Presentation on theme: "LATIN AMERICAN PANEL LIMA, PERU SEPTEMBER 13-14, 2010"— Presentation transcript:
1 LATIN AMERICAN PANEL LIMA, PERU SEPTEMBER 13-14, 2010 REVISION OF THE STCW CONVENTIONJOE ANGELODEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR
2 STCW CONVENTIONINTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW)- International requirements for training and certifying seafarers and watchkeeping standards- First developed and adopted in 1978- Underwent major revision in 1995 (addition of STCW Code)- Second major revision initiated in 2006- Adopted in June 2010 (Manila Amendments)
3 STCW CONVENTION MAJOR ELEMENTS OF STCW Articles – contain Administrative requirementsRegulations – contain general regulatory requirementsSTCW Code – contains two elements- Part A – mandatory detailed requirements which supplement the Regulations- Part B – non-mandatory recommendations which provide guidance on the Regulations and/or Part A of the Code
4 MAJOR BENEFITS OF REVISION Certificates of Competency and endorsements to be issued only by Administration - thereby reducing the possibility of fraudulent practices associated with issue of certificates of competency.Common medical standards for seafarers - seafarers from one country can serve on board ships of another country without undergoing another medical exam.Revalidation requirements rationalized for the benefit of the seafarer.Training in modern technology introduced i.e. ECDIS for deck officers.Engineer training updated to include emerging and modern engineering concepts.
5 MAJOR BENEFITS OF REVISION Training and certification requirements for electro-technical officer introduced.Training and certification requirements for Able seafarer deck and engine included in the Convention. Thereby having all training requirements set out in one international instrument.Updated competency standards for personnel serving on board different types of tankers introduced.Training guidance for personnel serving on board ships operating in polar waters.Training guidance for personnel operating Dynamic Positioning Systems.
6 MAJOR BENEFITS OF REVISION New training requirements for marine environment awareness and training in leadership and teamwork.Safety and security training requirements separated to avoid confusion.Training guidance for seafarers relating to action to be taken when sailing in piracy infested waters.Introduction of modern training methodology i.e. distance learning and web based learning.Hours of rest harmonized with the requirements of ILO Maritime Labor Convention (2006) with a view to reducing fatigue.Requirements introduced to avoid alcohol and substance abuse.
7 MAIN ISSUES Chapter I – General Provisions Regulation I/2 – Only Administrations to issue certificates of competency and maintain electronic database to assist in the verification of authenticity and validity of certificates of competencyRegulation I/3 – near coastal voyage requirements made more clear, including principals governing such voyages and entering “into an undertaking” with the Parties concerned (flag and coastal states) specifying the details of both involved trading areas and other relevant conditionsRegulation I/6 – Guidance on e-learning
8 MAIN ISSUES Chapter I – General Provisions Regulation I/9 – Medical standards updated, but controversial Table on “Assessment of minimum entry level and in-service physical abilities for seafarers” was not made mandatory- 2 year - medical certificate; 1 year – medical certificate for persons under 18 yrs of age- Mandatory eye-sight standards- Standards for the assessment of physical abilities- Flexibility on the application of standards – issuance of waivers- Procedures for appeals
9 MAIN ISSUES Chapter I – General Provisions Regulation I/11 – revalidation requirements made more rational and includes revalidation requirements for tanker endorsements- Revalidation may be established with 3 mos. of service in the preceding 6 mos.- Continued professional competence for tankers through service or by completing approve trainingRegulation I/14 – companies responsible for refresher training of seafarers on their ships- Requirement to ensure that seafarers receive refresher and updating training- Requirement for effective communication on board
10 MAIN ISSUES Chapter I – General Provisions Regulation I/15 – Transitional arrangements - five years from date of entry into force- Entry into force – January 2012- Will vary depending on the date the person entered the training institution or started service- January 1, 2017 – Transitional date for existing mariners who commenced training/sea service prior to July 1, 2013.- January 1, 2017 – Revalidate/renew certificates for existing mariners
11 DECK DEPARTMENT Chapter II – Master and deck department Replacement of training in Decca and Loran with generic requirements for electronic position fixingCelestial navigationElectronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) trainingLeadership and managerial skillsMarine environment awarenessBridge resource management trainingNew regulation II/5 – Able Seafarer (deck)
12 ENGINE DEPARTMENT Chapter III – Engine department Competence tables for engineers updated to meet emerging and contemporary technologiesLeadership and managerial skillsEngine room resource managementMarine environment awarenessNew regulation III/5 – Able Seafarer (engine)Training for electro-technical officers and able seafarer (electro-technical)Use of simulator training to assess boiler competence for ratings
13 MAIN ISSUES Chapter IV – Radiocommunications and radio operators No major changes
14 SPECIAL TRAININGChapter V – Special training requirements for personnel on certain types of shipsCompetency requirements for personnel serving on board different types of tankersComprehensive requirements for training for personnel serving on board different types of passenger shipsGuidance on training of masters and officers for ships operating in polar watersGuidance regarding training and qualification of masters and officers in charge of a navigational watch on board offshore supply vesselsGuidance on training and experience for personnel operating Dynamic Positioning systems
15 TANKERS CHAPTER V - Requirements for tankers Mariners shall hold a certificate of proficiency in accordance with their responsibilities on board the tankersMariners must meet the appropriate standards of competence in Section A-V/1Requirements based on tanker types- Oil,- Chemical, and- Liquefied gas
16 TANKERS CHAPTER V - Requirements for tankers General requirements - Two types of trainingBasic training - Officers and ratings assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment on tankersAdvanced training - Masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers and any person with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging, care in transit, handling of cargo, tank cleaning or other cargo-related operations
17 TANKERS CHAPTER V - Requirements for tankers Basic training - Oil and chemical tankersAt least three months of approved seagoing service on oil or chemical tankers; orAn approved basic training for oil or chemical tanker cargo operations.
18 TANKERS CHAPTER V - Requirements for tankers Advance training – Oil tankers- At least three months of approved seagoing service on oil tankers, or- At least one month of approved onboard training on oil tankers, in a supernumerary capacity, which includes at least three loading and three unloading operationsAdvance training – Chemical tankers- At least three months of approved seagoing service on chemical tankers, or- At least one month of approved onboard training on chemical tankers, in a supernumerary capacity, which includes at least three loading and three unloading operations
19 TANKERS CHAPTER V - Requirements for tankers Basic training – Liquefied gas tankers- At least three months of approved seagoing service on liquefied gas tankers; or- An approved basic training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operationsAdvance training – Liquefied gas tankers- At least three months of approved seagoing service on liquefied gas tankers, or- At least one month of approved onboard training on liquefied gas tankers, in a supernumerary capacity, which includes at least three loading and three unloading operations
20 TANKERS CHAPTER V - Requirements for tankers Standards of competency under Section A-V/1Ability to safely perform and monitor all cargo operationsFamiliarity with physical and chemical properties of oil cargoesTake precautions to prevent hazardsApply occupational health and safety precautionsRespond to emergenciesTake precautions to prevent pollution of the environmentMonitor and control compliance with legislative requirements
21 MAIN ISSUESChapter VI – Emergency, occupational safety, security, medical care and survival functionsProof of continued professional competence every five years- Assessment of competence “ASHORE” for areas that cannot be trained on board, i.e. Advanced firefighting rescue boats, etc.- In service experience, drills and on/board training for other areasSecurity related training are kept separate from those related to safety trainingPiracy awareness training includedRequirements for demonstrating continued competence in basic safety training including Environmental pollution and Fatigue awareness
22 MAIN ISSUESChapter VII – Alternate certificatesNo major changes
23 HOURS OF REST CHAPTER VIII – Watchkeeping Section A-VIII-1 Fitness for duty• Rest periods of not less than 10 hours in any 24 hour period and 77 hours in any seven day periodNo more than two rest periods, one of which must be at least six hours; andIntervals of no more than 14 hours between rest periodsExceptions in cases of emergency and overriding operational conditions, i.e. safety of ship, giving assistance to others in distress
24 HOURS OF REST Administrations may allow exceptions provided Reduction in minimum rest hours to 70 in a seven day period, but for a maximum of two weeks and a gap of twice the period of exception before there is any further exceptionIncrease in rest periods from two to three - one of at least 6 hours and the others no less than one hourInterval between rest periods no more than 14 hoursOnly applicable for two days in any seven day period
25 DRUG AND ALCOHOL CHAPTER VIII – Watchkeeping Section A-VIII-1 Fitness for dutyEach Administration shall establish, for the purpose of preventing alcohol abuse:- a limit of not greater than 0.05% blood alcohol level (BAC) or 0.25 mg/liter alcohol in the breath; or - a quantity of alcohol leading to such alcohol concentrationfor masters, officers and other seafarers while performing designated safety, security and marine environmental duties.Drug and alcohol abuse prevention should take into account the guidance contained in the ILO publication Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programmes in the Maritime Industry
26 EFFECTIVE DATES Entry into force JANUARY 1, 2012 Fully implemented JANUARY 1, 2017
27 CONFERENCE RESOLUTIONS Development of guidelines to implement international standards of medical fitness for seafarersAttracting new entrants and retaining seafarers for the maritime professionPromotion of the participation of women in the maritime industryAccommodation for traineesVerification of certificates of competency and endorsementsStandards of training and certification and ships’ manning levels