This circular was published on 15 June 2023 and is addressed to all registered owners, registered bareboat charterers, managers and representatives of ships flying the Cyprus flag.
The electronic Seafarers Application System (eSAS User Guide) is amended and a new version 6 is in use and is attached hereto (Appendix 1).
The amendments are on page no 13 of the User Guide (Instructions for the submission of documents and photograph) and are the following:
a) The copy of the medical fitness certificate required to be uploaded with the pdf file must be issued by a Practitioner recognized by a Party of the STCW78 Convention as amended.
b) A verification of the above-mentioned medical fitness certificate must be included into the pdf file and uploaded into the eSAS system.
c) Declaration form for master, chief officer, chief engineer officer and second engineer officer, which is attached hereto (Appendix 2), must be signed and a copy of this must be included into the pdf file and uploaded into the eSAS system.
This Circular must be placed on board vessels flying the Cyprus flag.