This bulletin was issued on 3 October 2023 and is addressed to all shipowners, operators, officers, flag state inspectors, and recognized organizations.
It became effective on the date of issuance.
The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, (STCW Convention).
The Seafarers’ Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code).
Statutory Instruments, Shipping (Safe Manning, Watchkeeping and Hours of Works) Regulations (S.I 2001 No. 44).
"Certificate of Competency (COC)" means a certificate, issued, and endorsed by an STCW Convention Party for masters, officers and GMDSS radio operators in accordance with the provisions of Chapters II, III, IV, or VII of the STCW Code and entitling the lawful holder thereof to serve in the capacity and perform the functions involved at the level of responsibility specified therein.
"Certificate of Proficiency (COP)" means a certificate, other than a certificate of competency issued by an STCW Convention Party to a seafarer, stating that the relevant requirements of training, competencies, or seagoing service in the Convention have been met.
"Endorsement (COE)" means a valid document that attests the recognition of a certificate issued by an STCW Convention Party in accordance with the provisions of the STCW Convention I/10, to acknowledge that a holder has the right to occupy a position according to the Barbados S.I 2001 No. 44.
This bulletin is to provide the list of Administration whose COCs and COPs are recognized by the BMSR under STCW Convention Regulation 1/10 and the list of relevant COEs issued by the BMSR.
The list below, as per STCW Code Part B, Chapter I Table B-1/2 and the Barbados S.I 2001 No. 44, identifies all certificates that have to be addressed by the BMSR for seafarers who work on Barbadian vessels.
Administrations recognised by the BMSR
The list of Administration whose COCs and COPs are recognised by the BMSR under STCW Convention Regulation 1/10 is as per below table.