Written by Jennifer Roy CertRP Published: 24 January Programmed Marine believe that the competence of seafarers is one of the most critical factors in the human element to ensure safe and efficient ship operations. It is directly related with safety of life at sea and the protection of the marine environment as well. After 1st January Manila Amendments will come into force. Update: On the 5th December the IMO International Maritime Organization issued advice for Port State Control Authorities that they have recognised that some seafarers on board ships may not yet hold their certificates or flag state endorsements meeting the Manila Amendments to the Convention. Until 1st July they have recommended that Port State Control Authorities take a pragmatic and practical approach during inspections of Manila Amendments certificates or flag state endorsements. Please note: This is obviously up to each ship owner as to whether they will accept seafarers without all the Manila Amendments in place.
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Information for training providers regarding basic and advanced tanker endorsements. This information is specifically about new training requirements for all seafarers. You do not need to submit these certificates to the Seafarer Training and Certification Branch in Southampton unless you are required to send them with an application.
It cannot be guaranteed that PSCOs will not take action. Seafarers without the required Certification are advised to take a copy of the Circular with them onboard the vessel.
Please see here for a copy of the circular; MSC. MCA approved training centres conducting refresher training and seafarers requiring this training should refer to MIN M for further information.
Revalidation of CoCs Seafarers revalidating their certificates of competency CoC after 31 December will need to submit additional evidence to make sure their certificate is valid for service on certain types of ships. More information about these requirements can be found in MSN M Please note that your CoC will remain valid until the date of expiry printed in it, the requirements for revalidation are changing from the 1st of January After this date you will be required to provide the relevant updated training certificates with your revalidation application.
Information on the training certificates that require updating for an application, and where the MCA can accept these Certificates issued from, can be found in Section 5 of MIN Security training Find out more about the new requirements for security training for shipboard personnel in MSN Find a list of MCA approved training providers for security awareness and designated security: approved training providers ATP.
Human element, leadership and management training HELM Information about HELM can be found in the following marine shipping noticies, each M Notice is specific to the type of certificate you are applying for. MSN for deck merchant navy officers section This information can be found in Secion 8. Link layout chaged.
STCW Manila seafarer training amendments enter into force on 1 January 2012
STCW applies to seafarers employed on ships that fly the flag of a contracting government. Article X requires Port State Control measures on ships of all flags to ensure no favourable treatment is given to ships flying the flag of non-party states. The convention contains fundamental tenets that are discussed further in the next two parts of the Code. It is made up of 17 articles and 18 resolutions. Part A of the Code, which includes Resolution 2, is mandatory. Part A provides minimum standards of competence required for seagoing personnel. A series of tables gives further details.
How manila amendments affect seafarer training and certificates
Until 1 January , a Party may continue to renew and revalidate certificates and endorsements in accordance with the provisions of the Convention which applied immediately prior to 1 January These have been harmonised with the requirements of the International Labour Organisation Maritime Labour Convention, which is expected to enter into force during the first half of All persons who are assigned duty as officer in charge of a watch or as a rating forming part of a watch shall be provided with a minimum of 10 hours of rest in any 24 hour period. The hours of rest may be divided into no more than two periods, one of which shall be at least 6 hours in length. The requirements for rest periods laid down in paragraphs 1 and 2 need not be maintained in the case of an emergency drill or in other overriding operational conditions. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs 1 and 2, the minimum period of ten hours may be reduced to not less than 6 consecutive hours provided that any such reduction shall not extend beyond two days and not less than 70 hours of rest are provided each seven day period.