Are YOU ready for the new STCW amendments coming in to force soon? As we quickly approach January 1, 2017, the Manila Amendments to the STCW Code will enter into full force by year’s end. 2016. Be ready with all the required Albania - STCW - C.o.C certificates before the above deadline ending.

The Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention (STCW 2010) bring about a number of changes. One of the most significant amendments is the requirement for all seafarers to update some elements of the mandatory STCW safety training.

From 1 January 2017 

"If you are serving on board ship and are qualified in any of the following you must, as of the 1 January 2017, have documentary evidence of either completing the training course or updating training within the last 5 years"

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting; Advanced Fire Fighting; Personal Survival Techniques; Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than Fast Rescue Boats); and Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats.

As per the requirements of section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code 2010 Manila Amendments all Seafarers are required to provide evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence every 5 years, before 1st January 2017. Elements that must be re-validated include Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Fighting & Fire Prevention, Advanced Fighting, Survival Craft & Rescue Boats.

Individual who would like to update their courses must know that these training modules are running continuously at our Training Center on a regular basis throughout the year. If you wish to just book on one or more courses, click on the following link below for more information on availability and how to book: MARITIME TRAINING