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STCW Convention – The Manila Amendments Impact to MET Institution

Objective To share with the Maritime Community the impact of the Manila Amendments to the IMO’s STCW Convention on maritime education and training institutions and possible actions that need be taken to gear up and meet the requirements of the amendments. .

Background The Manila Amendment Training Issues Way forward Summary .Content • • • • • Introduction – STCW Convention -.

1978 (STCW ‘78) •1995 Amendments – STCW’ 95 •1997 Amendments – STCW ’95 + 1998.Background •Standards of Training. Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. The Manila Amendments – 25th June 2010 . 2000 etc.

The Arab League and 17 NGOs •Final adoption in Manila. Philippine on 25th. ILO. European Commission.The Manila Amendment •Initiatives and effort put forward by experts from 85 countries. June 2010 •Principle “Complete revision of the existing convention without compromising on the standard” .

The Manila Amendment Main Areas of Concern • • • • • Definitions Medical Standard Deck Engineering Continuous Professional Competency Revalidation • Tankers – Oil. Chemical & Gas • Rating – levels of competency • Hours of Work and Rest -- .

Training Issues (1) Regulation I/15 Transitional Provision – Full enforcement :1 January 2017 New entry: 1 January 2012 Approved education & training programme: 1 July 2013 New entry vs Approved training – Date? .

Training Issues (2) Regulation V/1-1 Basic Training for Oil and Chemical – Para 4.2.2 Training Record Book – Who to issue? .2 & Regulation V/1-2 Basic Training for Liquefied Gas Tanker – Para 4.2.

Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) – syllabus development & interpretation Example: Basic knowledge. adequate knowledge Example: Ability …. . IMO Model Courses ! .. working knowledge. thorough knowledge.. Familiarity ………. The use of ……….Training Issues (3) Knowledge.

as required under the Convention.Training Issues (4) Regulation I/6 Training and assessment Para .2 – those responsible for the training and assessment of competence of seafarers. are appropriately qualified Section A-I/6 .

Training Issues (5) Near Coastal Voyage Trade Defining the criteria by the Administration Defining the Standard of Competence .

Training Issues (6) Regulation III/1 Para 2.4 Have completed approved education and training and meet the standards of competence specified in section A-III/1 of the STCW Code Direct entry & approved college training duration ? .

Training Issues (7) Regulation VI/6 Security Awareness (Para 1 – 3)& Seafarer with Designated Security Duty (Para 4 – 6) Seatime requirement? .

Way Forward 1. Develop new courses in-line with the Manila Amendment 4. Review the existing STCW courses 3. Study the KUP column of the Specification of minimum standards of competence tables 2. Malaysia’s Standard of Competence .

Summary .

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