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STCW: How to obtain a certificate of competency as Master

With respect to masters, the STCW Convention clarifies which requirements concerning previous certificate & seagoing service, education & training and age should be met for masters serving on ships of 3,000 gt or 500 — 3,000 gt or less than 500 gt and the table in the end summarizes all mentioned requirements.

STCW Convention: General requirements for ratings

According to STCW Convention, ratings must meet minimum standards of medical fitness, minimum age (if designated with watchkeeping duties), competence (if designated with watchkeeping duties), and seagoing service time (if designated with watch- keeping duties).

STCW Convention: General requirements for officers

According to the STCW Convention, officers must hold a valid certificate of competence to ensure they meet the minimum requirements of competence, seagoing service time, medical fitness and age. Also, ancillary certificates are required such as radar or ARPA, GMDSS, and those referring to safety duties onboard specific types of ships.

MAGSAYSAY: How to train the new generation of seafarers

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Alexander E. Querol, President, MAGSAYSAY Learning Resources, Inc., shares his insight on what training needs should be developed to keep up with industry’s dynamic environment which is deeply characterized by a digital transformation.

Watch: US Navy tests Augmented Reality for training

The US Office of Naval Research Global Tactically Reconfigurable Artificial Combat Enhanced Reality (TRACER) package includes a virtual-reality headset, a backpack, a simulated weapon designed to deliver realistic recoil, and a software package that creates multiple and adaptable simulation scenarios for security personnel to experience.

Veritas Training Group: Embracing digitalization and automation vital for today’s seafarers

While the voting procedure for the 2019 SAFETY4SEA Awards is open, Dr. Joanna-Eugenia Bakouni, Training Supervisor of Epsilon Group, explains how Veritas Training Center – which has been shortlisted for the Training Award – has invested in improving the training of seafarers, calling for a change in the approach of existing training institutions. As she explained, these need to focus on improving performance and productivity by embracing e-learning and virtual reality (VR) training.

Indian active seafarers increase by 45% in last three years

The number of the active Indian seafarers has increased by 45% in the last years; The seafarers are those that are of Indian nationality employed by Indian or foreign vessels. The number has increased by 143,940 in 2016 to 208,799 in 2018.

New VR training solution to help protect cargo

Videotel launched a new virtual reality (VR) training title, aiming to help ship operators avoid possible claims running into millions of pounds, because of cargo damage caused by insufficient tank cleaning on board chemical tankers. Videotel’s VR training module titled ‘Wall Wash Test-Protecting Your Cargo’, has been produced in association with the company’s VR content partners OMS.

Port of LA sets up workforce training program ahead automation plans

The Port of Los Angeles is moving ahead with an automation project for Pier 400, the port’s largest terminal, after the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and APM Terminals agreed to set up a workforce training program to prepare workers for the jobs of the future. 

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