IMO ratifies STCW Manila Amendments
June 27, 2010 10:43 am
By Priam F. Nepomuceno
MANILA, June 25 — The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other major stakeholders in the global shipping and manning industry formally ratified on Friday the so-called "Manila Amendments" to the current Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and its associated Code.
The amendments are set to enter into force on Jan. 1, 2012 under the tacit acceptance procedure and are aimed at bringing the STCW up to date with developments since its conception and initial adoption in 1978, and subsequent revision in 1995.
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