02 March

Interim Guidance for STCW implementation approved

The Sub-Committee IMO approved a circular giving advice related to implementation of the 2010 Manila amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), clarifying the requirements related to the provision of documentary evidence for port State control officers and other third-party inspection regimes; and clarifying the training requirements for Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) required under the STCW Convention.

The advice has been issued as STCW.7-Circ.24 on Interim Guidance for Parties, Administrations, port State control authorities, recognized organizations and other relevant parties on the requirements of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended.

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