IMO Extends Manila Ammendments Deadline

The ILO's Maritime Safety Committee, at its ninety seventh session (21 to 25 November 2016), expressed concern about the implemen­ta­ti­on of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the In­ter­nati­onal Convention on Standards of Training, Cer­ti­fica­ti­on and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, in light of the imminent end, on 1 January 2017, of the transitional provisions laid down in the STCW Convention, regulation I/15.

As a result the Committee also recommended that Administrations should inform recognized or­ga­niza­ti­ons issuing ISM Code cer­ti­fica­ti­on under SOLAS 74 that, until 1 July 2017, if a seafarer's do­cum­en­ta­ti­on was not in accordance with the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention, it would be sufficient to inform the Ad­ministration when assessing compliance with the provisions of the ISM Code.

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