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Safety Management: Evaluating a Crew Resource Management training

Maritime Crew Resource Management training is of outmost importance for the shipping industry; it focuses on Bridge Resource Management and Engine Room Resource Management including performance monitoring, drills and exercises with simulators or videos and feedback procedures.

58% of flag states could be removed from STCW White List

IMO’s HTW 6 Sub-committee on 29 April-3 May considered matters relating to the list of STCW Parties (White List) and its review. The Sub-committee found that the white list of top-rated flag states would be decimated if requirements to report information were strictly enforced. 

Draft amendments to the list of certificates under STCW

IMO’s Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 6), held from 29 April to 3 May finalized draft amendments to the STCW Code, and namely the list of certificates or documentary evidence required under the STCW Convention.

IMO: Progress made towards review of STCW-F Code

The 6th session of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 6), held from 29 April to 3 May, marked progress with the review of the STCW Convention for Fishing Vessel Personnel (STCW-F), 1995, which entered into force in 2012.

IMO validates two new courses on IGF Code training

The 6th session of IMO’s Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 6), held from 29 April to 3 May, validated two new IMO model courses on IGF Code training. The courses assist stakeholders to develop training programmes, under STCW Convention.

New safety training possibilities

At the first SAFETY4SEA Conference in London, Leif Pentti Halvorsen, VP Products, Kongsberg Digital, explained how a firefighting simulator can become an advanced tool to increase the realism in training to realistically conduct practical exercises to demonstrate and assess competence that is described in the STCW.

Canada sets online system for verifying certificates

The government of Canada issued a bulletin informing of a new, online way to verify the validity of Canadian Maritime Documents, in line with STCW Convention which recommends that maritime organizations offer an electronic way to verify the validity of certificates and endorsements. 

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