IMO issues revised STCW circular (MSC/Circ.1163)

The IMO has issued a revised circular MSC Circ.1163, with an annex listing those countries that have communicated information to the IMO demonstrating that they are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW Convention), 1978, as amended. Members are advised that as the process of communicating and evaluating information is ongoing, parties may be added to the list at subsequent meetings. 

Members should be aware that: 

1. Not all the STCW Parties listed in the circular provide seafarer training, and some of those parties listed may only provide a limited range of training; and 

2. The fact that a Party is listed in the annex does not relieve those concerned of their obligations under the STCW Convention.


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