STCW 2010 – Employers Need to Be Ready, says ICS

Feb 01, 2016 – The transitional period for the 2010 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010) comes to an end on 1 January 2017. To prevent last minute certification ‘logjams’, and potential difficulties during Port State Control inspections next year, it is important that maritime […]

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MARINA Sole Authority on Seafarers’ Standards

THE TRANSPORTATION department issued Friday the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) on an act establishing the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) as the sole administrator in the enforcement of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers. Under the IRR, Marina assumes “all powers and functions of the Professional Regulation Commission, Commission on Higher Education, […]

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Security Awareness Training and Training for Those With Specific Security Duties

RMI Marine Safety Advisory No 30-14 The Standards for the Training, Certification and Watchstanding Convention 1978 as amended in 2010 (commonly called the Manila Amendments and hereinafter referred to as STCW) requires, in Regulation VI/6, that all seafarers receive security-related familiarization and security-awareness training or instruction. Additionally, those with designated security duties must likewise be trained. The Republic of […]

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AMSA: STCW Security Training Requirements

Purpose The purpose of this Marine Notice is to draw the attention of ship owners, masters, officers, ratings, seafarer training organisations and marine pilots to the requirements for security training in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended (STCW) and the following Marine Orders with […]

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