Brexit – Recognition of seafarer certificates of competency if there’s no deal

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The UK Chamber’s immediate concerns on how seafarer employment would be affected by a no-deal Brexit. If the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 without a deal, find out how this would affect: UK trained seafarers working on board EU flagged vessels EU trained seafarers working on board UK flagged vessels A scenario…

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EMSA – Seafarer Statistics in the EU – Statistical review (2015 data STCW)

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The statistical review presented in this report by EMSA, is based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States until 31 December 2015 and recorded in the STCW Information system. It represents a snap-shot of the European labour market in terms of the number of seafarers holding valid certificates…

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Cyprus Flag Administration – Changes to Seafarers’ Identification and Sea Service Record Book

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping has announced a number of changes to the format of the Seafarers’ Identification and Sea Service Record Book (SISSRB), which is issued to seafarers serving on board Cyprus-flagged ships. The most important of these is the removal of any reference to the seafarer’s certificate of maritime competency to avoid…

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Maritime Employers Should get Ready for STCW 2010

The transitional period for the STCW 2010 ends on 1st January, 2017, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has warned. To prevent last minute certification ‘logjams’, and potential difficulties during Port State Control inspections next year, it is important that maritime employers liaise closely with maritime administrations, the organisation stressed. With less than a year to…

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New training requirements for seafarers in the Arctic finalised by the IMO

The IMO has now agreed on training requirements for seafarers navigating Arctic and Antarctic waters. The requirements are to enhance safety of navigation in polar areas and to ensure that the crew is prepared for the special conditions. More specifically, this means that masters and navigating officers must complete special training in order to navigate…

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Paris MOU – Hours of Rest, preliminary results re Concentrated Inspection Campaign

The Paris MOU issued a news release announcing the preliminary results of its Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on hours of rest. Unsatisfactory compliance with hours of rest Preliminary results from the Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on STCW Hours of Rest, carried out between 1 September 2014 and 30 November 2014 in the Paris MoU region show that:…

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Endorsements attesting the recognition of non-Cyprus certificates of competency

The Department of Merchant Shipping (DMS) has announced changes to the application procedure and application forms for the issue, renewal and replacement of endorsements attesting the recognition of non-Cyprus certificates of competency under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, as amended. The new simplified form of proof of application…

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