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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