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Aug 16,2011

STCW Convention & Code : “The Manila Amendments”

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The Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has issued the following attached Marine Notice, which provides guidance on the implementation of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended.

Marine Notice No. 42 of 2011 - STCW Convention and Code - The Manila Amendments.doc

Indeed, these amendments are to enter into force on 1st January 2012.

In this notice, Ireland reminds, among others, the relevant IMO Circulars STCW.7/Circ.16 and STCW.7/Circ.17 (with a link to these documents on the Department website).
The important changes to the STCW Convention and Code are listed.
The implementation schedule with an outline of the implementation dates of the 2010 Manila Amendments are also displayed in this notice.