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New STCW 2010 - What has changedWHY REVISION
- Casualties/Human factor - Lack of competence - Changes in crew supply - Varying education and training systems - Insufficient backing for the authorities’ implementation
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New STCW 2010 - What has changedNew STCW - what has changed ?
- Structured, more precise and up to date
- Strong control measures
- Focus on ”new” training methods, i.e. simulator training and eLearning
The amended Convention is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2012.

eLearning and simulator training
- Demonstrating competence by approved simulator training now included in more of the competence areas
- Introduction of modern training methodology including distance learning and webbased learning

Companies responsibility
- Ensure appropriate certificates
- Manned in accordance with safe manning requirements
- Ensure refresher and updating training
- Records and data of all seafarers on board (experience, training, medical fitness, competency etc)
- On board familiarization
- Coordination of activities during emergency (safety, security, pollution prevention)
- Effective communication on board

Fitness for duty- hours of rest
- updated standards relating to medical fitness standards for seafarers;
- rest period of not less than:
• a minimum of 10 hours of rest in any 24- hour period; and
• 77 hours in any 7-day period

Medical fitness
-    minimum in-service eyesight standards (table A-I/9)
-    criteria for physical and medical fitness (paragraph 2):
- ….demonstrate adequate hearing and speech to communicate effectively…….
- …no medical condition, disorder…. that will prevent the effective and safe conduct of their routine and or emergency duties……
- …. medication that has side effects that will impair judgment……..
- ….Medical fitness examinations of seafarers…………..
- …. medical practitioners…….
- medical certificate information

New training requirements:
- For ”security” = extended and now include all personnel with security related tasks. (Previously - only training requirements for SSO);
- For security training, as well as provisions to ensure that seafarers are properly trained to cope
if their ship comes under attack by pirates;
- For marine environment awareness training and training in leadership and teamwork;
- New training guidelines have been developed on:
• Navigation in Polar areas
• Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV) (Anchor handling)
• Dynamic Positioning (DP)
• Damage control.

Navigation – Management Level (Reg. II/2)
- General Principles for Ship Reporting Systems and VTS procedures
- ECDIS
- Procurement, licensing, updates of system and charts
- System configuration and backup files
- Create and maintain log-files
- Route planning
- Use of ECDIS log-book and playback
- Leadership and managerial skills
- Shipboard personnel management and training
- International conventions and recommendations
- Task and workload management
- Effective resource management
- Decision-making techniques
- Development and implementation of standard operating procedures

Navigation – Operational Level (Reg. II/1)
- Bridge Resource Management
- Allocation, assignments and prioritization of resources
- Effective communication
- Assertiveness and leadership
- Situational awareness
- ECDIS
- Not applicable for officers serving exclusively on ships not equipped with ECDIS
- Knowledge of the capability and limitations of the system
- Danger of “over-reliance”
- Operation, interpretation and analyses of information from the system
- New Watch-keeping elements
- Blind pilotage techniques
- General Principles for Ship Reporting Systems and VTS procedures

Navigation – Support Level (Reg. II/4)
-    Ratings forming part of a navigational watch
- Contribute to monitoring and controlling a safe watch
- Shipboard terms and definitions
- Use of internal communication and alarm systems
- Understand orders and communication with the officer of the watch
- Handover a watch
- Information required to maintain a safe watch
- Environmental protection procedures

Able seafarer deck (Reg. II/5)
- Contribute to a safe navigational watch
- Contribute to berthing, anchoring and mooring operations
- Separate slide on “Cargo Handling and Stowage” and “Controlling the operation…”
- Maintenance and repair
- Use of painting, lubrication and cleaning materials and equipment
- Routine maintenance and repair procedures
- Surface preparations
- Manufacturer’s safety guidelines and shipboard instructions
- Safe disposal of waste
- Application, maintenance and use of hand and power tools

Cargo Handling and Stowage (Reg. II)
- No changes for Operational level
- No changes for Management level
- Support level (Reg. II/5)
- Safe handling, stowage and securing of cargo
- Knowledge of dangerous goods
- Identification of IMDG labeling

Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board (Reg. II)
- Operational Level
- Proactive measures to protect the marine environment (added)
- Leadership and teamworking skills
- Knowledge of international conventions and recommendations
- Task and workload management
- Effective resource management
- Decision-making techniques
- Support level (Reg. II/5)
- Contribute to safe operation of deck machinery and equipment
- Valves, pumps, cranes
- Winches, windlasses and capstans
- Hatches, watertight doors
- Ropes, wires, chains; construction, markings, maintenance and stowage
- Use of; bosun chair, staging, pilot ladder, gangway, splicing tools etc
- Apply occupational health and safety precautions
- Prevention of pollution of the marine environment
- Operate survival craft and rescue boat

Radiocommunications (Reg. IV)
- No changes

Training for certain ship types (Reg. V)
- Tanker training is split in two:
- Oil- and Chemical tankers
- Liquefied Gas tankers
- Both groups have 2 certification levels:
- Basic: Every person assigned specific duties, incl. Management Level, related to cargo and cargo equipment
- Advanced: Masters, Chief Engineers, Chief Mates, 2nd Engineers and any person with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging, tank cleaning etc.

Passenger ships (Reg. V/2)
- “Ro-Ro Passenger ship” and “Other than Ro-Ro Passenger ship” training is now combined in Reg. V/2.
- Master, officers and personnel designated on muster list to assist passengers in emergency situations shall be re-trained every 5 year OR provide evidence of having achieved the competence within the previous 5 years period

Engine – Cert. Req for Officers in charge of an Eng. Watch (Reg. III/1)
- Officer in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineer officer in a periodically unmanned engine-room on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more shall:
- have completed combined workshop skill training and an approved seagoing service of not less than 12 months as part of an approved training programme which includes onboard training that meets the requirements of section A-III/1 of the STCW Code and is documented in an approved training record book, or otherwise have completed combined workshop skill training and an approved seagoing service of not less than 36 months of which not less than 30 months will be seagoing service in the engine department;
- have performed, during the required seagoing service, engine-room watch keeping duties under the supervision of the chief engineer officer or a qualified engineer officer for a period of not less than six months;
- meet the standards of competence specified in section A-VI/1, paragraph 2, section A-VI/2, paragraphs 1 to 4, section A-VI/3, paragraphs 1 to 4 and section A-VI/4, paragraphs 1 to 3 of the STCW Code

Marine engineering at the operational level (Code A- III/1)
- Maintain a safe engineering watch
- Engine-room resource management
- Knowledge of engine-room resource management principles, including:
- allocation, assignment, and prioritization of resources
- effective communication
- assertiveness and leadership
- obtaining and maintaining situational awareness
- consideration of team experience
- Use internal communication systems
- Operate main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systems
More detailed described……..

Electrical, electronic and control engineering at the operational level (Code A- III/1) Operate electrical, electronic and control systems
- Basic configuration and operation principles of the following electrical, electronic and control equipment/systems:
- Maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic equipment

Maintenance and repair at the operational level (Code A- III/1)
- Appropriate use of hand tools, machine tools and measuring instruments for
fabrication and repair on board, including;
- Characteristics and limitations of materials, equipment and processes,
- Safety measures
- Use of tools, instruments & equipment
- Maintenance and repair of shipboard machinery and equipment;
- Use of special tools,
- Safety measures,
- Basic mechanical knowledge and skills,
- Interpretation of drawings, diagrams and handbooks

Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level(Code A- III/1)
- Application of leadership and teamworking skills
- Working knowledge of shipboard personnel management and training
- Knowledge to related international maritime conventions and recommendations, and national legislations
- Ability to apply task and workload management, including:
- planning and co-ordination
- personnel assignment
- time and resource constraints
- prioritization
- Knowledge and ability to apply effective resource management
- Knowledge and ability to apply decision-making techniques
- Contribute to the safety of personnel and ship, including;
- Knowledge of personal survival techniques, fire prevention and extinguish fires, elementary first aid and personal safety and social responsibilities

Engine – Cert. Req for Ch. Eng. and 2nd Eng. (Reg. III/2)
- Every Ch. Eng. and 2nd Eng. on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 3 000 kW propulsion power or more shall:
- meet the requirements for certification as an officer in charge of an engineering watch on seagoing ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more and have approved seagoing service in that capacity:
- for certification as second engineer officer, not less than 12 months as qualified engineer officer, and
- for certification as chief engineer officer, not less than 36 months: however, this period may be reduced to not less than 24 months if not less than 12 months of such seagoing service has been served as second engineer officer;

Marine engineering at the management level (Code A- III/2)
- Maintain a safe engineering watch
- Manage the operation of propulsion plant machinery; listed by type of machinery
- Plan and schedule operations; Theoretical knowledge
- Operation, surveillance, performance assessment and maintaining safety of propulsion plant and auxiliary machinery; Practical knowledge
- Manage fuel, lubrication and ballast operations, including;
- Operation and maintenance of machinery, pumps and piping systems

Electrical, electronic and control engineering at the management level (Code A- III/2)
- Manage operation of electrical and electronic control equipment; theoretical knowledge
- Manage troubleshooting restoration of electrical and electronic control equipment to operating condition; practical knowledge

Able seafarer Engine (Reg. III/5) - NEW
- Every able seafarer engine serving on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more shall be duly certificated.
- Every candidate for certification shall:
- meet the requirements for certification as a rating forming part of a watch in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room;
- while qualified to serve as a rating forming part of an engineering watch, have approved seagoing service in the engine department of:
- not less than 12 months, or
- not less than 6 months and have completed approved training; and
- meet the standard of competence specified in section A-III/5 of the STCW Code.

Able seafarer Engine (Reg. III/5) – NEW (Cont)
- Every Party shall compare the standards of competence which it required of ratings in the engine department for certificates issued before 1 January 2012 with those specified for the certificate in section A-III/5 of the STCW Code, and shall determine the need, if any, for requiring these personnel to update their qualifications.
- Seafarers may be considered by the Party to have met the requirements of this regulation if they have served in a relevant capacity in the engine department for a period of not less than 12 months within the last 60 months preceding the entry into force of this regulation for that

Marine engineering at the support level (Code A-III/5) - NEW
- Contribute to a safe engineering watch
- Contribute to the monitoring and controlling of an engine room watch
- Contribute to fuelling and oil transfer operations
- Contribute to bilge and ballast operations
- Contribute to the operation of equipment and machinery

Electrical, electronic and control engineering at the support level (Code A-III/5) - NEW
- Safe us of electrical equipment, including;
- safety precautions before commencing work or repair
- isolation procedures
- emergency procedures
- different voltages onboard

Maintenance and repair at the support level (Code A-III/5) - NEW
-Contribute to shipboard maintenance and repair;
- Use of painting, lubrication and cleaning materials and equipment
- Routine maintenance and repair procedures
- Surface preparations
- Manufacturer’s safety guidelines and shipboard instructions
- Safe disposal of waste
- Application, maintenance and use of hand and power tools
- Knowledge of metalwork

Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the support level (Code A-III/5) - NEW
- Contribute to the handling of stores
- Apply precautions and contribute to the prevention of pollution of the marine environment
- Apply occupational health and safety procedures

Electro-Technical Officer (Reg. III/6) – NEW
- Every electro-technical officer serving on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more shall hold a certificate of competency.
- Every candidate for certification shall:
- be not less than 18 years of age;
- have completed not less than 12 months of combined workshop skills training and approved seagoing service of which not less than 6 months will be seagoing service as part of an approved training programme which meets the requirements of section A-III/6 of the STCW Code and is documented in an approved training record book, or otherwise not less than 36 months of combined workshop skills training and approved seagoing service of which not less than 30 months will be seagoing service in the engine department;
- have completed approved education and training and meet the standards of competence specified in section
A-III/6 of the STCW Code; and
- meet the standards of competence specified in section A-VI/1, paragraph 2,section A-VI/2, paragraphs 1 to 4, section A-VI/3, paragraphs 1 to 4 and section A-VI/4, paragraphs 1 to 3 of the STCW Code.

Electro-Technical Officer (Reg. III/6) – NEW (Cont)
- Every Party shall compare the standards of competence which it required of electrotechnical officers for certificates issued before 1 January 2012 with those specified for the certificate in section A-III/6 of the STCW Code, and shall determine the need for requiring those personnel to update their qualifications.
- Seafarers may be considered by the Party to have met the requirements of this regulation if they have served in a relevant capacity on board a ship for a period of not less than 12 months within the last 60 months preceding the entry into force of this regulation for that Party and meet the standards of competence specified in section A-III/6 of the STCW Code.
- Notwithstanding the above requirements of paragraph 1 to 4, a suitably qualified person may be considered by a Party to be able to perform certain functions of section A-III/6.

Electrical, electronic and control engineering at the operational level(Code A- III/6)
- Monitor the operation of electrical, electronic and control systems
- Monitor the operation of automatic control systems of propulsion and auxiliary machinery
- Operate generators and distribution systems
- Operate and maintain power systems in excess of 1,000 volts
- Operate computers and computer networks on ships
- Use English in written and oral form
- Use internal communication systems

Maintenance and repair at the operational level (Code A- III/6)
- Maintenance and repair of;
- electrical and electronic equipment
- automation and control systems of main propulsion and auxiliary machinery
- bridge navigation equipment and ship communication systems
- electrical, electronic and control systems of deck machinery and cargo-handling equipment
- control systems of hotel equipment

Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at operational level (Code A- III/6)
- Ensure compliance with pollution-prevention requirements
- Prevent, control and fight fire onboard
- Operate life-saving appliances
- Apply medical first aid onboard
- Application of leadership and teamworking skills
- Contribute to the safety of personnel and ship

Electro-Technical Ratings (Reg. III/7) – NEW
- Every electro-technical rating serving on a seagoing ship powered by main
propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more shall be duly certificated.
- Every candidate for certification shall:
- be not less than 18 years of age;
- have completed approved seagoing service including not less than 12 months training and experience, or
- have completed approved training, including an approved period of seagoing service which shall not be less than 6 months;
or
- have qualifications that meet the technical competences in table A-III/7 and an approved period of seagoing service, which shall not be less than 3 months; and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-III/7 of the STCW Code.

Electro-Technical Ratings (Reg. III/7) – NEW (Cont)
- Every Party shall compare the standards of competence which it required of electrotechnical ratings for certificates issued before 1 January 2012 with those specified for the certificate in section A-III/7 of the STCW Code, and shall determine the need, if any, for requiring these personnel to update their qualifications.
- Seafarers may be considered by the Party to have met the requirements of this regulation if they have served in a relevant capacity on board a ship for a period of not less than 12 months within the last 60 months preceding the entry into force of
this regulation for that Party and meet the standards of competence specified in section A-III/7 of the STCW Code.
- Notwithstanding the above requirements of paragraphs 1 to 4, a suitably qualified person may be considered by a Party to be able to perform certain functions of section A-III/7.

Electrical, electronic and control engineering at the support level (Code A- III/7)
- Safe use of electrical equipment
- Contribute to monitoring the operation of electrical systems and machinery
- Use hand tools, electrical and electronic measurement equipment for fault finding, maintenance and repair operations

Maintenance and repair at the support level (Code A- III/7)
- Contribute to shipboard maintenance and repair
- Contribute to the maintenance and repair of electrical systems and machinery onboard

Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the support level (Code A- III/7)
- Contribute to the handling of stores
- Apply precautions and contribute to the prevention of pollution of the marine environment
- Apply occupational health and safety procedures.



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