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  • 25 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    Guidance on training and certification requirements for ship security officers and seafarers with designated security duties has been agreed by IMO, to address practical difficulties seafarers have reportedly experienced in obtaining the necessary security certification under the 2010 Manila amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and […]

  • 25 December 2013

    The U.S. Coast Guard announced on Tuesday the publication of the final rule “Implementation of the Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and Changes to National Endorsements” in the Federal Register. This final rule will implement the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has raised concerns with governments about preparations worldwide for issuing tens of thousands of seafarers with new certificates for security-related training by 1 January, as required by the 2010 amendments to the IMO Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010). In a written submission […]

  • 6 November 2018
    Rules & Regulation

    The previous major overhaul of the STCW regime was last undertaken by IMO member states over 25 years ago.

  • 26 December 2011

      ICS is advising shipping companies to ensure they comply with the Manila amendments to STCW, particularly in relation to seafarers’ rest hours and the more stringent requirements for preventing drug and alcohol abuse that will apply worldwide from January 1st 2012. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the International Shipping Federation (ISF) led […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    As of 1 January 2017, all seafarers on merchant ships must hold new STCW certificates because new STCW regulations take effect. Already now it is possible for Danish seafarers to be issued with the new certificate, which will be valid for 5 years. The new international provisions introduce stricter training requirements, for example as regards […]

  • 30 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The International Shipping Federation (ISF) has updated its widely-used On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets to meet the latest requirements governing seafarers’ training emanating from the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments. “The competence of engine officers is critical to safety and environmental protection. The updated ISF Book enables cadets and their companies to monitor […]

  • 23 July 2012
    Business & Finance

    Maritime safety and environmental protection depends on capable deck officers says the International Shipping Federation (ISF) which has updated its widely-used On Board Training Record Book for Deck Cadets, to meet latest requirements governing seafarers’ training. ISF Secretary General, Peter Hinchliffe explained: “The competence of deck officers is critical to safety and environmental protection. The […]

  • 1 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel, 1995 (STCW-F 1995) enters into force on 29 September 2012. The STCW-F Convention sets the certification and minimum training requirements for crews of seagoing fishing vessels of 24 metres in length and above. The Convention consists of 15 Articles and an […]

  • 5 October 2011

      The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel, 1995 (STCW-F 1995) is set to enter into force on 29 September 2012, after the required 15 ratifications were reached on 29 September 2011, with ratification by the Republic of Palau. The STCW-F Convention sets the certification and minimum training […]

  • 10 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    SeaRegs Training announced the launch of its Maritime Training Centre based in Plymouth, Devon. SeaRegs Training specialises in courses for people who want to work in the marine industry, offering internationally recognised MCA and STCW95 courses including STCW First Aid, STCW Personal Survival Techniques, STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, plus preparation courses for MCA […]

  • 27 June 2011

      The International Shipping Federation (ISF) – which is the international employers’ association for shipowners – has produced a special brochure for seafarers explaining the implications of the ‘Manila amendments’ to the IMO Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW 2010). The brochure – which is available from national shipowners’ associations free of […]

  • 26 December 2013
    Business & Finance

     Videotel has been granted MCA approval on a new training suite designed to meet the forthcoming STCW rules on Ship Security Training. From 1st January 2014, security training will fall into three categories, in that all seafarers must demonstrate an understanding of the security threats to their vessels whatever their role. Prior to this, security […]

  • 5 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Only one month after the implementation of the new Dutch Ship Manning Act, Falck Safety Services is the first training institute in the Netherlands accredited to provide STCW refresher training. The first STCW refresher courses are scheduled for June 30, 2014. As of this date the refresher training will be offered weekly at the training […]

  • 14 December 2011
    Business & Finance

    Transas Marine GmbH is the first among all German training institutes to receive BSH Flag State approval for its STCW conform ECDIS training. BSH has issued a certificate for Transas with an honorable number BSH-2011-921-001. ECDIS Training offered by Transas Marine follows the IMO Model Course 1.27 fully compliant to the Manila Amendments to STCW […]

  • 17 February 2012

      In order to take account of the 2010 amendments to the IMO STCW Convention, which came into force in January 2012, and which for the first time will make it mandatory for trainee engine ratings to provide evidence of structured on board training, ISF has updated its widely used On Board Training Record Book […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Transas Hellas supplied a Navigational Simulator Complex to Costamare Maritime Training Services S.A in Athens. The simulator complex consists of a Transas Full Mission Bridge Simulator NTPRO 5000 latest version with 240 degrees of visualization, ECDIS Class and Debriefing Area. The full mission bridge will be used for training and certification of watch officers and […]

  • 28 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    IMO to withdraw the list of previously affected countries that were to be removed from the STCW White List.

  • 3 May 2019
    Business & Finance

    South Africa: IMO’s intentions to delist over 80 countries from its STCW Whitelist raise concerns.

  • 26 June 2012
    Business & Finance

    Seafarers need to take an active role in helping the international community to win the battle against substandard shipping. That’s the message from the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) on the international Day of the Seafarer today (June 25). As the maritime industry celebrates the contribution of seafarers to the world economy and commerce, the […]

  • 3 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Representatives of the European Maritime Safety Agency recently arrived in the country to verify improvements in the Philippines’ compliance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW). The visit of the EMSA team, led by Dr. Jaime Veiga and Capt. Antonio Hevia Rodriguez, will verify if the country’s maritime training have […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Business & Finance

    In 2014, FAI Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), under authorisation of the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Transport, has reported that it will undertake an independent assessment of quality management systems (QMS) of organisations engaged in simulator training as well as seafarer training and certification in compliance with the requirements of Section А-I/8 of the […]