The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (or STCW) sets qualification standards for masters, officers and personnel on seagoing ships.
STCW was adopted in 1978 by conference at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, and entered into force in 1984.
The Convention was significantly amended in 1995 and the most significant amendments require seafarers be provided with “familiarization training” and “basic safety training” which includes:
- Basic fire fighting
- Elementary first aid
- Personal survival techniques
- Personal safety and social responsibility
- Crowd management and crowd control
- Crisis management (for ship’s senior officers)
This training is mandatory for all crew members working on cruise ships and is intended to ensure that seafarers are aware of the hazards of working on a vessel and can respond appropriately in case of emergency.
The Maritime Holdings Group can provide all the training courses required by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW); for additional information please contact:
Paolo Benassi at email@example.com