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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The announced possible delisting of South Africa along with 80 or more other countries from the IMO’s ‘Whitelist’ of countries compliant with the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended, is a matter of major concern, says the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA).
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.
Three new model courses and one revised model course have been put forward for validation to the Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping on 29 April-3 May. IMO model courses assist Member States to develop detailed training programmes, under STCW Convention.
NZ Pilots Association and NZ Merchant Service Guild sought the declaratory judgment after Maritime NZ indicated an experienced mariner who did not hold a Master certificate could enter a training programme to become a Marine Pilot.
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.
Infographic: Open loop scrubber issue from the insurer's perspective24/05/2019
Fire safety in the spotlight: Discussing the aftermath of blazing vessels24/05/2019
Updates an implications of Vessel Incidental Discharge Act24/05/2019
Port of Houston sees 9% increase on tonnage, year-on-year24/05/2019
Port of Antwerp aims for more efficient road transport with two more night terminals24/05/2019
Tugboat attacked by pirates, released after being charged with piracy24/05/2019
Port of Antwerp becomes first port of call for S. America reefer service24/05/2019
Improper safety management attributed to fatal motorboat sinking24/05/2019
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Application launched to digitalize Antwerp breakbulk sector24/05/2019
Suez Canal achieves second highest daily tonnage ever24/05/2019