The full text of the revised Convention and Code can be found on the IMO website.
Refresher Training for Statutory Short Courses
Another significant development in the revised Convention and Code concerns the requirement to undergo refresher training in a number of key areas.
Previously the STCW requirements in respect of refresher training for a number of statutory short courses were interpreted in a number of ways by various Administrations. Any loopholes in the regulations have now been removed and courses concerning the safety and survival of crew and passengers will require refresher training every five years.
The following statutory courses will, under the new STCW Convention and Code require refresher training at least every five years:
- Basic Safety Training;
- Crisis Management and Human Behaviour;
- Crowd Management;
- Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity;
- Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats;
- Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats, other than Fast Rescue Boats;
- Training in Advanced Fire Fighting.
It is a possibility that such refresher training may be in an abbreviated form of the training scope covered by the initial course; this may be met by web based learning, shipboard training or drills, or the more traditional shore based training. The exact requirements will be determined by individual Administrations.
If Members require any further guidance they should contact the Loss Prevention department.