STCW – 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Code – Refresher Training

Updating-Refresher Training Requirements

The STCW Convention 1978 has been amended by the 2010 Manila Amendments and contains new requirements for all seafarers.

Seafarers are required, every five years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standards of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities regarding emergency, occupational safety and survival functions.

Key Points 1. Introduction 2. Requirement to undertake updating training 3. MCA approved training programmes 4. Updated Proficiency in Medical Care (STCW A-VI/4-2) 5. Approved training programmes 6. Safety course certificates issued under STCW ’95 7. Recognition of non-MCA approved basic and advanced safety training

Details of updating-refresher training will be published in a separate Marine Information Notice.


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