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Tag: STCW Convention

IMO trains China how to assess seafarer competence

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IMO announced that a regional training course on how to assess and examine seafarers is being held in Shanghai, China, on 24-28 April. The course will provide knowledge and skills, enabling trainees to administer, supervise and monitor training and assessment of seafarer competence, as required by the STCW Convention.

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Focus on new STCW requirements for retaining best crews onboard

NVIC

Capt. John Dickie, Managing Director, Joint Development Associates Ltd., says that the biggest safety challenge facing shipping in 2017 is that of retaining the best crews on board and professionals ashore in the office. Therefore, industry should focus on a more practical approach to enforcement of the new STCW certification requirements for seafarers that enter into effect on 1 January 2017.

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USCG proposes rulemaking for Polar Ship certificates

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This proposed rule would add a new Polar Ship Certificate to the list of existing certificates required to be carried on board all U.S. and foreign-flagged vessels subject to SOLAS and operating in Arctic and Antarctic waters, generally above 60 degrees north latitude and below 60 degrees south latitude lines.

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STCW guidance for Cyprus flagged vessels

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The circular provides guidance to vessels flying the Cyprus flag in order to put into effect the provisions of the 2010 Manila Amendments of the STCW78 Convention which will be in force after 31 December 2016 in respect with the new introduced capacities.

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Caribbean MOU launches CIC on enclosed space entry

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Caribbean MoU announced the launch of its fourth CIC with a focus on enclosed space entry to ensure effective procedures and measures are in place. During the CIC which will be held from Sep. 1st to Nov. 30rd, 2016, PSCO will check all aspects of compliance with respect to Crew Familiarization for Enclosed Space Entry during a PSC Inspection.

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