Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Manila Amendments to STCW

Hello C/TL people -

Your old seadog here. Just reminding those directly involved in the shipping and manning industry about the following:

STCW 2010 Amendments : What you need to know.
It is widely known that IMO held a Diplomatic Conference in Manila, Philippines, earlier last year 2010 to discuss amendments to STCW. What most people fail to identify is the extent of revisions and the implementation realities behind that.

STCW Manila Amendments
On June 25th, 2010, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other major stakeholders in the global shipping and manning industry formally ratified 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 aim to bring the STCW up to date with developments since its conception and initial adoption in 1978, and the subsequent amendments in 1995.

Entry Into Force
The Convention amendments will be adopted with a tacit acceptance procedure which has been agreed indicating that amendments will be accepted by 1st July 2011 UNLESS more than 50% of the parties to the STCW object such a development. As a result STCW Amendments are set to enter into force on January 1, 2012.

The foregoing are only introductory parts. Suggest consult details from the list of amendments which are long.


Alvin Tormon said...

Nice post Cap! :-)

Diosdado Kibir said...

T.Y.V.M. Sir. Just keeping
in touch with one great
group I've ever been with.
Keep up the greeeaaattt work!