The 1st of January 2017 is the deadline set by the IMO for crew to re validate their STCW Certificates of Competency (CoC), the short courses forming the framework of the STCW are required for all yacht crew working in the industry.
The courses are:
- Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
- Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FP&FF)
- Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than fast rescue boats) (PSC&RB)
- Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF)
- Fast Rescue Boat (FRB)
Although CoC’s will be re validated before the 1st January 2017, without the updated safety certificates, after this date Port State Control Officers may wish to see the documented evidence of up-dated status of any Officers certificates.
SeaLync Asia Co.,Ltd is offering STCW 2010 refresher courses in Thailand with a choice of either Phuket or Bangkok. Course dates can be flexible to accommodate the requirements of individuals or groups.
The following courses do not need updating:
- Elementary First Aid (EFA)
- Security Awareness (SA)
- Designated Security Duties (DSD)
- Proficiency in Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
- Crisis Management & Human Behaviour (CMHB)
Once a seafarer has gained any of the above qualifications then there is no mandatory requirement to repeat the course.However always be aware of your own company or yacht policies.
Additional Technical Training
To continue to use their CoC on vessels fitted with ECDIS equipment after 31st December 2016 Deck Officers will need to have completed an MCA approved course. A list of approved courses and providers can be found at www.gov.uk and search “MCA ATP”. Without this requirement the following limitation will apply:
“From the 1st January 2017 this certificate is not valid for service on ships fitted with ECDIS”.
To continue to use their CoC on vessels fitted with High Voltage (1000V) generating and distributing equipment, after 31st December 2016, Engineering Officers will need to have completed an MCA approved course. Without this requirement the following limitation will apply:
“From the 1st January 2017 this certificate is not valid for service on ships fitted with High Voltage (over 1000V) systems”.
- Updating the proficiency in Medical First Aid is not currently required under the STCW code.
- For UK Officers revalidating their CoC the following courses must be approved directly by the MCA:
– NAEST (Operational and Management).
- Certificates issued by the STCW parties (The White List) are accepted for PST, FP&FF, EFA and PSSR.
- Certificates issued by EU states, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa are accepted for PSC&RB, AFF, Medical First Aid and Medical Care.
STCW Updating guide CLICK HERE >>