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New STCW 2010 - What has changed
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
- Not up to date

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The new STCW 2010 enters into force on 1st January 2012
The new STCW 2010 enters into force on 1st January 2012The Manila amendments to the STCW Convention and Code were adopted on 25 June 2010, marking a major revision of the STCW Convention and Code. The 2010 amendments are set to enter into force on 1 January 2012 under the tacit acceptance procedure and are aimed at bringing the Convention and
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Captain Administrative Duties at the Top - Captain Matters
Captain Administrative Duties at the Top - Captain MattersHereafter are the main administrative duties and knowledge that a Superyacht Captain is supposed to be aware of:
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The new Port State Control Regime started on Yachts already - Captain Matters

Port State Control OfficerRecent Developments
The PYA is aware of the recent detention of three yachts at Genoa. The deficiencies listed by the Port Sate Control  Officers were:

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New Port State Control inspection regime will affect commercial yachts - Captain Matters

Paris Memorandum of UnderstandingOn 1st January 2011 the Paris Memorandum of Understanding (Paris MoU) introduced a new Port State Control inspection regime which will affect commercial yachts.

This regime is called “The Hybrid European Targeting and Inspection System”, or “THETIS”, also known as the “New Inspection Regime” (NIR).

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Revised STCW 95 Convention and Code adopted - Captain Matters
stcw95 conferenceMajor revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers
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Marpol Amendments - Captain Matters
cargo smokeMARPOL amendments cut air pollution from ships
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Maritime Labour Convention 2006 - Captain Matters

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Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (pdf)

Guideline for Flag State Inspection under MLC 2006 (pdf)

 
Dock Express Boarding Instructions - Captain Matters
dock_expressARRIVAL AT LOADING LOCATION
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Emergency Phone Numbers - Captain Matters
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France - Italy - Palma de Mallorca - USA
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Balearics Charter Itinerary - Captain Matters
mallorcaSample of an eleven days charter in the Balearics
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Crew Contracts - Captain Matters
sign contractThings to include in agreements and contracts
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Crew Salary Guidelines - Captain Matters
banknoteSalary guidelines, offered salaries are  made by Owners, Captains and Management companies. The salary can be negotiable according to the certificate and the experience.
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