The Merchant Shipping Directorate of Transport Malta has issued a revised merchant shipping notice on the implementation of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers.
The notice is addressed to ship owners, ship operators, managers, masters, owners’ representatives, and recognized organizations.
It was issued on April 10th, 2023, and revokes notices No. 19, 30, and 84.
The Merchant Shipping Directorate is issuing the revised Merchant Shipping Notice to reflect the adoption of the Seafarer Portal as the sole direct link to apply for seafarer documentation: https://seafarers.transport.gov.mt.
Furthermore, the revised notice updates certain requirements that were introduced through the 2010 amendments to the STCW Convention (Manila Amendments).
The amendments were transposed into the Laws of Malta, through the Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Regulations, 2013 (L.N 153 of 2013).
The revised Regulations contain numerous requirements and it is not the intention of this Notice to describe in detail the provisions of the revised Convention or to list the obligations of companies.
It is to be noted that all existing certificates of competency and certificates of proficiency issued in accordance with STCW 78, as amended, shall remain valid up to their expiry date but not later than 31 December 2016.
For more information, please see the document below (available only to subscribers):
Implementation of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, as Amended
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