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Tag: STCW Convention

LISCR clarifies issues about STCW certificates

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The Liberian Maritime Authority issued a Marine Notice, in order to provide clarification on references to the paragraph in regulation I/2, relating to requirement that a Convention certificate must be kept available in its original form on board the ship on which the holder is serving.

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RMI introduces requirements to meet STCW Manila Amendments

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The Republic of the Marshall Islands informs that all seafarer documentation issued by Ship Registry will be required to comply with the provisions of the Manila Amendments. Seafarers will need to submit documentary evidence of compliance with these provisions in any application that is submitted to the Administrator for the issuance of seafarer documentation.

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Malta issues new STCW certificates

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The Merchant Shipping Directorate of Malta issued a Marine Safety Notice to inform operators that, from 2 May 2017, a new format for all certificates, issued in terms of the STCW Convention issued by the Republic of Malta, will be introduced, in order to comply with the revised requirements for certificates, in accordance to the 2010 amendments.

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IMO trains China on 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

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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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