modulation (PWM) power rectifier. Simulations are carried out to highlight the proposed PMSG-based MCT performance in both cases using MATLAB/Simulink environment.