Guidelines on the IMO STCW Convention and Code  (eBook)

Published Date

June 2020

Guidelines on the IMO STCW Convention and Code (eBook)

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In June 2010, IMO adopted substantial amendments to the STCW Convention governing seafarers' training. This third edition of the popular ICS Guidelines for shipping companies has been fully revised and updated to take account of these changes - the so called 'Manila Amendments'.

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As well as taking account of technical developments, these changes to STCW include new training requirements for leadership and teamwork, enhanced refresher training for qualified seafarers, new competence standards for tanker personnel and for the new grade of Able Seafarer (Deck and Engine), and new requirements for maintaining records of ratings' training. The ICS Guidelines should be read by anyone connected with the employment and training of merchant seafarers. The 2010 amendments also introduced major changes to IMO regulations concerning seafarers' minimum rest hours applying from 2012. The revised Guidelines include:

Detailed advice on company obligations and compliance;

Information about the changes to STCW and when they come into effect.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal international trade association for the shipping industry, representing shipowners and operators in all sectors and trades.

ICS membership comprises national shipowners' associations in Asia, Europe and the Americas whose member shipping companies operate over 80% of the world's merchant tonnage.

Established in 1921, ICS is concerned with all technical, legal, employment affairs and policy issues that may affect international shipping.

ICS represents shipowners with the various intergovernmental regulatory bodies that impact on shipping, including the
International Maritime Organization

ICS also develops best practices and guidance, including a wide range of
publications and free resources that are used by ship operators globally.

Title: Guidelines on the IMO STCW Convention and Code (eBook)
Subtitle: including the 2010 'Manila Amendments'
Edition: First
Product Code: MA1019EA
ISBN: 978-1-8380784-0-9
Published Date: June 2020
Author: International Chamber of Shipping

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