We asked our MCA course advisor Morgan to give us some guidance on the impact of the final couple of Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention (STCW 2010) which come in to effect on 1st January 2017.
STCW Update Training
“From January 2017 anyone serving on board a ship that holds any of the following qualifications will be required to have documentary evidence of either having completed the training course or updated your training within the last 5 years;
Personal Survival Techniques (PST) STCW A-VI/1-1
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FP & FF) STCW A-VI/1-2
Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF) STCW A-VI/3
Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC & RB) STCW A-VI/2-1
Fast Rescue Boats (PFRB) STCW A-VI/2-2
If the issue date of your qualification is before January 2012 you will be required to update this before 1st January 2017.
Full details regarding the STCW update training can be found in MSN 1865.
You should note that those revalidating their MCA CoC after January 2017 will have to submit certificates proving that they have either completed the training courses listed above or have updated their training within the last 5 years”
The STCW Update Training is not mandatory until 1st January 2017, however UKSA would advise that crew and captains arrange their update training well before the deadline as it is anticipated that update training courses will be fully subscribed across the industry.
STCW Update Training at UKSA – Book now before the rush!!
We currently offer the STCW Update Training for the two Basic Safety Training modules that are required to be updated.
Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (PST) STCW A-VI/1-1, 1 day, £120.00
Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FP & FF) STCW A-VI/1-2, 1 day, £350.00
For more information on the STCW Update Training, upcoming dates and prices please click here.
Please note that UKSA are currently going through the approval process to be able to run the Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF) STCW A-VI/3 training for both the full course and new update requirements.
Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) – IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SUPERYACHT CREW LOOKING TO PROGRESS TO OFFICER OF THE WATCH (Yachts less than 3000gt)
“Another important change that will come in to effect on 1st January 2017 is that the Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) certificate must have been issued at least 18th months prior to the issue of an Officer of the Watch (Yachts less than 3000gt) CoC. In simple terms, as of January 2017 you will need to have completed and have held the Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) certificate for at least 18 months before you can sit an Officer of the Watch (Yachts less than 3000gt) Oral Examination to achieve a CoC.
If you are looking to complete your Officer of the Watch (Yachts less than 3000gt) CoC within the next few years I advise you complete your EDH training as soon as possible”
For more information on the Efficient Deck Hand (EDH) course, upcoming dates and prices please click here.