The Isle of Man Ship Registry Manx Shipping Notice 050 outlines various training requirements and regulations for seafarers, emphasizing compliance with the STCW Convention and other international codes. It covers several key areas:
Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations Training: Mandatory advanced training certification is required for personnel involved in various aspects of liquefied gas tanker operations, including loading, discharging, and handling of cargo.
Passenger Ships Training: Additional training is mandatory for personnel serving on passenger ships, covering safety, crowd management, crisis management, and passenger safety.
Ships Operating in Polar Waters: Specific basic and advanced training certifications are required for personnel on ships operating in polar waters, in accordance with the Polar Code.
Ships Subject to the IGF Code: Training requirements are specified for personnel serving on ships subject to the IGF Code, including familiarization, basic, and advanced training, with periodic refresher training necessary.
Approved Training Methods: The notice lists approved delivery methods for various STCW mandatory and non-mandatory courses, including online training and certificate issuance under authorized countries.
Emergency, Safety, and Security Training: Extensive requirements are outlined for safety familiarization, basic training, refresher training, and proficiency in areas such as survival techniques, firefighting, medical care, and security awareness.
Prevention of Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Measures must be established to prevent drug and alcohol abuse on board ships, with specific limits and policies outlined.
Watchkeeping Arrangements: Adequate watchkeeping arrangements are essential for maintaining safety and security on board, with responsibilities clearly defined for different personnel.
Original Certification and Port State Control: Certificates required by the STCW Convention must be kept onboard, and foreign vessels visiting Isle of Man ports may be subject to port State control inspections to verify compliance with STCW requirements.
Magnetic Compass Adjustment: Regulations and recommendations are provided for adjusting and maintaining the ship's magnetic compasses to ensure accurate navigation.