What is STCW or Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers ?

The IMO Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) is a comprehensive set of international regulations intended to ensure that the highest standards of seafarer competence are maintained  globally.

New wide-ranging amendments to the STCW rules, agreed by governments in Manila in 2010, are intended to ensure that STCW standards stay relevant, so that seafarers can continue to develop and maintain their professional skills. In particular, Numerous changes are now being introduced to take account of technical developments that require new shipboard competences.


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