IMO HTW 7 outcome: Seafarers certificates amid pandemic topped the agenda

The 7th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW) took place virtually from 15 to 19 February, addressing challenges related to the issuance and maintenance of seafarer certificates during and after COVID-19 pandemic, and of the facilitation of seafarers’ electronic certificates and documents. DNV GL has provided a key outcome of the meeting. 

USCG: Update to mariners credentials amid COVID-19

Continuing its evaluation of the impact of COVID-19 to the maritime industry, the US Coast Guard issued the fifth update on extensions to merchant mariner credentials, medical certificates and course approvals.

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