2012. évi XIX. törvény

a tengerészek képzéséről, képesítéséről és az őrszolgálat ellátásáról szóló 1978. évi nemzetközi egyezmény 2010. évi manilai módosításaival egységes szerkezetbe foglalt szövegének kihirdetéséről

1. § Az Országgyűlés e törvénnyel felhatalmazást ad a tengerészek képzéséről, képesítéséről és az őrszolgálat ellátásáról szóló 1978. évi nemzetközi egyezmény (a továbbiakban: Egyezmény) 2010. évi manilai módosításaival egységes szerkezetbe foglalt szövege kötelező hatályának elismerésére.

2. § Az Országgyűlés az Egyezményt e törvénnyel kihirdeti.

3. § (1) Az Egyezmény hiteles angol nyelvű szövegét és annak hivatalos magyar nyelvű fordítását az 1. melléklet tartalmazza.

(2) Az Egyezmény melléklete I/1 szabály 1.23 pontjában említett, a tengerészek képzéséről, képesítéséről és az őrszolgálat ellátásáról szóló STCW Szabályzat hiteles angol nyelvű szövegét és hivatalos magyar nyelvű fordítását a 2. melléklet tartalmazza.

4. § (1) Ez a törvény - a (2) bekezdésben meghatározott kivétellel - a kihirdetését követő napon lép hatályba.

(2) A 2-3. §, az 5. §, valamint az 1. és a 2. melléklet 2012. július 1-jén lép hatályba.

5. § Hatályát veszti

a) a tengerészek képzéséről, képesítéséről és az őrszolgálat ellátásáról szóló 1978/1995. évi nemzetközi egyezmény kihirdetéséről szóló 119/1997. (VII. 15.) Korm. rendelet,

b) a tengerészek képzéséről, képesítéséről és az őrszolgálat ellátásáról szóló 1978/1995. évi nemzetközi egyezmény melléklete módosításainak kihirdetéséről szóló 147/2005. (VII. 27.) Korm. rendelet, valamint

c) a tengerészek képzéséről, képesítéséről és az őrszolgálat ellátásáról szóló 1978/1995. évi nemzetközi egyezmény mellékletének 1.21 pontjában említett STCW Szabályzat kihirdetéséről szóló 41/2006. (VI. 28.) GKM rendelet.

Schmitt Pál s. k.,

köztársasági elnök

Kövér László s. k.,

az Országgyűlés elnöke

1. melléklet a 2012. évi XIX. törvényhez

"International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978

Article I

1. General obligations under the Convention

(1) The Parties undertake to give effect to the provisions of the Convention and the annex thereto, which shall constitute an integral part of the Convention. Every reference to the Convention constitutes at the same time a reference to the annex.

(2) The Parties undertake to promulgate all laws, decrees, orders and regulations and to take all other steps which may be necessary to give the Convention full and complete effect, so as to ensure that, from the point of view of safety of life and property at sea and the protection of the marine environment, seafarers on board ships are qualified and fit for their duties.

Article II

2. Definitions

For the purpose of the Convention, unless expressly provided otherwise:

(a) Party means a State for which the Convention has entered into force;

(b) Administration means the Government of the Party whose flag the ship is entitled to fly;

(c) Certificate means a valid document, by whatever name it may be known, issued by or under the authority of the Administration or recognised by the Administration authorising the holder to serve as stated in this document or as authorised by national regulations;

(d) Certificated means properly holding a certificate;

(e) Organisation means the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organisation (IMCO);

(f) Secretary-General means the Secretary-General of the Organisation;

(g) Seagoing ship means a ship other than those which navigate exclusively in inland waters or in waters within, or closely adjacent to, sheltered waters or areas where port regulations apply;

(h) Fishing vessel means a vessel used for catching fish, whales, seals, walrus or other living resources of the sea;

(i) Radio Regulations means the Radio Regulations annexed to, or regarded as being annexed to, the most recent International Telecommunication Convention which may be in force at any time.

Article III

3. Application

The Convention shall apply to seafarers serving on board seagoing ships entitled to fly the flag of a Party except to those serving on board:

(a) warships, naval auxiliaries or other ships owned or operated by a State and engaged only on governmental non-commercial service: however, each Party shall ensure, by the adoption of appropriate measures not impairing the operations or operational capabilities of such ships owned or operated by it, that the persons serving on board such ships meet the requirements of the Convention so far as is reasonable and practicable:

(b) fishing vessels;

(c) pleasure yachts not engaged in trade; or

(d) wooden ships of primitive build.

Article IV

4. Communication of information

(1) The Parties shall communicate as soon as practicable to the Secretary-General:

(a) the text of laws, decrees, orders, regulations and instruments promulgated on the various matters within the scope of the Convention;

(b) full details, where appropriate, of contents and duration of study courses, together with their national examination and other requirements for each certificate issued in compliance with the Convention;

(c) a sufficient number of specimen certificates issued in compliance with the Convention.

(2) The Secretary-General shall notify all Parties of the receipt of any communication under paragraph (1)(a) and, inter alia, for the purposes of articles IX and X, shall, on request, provide them with any information communicated to him under paragraphs (1) (b) and (c).

Article V

5. Other treaties and interpretation

(1) All prior treaties, conventions and arrangements relating to standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers in force between the Parties shall continue to have full and complete effect during the terms thereof as regards:

(a) seafarers to whom this Convention does not apply;

(b) seafarers to whom this Convention applies, in respect of matters for which it has not expressly provided.

(2) To the extent, however, that such treaties, conventions or arrangements conflict with the provisions of the Convention, the Parties shall review their commitments under such treaties, conventions and arrangements with a view to ensuring that there is no conflict between these commitments and their obligations under the Convention.

(3) All matters which are not expressly provided for in the Convention remain subject to the legislation of Parties.

(4) Nothing in the Convention shall prejudice the codification and development of the law of the sea by the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea convened pursuant to resolution 2750 C(XXV) of the General Assembly of the United Nations, nor the present or future claims and legal views of any State concerning the law of the sea and the nature and extent of coastal and flag State jurisdiction.

Article VI

6. Certificates

(1) Certificates for masters, officers or ratings shall be issued to those candidate who, to the satisfaction of the Administration, meet the requirements for service, age, medical fitness, training, qualification and examinations in accordance with the appropriate provisions of the annex to the Convention.

(2) Certificates for masters and officers issued in compliance with this article shall be endorsed by the issuing Administration in the form as prescribed in regulation I/2 of the annex. If the language used is not English, the endorsement shall include a translation into that language.

Article VII

7. Transitional provisions

(1) A certificate of competency or of service in a capacity for which the Convention requires a certificate and which before entry into force of the Convention for a Party is issued in accordance with the laws of that Party or the Radio Regulations shall be recognised as valid for service after entry into force of the Convention for that Party.

(2) After the entry into force of the Convention for a Party, its Administration may continue to issue certificates of competency in accordance with its previous practices for a period not exceeding five years. Such certificates shall be recognised as valid for the purpose of the Convention. During this transitional period such certificates shall be issued only to seafarers who had commenced their sea service before entry into force of the Convention for that Party within the specific ship department to which those certificates relate. The Administration shall ensure that all other candidates for certification shall be examined and certificated in accordance with the Convention.

(3) A Party may, within two years after entry into force of the Convention for that Party, issue a certificate of service to seafarers who hold neither an appropriate certificate under the Convention nor a certificate of competency issued under its laws before entry into force of the Convention for that Party but who have:

(a) served in the capacity for which they seek a certificate of service for not less than three years at sea within the last seven years preceding entry into force of the Convention for that Party;

(b) produced evidence that they have performed that service satisfactorily;

(c) satisfied the Administration as to medical fitness, including eyesight and hearing, taking into account their age at the time of application.

For the purpose of the Convention, a certificate of service issued under this paragraph shall be regarded as the equivalent of a certificate issued under the Convention.

Article VIII

Dispensation

(1) In circumstances of exceptional necessity, Administrations, if in their opinion this does not cause danger to persons, property or the environment, may issue a dispensation permitting a specified seafarer to serve in a specified ship for a specified period not exceeding six months in a capacity, other than that of the radio officer or radiotelephone operator, except as provided by the relevant Radio Regulations, for which he does not hold the appropriate certificate, provided that the person to whom the dispensation is issued shall be adequately qualified to fill the vacant post in a safe manner, to the satisfaction of the Administration. However, dispensations shall not be granted to a master or chief engineer officer except in circumstances of force majeure and then only for the shortest possible period.

(2) Any dispensation granted for a post shall be granted only to a person properly certificated to fill the post immediately below. Where certification of the post below is not required by the Convention, a dispensation may be issued to a person whose qualification and experience are, in the opinion of the Administration, of a clear equivalence to the requirements for the post to be filled, provided that, if such a person holds no appropriate certificate, he shall be required to pass a test accepted by the Administration as demonstrating that such a dispensation may safely be issued. In addition, Administrations shall ensure that the post in question is filled by the holder of an appropriate certificate as soon as possible.

(3) Parties shall, as soon as possible after I January of each year, send a report to the Secretary-General giving information of the total number of dispensations in respect of each capacity for which a certificate is required that have been issued during the year to seagoing ships, together with information as to the numbers of those ships above and below 1,600 gross register tons respectively.

Article IX

Equivalents

(1) The Convention shall not prevent an Administration from retaining or adopting other educational and training arrangements, including those involving seagoing service and shipboard organisation especially adapted to technical develop-ments and to special types of ships and trades, provided that the level of seagoing service, knowledge and efficiency as regards navigational and technical handling of ship and cargo ensures a degree of safety at sea and has a preventive effect as regards pollution at least equivalent to the requirements of the Convention.

(2) Details of such arrangements shall be reported as early as practicable to the Secretary-General who shall circulate such particulars to all Parties.

Article X

8. Control

(1) Ships, except those excluded by article III, are subject, while in the ports of a Party, to control by officers duly authorised by that Party to verify that all seafarers serving on board -who arc required to be certificated by the Convention are so certificated or hold an appropriate dispensation. Such certificates shall be accepted unless there are clear grounds for believing that a certificate has been fraudulently obtained or that the holder of a certificate is not the person to whom that certificate was originally issued.

(2) In the event that any deficiencies arc found under paragraph (1) or under the procedures specified in regulation 1/4, "Control procedures", the officer carrying out the control shall forthwith inform, in writing, the master of the ship and the Consul or, in his absence, the nearest diplomatic representative or the maritime authority of the State whose flag the ship is entitled to fly, so that appropriate action may be taken. Such notification shall specify the details of the deficiencies found and the grounds on which the Party determines that these deficiencies pose a danger to persons, property or the environment.

(3) In exercising the control under paragraph (1), if, taking into account the size and type of the ship and the length and nature of the voyage, the deficiencies referred to in paragraph (3) of regulation 1/4 are not corrected and it is determined that this fact poses a danger to persons, property or the environment, the Party carrying out the control shall take steps to ensure that the ship will not sail unless and until these requirements are met to the extent that the danger has been removed. The facts concerning the action taken shall be reported promptly to the Secretary-General.

(4) When exercising control under this article, all possible efforts shall be made to avoid a ship being unduly detained or delayed. If a ship is so detained or delayed it shall be entitled to compensation for any loss or damage resulting therefrom.

(5) This article shall be applied as may be necessary to ensure that no more favourable treatment is given to ships entitled to fly the flag of a non-Party than is given to ships entitled to fly the flag of a Party.

Article XI

Promotion of technical co-operation

(1) Parties to the Convention shall promote, in consultation with, and with the assistance of, the Organisation, support for those Parties which request technical assistance for:

(a) training of administrative and technical personnel;

(b) establishment of institutions for the training of seafarers;

(c) supply of equipment and facilities for training institutions;

(d) development of adequate training programmes, including practical training on seagoing ships; and

(e) facilitation of other measures and arrangements to enhance the qualifications of seafarers;

preferably on a national, sub-regional or regional basis, to further the aims and purposes of the Convention, taking into account the special needs of developing countries in this regard.

(2) On its part, the Organisation shall pursue the aforesaid efforts, as appropriate, in consultation or association with other international organisations, particularly the International Labour Organisation.

Article XII

Amendments

(1) The Convention may be amended by either of the following procedures:

(a) amendments after consideration within the Organisation:

(i) any amendment proposed by a Party shall be submitted to the Secretary-General, who shall then circulate it to all Members of the Organisation, all Parties and the Director-General of the International Labour Office at least six months prior to its consideration;

(ii) any amendment so proposed and circulated shall be referred to the Maritime Safety Committee of the Organisation for consideration;

(iii) Parties, whether or not Members of the Organisation, shall be entitled to participate in the proceedings of the Maritime Safety Committee for consideration and adoption of amendments;

(iv) amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting in the Maritime Safety Committee expanded as provided for in sub-paragraph (a) (iii) (hereinafter referred to as the "expanded Maritime Safety Committee") on condition that at least one third of the Parties shall be present at the time of voting;

(v) amendments so adopted shall be communicated by the Secretary-General to all Parties for acceptance

(vi) an amendment to an article shall be deemed to have been accepted on the date on which it is accepted by two thirds of the Parties:

(vii) an amendment to the annex shall be deemed to have been accepted:

1 at the end of two years from the date on which it is communicated to the Parties for acceptance; or

2 at the end of a different period, which shall be not less than one year, ii so determined at the time of its adoption by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting in the expanded Maritime Safety Committee;

however, the amendments shall be deemed not to have been accepted if, within the specified period, either more than one third of Parties or Parties the combined merchant fleets of which constitute not less than 50% of the gross tonnage of the world's merchant shipping of ships of 100 gross register tons or more notify the Secretary-General that they object to the amendment;

(viii) an amendment to an article shall enter into force with respect to those Parties which have accepted it six months after the date on which it is deemed to have been accepted, and with respect to each Party which accepts it after that date, six months after the date of that Party's acceptance;

(ix) an amendment to the annex shall enter into force with respect to all Parties, except those which have objected to the amendment under sub-paragraph (a) (vii) and which have not withdrawn such objections, six months after the date on which it is deemed to have been accepted. Before the date determined for entry into force, any Party may give notice to the Secretary-General that it exempts itself from giving effect to that amendment for a period not longer than one year from the date of its entry into force, or for such longer period as may be determined by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting in the expanded Maritime Safety Committee at the time of the adoption of the amendment; or

(b) amendment by a conference:

(i) upon the request of a Party concurred in by at least one third of the Parties, the Organisation shall convene, in association or consultation with the Director-General of the International Labour Office, a conference of Parties to consider amendments to the Convention;

(ii) every amendment adopted by such a conference by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting shall be communicated by the Secretary-General to all Parties for acceptance;

(iii) unless the conference decides otherwise, the amendment shall be deemed to have been accepted and shall enter into force in accordance with the procedures specified in sub-paragraphs (a)(vi) and (a)(viii) or sub-paragraphs (a)(vii) and (a)(ix) respectively, provided that references in these sub-paragraphs to the expanded Maritime Safety Committee shall be taken to mean references to the conference.

(2) Any declaration of acceptance of, or objection to, an amendment or any notice given under paragraph (1)(a)(ix) shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary-Gen-eral, who shall inform all Parties of any such submission and the date of its receipt.

(3) The Secretary-General shall inform all Parties of any amendments which enter into force, together with the date on which each such amendment enters into force.

Article XIII

Signature, ratification, acceptance, approval and accession

(1) The Convention shall remain open for signature at the Headquarters of the Organisation from I December 1978 until 30 November 1979 and shall thereafter remain open for accession. Any State may become a Party by:

(a) signature without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval; or

(b) signature subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, followed by ratification, acceptance or approval; or

(c) accession.

(2) Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument to that effect with the Secretary-General.

(3) The Secretary-General shall inform all States that have signed the Convention or acceded to it and the Director-General of the International Labour Office of any signature or of the deposit of any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession and the date of its deposit.

Article XIV

Entry into force

(1) The Convention shall enter into force 12 months after the date on which not less than 25 States, the combined merchant fleets of which constitute not less than 50% of the gross tonnage of the world's merchant shipping of ships of 100 gross register tons or more, have either signed it without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval or deposited the requisite instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession in accordance with article XIII.

(2) The Secretary-General shall inform all States that have signed the Convention or acceded to it of the date on which it enters into force.

(3) Any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited during the 12 months referred to in paragraph (1) shall take effect on the coming into force of the Convention or three months after the deposit of such instrument, whichever is the later date.

(4) Any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited after the date on which the Convention enters into force shall take effect three months after the date of deposit.

(5) After the date on which an amendment is deemed to have been accepted under article XII, any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited shall apply to the Convention as amended.

Article XV

Denunciation

(1) The Convention may be denounced by any Party at any time after five years from the date on which the Convention entered into force for that Party.

(2) Denunciation shall be effected by notification in writing to the Secretary-General who shall inform all other Parties and the Director-General of the International Labour Office of any such notification received and of the date of its receipt as well as the date on which such denunciation takes effect.

(3) A denunciation shall take effect 12 months after receipt of the notification of denunciation by the Secretary-General or after any longer period which may be indicated in the notification.

Article XVI

Deposit and registration

(1) The Convention shall be deposited with the Secretary-General who shall transmit certified true copies thereof to all States that have signed the Convention or acceded to it.

(2) As soon as the Convention enters into force, the Secretary-General shall transmit the text to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for registration and publication, in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.

Article XVII

Languages

The Convention is established in a single copy in the Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish languages, each text being equally authentic. Official translations in the Arabic and German languages shall be prepared and deposited with the signed original.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorised by their respective Governments for that purpose, have signed the Convention.

DONE AT LONDON this seventh day of July, one thousand nine hundred and seventy-eight.

ANNEX

CHAPTER I General provisions

Regulation I/1

Definitions and clarifications

1 For the purpose of the Convention, unless expressly provided otherwise:

.1 Regulations means regulations contained in the annex to the Convention;

.2 Approved means approved by the Party in accordance with these regulations;

.3 Master means the person having command of a ship;

.4 Officer means a member of the crew, other than the master, designated as such by national law or regulations or, in the absence of such designation, by collective agreement or custom;

.5 Deck officer means an officer qualified in accordance with the provisions of chapter II of the Convention;

.6 Chief mate means the officer next in rank to the master and upon whom the command of the ship will fall in the event of the incapacity of the master;

.7 Engineer officer means an officer qualified in accordance with the provisions of regulation III/1, III/2 or III/3 of the Convention;

.8 Chief engineer officer means the senior engineer officer responsible for the mechanical propulsion and the operation and maintenance of the mechanical and electrical installations of the ship;

.9 Second engineer officer means the engineer officer next in rank to the chief engineer officer and upon whom the responsibility for the mechanical propulsion and the operation and maintenance of the mechanical and electrical installations of the ship will fall in the event of the incapacity of the chief engineer officer;

.10 Assistant engineer officer means a person under training to become an engineer officer and designated as such by national law or regulations;

.11 Radio operator means a person holding an appropriate certificate issued or recognized by the Administration under the provisions of the Radio Regulations;

.12 GMDSS radio operator means a person who is qualified in accordance with the provisions of chapter IV of the Convention;

.13 Rating means a member of the ship's crew other than the master or an officer;

.14 Near-coastal voyages means voyages in the vicinity of a Party as defined by that Party;

.15 Propulsion power means the total maximum continuous rated output power, in kilowatts, of all the ship's main propulsion machinery which appears on the ship's certificate of registry or other official document;

.16 Radio duties include, as appropriate, watchkeeping and technical maintenance and repairs conducted in accordance with the Radio Regulations, the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS), as amended and, at the discretion of each Administration, the relevant recommendations of the Organization;

.17 Oil tanker means a ship constructed and used for the carriage of petroleum and petroleum products in bulk;

.18 Chemical tanker means a ship constructed or adapted and used for the carriage in bulk of any liquid product listed in chapter 17 of the International Bulk Chemical Code;

.19 Liquefied gas tanker means a ship constructed or adapted and used for the carriage in bulk of any liquefied gas or other product listed in chapter 19 of the International Gas Carrier Code;

.20 Passenger ship means a ship as defined in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended;

.21 Ro-ro passenger ship means a passenger ship with ro-ro spaces or special category spaces as defined in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS), as amended;

.22 Month means a calendar month or 30 days made up of periods of less than one month;

.23 STCW Code means the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code as adopted by the 1995 Conference resolution 2, as it may be amended by the Organization;

.24 Function means a group of tasks, duties and responsibilities, as specified in the STCW Code, necessary for ship operation, safety of life at sea or protection of the marine environment;

.25 Company means the owner of the ship or any other organization or person such as the manager, or the bareboat charterer, who has assumed the responsibility for operation of the ship from the shipowner and who, on assuming such responsibility, has agreed to take over all the duties and responsibilities imposed on the company by these regulations;

.26 Seagoing service means service on board a ship relevant to the issue or revalidation of a certificate or other qualification;

.27 ISPS Code means the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code adopted on 12 December 2002, by resolution 2 of the Conference of Contracting Governments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, as may be amended by the Organization;

.28 Ship security officer means the person on board the ship, accountable to the master, designated by the Company as responsible for the security of the ship including implementation and maintenance of the ship security plan and liaison with the company security officer and port facility security officers;

.29 Security duties include all security tasks and duties on board ships as defined by chapter XI-2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS 1974, as amended) and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code;

.30 Certificate of competency means a certificate issued and endorsed for masters, officers and GMDSS radio operators in accordance with the provisions of chapters II, III, IV or VII of this annex and entitling the lawful holder thereof to serve in the capacity and perform the functions involved at the level of responsibility specified therein;

.31 Certificate of proficiency means a certificate, other than a certificate of competency issued to a seafarer, stating that the relevant requirements of training, competencies or seagoing service in the Convention have been met;

.32 Documentary evidence means documentation, other than a certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency, used to establish that the relevant requirements of the Convention have been met;

.33 Electro-technical officer means an officer qualified in accordance with the provisions of regulation III/6 of the Convention;

.34 Able seafarer deck means a rating qualified in accordance with the provisions of regulation II/5 of the Convention;

.35 Able seafarer engine means a rating qualified in accordance with the provisions of regulation III/5 of the Convention; and

.36 Electro-technical rating means a rating qualified in accordance with the provisions of regulation III/7 of the Convention.

2 These regulations are supplemented by the mandatory provisions contained in part A of the STCW Code and:

.1 any reference to a requirement in a regulation also constitutes a reference to the corresponding section of part A of the STCW Code;

.2 in applying these regulations, the related guidance and explanatory material contained in part B of the STCW Code should be taken into account to the greatest degree possible in order to achieve a more uniform implementation of the Convention provisions on a global basis;

.3 amendments to part A of the STCW Code shall be adopted, brought into force and take effect in accordance with the provisions of article XII of the Convention concerning the amendment procedure applicable to the annex; and

.4 part B of the STCW Code shall be amended by the Maritime Safety Committee in accordance with its rules of procedure.

3 The references made in article VI of the Convention to "the Administration" and "the issuing Administration" shall not be construed as preventing any Party from issuing and endorsing certificates under the provisions of these regulations.

Regulation I/2

Certificates and endorsements

1 Certificates of competency shall be issued only by the Administration, following verification of the authenticity and validity of any necessary documentary evidence.

2 Certificates issued in accordance with the provisions of regulations V/1-1 and V/1-2 to masters and officers shall only be issued by an Administration.

3 Certificates shall be in the official language or languages of the issuing country. If the language used is not English, the text shall include a translation into that language.

4 In respect of radio operators, Parties may:

.1 include the additional knowledge required by the relevant regulations in the examination for the issue of a certificate complying with the Radio Regulations; or

.2 issue a separate certificate indicating that the holder has the additional knowledge required by the relevant regulations.

5 The endorsement required by article VI of the Convention to attest the issue of a certificate shall only be issued if all the requirements of the Convention have been complied with.

6 At the discretion of a Party, endorsements may be incorporated in the format of the certificates being issued as provided for in section A-I/2 of the STCW Code. If so incorporated, the form used shall be that set forth in section A-I/2, paragraph 1. If issued otherwise, the form of endorsements used shall be that set forth in paragraph 2 of that section.

7 An Administration which recognizes under regulation I/10:

.1 a certificate of competency; or

.2 a certificate of proficiency issued to masters and officers in accordance with the provisions of regulations V/1-1 and V/1-2 shall endorse such certificate to attest its recognition only after ensuring the authenticity and validity of the certificate.

The endorsement shall only be issued if all requirements of the Convention have been complied with. The form of the endorsement used shall be that set forth in paragraph 3 of section A-I/2 of the STCW Code.

8 The endorsements referred to in paragraphs 5, 6 and 7:

.1 may be issued as separate documents;

.2 shall be issued by the Administration only;

.3 shall each be assigned a unique number, except that endorsements attesting the issue of a certificate may be assigned the same number as the certificate concerned, provided that number is unique; and

.4 shall expire as soon as the certificate endorsed expires or is withdrawn, suspended or cancelled by the Party which issued it and, in any case, not more than five years after their date of issue.

9 The capacity in which the holder of a certificate is authorized to serve shall be identified in the form of endorsement in terms identical to those used in the applicable safe manning requirements of the Administration.

10 Administrations may use a format different from the format given in section A-I/2 of the STCW Code, provided that, as a minimum, the required information is provided in Roman characters and Arabic figures, taking into account the variations permitted under section A-I/2.

11 Subject to the provisions of regulation I/10, paragraph 5, any certificate required by the Convention must be kept available in its original form on board the ship on which the holder is serving.

12 Each Party shall ensure that certificates are issued only to candidates who comply with the requirements of this regulation.

13 Candidates for certification shall provide satisfactory proof:

.1 of their identity

.2 that their age is not less than that prescribed in the regulation relevant to the certificate applied for;

.3 that they meet the standards of medical fitness specified in section A-I/9 of the STCW Code;

.4 of having completed the seagoing service and any related compulsory training required by these regulations for the certificate applied for; and

.5 that they meet the standards of competence prescribed by these regulations for the capacities, functions and levels that are to be identified in the endorsement to the certificate.

14 Each Party undertakes to maintain a register or registers of all certificates andendorsements for masters, officers, and, as applicable, ratings which are issued, have expired or have been revalidated, suspended, cancelled or reported lost or destroyed and of dispensations issued.

15 Each Party undertakes to make available information on the status of such certificates of competency, endorsements and dispensations to other Parties and companies which request verification of the authenticity and validity of certificates produced to them by seafarers seeking recognition of their certificates under regulation I/10 or employment on board ship.

16 As of 1 January 2017, the information on the status of information required to be available in accordance with paragraph 15 of this regulation shall be made available, in the English language, through electronic means.

Regulation I/3

Principles governing near-coastal voyages

1 Any Party defining near-coastal voyages for the purpose of the Convention shall not impose training, experience or certification requirements on the seafarers serving on board the ships entitled to fly the flag of another Party and engaged on such voyages in a manner resulting in more stringent requirements for such seafarers than for seafarers serving on board ships entitled to fly its own flag. In no case shall any such Party impose requirements in respect of seafarers serving on board ships entitled to fly the flag of another Party in excess of those of the Convention in respect of ships not engaged on near-coastal voyages.

2 A Party that, for ships afforded the benefits of the near-coastal voyage provisions of the Convention, which includes voyages off the coast of other Parties within the limits of their near-coastal definition, shall enter into an undertaking with the Parties concerned specifying the details of both involved trading areas and other relevant conditions.

3 With respect to ships entitled to fly the flag of a Party regularly engaged on near-coastal voyages off the coast of another Party, the Party whose flag the ship is entitled to fly shall prescribe training, experience and certification requirements for seafarers serving on such ships at least equal to those of the Party off whose coast the ship is engaged, provided that they do not exceed the requirements of the Convention in respect of ships not engaged on near-coastal voyages. Seafarers serving on a ship which extends its voyage beyond what is defined as a near-coastal voyage by a Party and enters waters not covered by that definition shall fulfil the appropriate competency requirements of the Convention.

4 A Party may afford a ship which is entitled to fly its flag the benefits of the near-coastal voyage provisions of the Convention when it is regularly engaged off the coast of a non-Party on near-coastal voyages as defined by the Party.

5 The certificates of seafarers issued by a Party for its defined near-coastal voyages limits may be accepted by other Parties for service in their defined near-coastal voyages limits, provided the Parties concerned enter into an undertaking specifying the details of involved trading areas and other relevant conditions thereof.

6 Parties defining near-coastal voyages, in accordance with the requirements of this regulation, shall:

.1 meet the principles governing near-coastal voyages specified in section A-I/3;

.2 communicate to the Secretary-General, in conformity with the requirements of regulation I/7, the details of the provisions adopted; and

.3 incorporate the near-coastal voyages limits in the endorsements issued pursuant to regulation I/2, paragraphs 5, 6 or 7.

7 Nothing in this regulation shall, in any way, limit the jurisdiction of any State, whether or not a Party to the Convention.

Regulation I/4

Control procedures

1 Control exercised by a duly authorized control officer under article X shall be limited to the following:

.1 verification in accordance with article X(1) that all seafarers serving on board who are required to be certificated in accordance with the Convention hold an appropriate certificate or a valid dispensation, or provide documentary proof that an application for an endorsement has been submitted to the Administration in accordance with regulation I/10, paragraph 5;

.2 verification that the numbers and certificates of the seafarers serving on board are in conformity with the applicable safe manning requirements of the Administration; and

.3 assessment, in accordance with section A-I/4 of the STCW Code, of the ability of the seafarers of the ship to maintain watchkeeping and security standards, as appropriate, as required by the Convention if there are clear grounds for believing that such standards are not being maintained because any of the following have occurred:

.3.1 the ship has been involved in a collision, grounding or stranding, or

.3.2 there has been a discharge of substances from the ship when under way, at anchor or at berth which is illegal under any international convention, or

.3.3 the ship has been manoeuvred in an erratic or unsafe manner whereby routeing measures adopted by the Organization or safe navigation practices and procedures have not been followed, or

.3.4 the ship is otherwise being operated in such a manner as to pose a danger to persons, property, the environment, or a compromise to security.

2 Deficiencies which may be deemed to pose a danger to persons, property or the environment include the following:

.1 failure of seafarers to hold a certificate, to have an appropriate certificate, to have a valid dispensation or to provide documentary proof that an application for an endorsement has been submitted to the Administration in accordance with regulation I/10, paragraph 5;

.2 failure to comply with the applicable safe manning requirements of the Administration;

.3 failure of navigational or engineering watch arrangements to conform to the requirements specified for the ship by the Administration;

.4 absence in a watch of a person qualified to operate equipment essential to safe navigation, safety radiocommunications or the prevention of marine pollution; and

.5 inability to provide, for the first watch at the commencement of a voyage and for subsequent relieving watches, persons who are sufficiently rested and otherwise fit for duty.

3 Failure to correct any of the deficiencies referred to in paragraph 2, in so far as it has been determined by the Party carrying out the control that they pose a danger to persons, property or the environment, shall be the only grounds under article X on which a Party may detain a ship.

Regulation I/5

National provisions

1 Each Party shall establish processes and procedures for the impartial investigation of any reported incompetency, act, omission or compromise to security that may pose a direct threat to safety of life or property at sea or to the marine environment by the holders of certificates or endorsements issued by that Party in connection with their performance of duties related to their certificates and for the withdrawal, suspension and cancellation of such certificates for such cause and for the prevention of fraud.

2 Each Party shall take and enforce appropriate measures to prevent fraud and other unlawful practices involving certificates and endorsements issued.

3 Each Party shall prescribe penalties or disciplinary measures for cases in which the provisions of its national legislation giving effect to the Convention are not complied with in respect of ships entitled to fly its flag or of seafarers duly certificated by that Party.

4 In particular, such penalties or disciplinary measures shall be prescribed and enforced in cases in which:

.1 a company or a master has engaged a person not holding a certificate as required by the Convention;

.2 a master has allowed any function or service in any capacity required by these regulations to be performed by a person holding an appropriate certificate to be performed by a person not holding the required certificate, a valid dispensation or having the documentary proof required by regulation I/10, paragraph 5; or

.3 a person has obtained by fraud or forged documents an engagement to perform any function or serve in any capacity required by these regulations to be performed or filled by a person holding a certificate or dispensation.

5 A Party, within whose jurisdiction there is located any company which, or any person who, is believed on clear grounds to have been responsible for, or to have knowledge of, any apparent non-compliance with the Convention specified in paragraph 4, shall extend all co-operation possible to any Party which advises it of its intention to initiate proceedings under its jurisdiction.

Regulation I/6

Training and assessment

Each Party shall ensure that:

.1 the training and assessment of seafarers, as required under the Convention, are administered, supervised and monitored in accordance with the provisions of section A-I/6 of the STCW Code; and

.2 those responsible for the training and assessment of competence of seafarers, as required under the Convention, are appropriately qualified in accordance with the provisions of section A-I/6 of the STCW Code for the type and level of training or assessment involved.

Regulation I/7

Communication of information

1 In addition to the information required to be communicated by article IV, each Party shall provide to the Secretary-General, within the time periods prescribed and in the format specified in section A-I/7 of the STCW Code, such other information as may be required by the Code on other steps taken by the Party to give the Convention full and complete effect.

2 When complete information as prescribed in article IV and section A-I/7 of the STCW Code has been received and such information confirms that full and complete effect is given to the provisions of the Convention, the Secretary-General shall submit a report to this effect to the Maritime Safety Committee.

3 Following subsequent confirmation by the Maritime Safety Committee, in accordance with procedures adopted by the Committee, that the information which has been provided demonstrates that full and complete effect is given to the provisions of the Convention:

.1 the Maritime Safety Committee shall identify the Parties so concerned;

.2 shall review the list of Parties which communicated information that demonstrated that they give full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention, to retain in this list only the Parties so concerned; and

.3 other Parties shall be entitled, subject to the provisions of regulations I/4 and I/10, to accept, in principle, that certificates issued by or on behalf of the Parties identified in paragraph 3.1 are in compliance with the Convention.

4 Amendments to the Convention and STCW Code, with dates of entry into force later than the date information has been, or will be, communicated to the Secretary-General in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1, are not subject to the provisions of section A-I/7, paragraphs 1 and 2.

Regulation I/8

Quality standards

1 Each Party shall ensure that:

.1 in accordance with the provisions of section A-I/8 of the STCW Code, all training, assessment of competence, certification, including medical certification, endorsement and revalidation activities carried out by nongovernmental agencies or entities under its authority are continuously monitored through a quality standards system to ensure achievement of defined objectives, including those concerning the qualifications and experience of instructors and assessors; and

.2 where governmental agencies or entities perform such activities, there shall be a quality standards system.

2 Each Party shall also ensure that an evaluation is periodically undertaken, in accordance with the provisions of section A-I/8 of the STCW Code, by qualified persons who are not themselves involved in the activities concerned. This evaluation shall include all changes to national regulations and procedures in compliance with the amendments to the Convention and STCW Code, with dates of entry into force later than the date information was communicated to the Secretary-General.

3 A report containing the results of the evaluation required by paragraph 2 shall be communicated to the Secretary-General in accordance with the format specified in section A-I/7 of the STCW Code.

Regulation I/9

Medical standards

1 Each Party shall establish standards of medical fitness for seafarers and procedures for the issue of a medical certificate in accordance with the provisions of this regulation and of section A-I/9 of the STCW Code.

2 Each Party shall ensure that those responsible for assessing the medical fitness of seafarers are medical practitioners recognized by the Party for the purpose of seafarer medical examinations, in accordance with the provisions of section A-I/9 of the STCW Code.

3 Every seafarer holding a certificate issued under the provisions of the Convention, who is serving at sea, shall also hold a valid medical certificate issued in accordance with the provisions of this regulation and of section A-I/9 of the STCW Code.

4 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 be not less than 16 years of age;

.2 provide satisfactory proof of his/her identity; and

.3 meet the applicable medical fitness standards established by the Party.

5 Medical certificates shall remain valid for a maximum period of two years unless the seafarer is under the age of 18, in which case the maximum period of validity shall be one year.

6 If the period of validity of a medical certificate expires in the course of a voyage, then the medical certificate shall continue in force until the next port of call where a medical practitioner recognized by the Party is available, provided that the period shall not exceed three months.

7 In urgent cases the Administration may permit a seafarer to work without a valid medical certificate until the next port of call where a medical practitioner recognized by the Party is available, provided that:

.1 the period of such permission does not exceed three months; and

.2 the seafarer concerned is in possession of an expired medical certificate of recent date.

Regulation I/10

Recognition of certificates

1 Each Administration shall ensure that the provisions of this regulation are complied with, in order to recognize, by endorsement in accordance with regulation I/2, paragraph 7, a certificate issued by or under the authority of another Party to a master, officer or radio operator and that:

.1 the Administration has confirmed, through an evaluation of that Party, which may include inspection of facilities and procedures, that the requirements of the Convention regarding standards of competence, training and certification and quality standards are fully complied with; and

.2 an undertaking is agreed with the Party concerned that prompt notification will be given of any significant change in the arrangements for training and certification provided in compliance with the Convention.

2 Measures shall be established to ensure that seafarers who present, for recognition, certificates issued under the provisions of regulations II/2, III/2 or III/3, or issued under regulation VII/1 at the management level, as defined in the STCW Code, have an appropriate knowledge of the maritime legislation of the Administration relevant to the functions they are permitted to perform.

3 Information provided and measures agreed upon under this regulation shall be communicated to the Secretary-General in conformity with the requirements of regulation I/7.

4 Certificates issued by or under the authority of a non-Party shall not be recognized.

5 Notwithstanding the requirement of regulation I/2, paragraph 7, an Administration may, if circumstances require, subject to the provisions of paragraph 1, allow a seafarer to serve for a period not exceeding three months on board a ship entitled to fly its flag, while holding an appropriate and valid certificate issued and endorsed as required by another Party for use on board that Party's ships but which has not yet been endorsed so as to render it appropriate for service on board ships entitled to fly the flag of the Administration. Documentary proof shall be readily available that application for an endorsement has been submitted to the Administration.

6 Certificates and endorsements issued by an Administration under the provisions of this regulation in recognition of, or attesting the recognition of, a certificate issued by another Party shall not be used as the basis for further recognition by another Administration.

Regulation I/11

Revalidation of certificates

1 Every master, officer and radio operator holding a certificate issued or recognized under any chapter of the Convention other than chapter VI, who is serving at sea or intends to return to sea after a period ashore, shall, in order to continue to qualify for seagoing service, be required, at intervals not exceeding five years, to:

.1 meet the standards of medical fitness prescribed by regulation I/9; and

.2 establish continued professional competence in accordance with section A-I/11 of the STCW Code.

2 Every master, officer and radio operator shall, for continuing seagoing service on board ships for which special training requirements have been internationally agreed upon, successfully complete approved relevant training.

3 Every master and officer shall, for continuing seagoing service on board tankers, meet the requirements in paragraph 1 of this regulation and be required, at intervals not exceeding five years, to establish continued professional competence for tankers in accordance with section A-I/11, paragraph 3 of the STCW Code.

4 Each Party shall compare the standards of competence which it required of candidates for certificates issued before 1 January 2017 with those specified for the appropriate certificate in part A of the STCW Code, and shall determine the need for requiring the holders of such certificates to undergo appropriate refresher and updating training or assessment.

5 The Party shall, in consultation with those concerned, formulate or promote the formulation of a structure of refresher and updating courses as provided for in section A-I/11 of the STCW Code.

6 For the purpose of updating the knowledge of masters, officers and radio operators, each Administration shall ensure that the texts of recent changes in national and international regulations concerning the safety of life at sea, security and the protection of the marine environment are made available to ships entitled to fly its flag. 6 Certificates and endorsements issued by an Administration under the provisions of this regulation in recognition of, or attesting the recognition of, a certificate issued by another Party shall not be used as the basis for further recognition by another Administration.

Regulation I/12

Use of simulators

1 The performance standards and other provisions set forth in section A-I/12 and such other requirements as are prescribed in part A of the STCW Code for any certificate concerned shall be complied with in respect of:

.1 all mandatory simulator-based training;

.2 any assessment of competency required by part A of the STCW Code which is carried out by means of a simulator; and

.3 any demonstration, by means of a simulator, of continued proficiency required by part A of the STCW Code.

Regulation I/13

Conduct of trials

1 These regulations shall not prevent an Administration from authorizing ships entitled to fly its flag to participate in trials.

2 For the purposes of this regulation, the term trial means an experiment or series of experiments, conducted over a limited period, which may involve the use of automated or integrated systems in order to evaluate alternative methods of performing specific duties or satisfying particular arrangements prescribed by the Convention, which would provide at least the same degree of safety, security and pollution prevention as provided by these regulations.

3 The Administration authorizing ships to participate in trials shall be satisfied that such trials are conducted in a manner that provides at least the same degree of safety, security and pollution prevention as provided by these regulations. Such trials shall be conducted in accordance with guidelines adopted by the Organization.

4 Details of such trials shall be reported to the Organization as early as practicable but not less than six months before the date on which the trials are scheduled to commence. The Organization shall circulate such particulars to all Parties.

5 The results of trials authorized under paragraph 1, and any recommendations the Administration may have regarding those results, shall be reported to the Organization, which shall circulate such results and recommendations to all Parties.

6 Any Party having any objection to particular trials authorized in accordance with this regulation should communicate such objection to the Organization as early as practicable. The Organization shall circulate details of the objection to all Parties.

7 An Administration which has authorized a trial shall respect objections received from other Parties relating to such trial by directing ships entitled to fly its flag not to engage in a trial while navigating in the waters of a coastal State which has communicated its objection to the Organization.

8 An Administration which concludes, on the basis of a trial, that a particular system will provide at least the same degree of safety, security and pollution prevention as provided by these regulations may authorize ships entitled to fly its flag to continue to operate with such a system indefinitely, subject to the following requirements:

.1 the Administration shall, after results of the trial have been submitted in accordance with paragraph 5, provide details of any such authorization, including identification of the specific ships which may be subject to the authorization, to the Organization, which will circulate this information to all Parties;

.2 any operations authorized under this paragraph shall be conducted in accordance with any guidelines developed by the Organization, to the same extent as they apply during a trial;

.3 such operations shall respect any objections received from other Parties in accordance with paragraph 7, to the extent such objections have not been withdrawn; and

.4 an operation authorized under this paragraph shall only be permitted pending a determination by the Maritime Safety Committee as to whether an amendment to the Convention would be appropriate, and, if so, whether the operation should be suspended or permitted to continue before the amendment enters into force.

9 At the request of any Party, the Maritime Safety Committee shall establish a date for the consideration of the trial results and for the appropriate determinations.

Regulation I/14

Responsibilities of companies

1 Each Administration shall, in accordance with the provisions of section A-I/14, hold companies responsible for the assignment of seafarers for service on their ships in accordance with the provisions of the present Convention, and shall require every such company to ensure that:

.1 each seafarer assigned to any of its ships holds an appropriate certificate in accordance with the provisions of the Convention and as established by the Administration;

.2 its ships are manned in compliance with the applicable safe manning requirements of the Administration;

.3 seafarers assigned to any of its ships have received refresher and updating training as required by the Convention;

.4 documentation and data relevant to all seafarers employed on its ships are maintained and readily accessible, and include, without being limited to, documentation and data on their experience, training, medical fitness and competency in assigned duties;

.5 seafarers, on being assigned to any of its ships, are familiarized with their specific duties and with all ship arrangements, installations, equipment, procedures and ship characteristics that are relevant to their routine or emergency duties;

.6 the ship's complement can effectively coordinate their activities in an emergency situation and in performing functions vital to safety, security and to the prevention or mitigation of pollution; and

.7 at all times on board its ships there shall be effective oral communication in accordance with chapter V, regulation 14, paragraphs 3 and 4 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS), as amended.

Regulation I/15

Transitional provisions

1 Until 1 January 2017, a Party may continue to issue, recognize and endorse certificates in accordance with the provisions of the Convention which applied immediately prior to 1 January 2012 in respect of those seafarers who commenced approved seagoing service, an approved education and training programme or an approved training course before 1 July 2013.

2 Until 1 January 2017, a Party may continue to renew and revalidate certificates and endorsements in accordance with the provisions of the Convention which applied immediately prior to 1 January 2012.

CHAPTER II

Master and deck department

Regulation II/1

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more

1 Every officer in charge of a navigational watch serving on a seagoing ship of 500 gross tonnage or more shall hold a certificate of competency.

2 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 be not less than 18 years of age;

.2 have 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-II/1 of the STCW Code and is documented in an approved training record book, or otherwise have approved seagoing service of not less than 36 months;

.3 have performed, during the required seagoing service, bridge watchkeeping duties under the supervision of the master or a qualified officer for a period of not less than six months;

.4 meet the applicable requirements of the regulations in chapter IV, as appropriate, for performing designated radio duties in accordance with the Radio Regulations;

.5 have completed approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-II/1 of the STCW Code; and

.6 meet the standard 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.

Regulation II/2

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of masters and chief mates on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more

Master and chief mate on ships of 3,000 gross tonnage or more

1 Every master and chief mate on a seagoing ship of 3,000 gross tonnage or more shall hold a certificate of competency.

2 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 meet the requirements for certification as an officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more and have approved seagoing service in that capacity:

.1.1 for certification as chief mate, not less than 12 months, and

.1.2 for certification as master, 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 chief mate; and

.2 have completed approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-II/2 of the STCW Code for masters and chief mates on ships of 3,000 gross tonnage or more.

Master and chief mate on ships of between 500 and 3,000 gross tonnage

3 Every master and chief mate on a seagoing ship of between 500 and 3,000 gross tonnage shall hold a certificate of competency.

4 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 for certification as chief mate, meet the requirements of an officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more;

.2 for certification as master, meet the requirements of an officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more and have approved seagoing service of not less than 36 months in that capacity; 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 chief mate; and

.3 have completed approved training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-II/2 of the STCW Code for masters and chief mates on ships of between 500 and 3,000 gross tonnage.

Regulation II/3

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of officers in charge of a navigational watch and of masters on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage

Ships not engaged on near-coastal voyages

1 Every officer in charge of a navigational watch serving on a seagoing ship of less than 500 gross tonnage not engaged on near-coastal voyages shall hold a certificate of competency for ships of 500 gross tonnage or more.

2 Every master serving on a seagoing ship of less than 500 gross tonnage not engaged on near-coastal voyages shall hold a certificate of competency for service as master on ships of between 500 and 3,000 gross tonnage.

Ships engaged on near-coastal voyages

Officer in charge of a navigational watch

3 Every officer in charge of a navigational watch on a seagoing ship of less than 500 gross tonnage engaged on near-coastal voyages shall hold a certificate of competency.

4 Every candidate for certification as officer in charge of a navigational watch on a seagoing ship of less than 500 gross tonnage engaged on near-coastal voyages shall:

.1 be not less than 18 years of age;

.2 have completed:

.2.1 special training, including an adequate period of appropriate seagoing service as required by the Administration, or

.2.2 approved seagoing service in the deck department of not less than 36 months;

.3 meet the applicable requirements of the regulations in chapter IV, as appropriate, for performing designated radio duties in accordance with the Radio Regulations;

.4 have completed approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-II/3 of the STCW Code for officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage engaged on near-coastal voyages; and

.5 meet the standard 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.

Master

5 Every master serving on a seagoing ship of less than 500 gross tonnage engaged on near-coastal voyages shall hold a certificate of competency.

6 Every candidate for certification as master on a seagoing ship of less than 500 gross tonnage engaged on near-coastal voyages shall:

.1 be not less than 20 years of age;

.2 have approved seagoing service of not less than 12 months as officer in charge of a navigational watch;

.3 have completed approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-II/3 of the STCW Code for masters on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage engaged on near-coastal voyages; and

.4 meet the standard 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.

Exemptions

7 The Administration, if it considers that a ship's size and the conditions of its voyage are such as to render the application of the full requirements of this regulation and section A-II/3 of the STCW Code unreasonable or impracticable, may to that extent exempt the master and the officer in charge of a navigational watch on such a ship or class of ships from some of the requirements, bearing in mind the safety of all ships which may be operating in the same waters.

Regulation II/4

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of ratings forming part of a navigational watch

1 Every rating forming part of a navigational watch on a seagoing ship of 500 gross tonnage or more, other than ratings under training and ratings whose duties while on watch are of an unskilled nature, shall be duly certificated to perform such duties.

2 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 be not less than 16 years of age;

.2 have completed:

.2.1 approved seagoing service including not less than six months of training and experience, or

.2.2 special training, either pre-sea or on board ship, including an approved period of seagoing service which shall not be less than two months; and

.3 meet the standard of competence specified in section A-II/4 of the STCW Code.

3 The seagoing service, training and experience required by subparagraphs 2.2.1 and 2.2.2 shall be associated with navigational watchkeeping functions and involve the performance of duties carried out under the direct supervision of the master, the officer in charge of the navigational watch or a qualified rating.

Regulation II/5

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of ratings as able seafarer deck

1 Every able seafarer deck serving on a seagoing ship of 500 gross tonnage or more shall be duly certificated.

2 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 be not less than 18 years of age;

.2 meet the requirements for certification as a rating forming part of a navigational watch;

.3 while qualified to serve as a rating forming part of a navigational watch, have approved seagoing service in the deck department of:

.3.1 not less than 18 months, or

.3.2 not less than 12 months and have completed approved training; and

.4 meet the standard of competence specified in section A-II/5 of the STCW Code.

3 Every Party shall compare the standards of competence which it required of Able Seamen for certificates issued before 1 January 2012 with those specified for the certificate in section A-II/5 of the STCW Code, and shall determine the need, if any, for requiring these personnel to update their qualifications.

4 Until 1 January 2012, a Party which is also a Party to the International Labour Organization Certification of Able Seamen Convention, 1946 (No. 74) may continue to issue, recognize and endorse certificates in accordance with the provisions of the aforesaid convention.

5 Until 1 January 2017, a Party which is also a Party to the International Labour Organization Certification of Able Seamen Convention, 1946 (No. 74) may continue to renew and revalidate certificates and endorsements in accordance with the provisions of the aforesaid convention.

6 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 deck 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 Party.

CHAPTER III

Engine department

Regulation III/1

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room

1 Every 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 hold a certificate of competency.

2 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 be not less than 18 years of age;

.2 have completed combined workshop skills 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 skills training and an approved seagoing service of not less than 36 months of which not less than 30 months shall be seagoing service in the engine department;

.3 have performed, during the required seagoing service, engine-room watchkeeping duties under the supervision of the chief engineer officer or a qualified engineer officer for a period of not less than six months;

.4 have completed approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-III/1 of the STCW Code; and

.5 meet the standard 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.

Regulation III/2

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more

1 Every chief engineer officer and second engineer officer on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more shall hold a certificate of competency.

2 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 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:

.1.1 for certification as second engineer officer, have not less than 12 months as qualified engineer officer, and

.1.2 for certification as chief engineer officer, have 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; and

.2 have completed approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-III/2 of the STCW Code.

Regulation III/3

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of between 750 kW and 3,000 kW propulsion power

1 Every chief engineer officer and second engineer officer on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of between 750 kW and 3,000 kW propulsion power shall hold a certificate of competency.

2 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 meet the requirements for certification as an officer in charge of an engineering watch and:

.1.1 for certification as second engineer officer, have not less than 12 months of approved seagoing service as assistant engineer officer or engineer officer, and

.1.2 for certification as chief engineer officer, have not less than 24 months of approved seagoing service of which not less than 12 months shall be served while qualified to serve as second engineer officer; and

.2 have completed approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-III/3 of the STCW Code.

3 Every engineer officer who is qualified to serve as second engineer officer on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more, may serve as chief engineer officer on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of less than 3,000 kW propulsion power, provided the certificate is so endorsed.

Regulation III/4

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of ratings forming part of a watch in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room

1 Every rating forming part of an engine-room watch or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more, other than ratings under training and ratings whose duties are of an unskilled nature, shall be duly certificated to perform such duties.

2 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 be not less than 16 years of age; .2 have completed:

.2.1 approved seagoing service including not less than six months of training and experience, or

.2.2 special training, either pre-sea or on board ship, including an approved period of seagoing service which shall not be less than two months; and

.3 meet the standard of competence specified in section A-III/4 of the STCW Code.

3 The seagoing service, training and experience required by subparagraphs 2.2.1 and 2.2.2 shall be associated with engine-room watchkeeping functions and involve the performance of duties carried out under the direct supervision of a qualified engineer officer or a qualified rating.

Regulation III/5

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of ratings as able seafarer engine in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room

1 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.

2 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 be not less than 18 years of age;

.2 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;

.3 while qualified to serve as a rating forming part of an engineering watch, have approved seagoing service in the engine department of:

.3.1 not less than 12 months, or

.3.2 not less than 6 months and have completed approved training; and .4 meet the standard of competence specified in section A-III/5 of the STCW Code.

3 Every Party shall compare the standard 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.

4 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 Party.

Regulation III/6

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of electro-technical officers

1 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.

2 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 be not less than 18 years of age;

.2 have completed not less than 12 months of combined workshop skills training and approved seagoing service of which not less than 6 months shall 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 shall be seagoing service in the engine department;

.3 have completed approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-III/6 of the STCW Code; and

.4 meet the standard 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.

3 Every Party shall compare the standard of competence which it required of electro-technical 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.

4 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 standard of competence specified in section A-III/6 of the STCW Code.

5 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.

Regulation III/7

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of electro-technical ratings

1 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.

2 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 be not less than 18 years of age;

.2 have:

.2.1 completed approved seagoing service including not less than 12 months training and experience, or

.2.2 completed approved training, including an approved period of seagoing service which shall not be less than 6 months, or

.2.3 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

.3 meet the standard of competence specified in section A-III/7 of the STCW Code.

3 Every Party shall compare the standard of competence which it required of electro-technical 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.

4 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 standard of competence specified in section A-III/7 of the STCW Code.

5 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.

CHAPTER IV

Radiocommunication and radio operators

Explanatory note

Mandatory provisions relating to radio watchkeeping are set forth in the Radio Regulations and in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended. Provisions for radio maintenance are set forth in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974 (SOLAS), as amended, and the guidelines adopted by the Organization.

Regulation IV/1

Application

1 Except as provided in paragraph 2, the provisions of this chapter apply to radio operators on ships operating in the global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) as prescribed by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended.

2 Radio operators on ships not required to comply with the provisions of the GMDSS in chapter IV of the SOLAS Convention are not required to meet the provisions of this chapter. Radio operators on these ships are, nevertheless, required to comply with the Radio Regulations. The Administration shall ensure that the appropriate certificates as prescribed by the Radio Regulations are issued to or recognized in respect of such radio operators.

Regulation IV/2

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of GMDSS radio operators

1 Every person in charge of or performing radio duties on a ship required to participate in the GMDSS shall hold an appropriate certificate related to the GMDSS, issued or recognized by the Administration under the provisions of the Radio Regulations.

2 In addition, every candidate for certification of competency under this regulation for service on a ship, which is required by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended, to have a radio installation, shall:

.1 be not less than 18 years of age; and

.2 have completed approved education and training and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-IV/2 of the STCW Code.

CHAPTER V

Special training requirements for personnel on certain types of ships

Regulation V/1-1

Mandatory minimum requirements for the training and qualifications of masters, officers and ratings on oil and chemical tankers

1 Officers and ratings assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment on oil or chemical tankers shall hold a certificate in basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations.

2 Every candidate for a certificate in basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations shall have completed basic training in accordance with provisions of section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code and shall have completed:

.1 at least three months of approved seagoing service on oil or chemical tankers and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-V/1-1, paragraph 1 of the STCW Code; or

.2 an approved basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-V/1-1, paragraph 1 of the STCW Code.

3 Masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers and any person with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging, care in transit, handling of cargo, tank cleaning or other cargo-related operations on oil tankers shall hold a certificate in advanced training for oil tanker cargo operations.

4 Every candidate for a certificate in advanced training for oil tanker cargo operations shall:

.1 meet the requirements for certification in basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations; and

.2 while qualified for certification in basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations, have:

.2.1 at least three months of approved seagoing service on oil tankers, or

.2.2 at least one month of approved onboard training on oil tankers, in a supernumerary capacity, which includes at least three loading and three unloading operations and is documented in an approved training record book taking into account guidance in section B-V/1; and

.3 have completed approved advanced training for oil tanker cargo operations and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-V/1-1, paragraph 2 of the STCW Code.

5 Masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers and any person with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging, care in transit, handling of cargo, tank cleaning or other cargo-related operations on chemical tankers shall hold a certificate in advanced training for chemical tanker cargo operations.

6 Every candidate for a certificate in advanced training for chemical tanker cargo operations shall:

.1 meet the requirements for certification in basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations; and

.2 while qualified for certification in basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations, have:

.2.1 at least three months of approved seagoing service on chemical tankers, or

.2.2 at least one month of approved onboard training on chemical tankers, in a supernumerary capacity, which includes at least three loading and three unloading operations and is documented in an approved training record book taking into account guidance in section B-V/1; and

.3 have completed approved advanced training for chemical tanker cargo operations and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-V/1-1, paragraph 3 of the STCW Code.

7 Administrations shall ensure that a certificate of proficiency is issued to seafarers, who are qualified in accordance with paragraphs 2, 4 or 6 as appropriate, or that an existing certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency is duly endorsed.

Regulation V/1-2

Mandatory minimum requirements for the training and qualifications of masters, officers and ratings on liquefied gas tankers

1 Officers and ratings assigned specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment on liquefied gas tankers shall hold a certificate in basic training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations.

2 Every candidate for a certificate in basic training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations shall have completed basic training in accordance with provisions of section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code and shall have completed:

.1 at least three months of approved seagoing service on liquefied gas tankers and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-V/1-2, paragraph 1 of the STCW Code; or

.2 an approved basic training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-V/1-2, paragraph 1 of the STCW Code.

3 Masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers and any person with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging, care in transit, handling of cargo, tank cleaning or other cargo-related operations on liquefied gas tankers shall hold a certificate in advanced training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations.

4 Every candidate for a certificate in advanced training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations shall:

.1 meet the requirements for certification in basic training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations; and

.2 while qualified for certification in basic training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations, have:

.2.1 at least three months of approved seagoing service on liquefied gas tankers, or

.2.2 at least one month of approved onboard training on liquefied gas tankers, in a supernumerary capacity, which includes at least three loading and three unloading operations and is documented in an approved training record book taking into account guidance in section B-V/1; and

.3 have completed approved advanced training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations and meet the standard of competence specified in section A-V/1-2, paragraph 2 of the STCW Code.

5 Administrations shall ensure that a certificate of proficiency is issued to seafarers, who are qualified in accordance with paragraphs 2 or 4 as appropriate, or that an existing certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency is duly endorsed.

Regulation V/2

Mandatory minimum requirements for the training and qualifications of masters, officers, ratings and other personnel on passenger ships

1 This regulation applies to masters, officers, ratings and other personnel serving on board passenger ships engaged on international voyages. Administrations shall determine the applicability of these requirements to personnel serving on passenger ships engaged on domestic voyages.

2 Prior to being assigned shipboard duties on board passenger ships, seafarers shall have completed the training required by paragraphs 4 to 7 below in accordance with their capacity, duties and responsibilities.

3 Seafarers who are required to be trained in accordance with paragraphs 4, 6 and 7 below shall, at intervals not exceeding five years, undertake appropriate refresher training or be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence within the previous five years.

4 Masters, officers and other personnel designated on muster lists to assist passengers in emergency situations on board passenger ships shall have completed training in crowd management as specified in section A-V/2, paragraph 1 of the STCW Code.

5 Personnel providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces on board passenger ships shall have completed the safety training specified in section A-V/2, paragraph 2 of the STCW Code.

6 Masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers and any person designated on muster lists of having responsibility for the safety of passengers in emergency situations on board passenger ships shall have completed approved training in crisis management and human behaviour as specified in section A-V/2, paragraph 3 of the STCW Code.

7 Masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers and every person assigned immediate responsibility for embarking and disembarking passengers, loading, discharging or securing cargo, or closing hull openings on board ro-ro passenger ships shall have completed approved training in passenger safety, cargo safety and hull integrity as specified in section A-V/2, paragraph 4 of the STCW Code.

8 Administrations shall ensure that documentary evidence of the training which has been completed is issued to every person found qualified under the provisions of this regulation.

CHAPTER VI

Emergency, occupational safety, security, medical care and survival functions

Regulation VI/1

Mandatory minimum requirements for safety familiarization, basic training and instruction for all seafarers

1 Seafarers shall receive safety familiarization and basic training or instruction in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code and shall meet the appropriate standard of competence specified therein.

2 Where basic training is not included in the qualification for the certificate to be issued, a certificate of proficiency shall be issued, indicating that the holder has attended the course in basic training.

Regulation VI/2

Mandatory minimum requirements for the issue of certificates of proficiency in survival craft, rescue boats and fast rescue boats

1 Every candidate for a certificate of proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats shall:

.1 be not less than 18 years of age;

.2 have approved seagoing service of not less than 12 months or have attended an approved training course and have approved seagoing service of not less than six months; and

.3 meet the standard of competence for certificates of proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats, set out in section A-VI/2, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the STCW Code.

2 Every candidate for a certificate of proficiency in fast rescue boats shall:

.1 be the holder of a certificate of proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats;

.2 have attended an approved training course; and

.3 meet the standard of competence for certificates of proficiency in fast rescue boats, set out in section A-VI/2, paragraphs 7 to 10 of the STCW Code.

Regulation VI/3

Mandatory minimum requirements for training in advanced fire fighting

1 Seafarers designated to control fire-fighting operations shall have successfully completed advanced training in techniques for fighting fire, with particular emphasis on organization, tactics and command, in accordance with the provisions of section A-VI/3, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the STCW Code and shall meet the standard of competence specified therein.

2 Where training in advanced fire fighting is not included in the qualifications for the certificate to be issued, a certificate of proficiency shall be issued indicating that the holder has attended a course of training in advanced fire fighting.

Regulation VI/4

Mandatory minimum requirements relating to medical first aid and medical care

1 Seafarers designated to provide medical first aid on board ship shall meet the standard of competence in medical first aid specified in section A-VI/4, paragraphs 1 to 3 of the STCW Code.

2 Seafarers designated to take charge of medical care on board ship shall meet the standard of competence in medical care on board ships specified in section A-VI/4, paragraphs 4 to 6 of the STCW Code.

3 Where training in medical first aid or medical care is not included in the qualifications for the certificate to be issued, a certificate of proficiency shall be issued indicating that the holder has attended a course of training in medical first aid or in medical care.

Regulation VI/5

Mandatory minimum requirements for the issue of certificates of proficiency for ship security officers

1 Every candidate for a certificate of proficiency as ship security officer shall:

.1 have approved seagoing service of not less than 12 months or appropriate seagoing service and knowledge of ship operations; and

.2 meet the standard of competence for certification of proficiency as ship security officer, set out in section A-VI/5, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the STCW Code.

2 Administrations shall ensure that every person found qualified under the provisions of this regulation is issued with a certificate of proficiency.

Regulation VI/6

Mandatory minimum requirements for security-related training and instruction for all seafarers

1 Seafarers shall receive security-related familiarization and security-awareness training or instruction in accordance with section A-VI/6, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the STCW Code and shall meet the appropriate standard of competence specified therein.

2 Where security awareness is not included in the qualification for the certificate to be issued, a certificate of proficiency shall be issued indicating that the holder has attended a course in security awareness training.

3 Every Party shall compare the security-related training or instruction it requires of seafarers who hold or can document qualifications before the entry into force of this regulation with those specified in section A-VI/6, paragraph 4 of the STCW Code, and shall determine the need for requiring these seafarers to update their qualifications.

Seafarers with designated security duties

4 Seafarers with designated security duties shall meet the standard of competence specified in section A-VI/6, paragraphs 6 to 8 of the STCW Code.

5 Where training in designated security duties is not included in the qualifications for the certificate to be issued, a certificate of proficiency shall be issued indicating that the holder has attended a course of training for designated security duties.

6 Every Party shall compare the security training standards required of seafarers with designated security duties who hold or can document qualifications before the entry into force of this regulation with those specified in section A-VI/6, paragraph 8 of the STCW Code, and shall determine the need for requiring these seafarers to update their qualifications.

CHAPTER VII

Alternative certification

Regulation VII/1

Issue of alternative certificates

1 Notwithstanding the requirements for certification laid down in chapters II and III of this annex, Parties may elect to issue or authorize the issue of certificates other than those mentioned in the regulations of those chapters, provided that:

.1 the associated functions and levels of responsibility to be stated on the certificates and in the endorsements are selected from and identical to those appearing in sections A-II/1, A-II/2, A-II/3, A-II/4, A-II/5, A-III/1, A-III/2, A-III/3, A-III/4, A-III/5 and A-IV/2 of the STCW Code;

.2 the candidates have completed approved education and training and meet the requirements for standards of competence, prescribed in the relevant sections of the STCW Code and as set forth in section A-VII/1 of this Code, for the functions and levels that are to be stated in the certificates and in the endorsements;

.3 the candidates have completed approved seagoing service appropriate to the performance of the functions and levels that are to be stated on the certificate. The minimum duration of seagoing service shall be equivalent to the duration of seagoing service prescribed in chapters II and III of this annex. However, the minimum duration of seagoing service shall be not less than as prescribed in section A-VII/2 of the STCW Code;

.4 the candidates for certification who are to perform the function of navigation at the operational level shall meet the applicable requirements of the regulations in chapter IV, as appropriate, for performing designated radio duties in accordance with the Radio Regulations; and

.5 the certificates are issued in accordance with the requirements of regulation I/2 and the provisions set forth in chapter VII of the STCW Code.

2 No certificate shall be issued under this chapter unless the Party has communicated information to the Organization in accordance with article IV and regulation I/7.

Regulation VII/2

Certification of seafarers

1 Every seafarer who performs any function or group of functions specified in tables A-II/1, A-II/2, A-II/3, A-II/4 or A-II/5 of chapter II or in tables A-III/1, A-III/2, A-III/3, A-III/4 or A-III/5 of chapter III or A-IV/2 of chapter IV of the STCW Code shall hold a certificate of competency or certificate of proficiency, as applicable.

Regulation VII/3

Principles governing the issue of alternative certificates

1 Any Party which elects to issue or authorize the issue of alternative certificates shall ensure that the following principles are observed:

.1 no alternative certification system shall be implemented unless it ensures a degree of safety at sea and has a preventive effect as regards pollution at least equivalent to that provided by the other chapters; and

.2 any arrangement for alternative certification issued under this chapter shall provide for the interchangeability of certificates with those issued under the other chapters.

2 The principle of interchangeability in paragraph 1 shall ensure that:

.1 seafarers certificated under the arrangements of chapters II and/or III and those certificated under chapter VII are able to serve on ships which have either traditional or other forms of shipboard organization; and

.2 seafarers are not trained for specific shipboard arrangements in such a way as would impair their ability to take their skills elsewhere.

3 In issuing any certificate under the provisions of this chapter, the following principles shall be taken into account:

.1 the issue of alternative certificates shall not be used in itself:

.1.1 to reduce the number of crew on board,

.1.2 to lower the integrity of the profession or "de-skill" seafarers, or

.1.3 to justify the assignment of the combined duties of the engine and deck watchkeeping officers to a single certificate holder during any particular watch; and

.2 the person in command shall be designated as the master; and the legal position and authority of the master and others shall not be adversely affected by the implementation of any arrangement for alternative certification.

4 The principles contained in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this regulation shall ensure that the competency of both deck and engineer officers is maintained.

CHAPTER VIII

Watchkeeping

Regulation VIII/1

Fitness for duty

1 Each Administration shall, for the purpose of preventing fatigue:

.1 establish and enforce rest periods for watchkeeping personnel and those whose duties involve designated safety, security and prevention of pollution duties in accordance with the provisions of section A-VIII/1 of the STCW Code; and

.2 require that watch systems are so arranged that the efficiency of all watchkeeping personnel is not impaired by fatigue and that duties are so organized that the first watch at the commencement of a voyage and subsequent relieving watches are sufficiently rested and otherwise fit for duty.

2 Each Administration shall, for the purpose of preventing drug and alcohol abuse, ensure that adequate measures are established in accordance with the provisions of section A-VIII/1 while taking into account the guidance given in section B-VIII/1 of the STCW Code.

Regulation VIII/2

Watchkeeping arrangements and principles to be observed

1 Administrations shall direct the attention of companies, masters, chief engineer officers and all watchkeeping personnel to the requirements, principles and guidance set out in the STCW Code which shall be observed to ensure that a safe continuous watch or watches appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions are maintained on all seagoing ships at all times.

2 Administrations shall require the master of every ship to ensure that watchkeeping arrangements are adequate for maintaining a safe watch or watches, taking into account the prevailing circumstances and conditions and that, under the master's general direction:

.1 officers in charge of the navigational watch are responsible for navigating the ship safely during their periods of duty, when they shall be physically present on the navigating bridge or in a directly associated location such as the chartroom or bridge control room at all times;

.2 radio operators are responsible for maintaining a continuous radio watch on appropriate frequencies during their periods of duty;

.3 officers in charge of an engineering watch, as defined in the STCW Code, under the direction of the chief engineer officer, shall be immediately available and on call to attend the machinery spaces and, when required, shall be physically present in the machinery space during their periods of responsibility;

.4 an appropriate and effective watch or watches are maintained for the purpose of safety at all times, while the ship is at anchor or moored and, if the ship is carrying hazardous cargo, the organization of such watch or watches takes full account of the nature, quantity, packing and stowage of the hazardous cargo and of any special conditions prevailing on board, afloat or ashore; and

.5 as applicable, an appropriate and effective watch or watches are maintained for the purposes of security."

"A tengerészek képzéséről, képesítéséről és az őrszolgálat ellátásáról szóló 1978. évi nemzetközi egyezmény

I. Cikk

1. Az Egyezményből eredő általános kötelezettségek

(1) A Felek kötelezik magukat, hogy az Egyezmény és az Egyezmény szerves részét képező melléklet rendelkezéseinek érvényt szereznek. Az Egyezményre való bármely hivatkozás egyben hivatkozás annak mellékletére is.

(2) A Felek kötelezik magukat, hogy hatályba léptetnek minden olyan törvényt, rendeletet, utasítást és szabályzatot, továbbá megtesznek minden egyéb olyan intézkedést, mely szükséges lehet az Egyezményben foglaltak teljes és maradéktalan megvalósításához, annak biztosítása végett, hogy a tengeri élet- és vagyonbiztonság, továbbá a tengeri környezet védelme szempontjából a hajón lévő tengerészek feladataik ellátására megfelelően képzettek és alkalmasak legyenek.

II. Cikk

2. Fogalom meghatározások

Az Egyezmény alkalmazása tekintetében, amennyiben ettől kifejezetten eltérő rendelkezés nincs:

a) a Fél olyan államot jelent, melynek tekintetében az Egyezmény hatályba lépett;

b) az Igazgatás olyan Fél kormányzatát jelenti, melynek lobogóját a hajó viselni jogosult;

c) a Bizonyítvány olyan érvényes okmányt jelent, bármi legyen is annak megnevezése, melyet az Igazgatás adott ki, vagy az Igazgatás felhatalmazásával adták ki, illetőleg amelyet az Igazgatás elismer, és amely feljogosítja tulajdonosát arra, hogy az ebben az okmányban feltüntetett vagy a nemzeti szabályokban megállapított szolgálati beosztást betöltse;

d) a képesített a Bizonyítványt jogosan birtokoló személyt jelenti;

e) a Szervezet a Nemzetközi Tengerészeti Szervezetet (IMO) jelenti;

f) a Főtitkár a Szervezet főtitkárát jelenti;

g) a tengerjáró hajó olyan hajót jelent, amely nem kizárólag belvizeken vagy védett vizeken belül vagy azok közvetlen közelében, vagy olyan körzetekben közlekedik, ahol kikötői előírások érvényesek;

h) a halászhajó hal, bálnák, fókák, rozmárok vagy egyéb tengeri élőlények elejtésére használt hajót jelent;

i) a Rádió Szabályzat a mindenkor hatályos Nemzetközi Távközlési Egyezmény mellékletét képező, vagy annak mellékletének tekintendő Rádió Szabályzatot jelenti.

III. Cikk

3. Alkalmazás

Az Egyezmény a valamely Fél lobogójának viselésére jogosult tengerjáró hajókon szolgálatot teljesítő tengerészekre vonatkozik, kivéve az alábbi hajókon szolgálatot teljesítőket:

a) hadihajók, haditengerészeti segédhajók, illetőleg az állam tulajdonában lévő, vagy az általa üzemben tartott egyéb, csak kormányzati és nem kereskedelmi szolgálatban foglalkoztatott hajók, azonban mindegyik Fél a tulajdonában lévő vagy általa üzemben tartott ilyen hajók műveleteinek, illetve műveletképességének veszélyeztetése nélkül a megfelelő intézkedések meghozatalával biztosítja, hogy az ilyen hajókon szolgálatot teljesítő személyek az Egyezmény követelményeinek megfeleljenek olyan mértékben, amennyire ez ésszerű és megvalósítható;

b) halászhajók,

c) kereskedelemben nem foglalkoztatott kedvtelési célú jachtok, illetőleg

d) kezdetleges építésű fahajók.

IV. Cikk

4. Információk közlése

(1) A Felek, amint ez lehetséges, közlik a Főtitkárral:

a) az Egyezmény hatálya alá tartozó tárgyban közzétett törvények, rendeletek, utasítások, szabályzatok és egyéb okiratok szövegét;

b) a tanfolyamok tantervére és tanulmányi idejére vonatkozó összes részletet, ahol ez lehetséges, továbbá az Egyezményeknek megfelelően kiállított Bizonyítvánnyal kapcsolatos nemzeti vizsgáztatási és egyéb követelményeket;

c) az Egyezménynek megfelelően kiállítandó bizonyítványok kellő számú mintapéldányát.

(2) A Főtitkár az (1) bekezdés a) pontja értelmében kapott bármilyen tájékoztatásról valamennyi Felet értesíti, és egyebek között, a IX. és X. Cikk teljesítése céljából felkérésre közli velük az (1) bekezdés b) és c) pontja alapján kapott összes információt.

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5. Egyéb szerződések és értelmezés

(1) A Felek között hatályban lévő, a tengerészek képzéséről, képesítéséről és az őrszolgálat ellátásáról szóló szerződés, egyezmény és megállapodás, az alábbiak tekintetében érvényességi ideje alatt teljesen és maradéktalanul hatályban marad

a) azon tengerészek tekintetében, akikre ez az Egyezmény nem vonatkozik;

b) azon tengerészekre nézve, akikre ez az Egyezmény vonatkozik, azon ügyek tekintetében, melyekről az kifejezetten nem rendelkezik.

(2) Azonban amennyiben az ilyen szerződések, egyezmények és megállapodások az Egyezmény rendelkezéseivel ellentétesek, a Felek az ilyen szerződésekből, egyezményekből és megállapodásokból eredő kötelezettségeiket felülvizsgálják, annak biztosítására, hogy ezek a kötelezettségek az Egyezményből fakadó kötelezettségeikkel ne ütközzenek.

(3) Minden olyan ügy, melyre nézve az Egyezmény kifejezetten nem rendelkezik, a Felek jogalkotásának tárgya.

(4) Az Egyezmény semmiképpen nem prejudikálhatja a tengerjognak az Egyesült Nemzetek Szervezete Közgyűlésének 2750 C(XXV.) számú határozata alapján összehívott Egyesült Nemzetek Szervezetének Tengerjogi Konferenciája által végzendő kodifikálását és továbbfejlesztését, sem bármely állam jelenlegi és jövőbeni igényeit és jogi nézeteit a tengerjog kérdései, továbbá a parti állam és lobogó szerinti állam joghatóságának természete és mértéke tekintetében.

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6. Bizonyítványok

(1) Parancsnoki, tiszti vagy beosztotti képesítő bizonyítványokat kell kiállítani azon jelöltek részére, akik az Igazgatás szerint eleget tettek az Egyezmény mellékletében foglalt vonatkozó rendelkezéseknek megfelelően a szolgálati, életkori, egészségi alkalmassági, képzési, képesítési és vizsgakövetelményeknek.

(2) Az e cikknek megfelelően kiállított parancsnoki és tiszti bizonyítványokat a kiállító Igazgatásnak a melléklet I/2 Szabályában előírt módon érvényesítenie kell. Amennyiben az alkalmazott nyelv nem angol, az érvényesítésnek angol nyelvű fordítást is magában kell foglalnia.

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7. Átmeneti rendelkezések

(1) A képesítő vagy szolgálati bizonyítványt olyan beosztásra, melyre nézve az Egyezmény bizonyítványt követel meg, és amelyet az Egyezménynek a Félre tekintetében való hatálybalépése előtt az illető Fél jogszabályainak vagy a Rádió Szabályzatnak megfelelően állítottak ki a szolgálat ellátására nézve, az Egyezménynek az érintett Fél tekintetében való hatálybalépése után érvényesnek kell elismerni.

(2) Az Egyezménynek valamely Fél tekintetében való hatálybalépése után annak igazgatása képesítő bizonyítványokat a korábbi gyakorlatának megfelelően legfeljebb ötévi időtartamra továbbra is kiadhat. Az ilyen bizonyítványokat az Egyezmény tekintetében érvényesnek kell elismerni. Ezen átmeneti idő alatt az ilyen bizonyítványokat csak olyan tengerészeknek lehet kiállítani, akik az Egyezménynek az illető Fél tekintetében való hatálybalépése előtt kezdték meg tengeri szolgálatukat azon szolgálati ágazatban, amelyre ezek a bizonyítványok vonatkoznak. Az Igazgatásnak biztosítania kell, hogy minden más képesítésre pályázó jelöltet az Egyezménynek megfelelően vizsgáztassanak és képesítsenek.

(3) Az Egyezménynek valamely Fél tekintetében való hatálybalépését követő két éven belül, ez a Fél kiállíthat szolgálati bizonyítványt azon tengerészek részére, akik sem az Egyezménynek megfelelő kellő bizonyítvánnyal nem rendelkeznek, sem az Egyezménynek az illető Fél tekintetében való hatálybalépése előtt a saját jogszabályai szerint kiállított képesítő bizonyítvánnyal nem rendelkeznek, de akik

a) az Egyezménynek ennek a Félnek a tekintetében való hatálybalépését megelőző utolsó hét éven belül legalább háromévi tengeri szolgálatot teljesítettek abban a beosztásban, amelyre nézve szolgálati bizonyítványért folyamodnak;

b) igazolják, hogy ezt a szolgálatot kielégítően látták el;

c) eleget tesznek az Igazgatás követelményeinek az egészségi alkalmasság tekintetében, beleértve a látást és hallást, és tekintetbe véve életkorukat a folyamodás idején.

Az Egyezmény tekintetében az e bekezdésnek megfelelően kiállított szolgálati bizonyítványt az Egyezménynek megfelelően kiállított bizonyítvánnyal egyenértékűnek kell tekinteni.

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Felmentés

(1) Rendkívüli körülmények esetén az Igazgatások, amennyiben véleményük szerint ez személyekre, vagyonra vagy környezetre nézve veszélyt nem jelent, felmentést adhatnak ki, mely engedélyezi egy meghatározott tengerész számára egy meghatározott hajón legfeljebb hat hónapi időtartamra a szolgálat ellátását olyan beosztásban, amelyre nem rendelkezik megfelelő bizonyítvánnyal, feltéve, hogy az a személy, akinek a felmentést megadják, megfelelő és az Igazgatást kielégítő képzettséggel rendelkezik az üres beosztás biztonságos betöltéséhez. Rádióstiszti vagy rádiótávbeszélő-kezelői beosztás betöltéséhez ilyen felmentés csak a Rádió Szabályzat vonatkozó rendelkezéseiben előírt feltételekkel adható. Mindazonáltal felmentés nem adható hajóparancsnoknak, illetve gépüzemvezetőnek, kivéve az elháríthatatlan külső ok esetét, de akkor is csak a lehető legrövidebb időre.

(2) Felmentés valamely beosztásra csak olyan személy részére adható, aki a közvetlenül alatta levő beosztás betöltésére megfelelő képesítéssel rendelkezik. Ahol az Egyezmény képesítést a közvetlenül alatta levő beosztáshoz nem követel meg, ott felmentést olyan személynek lehet adni, akinek képességei és tapasztalatai az Igazgatás véleménye szerint nyilvánvalóan egyenértékűek a betöltendő beosztásra vonatkozó követelményekkel. Amennyiben az ilyen személy nem rendelkezik megfelelő bizonyítvánnyal, meg kell felelnie az Igazgatás által elfogadott és azt igazoló tesztnek, hogy a felmentés biztonsággal kiadható. Ezen túlmenően, az Igazgatásnak biztosítania kell, hogy a kérdéses beosztást a lehető legrövidebb időn belül megfelelő képesítéssel rendelkező személlyel töltsék be.

(3) A Felek minden év január 1-je után a lehető leghamarabb jelentésben tájékoztassák a Főtitkárt az év során a tengerjáró hajókra az év során összesen kiadott felmentések számáról minden olyan beosztás tekintetében, amelyhez bizonyítvány szükséges, az 1600 BRT feletti, illetve alatti hajók számát külön közölve.

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Egyenértékek

(1) Az Egyezmény nem akadályozza meg az Igazgatásokat abban, hogy megtartsanak vagy elfogadjanak egyéb elméleti és gyakorlati oktatási rendszereket, beleértve azokat, melyek a műszaki fejlődéshez és különleges típusú hajókhoz és szállítási módokhoz adaptált tengeri szolgálattal és hajón belüli szervezettel járnak együtt, feltéve, hogy a hajó navigációs és műszaki irányításának, továbbá a rakomány kezelésének tekintetében a tengeri szolgálati gyakorlati ismeretek és a jártasság szint legalább az Egyezményben foglalt követelményekkel egyenértékű tengeri biztonsággal és a környezetszennyezés megelőzésével jár.

(2) Az ilyen intézkedésekre vonatkozó részleteket a gyakorlatilag lehető leghamarabb jelenteni kell a Főtitkárnak, aki az ilyen részleteket körlevélben valamennyi Féllel ismerteti.

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8. Ellenőrzés

(1) A hajók, a III. Cikkben foglalt kivételekkel, amikor valamelyik Fél kikötőiben tartózkodnak, az illető Fél által erre kellően felhatalmazott hivatalos személyek ellenőrzése alá tartoznak annak igazolása tekintetében, hogy a hajón szolgálatot teljesítő valamennyi tengerész, akinek az Egyezmény értelmében képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie, ilyen képesítéssel, illetve megfelelő felmentéssel rendelkezik. Az ilyen bizonyítványokat el kell fogadni, hacsak nincs alapos ok annak feltételezésére, hogy valamely bizonyítványt csalárd módon szereztek meg, illetve a bizonyítvány birtokosa nem az a személy, akinek részére a bizonyítványt eredetileg kiállították.

(2) Olyan esetben, amikor az (1) bekezdés alapján, illetve az "Ellenőrzési eljárások" című I/4 Szabályban meghatározott ellenőrzési eljárások alapján bármilyen hiányosságot észlelnek, az ellenőrzést végző hivatalos személy erről haladéktalanul írásban értesíti a hajó parancsnokát és a konzult, vagy annak hiányában, annak az államnak legközelebbi diplomáciai képviselőjét vagy tengerészeti hatóságát, amelynek lobogója viselésére a hajó jogosult, hogy megfelelő intézkedés történhessen. Az ilyen értesítésekben részletezni kell az észlelt hiányosságokat, és azokat az indokokat, amelyeknek alapján a Fél megállapítja, hogy ezek a hiányosságok a személyekre, vagyonra, illetve a környezetre nézve veszélyt jelentenek.

(3) Az (1) bekezdés alapján végzett ellenőrzés során, tekintetbe véve a hajó méretét és típusát, továbbá az út hosszát és jellegét, amennyiben az I/4 Szabály (3) bekezdésében említett hiányosságokat nem küszöbölik ki, és megállapítást nyer, hogy ez a tény a személyekre, vagyonra, illetve a környezetre nézve veszélyt jelent, az ellenőrzést végző Fél tegyen lépéseket annak biztosítására, hogy a hajó ne induljon el mindaddig, amíg ezek a követelmények a veszély megszüntetéséhez szükséges mértékben nem teljesülnek. Az intézkedésre vonatkozó tényeket a Főtitkárnak haladéktalanul jelenteni kell.

(4) Az e cikk alapján végzett ellenőrzések végrehajtása során minden lehetőt meg kell tenni a hajó indokolatlan visszatartásának vagy késleltetésének elkerülésére. Amennyiben egy hajót ilyen módon visszatartanak vagy késleltetnek, úgy az igényt tarthat minden ebből eredő veszteségének, illetve kárának megtérítésére.

(5) Ezt a cikket szükség szerint kell alkalmazni annak biztosítására, hogy az Egyezményben nem részes állam lobogójának viselésére jogosult hajó ne részesüljön kedvezőbb elbánásban, mint amilyenben valamely Fél lobogóját viselni jogosult hajó részesül.

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A technikai együttműködés elősegítése

(1) Az Egyezményben részes Felek, a Szervezettel konzultálva és annak közreműködésével támogatást nyújtanak azon Felek részére, akik technikai segítséget kérnek a következőkhöz:

a) adminisztratív és technikai személyzet képzése,

b) tengerészképző tanintézetek létrehozása,

c) a tanintézetek berendezésekkel és eszközökkel való ellátása,

d) megfelelő képzési programok kidolgozása, beleértve a tengerjáró hajókon történő gyakorlati képzést, és

e) egyéb intézkedések a tengerészképzés elősegítése érdekében,

lehetőleg nemzeti, szubregionális vagy regionális alapon, az Egyezmény célkitűzéseinek és rendeltetésének megvalósítása elősegítése végett, számításba véve a fejlődő országok különleges igényeit ebben a vonatkozásban.

(2) A Szervezet a maga részéről támogatni fogja a fent említett erőfeszítéseket, más nemzetközi szervezetekkel, de különösen a Nemzetközi Munkaügyi Szervezettel konzultálva, illetve azzal társulva.

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Módosítások

(1) Az Egyezmény az alábbi eljárások bármelyikével módosítható:

a) módosítások a szervezeten belüli megvitatás után:

(i) a valamelyik Fél által javasolt bármely módosítást a Főtitkárhoz kell benyújtani, aki ezt követően a megvitatást megelőzően legalább hat hónappal körlevélben közli azt e Szervezet valamennyi tagjával, valamennyi Féllel és a Nemzetközi Munkaügyi Szervezet Főigazgatójával,

(ii) minden ily módon javasolt és köröztetett módosítást a Szervezet Tengerészeti Biztonsági Bizottsága elé kell utalni megvitatás végett,

(iii) a Felek, akár tagjai a Szervezetnek, akár nem, jogosultak rész venni a Tengerészeti Biztonsági Bizottságnak a módosítás megvitatásával és elfogadásával kapcsolatos munkájában,

(iv) a módosításokat az a) pont (iii) alpontjában foglalt rendelkezéseknek megfelelően kibővített Tengerészeti Bizottságban (a továbbiakban: kibővített Tengerészeti Biztonsági Bizottság) jelen lévő és szavazó Felek kétharmados többségével kell elfogadni, azzal a feltétellel, hogy a szavazás idején a Felek legalább egyharmadának jelen kell lennie,

(v) az így elfogadott módosításokat a Főtitkár valamennyi Félhez elfogadás végett továbbítja,

(vi) valamely cikk módosítását azon a napon kell elfogadottnak tekinteni, amikor ezt a Felek kétharmada elfogadja,

(vii) a melléklet valamely módosítását elfogadottnak kell tekinteni:

1. attól a naptól számított két év elteltével, amikor azt a Felekhez elfogadás végett továbbították,

2. vagy ettől eltérő, de legalább egyéves időszak elteltével, ha annak elfogadásakor a kibővített Tengerészeti Biztonsági Bizottságban jelen levő és szavazó Felek kétharmados többsége úgy határozott; azonban a módosítást el nem fogadottnak kell tekinteni, ha a meghatározott időn belül vagy a Felek egyharmada, vagy pedig azok a Felek, melyeknek együttes hajótere a világ 100 BRT, illetve annál nagyobb hajókból álló hajóterének legalább hetven százalékát teszi ki, a módosítás ellen tiltakozást jelentenek be a Főtitkárnál,

(viii) valamely cikk módosítása hat hónappal azt követően lép hatályba az azt elfogadó Felekre, amely napon azt elfogadottnak kell tekinteni, és minden olyan Félre nézve, amely ezt követően fogadja el, az általa történt elfogadás napját követően hat hónappal,

(ix) a melléklet valamely módosítása valamennyi Félre nézve - kivéve azokat, akik az a) pont (vii) alpontjának megfelelően a módosításra nézve tiltakozást jelentettek be, és az ilyen tiltakozást nem vonták vissza - azt a napot követően hat hónappal lép hatályba, amelyen azt elfogadottnak kell tekinteni. A hatálybalépésre előírt időpont előtt, bármelyik Fél bejelentést tehet a Főtitkárnál arra nézve, hogy kivonja magát a módosítás hatálybalépése alól annak hatálybalépésétől számított legfeljebb egy évi időtartamra, vagy olyan hosszabb időtartamra, amennyit a módosítás elfogadásakor a kibővített Tengerészeti Biztonsági Bizottságban jelen levő és szavazó Felek kétharmados többsége megállapított; vagy

b) módosítás értekezleten

(i) valamely Félnek a Felek legalább egyharmada által támogatott kívánságára, a Szervezet, a Nemzetközi Munkaügyi Szervezet Főigazgatójával együttesen és vele konzultálva, összehívja a Felek értekezletét az Egyezmény módosításának megvitatására,

(ii) az ilyen értekezleten a jelen levő és szavazó Felek kétharmados többsége által elfogadott minden módosítást a Főtitkár a Felekhez továbbítja elfogadásra,

(iii) amennyiben az Értekezlet ettől eltérően nem határoz, a módosítást az a) pont (vi) és (viii), illetve (vii) és (ix) alpontjának megfelelően kell elfogadottnak tekinteni, és az annak megfelelően lép hatályba, azzal az eltéréssel, hogy az ezekben az alpontokban a kibővített Tengerészeti Biztonsági Bizottságra történő utalás alatt az Értekezletre való utalást kell érteni.

(2) Minden, valamely módosításra vonatkozó elfogadó nyilatkozatot vagy tiltakozást, illetve az (1) bekezdés a) pontja (ix) alpontjának megfelelően tett minden bejelentést írásban kell benyújtani a Főtitkárhoz, aki az ilyen előterjesztésekről és azok kézhezvételének időpontjáról valamennyi Felet tájékoztatja.

(3) Minden hatálybalépő módosításról, továbbá a módosítás hatálybalépésének időpontjáról a Főtitkár valamennyi Felet értesíti.

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Aláírás, megerősítés, elfogadás, jóváhagyás, csatlakozás

(1) Az Egyezmény a Szervezet Központjában az 1978. év december 1. napjától az 1979. év november 30. napjáig aláírásra, ezt követően pedig csatlakozásra nyitva áll. Az Egyezménynek bármely állam részesévé válhat:

a) megerősítésre, elfogadásra vagy jóváhagyásra vonatkozó fenntartás nélküli aláírással, vagy

b) megerősítéstől, elfogadástól vagy jóváhagyástól függő aláírással, melyet megerősítés, elfogadás vagy jóváhagyás követ, vagy

c) csatlakozással.

(2) A megerősítés, elfogadás, jóváhagyás vagy csatlakozás a vonatkozó okiratnak a Főtitkárnál való letétbe helyezésével történik.

(3) A Főtitkár az Egyezményt aláírt vagy ahhoz csatlakozott államokat, továbbá a Nemzetközi Munkaügyi Szervezet Főigazgatóját minden aláírásról, illetőleg minden megerősítő, elfogadó, jóváhagyó vagy csatlakozási okirat letétbe helyezéséről és a letétbe helyezés időpontjáról értesíti.

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Hatálybalépés

(1) Az Egyezmény azt követően tizenkét hónappal lép hatályba, amikor legalább huszonöt olyan állam, amelyek együttes kereskedelmi hajótere a világ 100 BRT, illetve annál nagyobb hajókból álló teljes hajóterének legalább ötven százalékát teszi ki, azt megerősítésre, elfogadásra vagy jóváhagyásra vonatkozó fenntartás nélkül aláírta, vagy pedig a XIII. Cikknek megfelelően megerősítő, elfogadó, jóváhagyó vagy csatlakozási okiratát letétbe helyezte.

(2) A Főtitkár az Egyezmény hatálybalépésének napjától valamennyi azt aláíró, illetve ahhoz csatlakozott államot értesíti.

(3) Minden olyan megerősítő, elfogadó, jóváhagyó vagy csatlakozási okirat, amelyet az (1) bekezdésben említett tizenkét hónap alatt helyeznek letétbe, az Egyezmény hatálybalépésekor vagy az okirat letétbe helyezését követő három hónap eltelte után lép hatályba, aszerint, hogy melyik a későbbi időpont.

(4) Minden olyan megerősítő, elfogadó, jóváhagyó vagy csatlakozási okirat, amelyet az Egyezmény hatálybalépésének napja után helyeznek letétbe, a letétbe helyezés napját követő három hónappal lép hatályba.

(5) Minden olyan megerősítő, elfogadó, jóváhagyó vagy csatlakozási okiratot, amelyet olyan időpontot követően helyeztek letétbe, amikor valamely módosítást a XII. Cikk értelmében elfogadottnak kell tekinteni, a módosított Egyezményre kell vonatkoztatni.

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Felmondás

(1) Az Egyezményt bármelyik Fél attól a naptól számított öt év elteltével, amikor az Egyezmény ránézve hatályba lépett, bármikor felmondhatja.

(2) A felmondás a Főtitkárhoz intézett írásbeli bejelentéssel történik, aki az összes többi Felet és a Nemzetközi Munkaügyi Szervezet Főigazgatóját minden ilyen kézhez vett bejelentésről, annak kézhezvételének időpontjáról, valamint a felmondás hatálybalépéséről értesíti.

(3) A felmondás tizenkét hónappal azt követően lép hatályba, amikor a Főtitkár a felmondásról szóló bejelentést kézhez vette, vagy pedig a bejelentésben feltüntetett ennél későbbi időpontban.

XVI. Cikk

Letétbe helyezés és nyilvántartásba vétel

(1) Az Egyezmény a Főtitkárnál kerül letétbe helyezésre, aki annak hiteles másolatát az Egyezményt aláírt, illetve ahhoz csatlakozott valamennyi államhoz megküldi.

(2) Az Egyezmény hatálybalépése után a Főtitkár annak szövegét az Egyesült Nemzetek Szervezete Alapokmányának 102. Cikke szerint nyilvántartásba vételre és közzétételre az Egyesült Nemzetek Szervezet Főtitkárának megküldi.

XVII. Cikk

Nyelvek

Ez az Egyezmény egy példányban, angol, francia, kínai, orosz és spanyol nyelven készült, mindegyik szöveg egyaránt hiteles. Hivatalos fordítás arab és német nyelven készül, és azok az aláírt eredetivel együtt kerülnek letétbe helyezésre.

Ennek hiteléül a Kormányaik által erre kellőképpen meghatalmazott alulírottak az Egyezményt aláírták.

Készült Londonban, az ezerkilencszázhetvennyolcadik évi július hó hatodik napján.

MELLÉKLET

I. FEJEZET

Általános rendelkezések

I/1. szabály

Meghatározások és pontosítások

1 Az Egyezmény alkalmazása tekintetében, amennyiben ettől kifejezetten eltérő rendelkezés nincs:

.1 A rendelkezések jelentése az Egyezmény mellékletében szereplő rendelkezések;

.2 Az elfogadott jelentése a részes Fél által a jelen rendelkezésekkel összhangban elfogadott;

.3 Parancsnok: a hajót vezénylő személy;

.4 Tiszt: a hajószemélyzetnek az, a parancsnoktól eltérő tagja, akit nemzeti jogszabályok vagy egyéb előírások, illetve ezek hiányában kollektív szerződés szerint vagy szokásjog alapján tisztnek neveznek ki;

.5 Fedélzeti tiszt: az Egyezmény II. fejezetében foglalt rendelkezések szerint képzett tiszt;

.6 Első tiszt: rangban a parancsnok után következő tiszt, aki a parancsnok akadályoztatása esetén átveszi a hajó vezénylését;

.7 Géptiszt: az Egyezmény III. fejezete 1., 2., illetve 3. pontjában foglalt rendelkezések szerint képzett tiszt;

.8 Gépüzemvezető: a rangidős géptiszt, aki a hajó gépi meghajtásáért, valamint gépészeti és villamos berendezéseinek üzemeltetéséért és karbantartásáért felelős;

.9 Másodgéptiszt: a gépüzemvezető után rangban következő tiszt, aki, a gépüzemvezető akadályoztatása esetén, átveszi a hajó gépi meghajtásának, valamint gépészeti és villamos berendezéseinek üzemeltetési és karbantartási feladatát;

.10 Géptisztjelölt: géptiszti képzésben részt vevő személy, akit a nemzeti törvények vagy rendeletek ilyenként jelölnek meg;

.11 Rádiókezelő: az Igazgatás által kibocsátott vagy elismert bizonyítvánnyal rendelkező személy, a Rádió Használati Szabályzat értelmében;

.12 GMDSS rádiókezelő: az Egyezmény IV. fejezetében foglalt rendelkezéseknek megfelelő képesítéssel rendelkező személy;

.13 Személyzet: a hajószemélyzet olyan tagja, aki nem parancsnok vagy tiszt;

.14 Part menti utak: a részes Fél közeli vizein történő utazás, amint azt az illető részes Fél meghatározza;

.15 Főgépteljesítmény: a hajó fő meghajtó gépezetének kilowattban kifejezett, maximális, folyamatos, névleges összteljesítménye, ahogyan azt a hajó lajstromozási okmányában vagy más hivatalos okiratban feltüntették;

.16 Rádiós szolgálat: a Rádió Használati Szabályzat, az "Életbiztonság a tengeren" tárgyú, 1974. évi, módosított nemzetközi egyezmény (SOLAS 74), valamint - az egyes illetékes hatóságok megítélése szerint - a Szervezet vonatkozó ajánlásainak megfelelően végzett őrszolgálat, illetve műszaki karbantartás és javítás;

.17 Olajszállító tartályhajó: a kőolaj és a kőolajszármazékok ömlesztett szállítása céljából épített és használt hajó;

.18 Vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajó: a mindenkor hatályos Nemzetközi Vegyianyag Szabályzat 17. fejezetében felsorolt bármely cseppfolyós termék ömlesztett szállítása céljára épített vagy alkalmassá tett, és e célra használt hajó;

.19 Cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajó: a mindenkor hatályos Nemzetközi Gázszállítási Szabályzat 19. fejezetében felsorolt bármely cseppfolyósított gáz vagy egyéb termék ömlesztett szállítása céljából épített vagy alkalmassá tett, és e célra használt hajó;

.20 Személyszállító hajó: az "Életbiztonság a tengeren" tárgyú, 1974. évi, módosított nemzetközi egyezményben ilyenként meghatározott hajó;

.21 Ro-ro személyszállító hajó: ro-ro rakománytérrel vagy olyan különleges kategóriájú terekkel rendelkező személyszállító hajó, amely megfelel az "Életbiztonság a tengeren" tárgyú, 1974. évi, módosított nemzetközi egyezmény meghatározásának;

.22 Hónap: egy naptári hónap, vagy az egy hónapnál rövidebb időszakokból összeadott 30 napos időszak;

.23 STCW Szabályzat: a tengerészek képzéséről, képesítéséről és az őrszolgálat ellátásáról (STWC) szóló, az 1995. évi Konferencia 2. határozatával elfogadott szabályzat, a Szervezet mindenkori módosításai szerint;

.24 Funkció: az STCW Szabályzatban meghatározott feladatok, kötelezettségek és felelősségek azon csoportja, amelyek a hajó üzemeltetéséhez, a tengeri életbiztonsághoz és a tengeri környezet védelméhez szükségesek;

.25 Társaság: a hajó tulajdonosa vagy bármely más szervezet vagy személy, mint pl. az ügyvezető vagy a hajót személyzet nélkül bérlő, aki a hajó tulajdonosától átvállalta a hajó üzemeltetésének felelősségét, és aki e felelősség átvállalásával a társaságra nézve a jelen szabályok szerint irányadó valamennyi kötelezettséget és felelősséget felvállalja;

.26 Tengeri szolgálat: a képesítési bizonyítványnak vagy más, az alkalmasságot bizonyító igazolásnak megfelelő hajón töltött szolgálat;

.27 ISPS Szabályzat: az "Életbiztonság a tengeren" tárgyú, 1974. évi nemzetközi egyezmény (SOLAS) Szerződő Kormányai Konferenciájának 2. határozatával, 2002. december 12-én elfogadott, a hajók és kikötőlétesítmények védelmére vonatkozó nemzetközi szabályzat (ISPS), a Szervezet mindenkori módosításai szerint;

.28 A hajó védelmi tisztje: a fedélzeten tartózkodó és a parancsnoknak elszámolási kötelezettséggel tartozó olyan személy, akit a társaság a hajó védelméért felelősként nevezett ki, beleértve a hajó védelmi tervének végrehajtását és kezelését, valamint a társaság védelmi tisztjével és a kikötőlétesítmény védelmi tisztjeivel való kapcsolattartást;

.29 Biztonsági feladatok: az "Életbiztonság a tengeren" tárgyú nemzetközi egyezmény (módosított SOLAS 1974) XI-2 fejezete, valamint a hajók és kikötőlétesítmények védelmére vonatkozó nemzetközi szabályzat (ISPS) szerint meghatározott, hajón teljesítendő biztonsági feladatok és kötelezettségek;

.30 Képesítő bizonyítvány: a jelen melléklet II., III. IV., illetve VII. fejezeteinek rendelkezései alapján, parancsnokok, tisztek és GMDSS rádiókezelők részére kiállított és érvényesített bizonyítvány, amely felhatalmazza jogos tulajdonosát arra, hogy az abban meghatározott minőségben a vonatkozó feladatokat az előírt felelősségi szinten ellássa;

.31 Jártassági bizonyítvány: tengerész részére kiállított, a képesítő bizonyítványtól eltérő bizonyítvány, mely igazolja az Egyezményben meghatározott képzési, képesítési, illetve a tengeri szolgálattal kapcsolatosan támasztott követelmények teljesítését;

.32 Igazoló okmányok: a képesítő bizonyítványtól vagy a jártassági bizonyítványtól eltérő, az Egyezmény vonatkozó előírásai teljesítésének igazolására használt dokumentum;

.33 Elektrotechnikus tiszt: az Egyezmény III. fejezete 6. pontjának rendelkezései szerinti képzettséggel rendelkező tiszt;

.34 Tengerhajózási fedélzeti szolgálatot ellátó legénység: az Egyezmény II. fejezete 5. pontjának rendelkezései szerinti képzettséggel rendelkező személyzet;

.35 Tengerhajózási gépész szolgálatot ellátó legénység: az Egyezmény III. fejezete 5. pontjának rendelkezései szerinti képzettséggel rendelkező személyzet; valamint

.36 Elektrotechnikus személyzet: az Egyezmény III. fejezete 7. pontjának rendelkezései szerinti képzettséggel rendelkező személyzet.

2 A jelen szabályok kiegészülnek az STCW Szabályzat A részében foglalt kötelező rendelkezésekkel, valamint:

.1 egy szabály előírására történő bármilyen hivatkozás egyben az STCW Szabályzat A része megfelelő szakaszára történő hivatkozást is jelent;

.2 a jelen szabályok alkalmazásánál az STCW Szabályzat B részében foglalt útmutatót és magyarázó anyagot a lehető legnagyobb mértékig figyelembe kell venni annak érdekében, hogy az Egyezmény rendelkezéseinek világméretű alkalmazása minél egységesebb legyen;

.3 az STCW Szabályzat A részének módosításait az Egyezmény XII. cikkében a melléklet módosításához alkalmazandó eljárásokra vonatkozóan foglaltak szerint kell elfogadni, hatályba léptetni és érvényesíteni; valamint

.4 az STCW Szabályzat B részét a Tengeri Biztonsági Bizottság saját eljárási szabályai szerint módosítja.

3 Az Egyezmény VI. cikkében az "Igazgatásra" és az "okmányt kiállító Igazgatásra" tett utalás nem akadályozza bármelyik Felet abban, hogy ezen előírásoknak megfelelő bizonyítványokat adjon ki vagy hagyjon jóvá.

I/2. szabály

Bizonyítványok és érvényesítések

1 Képesítő bizonyítványt, a szükséges igazoló okmányok hitelességének és érvényességének ellenőrzését követően, kizárólag az igazgatás állít ki.

2 Az V/1-1. és V/1-2. szabály rendelkezései alapján, parancsnokok és tisztek részére kiállított bizonyítványokat kizárólag Igazgatás állít ki.

3 A bizonyítványokat a kiállító ország hivatalos nyelvén, illetve nyelvein kell készíteni. Amennyiben a használt nyelv nem az angol, a szövegnek tartalmaznia kell az adott nyelvű fordítást is.

4 A rádiókezelőkre vonatkozóan a Felek:

.1 a Rádió Használati Szabályzatnak megfelelő képesítési bizonyítvány kiadásához szükséges vizsga követelményeit kiegészíthetik az irányadó rendeletekben előírt kiegészítő ismeretekkel; vagy

.2 külön bizonyítványt bocsáthatnak ki, amely igazolja, hogy tulajdonosa rendelkezik a vonatkozó rendeletekben előírt kiegészítő ismeretekkel.

5 A bizonyítványnak az Egyezmény VI. cikke szerint a kiállítás hitelesítéséhez szükséges érvényesítése csak akkor adható ki, ha az megfelel az Egyezmény összes vonatkozó előírásainak.

6 Az érvényesítéseket bármely Fél, saját belátása szerint az STCW Szabályzat A-I/2. szakaszának megfelelő mintájú bizonyítványokba is bejegyezheti. Ha így tesz, akkor a használt formának egyeznie kell az A-I/2. szakasz 1. pontjában megállapított mintával. Amennyiben ettől eltérő mintát használ, annak ugyanezen szakasz 2. pontjában foglaltakkal kell egyeznie.

7 Az az Igazgatás, amely az I/10. szabálynak megfelelően:

.1 képesítő bizonyítványt; vagy

.2 jártassági bizonyítványt állít ki parancsnokok és tisztek részére az V/1-1. és V/1-2. szabály rendelkezései alapján, a bizonyítvány érvényesítése útján csak azt követően tanúsítja annak elismerését, miután meggyőződött a bizonyítvány hitelességéről és érvényességéről.

Az érvényesítés csak akkor adható ki, ha az Egyezmény összes előírása teljesül. Az érvényesítésre használt mintának az STCW Szabályzat A-1/2. szakasza 3. pontjában foglaltaknak kell megfelelnie.

8 Az 5., 6. és 7. pont szerinti érvényesítés:

.1 lehet önállóan kiadott okmány;

.2 kizárólag illetékes hatóság adhatja ki;

.3 mindegyiknek egyedi sorszámmal kell rendelkeznie, kivéve, ha az érvényesítést igazoló okmány és az ahhoz kapcsolódó bizonyítvány ugyanazzal a sorszámmal rendelkezik, feltéve, hogy ez a szám egyedi; és

.4 érvényét veszti, amint a hozzá kapcsolódó bizonyítvány lejár, visszavonásra vagy felfüggesztésre kerül, vagy az azt kiállító Igazgatás érvényteleníti, valamint minden esetben legkésőbb a kibocsátást követő öt év elteltével.

9 Azt a beosztást, amelyben a bizonyítvány tulajdonosa szolgálatot ellátni jogosult, az Igazgatásnak a biztonságos személyzetre vonatkozó követelményeinél alkalmazott érvényesítéssel azonos formában kell megállapítani.

10 Az Igazgatás az STCW Szabályzat A-I/2. szakaszában megadott formától eltérő formát is használhat, feltéve, hogy az abban a minimálisan előírt adatokat latin betűkkel és arab számokkal tüntetik fel, figyelemmel az A-I/1. szakaszban megengedett változatokra.

11 Az I/10. szabály 5. pontja rendelkezéseinek megfelelően az Egyezmény által előírt minden bizonyítvány eredeti példányát azon a hajón kell tartani, ahol a bizonyítvány tulajdonosa szolgálatot teljesít.

12 A részes Felek mindegyike biztosítja, hogy bizonyítványt kizárólag olyan jelölteknek ad ki, akik megfelelnek a jelen szabály követelményeinek.

13 A jelölteknek a bizonyítvány elnyeréséhez hitelt érdemlően bizonyítaniuk kell:

.1 személyazonosságukat;

.2 azt, hogy életkoruk nem kevesebb, mint amit az elnyerni kívánt képesítő okmányra vonatkozó rendelkezés előír;

.3 azt, hogy megfelelnek az STCW Szabályzat A-1/9. szakaszában az egészségi alkalmasságra vonatkozóan előírt követelményeknek;

.4 teljesítették az elnyerni kívánt képesítő okmányra vonatkozóan a jelen szabályok által előírt tengeri szolgálatot és más kötelező képzést; és

.5 rendelkeznek azzal a szakmai színvonallal, amelyet jelen szabályok a szakképzettség, a feladatok és a szintek vonatkozásában előírnak, és amelyeket a képesítő okmány rögzít.

14 Minden Fél kötelezettséget vállal arra, hogy minden, a parancsnokok, tisztek és adott esetben a beosztottak részére kiállított, lejárt vagy megújított, felfüggesztett, visszavont, elvesztett vagy megsemmisült bizonyítványról, annak érvényesítését igazoló okmányról és kiadott felmentésről nyilvántartást vagy nyilvántartást vezet.

15 Minden Fél kötelezettséget vállal arra, hogy az ilyen bizonyítványok, érvényesítések vagy felmentések állapotáról információt szolgáltatnak egyéb olyan Feleknek és társaságoknak, akik az olyan tengerészek által bemutatott bizonyítványok hitelességének és érvényességének tisztázását kérik, akik az I/10. szabály szerint képesítő okmányuk elismeréséért vagy a hajón történő alkalmazásukért folyamodtak.

16 2017. január 1-jétől az információk helyzetével kapcsolatos, a jelen szabály 15. pontjának megfelelően rendelkezésre bocsátandó információt angol nyelven, elektronikus úton kell rendelkezésre bocsátani.

I/3. szabály

A part menti utakon történő hajózást szabályozó alapelvek

1 A part menti utaknak az Egyezmény alkalmazása tekintetében történő meghatározása során egyik Fél sem támaszthat szigorúbb képzési, tapasztalatszerzési vagy képesítési követelményeket azon tengerészekkel szemben, akik egy másik Fél lobogójának viselésére jogosult hajón teljesítenek szolgálatot és ilyen utakon vannak alkalmazva, mint amilyenek azokra a tengerészekre vonatkoznak, akik saját lobogójának viselésére jogosult hajókon teljesítenek szolgálatot. Az ilyen Fél semmilyen körülmények között sem támaszthat a másik Fél lobogóját viselő hajókon szolgálatot teljesítő tengerészekre nézve olyan követelményeket, melyek meghaladják az Egyezménynek a part menti utakon nem foglalkoztatott hajókra vonatkozó követelményeit.

2 Az Egyezménynek a part menti utakra vonatkozó rendelkezéseiből fakadó előnyöket élvező hajók tekintetében az a Fél, amelyik rendszeresen közlekedik másik Felek partjai előtt olyan part menti utakon, melyeket azok part menti útnak minősítenek, köteles megállapodni az érintett Felekkel és meghatározni mind az adott kereskedelmi területeket, mind az egyéb vonatkozó feltételeket.

3 A valamely Fél lobogóját viselni jogosult olyan hajók tekintetében, melyek rendszeresen közlekednek egy másik Fél partjai előtt part menti utakon, annak a Félnek, amelynek lobogóját a hajó viselni jogosult, az ilyen hajókon szolgálatot teljesítő tengerészekre vonatkozóan olyan képzési, tapasztalatszerzési és képesítési követelményeket kell előírnia, melyek legalább azon Fél követelményeivel azonosak, amelynek partjai előtt a hajó közlekedik, de amelyek nem haladják meg az Egyezménynek a part menti utakon nem közlekedő hajókra vonatkozó követelményeit. Az olyan hajókon szolgáló tengerészekre, amelyeknek az útja valamely Fél által part menti útként meghatározott területeken túlra terjed, és olyan területekre lép, amelyekre nézve ez a meghatározás nem vonatkozik, az Egyezmény vonatkozó előírásai érvényesek.

4 Bármely Fél engedélyezheti a lobogója viselésére jogosult hajónak az Egyezménynek a part menti utakra vonatkozó rendelkezéseiből fakadó előnyök élvezését, ha az rendszeresen közlekedik az Egyezményben nem részes valamely állam partjai előtt olyan utakon, melyet ez a Fél part menti útnak minősít.

5 Az egyik Fél által a part menti útként meghatározott utakra kiadott tengerészképesítési bizonyítványokat másik Felek elfogadhatják olyan utakon történő szolgálatteljesítés céljából, melyeket maguk part menti utaknak minősítenek, ha az érintett Felek erről megállapodnak és részletesen meghatározzák mind az érintett kereskedelmi területeket, mind az arra vonatkozó, egyéb feltételeket.

6 A part menti utakat meghatározó Felek, a jelen szabály előírásaival összhangban, kötelesek:

.1 betartani az A-I/3. szakasz szerinti, a part menti utakat szabályozó alapelveket;

.2 az I/7. szabály előírásainak megfelelően tájékozatni a Főtitkárt az elfogadott rendelkezések részleteiről; és

.3 az I/2. szabály 5., 6. vagy 7. pontja értelmében kiállított érvényesítésekbe belefoglalni a part menti utakra vonatkozó meghatározást.

7 A jelen szabályban foglaltak egyetlen állam joghatóságát sem korlátozhatják, függetlenül attól, hogy az részese-e az Egyezménynek vagy sem.

I/4. szabály

Ellenőrzési eljárások

1 Az erre kellőképpen felhatalmazott hivatalos személy által a X. cikk alapján végzett ellenőrzés a következőkre korlátozódik:

.1 a X. cikk (1) bekezdésének megfelelően annak vizsgálata, hogy a hajón szolgálatot teljesítő és az Egyezmény értelmében bizonyítvánnyal rendelkezni köteles összes tengerész megfelelő bizonyítvánnyal vagy érvényes felmentéssel rendelkezik-e, illetve igazolni tudja-e az Igazgatáshoz az I/1.0 szabály 5. pontjának megfelelő érvényesítés iránti kérelmének előterjesztését;

.2 annak vizsgálata, hogy a hajón szolgálatot teljesítő tengerészek létszáma és képzettsége megfelel-e az Igazgatás biztonságos személyzeti feltételekre vonatkozó előírásainak; és

.3 az STCW Szabályzat A-I/4. szakaszának megfelelően annak elbírálása, hogy a hajón szolgáló tengerészek mennyire képesek az Egyezményben előírt őrszolgálattal kapcsolatos követelményeknek eleget tenni, ha alapos ok van azt feltételezni, hogy ezek a normák az alábbi okok bármelyike miatt nem teljesülnek:

.3.1 a hajó ütközött, megfeneklett vagy zátonyra futott, vagy

.3.2 menet közben, horgonyon vagy kikötött állapotban a hajóból olyan anyagkibocsátás történt, amely bármely nemzetközi egyezmény szerint illegális, vagy

.3.3 hajó irányítása, manőverezése hibásan vagy veszélyes módon történt, mely során a Szervezet által elfogadott, a hajó kezelésére vonatkozó szabályokat vagy a biztonságos hajóműveletezés gyakorlatát és menetét nem követték, vagy

.3.4 a hajó kezelése egyéb vonatkozásban oly módon történt, ami a személyek, vagyon vagy környezet szempontjából veszélyt jelent.

2 A személyekre, vagyonra vagy környezetre veszélyt jelentő hiányosságok az alábbiak lehetnek:

.1 a bizonyítvánnyal rendelkezni köteles tengerészek nem rendelkeznek megfelelő bizonyítvánnyal vagy érvényes felmentéssel, illetve nem tudják igazolni, hogy az Igazgatáshoz az I/10. szabály 5. pontjának megfelelően érvényesítés iránti kérelmet terjesztettek be;

.2 nem teljesülnek az Igazgatásnak a biztonságos személyi feltételekre vonatkozó előírásai;

.3 a navigációs vagy gépüzemi őrszolgálat rendszere nincs összhangban az Igazgatásnak a hajóra előírt követelményeivel;

.4 őrszolgálatban nincs olyan személy, aki megfelelő képzettséggel rendelkezik a biztonságos navigáláshoz, a biztonságos rádiókapcsolathoz és a tenger szennyezésének megelőzéséhez elengedhetetlenül szükséges berendezések üzemeltetéséhez; és

.5 az út kezdetét követő első őrségben és az azt követő váltásokban a hajón nem képesek az őrszolgálat ellátásához kipihent, és egyéb szempontokból is a szolgálatra alkalmas személyeket biztosítani.

3 A 2. pontban foglalt hiányosságok az ellenőrzést végző Fél által aszerint megállapított mértékig történő kiküszöbölésének elmulasztása, hogy azok mennyiben veszélyeztetik a személyek, a vagyon vagy a környezet biztonságát, lehet csak alapja annak, hogy az illető Fél a hajót a X. cikk alapján visszatartsa.

I/5. szabály

Nemzeti rendelkezések

1 Mindegyik részes Fél köteles kialakítani az illető Fél által kiállított, az adott tevékenységi kör ellátására jogosító bizonyítvánnyal, illetve érvényesítéssel rendelkező személyeknek a tengeri élet-és vagyonbiztonságot, továbbá a tengeri környezetet közvetlenül veszélyeztető hozzá nem értése, cselekedete vagy mulasztása, továbbá a bizonyítványaikban feltüntetett szolgálat ellátása pártatlan kivizsgálásának, illetve e bizonyítványok említett esetekben történő visszavonásának, felfüggesztésének, illetve érvénytelenítésének, valamint a csalások megelőzésének módszereit és eljárásait.

2 Minden részes Fél köteles megfelelő intézkedéseket tenni és foganatosítani a kiállított bizonyítványokkal és érvényesítésekkel kapcsolatos csalás és egyéb törvénybe ütköző gyakorlatok megelőzése érdekében.

3 Minden részes Fél köteles büntető, illetve szabálysértési intézkedéseket megállapítani azokra az esetekre, amikor az Egyezmény előírásainak érvényt szerző nemzeti jogszabályok rendelkezéseinek a lobogója viselésére jogosult valamely hajó vonatkozásában, illetve az adott Fél által bizonyítványokkal ellátott tengerész vonatkozásában nem tesznek eleget.

4 Ilyen büntető és szabálysértési intézkedéseket különösen azokra az esetekre kell megállapítani és érvényesíteni, amikor

.1 a társaság vagy a hajóparancsnok az Egyezmény által előírt bizonyítvánnyal nem rendelkező személyt alkalmazott;

.2 a hajóparancsnok bármilyen, a jelen szabályok szerint csak megfelelő bizonyítvánnyal rendelkező személy által ellátható feladat vagy szolgálat bármilyen szinten történő ellátását olyan személynek engedte meg, aki az előírt bizonyítványokkal, érvényes felmentéssel vagy az I/10. szabály 5. pontjának megfelelő igazoló okmánnyal nem rendelkezik; vagy

.3 valamely személy csalással, illetve hamis okmányokkal bármilyen szintű, olyan feladathoz vagy beosztáshoz jutott, amely a jelen szabályok értelmében csak olyan személlyel tölthető be, illetve végeztethető, aki bizonyítvánnyal, illetve felmentéssel rendelkezik.

5 Az a Fél, amelynek joghatósága alá tartozó területén olyan társaság vagy olyan személy található, amely, illetve aki megalapozottan felelős az Egyezménynek a 4. pontban foglaltak szerinti megszegéséért, illetve ilyenről tudomása van, együttműködését minden lehetséges formában köteles kiterjeszteni azon Fél vonatkozásában, aki értesítette őt a joghatósága szerinti eljárás kezdeményezésének szándékáról.

I/6. szabály

Képzés és értékelés

Minden Fél köteles biztosítani, hogy

.1 a tengerészek Egyezménynek megfelelő képzésének és vizsgáztatásának intézése, ellenőrzése és felügyelete az STCW Szabályzat A-I/6. szakasz előírásai szerint történjék; és

.2 a tengerészek szakmai képzéséért és vizsgáztatásáért az Egyezmény előírásainak megfelelően felelős személyek, az STCW Szabályzat A-I/6. szakasz rendelkezéseivel összhangban, megfelelő képesítéssel rendelkezzenek az adott jellegű és szintű oktatáshoz és vizsgáztatáshoz.

I/7. szabály

Információk továbbítása

1 Az információk IV. cikkben meghatározott közlésén túlmenően minden Fél az STCW Szabályzat A-I/7. szakaszában előírt időszakon belül és formában köteles értesíteni a Főtitkárt az olyan egyéb, a Szabályzat rendelkezései alapján elvárható információról, amely a Fél azon lépéseire vonatkozik, amelyeket az Egyezmény teljes és maradéktalan érvényesítése érdekében megtett.

2 Amikor a IV. cikknek és az STCW Szabályzat A-1/7. szakaszának megfelelő teljes információ kézhezvétele megtörtént és az ilyen információ igazolja, hogy az Egyezmény előírásainak teljes és maradéktalan érvényesítése megtörtént, a Főtitkár erről jelentést küld a Tengerészeti Biztonsági Bizottságnak.

3 A Tengerészeti Biztonsági Bizottságnak a Bizottság által elfogadott eljárásnak megfelelő, ezt követő megerősítése bizonyítja, hogy a kapott információ igazolja az Egyezmény érvényesítésének teljes és maradéktalan megtörténtét:

.1 a Tengerészeti Biztonsági Bizottság megnevezi az így érintetté vált Feleket;

.2 átvizsgálja azon Felek listáját, akik olyan információt közöltek, hogy teljes körűen és maradéktalanul érvényesítették az Egyezmény előírást, oly módon, hogy a listán csak az érintett Felek szerepeljenek; és

.3 más Feleket feljogosít az I/4. és I/10. szabályoknak megfelelően annak elvi elismerésére, hogy a 3.1 pont alapján megnevezett Felek által vagy nevében kiállított bizonyítványok az Egyezménnyel összhangban vannak.

4 Az Egyezmény és az STCW Szabályzat azon módosításaira, melyek hatályba lépésére a Főtitkár számára az 1. pont rendelkezéseivel összhangban adott vagy adandó tájékoztatás közlésének napja után került sor, az A-I/7. szakasz 1. és 2. pontjában foglalt rendelkezések nem irányadók.

I/8. szabály

Minőségi követelmények

1 Minden Fél köteles biztosítani, hogy

.1 Az STCW Szabályzat A-I/8. szakaszának előírásai értelmében minden képzési, vizsgáztatási, képesítési, érvényesítési és megújítási tevékenységgel kapcsolatos nem kormányzati szervezet vagy meghatalmazásával bíró személy általi végrehajtását, a meghatározott célok elérése érdekében, a minőségi követelményrendszer tekintetében folyamatosan ellenőrizni kell, beleértve az oktatók és vizsgáztatók képesítését és gyakorlottságát;

.2 ahol az ilyen tevékenységet kormányzati intézmények vagy személyek végzik, ott minőségi követelményrendszert kell bevezetni.

2 Minden Félnek biztosítania kell azt is, hogy az STCW Szabályzat A-I/8. szakaszának megfelelően, időszakos kiértékeléseket végezzenek olyan megfelelően képzett személyek közreműködésével, akik maguk az adott tevékenységben nem érintettek. Ennek az értékelésnek ki kell terjednie a nemzeti rendelkezéseknek és eljárásoknak az Egyezmény és az STCW Szabályzat módosításainak megfelelő, mindazon változásaira, melyeknek hatályba lépése későbbi, mint a Főtitkárnak adott tájékoztatás közlésének napja.

3 A 2. pontban előírt értékelés eredményeit tartalmazó jelentést az STCW Szabályzat A-I/7. szakaszában meghatározott formában kell közölni a Főtitkárral.

I/9. szabály

Egészségi alkalmassági követelmények

1 A jelen szabály és az STCW Szabályzat A-I/9. szakasza rendelkezéseinek megfelelően mindegyik Fél megállapítja a tengerészek egészségi alkalmasságára és az egészségi alkalmassági bizonyítvány kiállításának eljárásaira vonatkozó követelményeket.

2 Mindegyik fél biztosítja, hogy a tengerészeknek az STCW Szabályzat A-I/9. szakaszának rendelkezései szerinti egészségi alkalmassági vizsgálatáért felelős személyek a tengerészek orvosi vizsgálatainak elvégzése céljából az adott Fél által elismert orvosok legyenek.

3 Az Egyezmény rendelkezéseinek értelmében kiállított bizonyítvánnyal rendelkező, tengeri szolgálatot teljesítő tengerészeknek, a jelen szabály és az STCW Szabályzat A-I/9. szakasza előírásainak megfelelő, érvényes egészségi alkalmassági bizonyítvánnyal is rendelkezniük kell.

4 A bizonyítványért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 16. életévét betöltötte;

.2 személyazonosságát hitelt érdemlően bizonyította; és

.3 megfelel az adott Fél által előírt egészségi alkalmassági követelményeknek.

5 Az egészségi alkalmassági bizonyítvány érvényessége legfeljebb két év a 18 év alatti tengerészek kivételével, mely esetben az érvényesség maximális időtartama egy év.

6 Amennyiben az egészségi alkalmassági bizonyítvány érvényessége az út során jár le, akkor az a legközelebbi kikötőbe való megérkezésig érvényben marad, ahol rendelkezésre áll az adott fél által elismert orvos, feltéve, hogy ez az időtartam nem haladja meg a három hónapot.

7 Sürgős esetekben az Igazgatás engedélyezheti, hogy a legközelebbi kikötőbe való megérkezésig, ahol rendelkezésre áll az adott Fél által elismert orvos, a tengerész érvényes egészségi alkalmassági bizonyítvány nélkül dolgozzon, feltéve, hogy

.1 az ilyen engedély időtartama nem haladja meg a három hónapot; és

.2 az érintett tengerész rendelkezik egy nemrégiben lejárt egészségi alkalmassági bizonyítvánnyal.

I/10. szabály

Képesítések elismerése

1 Minden Igazgatás köteles biztosítani a jelen szabály előírásainak az elismerés céljából történő betartását egy másik Fél által vagy felhatalmazásával, parancsnoknak, tisztnek vagy rádiókezelőnek kiadott bizonyítvány I/2. szabály 7. pontja szerinti érvényesítési okmány kiállításával, valamint hogy

.1 Az Igazgatás az adott Fél értékelése segítségével - mely létesítményekre és eljárásokra is kiterjedhet - igazolja, hogy az Egyezménynek az alkalmassági, képzési, képesítési és minőségi követelményekre vonatkozó előírásait teljes körűen betartják; és

.2 az érintett Fél kötelezettséget vállaljon arra, hogy haladéktalanul tájékoztatást ad az Egyezménnyel összhangban folytatott képzéssel és képesítéssel kapcsolatos minden jelentős változásról.

2 Olyan intézkedéseket kell bevezetni, amelyek biztosítják, hogy azok a tengerészek, akik az STCW Szabályzatban meghatározottak szerint a II/2., III/2. vagy III/3, szabály, illetve a vezetés szintjén a VII/1. szabály előírásainak megfelelően kiadott bizonyítványt elismertetés céljából nyújtanak be, rendelkeznek az Igazgatás azzal a feladatkörrel kapcsolatos tengerészeti jogszabályainak ismeretével, amelynek ellátására engedélyt kaptak.

3 A jelen szabállyal kapcsolatos és az annak értelmében létrejött megállapodásokra vonatkozó információkat az I/7. szabálynak megfelelően a Főtitkár számára továbbítani kell.

4 A nem részes Fél hatóságai által vagy megbízásukból kiadott bizonyítványokat nem lehet elismerni.

5 Az I/2. szabály 7. pontjában foglaltak ellenére az Igazgatás, amennyiben a körülmények megkívánják, engedélyezheti a tengerész számár, hogy három hónapot nem meghaladó időtartamra szolgálatot láthasson el egy lobogóját viselni jogosult hajón, ha rendelkezik a másik Fél előírásai alapján kiadott és érvényesített, az adott Fél hajóira szóló, megfelelő és érvényes olyan bizonyítvánnyal, ami még nem került érvényesítésre az illető Igazgatás lobogóját viselni jogosult hajókon történő szolgálat ellátására. Az igazoló okmányoknak az Igazgatáshoz benyújtott érvényesítés kérelemhez rendelkezésre kell állniuk.

6 Valamely Igazgatás jelen szabály előírásainak megfelelően egy másik Fél által kiadott bizonyítvány elismerésére vagy az elismerés igazolására vonatkozóan kiállított bizonyítványai és érvényesítési okmányai nem használhatók egy harmadik Fél általi további elismerés alapjául.

I/11. szabály

Képesítések újraérvényesítése

1 Minden olyan, az Egyezmény bármely, a VI. fejezettől eltérő fejezete alapján kiállított vagy elismert bizonyítvánnyal rendelkező hajóparancsnok, tiszt vagy rádiókezelő, aki tengeri szolgálatot teljesít, vagy parti beosztást követően oda visszatérni kíván, a tengeri szolgálat adott képesítéssel történő ellátásnak folytatásához öt évet meg nem haladó időszakonként köteles:

.1 megfelelni az I/9. szabályban előírt egészségi alkalmassági előírásoknak; és

.2 gondoskodni az STCW Szabályzat A-I/11. szakaszának megfelelően szakmai alkalmasságának folyamatosságáról.

2 Minden hajóparancsnoknak, tisztnek és rádiókezelőnek sikeresen be kell fejeznie egy megfelelő, jóváhagyott képzést az olyan hajókon történő tengeri szolgálat ellátásához, amelyekre nemzetközileg elfogadott speciális képzési szabályok vonatkoznak.

3 Tartályhajókon teljesítendő folyamatos szolgálathoz minden hajóparancsnoknak és tisztnek meg kell felelnie a jelen szabály 1. pontjában szereplő követelményeknek, valamint öt évet meg nem haladó időszakonként, az STCW Szabályzat A-I/13. szakasza 3. pontjának megfelelően köteles gondoskodni a tartályhajón teljesítendő szolgálathoz szükséges szakmai alkalmasságának folyamatosságáról.

4 Minden Félnek össze kell hasonlítania a jelöltektől a 2017. január 1. előtt kiadott bizonyítványok elnyeréséhez megkövetelt szakmai szintet az STCW Szabályzat A részében, a megfelelő bizonyítványok vonatkozásában megállapítottal, és döntenie kell arról, hogy az ilyen bizonyítványok tulajdonosainak részt kell-e venniük megfelelő ismeretfelújító és továbbképző képzésen, illetve vizsgán.

5 A Fél az STCW Szabályzat A-I/11. szakaszának megfelelően, az érintettekkel konzultálva, köteles kialakítani ki az ilyen ismeretfelújító és továbbképzési tanfolyamok felépítését, illetve köteles arra javaslatot tenni.

6 A hajóparancsnokok, tisztek és rádiókezelők ismereteinek naprakész szinten tartása érdekében minden Igazgatás köteles biztosítani, hogy a tengeri életbiztonságot és a tengeri környezet védelmét érintő, nemzeti vagy nemzetközi szabályok legfrissebb módosításainak szövege a lobogója viselésére jogosult hajókon rendelkezésre álljon.

I/12. szabály

Szimulátorok használata

1 Az STCW Szabályzat A-I/12. szakaszában és az A rész egyéb rendelkezéseiben megállapított, bármely bizonyítvánnyal összefüggő követelményrendszernek és az egyéb vonatkozó előírásoknak eleget kell tenni a következők tekintetében:

.1 szimulátorra alapozott, összes kötelező képzés;

.2 bármiféle, az STCW Szabályzat A részében megállapított, szimulátorral történő képesítő vizsgáztatás; és

.3 az STCW Szabályzat A részében, a szakmai alkalmasság folyamatosságának bizonyítására megkövetelt szimulátoros bemutató.

I/13. szabály

Próbaüzemeltetések lefolytatása

1 Jelen szabályok nem akadályozzák meg, hogy egy Igazgatás engedélyezze a lobogójának viselésére jogosult hajók próbaüzemeltetését.

2 E szabály alkalmazása tekintetében a "próbaüzem" kifejezés olyan korlátozott időtartamú kísérletet vagy kísérletsorozatot jelent, amely automatikus vagy integrált rendszerek alkalmazására terjed ki a célból, hogy egyes meghatározott szolgálatok végrehajtásának alternatív módszereit, illetve az Egyezmény által előírtak teljesítése érdekében tett olyan különleges intézkedéseket kiértékeljék, amelyek a tengerhajózás biztonságát és a tengeri környezet védelmét legalább a jelen szabályokban foglaltakkal azonos szinten biztosítják.

3 A próbaüzemeltetésben részt vevő hajókat felhatalmazó Igazgatásnak meg kell győződnie arról, hogy a kísérletek olyan módon folytatódnak, hogy az a tengerhajózás biztonságát és a tengeri környezet védelmét legalább az erre vonatkozó szabályokban előírtakkal azonos szinten biztosítja. E kísérleteket a Szervezet által elfogadott irányelvekkel összhangban kell lefolytatni.

4 Az ilyen próbaüzemeltetések részletes ismertetését - annyival előbb, amennyire ésszerűen lehetséges, de legalább a próbaüzemeltetés tervezett megkezdésének tervezett időpontja előtt hat hónappal - be kell jelenteni a Szervezetnek. A Szervezet e részletes ismertetést valamennyi Féllel körlevélben közli.

5 Az 1. pont szerinti engedéllyel végrehajtott próbaüzem eredményeit és az Igazgatásnak az eredmények alapján kialakított bármely ajánlásait jelenteni kell a Szervezetnek, amely az eredményeket és ajánlásokat valamennyi Féllel körlevélben közli.

6 Bármely, a jelen szabály szerint engedélyezett különleges kísérlet ellen ellenvetéssel élő Félnek - annyival előbb amennyire az ésszerűen lehetséges - ellenvetését be kell jelentenie a Szervezetnek. A Szervezet az ellenvetéseket az összes Féllel körlevélben, részletesen közli.

7 A kísérlet lefolytatását engedélyező Igazgatásnak figyelembe kell vennie a többi Fél által az ilyen kísérlettel szemben tett ellenvetéseket, és utasítania kell a lobogója viselésére jogosult hajókat, hogy ne folytassanak próbákat addig, amíg a Szervezetnél ellenvetést bejelentő Állam parti vizein hajóznak.

8 Az Igazgatás, amely a kísérlet alapján arra a következtetésre jutott, hogy egy adott rendszer legalább azonos szinten biztosítja a tengerhajózás biztonságát a szennyezés megelőzését, ahogyan azt e szabályok előírják, az alábbi követelményeket teljesítése mellett, felhatalmazhatja a lobogója viselésére jogosult hajókat, hogy az ilyen rendszert határozatlan ideig továbbra is alkalmazzák:

.1 az Igazgatás, miután a kísérlet eredményeit az 5. pontban foglaltak szerint közölte, köteles közölni a Szervezettel az ilyen engedély részleteit is - ideértve azoknak a kijelölt hajóknak az azonosító adatait, amelyek az engedélyezettek körébe tartoznak -; a Szervezet e tájékoztatást valamennyi Féllel körlevélben közli;

.2 bármely e bekezdés értelmében engedélyezett tevékenységet a Szervezet által kidolgozott irányelvekkel összhangban, ugyanolyan mértékben lehet folytatni, mint ahogyan az a kísérlet során történt;

.3 az ilyen tevékenységek esetében, a 7. bekezdésben foglaltakkal összhangban, mindaddig figyelembe kell venni a más Felektől kapott ellenvetéseket, amíg azokat vissza nem vonják; és

.4 az e bekezdés szerinti engedély alapján végzett tevékenységet csak a Tengerészeti Biztonsági Bizottság arra vonatkozó döntésétől függően szabad engedélyezni, hogy nem szükséges-e az Egyezményt módosítani, és ha ez így van, akkor a tevékenység folytatása a módosítás hatálybalépése előtt engedélyezhető-e vagy leállítandó.

9 Bármelyik Fél kérelmére a Tengerészeti Biztonsági Bizottságnak a kísérleti eredmények megvitatására és döntéshozatalra tárgyalási időpontot kell kitűznie.

I/14. szabály

A társaságok felelőssége

1 Minden Igazgatásnak, az A-I/14. szakasz előírásainak megfelelően, a Társaságokat kell felelőssé tennie a hajóikon alkalmazott tengerészek jelen Egyezmény előírásai szerinti szolgálati beosztásáért, és minden Társaság számára elő kell írnia annak biztosítását, hogy

.1 a hajójára beosztott összes tengerész az Egyezmény előírásainak megfelelő és az Igazgatás által megállapított képesítéssel rendelkezzék;

.2 a hajóinak személyzettel történő ellátása feleljen meg az Igazgatás biztonságos személyi feltételekre vonatkozó követelményeinek;

.3 a hajóikon szolgálatra beosztott összes tengerész az Egyezmény előírásainak megfelelő, ismeretfelújító és továbbképző képzést kapott;

.4 a hajóikon alkalmazott összes tengerészre vonatkozó okmányok és adatok napra készek és hozzáférhetőek legyenek, és ebbe minden korlátozás nélkül beletartoznak a tapasztalataikra, képzettségükre, egészségi alkalmasságukra és szolgálati beosztásukra előírt szakképzettségükre vonatkozó okmányok és adatok;

.5 a hajóikon szolgálatra beosztott tengerészek tisztában legyenek meghatározott feladataikkal, a hajó berendezéseinek elhelyezésével, felszerelésével és az eljárásokkal, valamint a hajó azon jellemzőivel, amelyek szokásos munkájukkal vagy vészhelyzetben ellátandó feladataikkal kapcsolatosak;

.6 a hajó szolgálati ágazatai hatékonyan össze tudják hangolni tevékenységüket vészhelyzetben és azoknak a feladatoknak a végrehajtása során, amelyek létfontosságúak a biztonság vagy a környezetszennyezés megelőzése, illetve csökkentése érdekében; és

.7 az "Életbiztonság a tengeren" tárgyú, 1974. évi, módosított nemzetközi egyezmény (SOLAS) V. fejezet 14. szabály 3. és 4. pontjának megfelelően, hajóikon mindenkor hatékony szóbeli kommunikációra kerüljön sor.

I/15. szabály

Átmeneti rendelkezések

1 Mindegyik Fél 2017. január 1. napjáig folytathatja azon bizonyítványoknak az Egyezmény szerinti kiadását, elismerését vagy érvényesítését az Egyezménynek a közvetlenül 2012. január 1. napja előtt alkalmazott rendelkezései szerinti azon tengerészek vonatkozásában, akik az elismert tengeri szolgálatot, a jóváhagyott oktatási és kiképzési programot vagy a jóváhagyott tanfolyamot 2013. július 1. előtt kezdik meg.

2 Mindegyik Fél 2017. január 1. napjáig folytathatja a bizonyítványoknak és érvényesítési okmányoknak az Egyezménynek a közvetlenül 2012. január 1. napja előtt alkalmazott rendelkezései szerinti megújítását és érvényesítését.

II. FEJEZET

Hajóparancsnok és fedélzeti ágazat

II/1. szabály

500 bruttó regisztertonnás vagy annál nagyobb hajókon navigációs őrszolgálatot ellátó tisztek képesítésére vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 Az 500 bruttó regisztertonnás vagy annál nagyobb tengerjáró hajón navigációs őrszolgálatot ellátó minden tisztnek megfelelő képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie.

2 A képesítésért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 18. életévét betöltötte;

.2 valamely jóváhagyott képzési program részeként rendelkeznie kell legalább 12 hónapos, elismert, olyan tengeri szolgálattal, amely magában foglalja az STCW Szabályzat A-II/1. szakasza előírásainak megfelelő fedélzeti gyakorlati képzést, és amelyet a jóváhagyott gyakorlati vizsgakönyv igazol, vagy rendelkeznie kell legalább 36 hónapos, elismert tengeri szolgálattal;

.3 az előírt tengeri szolgálat ideje alatt legalább hat hónapig navigációs őrszolgálatot teljesített a hajóparancsnok vagy képesített tiszt felügyelete alatt;

.4 megfelel a rendeletek IV. fejezetben szereplő, a Rádió Használati Szabályzat szerinti rádiós szolgálat ellátására irányadó előírásoknak;

.5 jóváhagyott oktatásban és képzésben részesült és megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-II/1 szakaszában előírt alkalmassági követelményeknek; és

.6 megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/1. szakasz 2. pontjában, A-VI/2. szakasz 1-4. pontjában, A-VI/3. szakasz 1-4. pontjában, valamint az A-VI/4. szakasz 1-3. pontjában meghatározott alkalmassági követelményeknek.

II/2. szabály

500 bruttó regisztertonnás vagy annál nagyobb hajókon szolgálatot teljesítő parancsnokok és az első tisztek képesítésére vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

3000 bruttó regisztertonnás vagy annál nagyobb hajók parancsnoka és első tisztje

1 A 3000 bruttó regisztertonnás vagy annál nagyobb tengerjáró hajón szolgálatot teljesítő minden parancsnoknak és első tisztnek megfelelő képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie.

2 A képesítésért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 500 bruttó regisztertonnás vagy annál nagyobb hajókon navigációs őrszolgálatot ellátó tisztnek megfelelő képesítés és ilyen minőségben teljesített, elismert tengeri szolgálat;

.1.1 első tiszti képesítéshez legalább 12 hónap, és

.1.2 parancsnoki képesítéshez legalább 36 hónap, azonban ez az idő legfeljebb 24 hónapra csökkenthető, amennyiben az ilyen tengeri szolgálatból legalább 12 hónapot első tiszti beosztásban töltött el; valamint

.2 jóváhagyott oktatásban és képzésben részesült és megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-II/2. szakaszában a 3000 bruttó regisztertonnás vagy annál nagyobb hajók parancsnokaira és első tisztjeire megállapított alkalmassági követelményeknek.

500 és 3000 bruttó regisztertonna közötti hajók parancsnoka és első tisztje

3 Az 500 és 3000 bruttó regisztertonna közötti tengerjáró hajón szolgálatot teljesítő minden parancsnoknak és első tisztnek megfelelő képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie.

4 A képesítésért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 első tiszti képesítéshez megfelel az 500 bruttó regisztertonnás vagy annál nagyobb hajókon navigációs őrszolgálatot ellátó tiszttel szemben támasztott követelményeknek;

.2 parancsnoki képesítéshez megfelel az 500 bruttó regisztertonnás vagy annál nagyobb hajókon navigációs őrszolgálatot ellátó tiszttel szemben támasztott követelményeknek és ilyen minőségben legalább 36 hónapos, elismert tengeri szolgálattal rendelkezik, azonban ez az idő legfeljebb 24 hónapra csökkenthető, amennyiben az ilyen tengeri szolgálatból legalább 12 hónapot első tiszti beosztásban töltött el; valamint

.3 jóváhagyott képzésben részesült és megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-II/2. szakaszában az 500 és 3000 bruttó regisztertonnás hajók parancsnokaira és első tisztjeire megállapított alkalmassági követelményeknek.

II/3. szabály

500 bruttó regisztertonnánál kisebb hajókon navigációs őrszolgálatot ellátó tisztek és parancsnokok képesítésére vonatkozó kötelező minimumkövetelmények

Nem part menti utakon közlekedő hajók

1 Az 500 bruttó regisztertonnánál kisebb, nem part menti úton közlekedő tengerjáró hajón navigációs őrszolgálatot ellátó minden tisztek rendelkeznie kell az 500 bruttó regisztertonnás vagy annál nagyobb hajókra előírt képesítéssel.

2 Az 500 bruttó regisztertonnánál kisebb, nem part menti úton közlekedő tengerjáró hajón szolgálatot teljesítő minden parancsnoknak rendelkeznie kell az 500 és 3000 bruttó regisztertonna közötti hajók parancsnoki szolgálatának ellátáshoz előírt képesítéssel.

Part menti utakon közlekedő hajók

Navigációs őrszolgálatot ellátó tiszt

3 Az 500 bruttó regisztertonnásnál kisebb, part menti úton közlekedő tengerjáró hajón navigációs őrszolgálatot ellátó minden tisztnek megfelelő képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie.

4 Az 500 bruttó regisztertonnásnál kisebb, part menti úton közlekedő tengerjáró hajón navigációs őrszolgálatot ellátó tiszt képesítéséért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 18. életévét betöltötte;

.2 rendelkeznie kell:

.2.1 speciális képzéssel, beleértve az Igazgatás által megkövetelt, kellő időtartamú, megfelelő tengeri szolgálatot, vagy

.2.2 legalább 36 hónapos, fedélzeti ágazatban eltöltött, elismert tengeri szolgálattal;

.3 megfelel a rendeletek IV. fejezetben szereplő, a Rádió Használati Szabályzat szerinti rádiós szolgálat ellátására irányadó előírásoknak;

.4 jóváhagyott oktatásban és képzésben részesült és megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-II/3. szakaszában az 500 bruttó regisztertonnásnál kisebb, part menti úton közlekedő hajókon navigációs őrszolgálatot ellátó tisztekre megállapított alkalmassági követelményeknek; valamint

.5 megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/1. szakasz 2. pontjában, A-VI/2. szakasz 1-4. pontjában, A-VI/3. szakasz 1-4. pontjában, valamint az A-VI/4. szakasz 1-3. pontjában meghatározott alkalmassági követelményeknek.

Parancsnok

5 Az 500 bruttó regisztertonnásnál kisebb, part menti úton közlekedő tengerjáró hajón szolgálatot teljesítő minden parancsnoknak megfelelő képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie.

6 Az 500 bruttó regisztertonnásnál kisebb, part menti úton közlekedő tengerjáró hajón szolgálatot teljesítő parancsnok képesítéséért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 20. életévét betöltötte;

.2 legalább 12 hónapos, navigációs őrszolgálatot ellátó tisztként teljesített, elismert tengeri szolgálat;

.3 jóváhagyott oktatásban és képzésben részesült és megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-II/3. szakaszában az 500 bruttó regisztertonnásnál kisebb, part menti úton közlekedő hajókon szolgálatot teljesítő parancsnokokra megállapított alkalmassági követelményeknek; valamint

.4 megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/1. szakasz 2. pontjában, A-VI/2. szakasz 1-4. pontjában, A-VI/3. szakasz 1-4. pontjában, valamint az A-VI/4. szakasz 1-3. pontjában meghatározott alkalmassági követelményeknek.

Felmentések

7 Az Igazgatás, ha úgy ítéli, hogy a hajó mérete és az út körülményei olyanok, hogy a jelen szabály és az STCW Szabályzat A-II/3. szakasza összes előírásának alkalmazása ésszerűtlen vagy kivihetetlen, akkor az ilyen hajón vagy hajóosztályon szolgálatot teljesítő hajóparancsnok és navigációs őrszolgálatért felelős tiszt vonatkozásában ilyen mértékű kivételt tehetnek néhány kötelezettség alól, szem előtt tartva az azokon a vizeken esetleg közlekedő összes többi hajó biztonságát.

II/4. szabály

A navigációs őrszolgálatban részt vevő beosztott személyekre vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 Az 500 bruttó regisztertonnás vagy annál nagyobb tengerjáró hajón a navigációs őrszolgálat tagjaként szolgáló minden beosztott személynek, a kiképzés alatt álló és a navigációs őrszolgálatban szaktudást nem igénylő feladatot ellátó beosztottakat kivéve, szolgálata ellátásához megfelelő képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie.

2 A képesítésért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 16. életévét betöltötte;

.2 rendelkeznie kell:

.2.1 elismert tengeri szolgálattal, beleértve legalább hat hónapos gyakorlati képzést és tapasztalatot, vagy

.2.2 behajózás előtti vagy hajón elvégzett speciális tanfolyammal, beleértve egy legalább két hónapos, jóváhagyott idejű tengeri szolgálatot; és

.3 meg kell felelnie az STCW Szabályzat A-II/4. szakaszában részletezett alkalmassági követelményeknek.

3 A 2.2.1. és 2.2.2. alpontok előírásainak megfelelő tengeri szolgálatnak, képzésnek és tapasztalatnak a navigációs őrszolgálat feladataihoz kell kapcsolódnia, és a hajóparancsnok, az őrszolgálat ellátásáért felelős tiszt vagy képzett beosztott közvetlen irányítása alatt végzett feladatok ellátását kell magában foglalnia.

II/5. szabály

Tengerhajózási fedélzeti szolgálatot ellátó legénységi állományú tengerészek képesítésére vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 Az 500 bruttó regisztertonnás vagy annál nagyobb tengerjáró hajón minden fedélzeti szolgálatot ellátó, legénységi állományú tengerésznek megfelelő képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie.

2 A képesítésért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 18. életévét betöltötte;

.2 megfelel a navigációs őrszolgálat tagjaként szolgáló, legénységi állományú tengerészek képesítésére vonatkozó követelményeknek;

.3 a navigációs őrszolgálatban beosztottként részt vevő tengerészi képesítés mellett a fedélzeti ágazatban eltöltött, elismert tengeri szolgálattal rendelkezik, amely:

.3.1 legkevesebb 18 hónap, vagy

.3.2 legkevesebb 12 hónap és jóváhagyott képzésben részesült; és

.4 megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-II/5. szakaszában részletezett alkalmassági követelményeknek.

3 Minden Félnek össze kell hasonlítania a szakképzett tengerészektől a 2012. január 1. előtt kiadott bizonyítványok elnyeréséhez megkövetelt szakmai szintet az STCW Szabályzat A-II/5. szakaszában a megfelelő bizonyítványok vonatkozásában megállapítottal, és el kell döntenie, hogy az ilyen bizonyítványok tulajdonosainak részt kell-e venniük továbbképzésen.

4 Az a Fél, amelyik egyben részes Fele a szakképzett tengerészek képesítéséről szóló 1946. évi egyezménynek is (International Labour Organization Certification of Able Seamen Convention -74. sz.), 2012. január 1-ig folytathatja a bizonyítványoknak a fent említett Egyezmény szerinti kiadását, elismerését és érvényesítését.

5 Az a Fél, amelyik egyben részes Fele a szakképzett tengerészek képesítéséről szóló 1946. évi egyezménynek is (International Labour Organization Certification of Able Seamen Convention -74. sz.), 2017. január 1-ig folytathatja a bizonyítványoknak és érvényesítéseknek a fent említett Egyezmény szerinti megújítását és újraérvényesítését.

6 A részes Fél akkor állapíthatja meg, hogy a tengerészek megfelelnek a jelen szabály előírásainak, ha azok e szabálynak az adott félre nézve történt hatályba lépését megelőző, utolsó 60 hónap során legalább 12 hónapig ebben a minőségben szolgáltak a fedélzeti ágazatban.

III. FEJEZET

Gépészeti ágazat

III/1. szabály

A személyzettel üzemeltetett géptérben a gépüzemi őrszolgálat ellátásáért felelős tiszt és az időszakosan személyzet nélkül üzemeltetett géptérben ügyeletre kijelölt gépszemélyzet képesítésére vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 A 750 kW vagy nagyobb főgépteljesítményű tengerjáró hajókon személyzettel ellátott géptérben a gépüzemi őrszolgálat ellátásáért felelős minden tisztnek vagy az időszakosan személyzet nélküli géptérben kijelölt minden ügyeletes géptisztnek megfelelő képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie.

2 A képesítésért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 18. életévét betöltötte;

.2 valamely jóváhagyott képzési program részeként legalább 12 hónapos, műhelyben zajló, gyakorlati képzést kellett kapnia és rendelkeznie kell olyan, elismert tengeri szolgálattal, amely magában foglalja az STCW Szabályzat A-III/1. szakasza előírásainak megfelelő fedélzeti gyakorlati képzést, és amelyet a jóváhagyott gyakorlati vizsgakönyv igazol, vagy egyéb módon kellett legalább 36 hónapos gyakorlati képzésben részesülnie és rendelkeznie kell olyan, elismert tengeri szolgálattal, amelyből legalább 30 hónap tengeri szolgálatot a gépészeti ágazatban teljesített;

.3 az előírt tengeri szolgálat ideje alatt legalább hat hónapig gépüzemi őrszolgálatot teljesített a gépüzemvezető vagy egy képesített géptiszt felügyelete alatt;

.4 jóváhagyott oktatásban és képzésben részesült és megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-III/1 szakaszában előírt alkalmassági követelményeknek; és

.5 megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/1. szakasz 2. pontjában, A-VI/2. szakasz 1-4. pontjában, A-VI/3. szakasz 1-4. pontjában, valamint az A-VI/4. szakasz 1-3. pontjában meghatározott alkalmassági követelményeknek.

III/2. szabály

A 3000 kW és annál nagyobb főgépteljesítményű hajók gépüzemvezetőire és másodgéptisztjeire vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 A 3000 kW főgépteljesítményű és nagyobb tengerjáró hajók minden gépüzemvezetőjének és másodgéptisztjének megfelelő képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie.

2 A képesítésért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 megfelel a 750 kW vagy nagyobb főgépteljesítményű tengerjáró hajókon gépüzemi őrszolgálat ellátásáért felelős tiszt képesítéséhez szükséges követelményeknek és ilyen minőségben teljesített, elismert tengeri szolgálattal rendelkezik:

.1.1 másodgéptiszti képesítéshez legalább 12 hónapos, képesített géptisztként teljesített szolgálat, és

.1.2 gépüzemvezetői képesítéshez legalább 36 hónapos szolgálat, azonban ez az idő legfeljebb 24 hónapra csökkenthető, amennyiben az ilyen tengeri szolgálatból legalább 12 hónapot másodgéptiszti beosztásban töltött el; valamint

.2 jóváhagyott oktatásban és képzésben részesült és megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-III/2. szakaszában előírt alkalmassági követelményeknek.

III/3. szabály

A 750 kW és 3000 kW közötti főgépteljesítményű hajók gépüzemvezetőinek és másodgéptisztjeinek képesítésére vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 A 750 kW és 3000 kW főgépteljesítményű tengerjáró hajók minden gépüzemvezetőjének és másodgéptisztjének megfelelő képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie.

2 A képesítésért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 megfelel a gépüzemi őrszolgálat ellátásáért felelős tiszt képesítéséhez szükséges követelményeknek és:

.1.1 másodgéptiszti képesítéshez legalább 12 hónapos, géptisztjelöltként vagy géptisztként teljesített, elismert tengeri szolgálat, és

.1.2 gépüzemvezetői képesítéshez legalább 24 hónapos, elismert tengeri szolgálat, amelyből legalább 12 hónap szolgálatot másodgéptiszti minőségben teljesített; valamint

.2 jóváhagyott oktatásban és képzésben részesült és megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-III/3. szakaszában előírt alkalmassági követelményeknek.

3 Minden géptiszt, aki másodgéptiszti szolgálat ellátására jogosult 3000 kW-os vagy annál nagyobb főgépteljesítményű hajókon, gépüzemvezetői beosztást is elláthat 3000 kW-nál kisebb főgépteljesítményű hajókon, feltéve, hogy bizonyítványának érvényesítése erre feljogosítja.

III/4. szabály

A személyzettel ellátott a gépüzemi őrszolgálat tagjaként, valamint az időszakosan személyzet nélküli géptérben szolgálatot teljesítő beosztottak képesítésére vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 A 750 kW vagy nagyobb főgépteljesítményű tengerjáró hajón a gépüzemi őrszolgálat tagjaként szolgálatot teljesítő, vagy az időszakosan személyzet nélküli géptérben szolgálat ellátására jogosult minden beosztottnak, a kiképzés alatt álló és szaktudást nem igénylő feladatot ellátó beosztottakat kivéve, szolgálata ellátásához megfelelő képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie.

2 A képesítésért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 16. életévét betöltötte;

.2 rendelkeznie kell:

.2.1 elismert tengeri szolgálattal, beleértve legalább hat hónapos gyakorlati képzést és tapasztalatot, vagy

.2.2 behajózás előtti vagy hajón elvégzett speciális tanfolyammal, beleértve egy legalább két hónapos, jóváhagyott idejű tengeri szolgálatot; és

.3 megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-III/4. szakaszában részletezett alkalmassági követelményeknek.

3 A 2.2.1. és 2.2.2. alpontok követelményeinek megfelelő tengeri szolgálatnak, képzésnek és gyakorlatnak gépüzemi őrszolgálati feladatok ellátásához kell kapcsolódnia, és magában kell foglalnia egy képzett géptiszt vagy képzett beosztott közvetlen irányítása alatt végzett feladatok teljesítését.

III/5. szabály

A személyzettel ellátott géptérben tengerhajózási gépészként, valamint az időszakosan személyzet nélküli géptérben szolgálatot teljesítő szakképzett gépészek képesítésére vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények.

1 A 750 kW vagy nagyobb főgépteljesítményű tengerjáró hajón szolgálatot teljesítő minden szakképzett gépésznek megfelelő képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie.

2 A képesítésért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 18. életévét betöltötte;

.2 megfelel a személyzettel ellátott a gépüzemi őrszolgálat tagjaként, valamint az időszakosan személyzet nélküli géptérben szolgálatot teljesítő beosztottak képesítésére vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelményeknek;

.3 a gépüzemi őrszolgálatban beosztottként részt vevő tengerészi képesítés mellett a gépészeti ágazatban eltöltött, elismert tengeri szolgálattal rendelkezik, amely:

.3.1 legkevesebb 12 hónap, vagy

.3.2 legkevesebb 6 hónap és jóváhagyott képzésben részesült; és

.4 megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-III/5. szakaszában részletezett alkalmassági követelményeknek.

3 Minden Félnek össze kell hasonlítania a gépészeti ágazatban szolgálatot ellátó beosztottaktól a 2012. január 1. előtt kiadott bizonyítványok elnyeréséhez megkövetelt szakmai szintet az STCW Szabályzat A-III/5. szakaszában a megfelelő bizonyítványok vonatkozásában megállapítottal, és el kell döntenie, hogy az ilyen bizonyítványok tulajdonosainak részt kell-e venniük továbbképzésen.

4 A részes Fél akkor állapíthatja meg, hogy a tengerészek megfelelnek a jelen szabály előírásainak, ha azok e szabálynak az adott félre nézve történt hatályba lépését megelőző, utolsó 60 hónap során legalább 12 hónapig ebben a minőségben szolgáltak a gépészeti ágazatban.

III/6. szabály

Az elektrotechnikus tisztek képesítésére vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 A 750 kW főgépteljesítményű és nagyobb tengerjáró hajókon szolgálatot ellátó minden elektrotechnikus tisztnek megfelelő képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie.

2 A képesítésért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 18. életévét betöltötte;

.2 valamely jóváhagyott képzési program részeként legalább 12 hónapos, műhelyben zajló, gyakorlati képzésben kellett részesülnie és rendelkeznie kell olyan, elismert tengeri szolgálattal, amely megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-III/6. szakasza előírásainak, és amelyet a jóváhagyott gyakorlati vizsgakönyv igazol, vagy egyéb módon kellett legalább 36 hónapos gyakorlati képzésben részesülnie és rendelkeznie kell olyan, elismert tengeri szolgálattal, amelyből legalább 30 hónap tengeri szolgálatot a gépészeti ágazatban teljesített;

.3 jóváhagyott oktatásban és képzésben részesült és megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-III/6. szakaszában előírt alkalmassági követelményeknek; és

.4 megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/1. szakasz 2. pontjában, A-VI/2. szakasz 1-4. pontjában, A-VI/3. szakasz 1-4. pontjában, valamint az A-VI/4. szakasz 1-3. pontjában meghatározott alkalmassági követelményeknek.

3 Minden Félnek össze kell hasonlítania az elektrotechnikus tisztektől a 2012. január 1. előtt kiadott bizonyítványok elnyeréséhez megkövetelt szakmai szintet az STCW Szabályzat A-III/6. szakaszában a megfelelő bizonyítványok vonatkozásában megállapítottal, és el kell döntenie, hogy az ilyen bizonyítványok tulajdonosainak részt kell-e venniük továbbképzésen.

4 A részes Fél akkor állapíthatja meg, hogy a tengerészek megfelelnek a jelen szabály előírásainak, ha azok e szabálynak az adott félre nézve történt hatályba lépését megelőző, utolsó 60 hónap során legalább 12 hónapig ebben a minőségben hajón teljesítettek szolgálatot és megfelelnek az STCW Szabályzat A-III/6. szakaszában részletezett alkalmassági követelményeknek.

5 Az 1-4. pontokban foglaltak ellenére a részes Fél egy megfelelő képzettséggel rendelkező személyt alkalmasnak tekinthet az A-III/6. szakaszban szereplő bizonyos feladatok ellátására.

III/7. szabály

Az elektrotechnikus beosztottak képesítésére vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 A 750 kW vagy nagyobb főgépteljesítményű tengerjáró hajón szolgálatot teljesítő minden beosztotti állományú elektrotechnikus tengerésznek megfelelő képesítéssel kell rendelkeznie.

2 A képesítésért folyamadó jelöltnek meg kell felelnie a következőknek:

.1 18. életévét betöltötte;

.2 rendelkeznie kell az alábbiakkal:

.2.1 elismert tengeri szolgálat, beleértve legalább 12 hónapos képzést és tapasztalatot, vagy

.2.2 elvégzett, jóváhagyott képzés, beleértve legalább 6 hónapos időtartamú, elismert tengeri szolgálatot, vagy

.2.3 az A-III/7. táblázatban szereplő műszaki felkészültségnek megfelelő képzettség és legalább 3 hónapos időtartamú, elismert tengeri szolgálat; és

.3 megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-III/7. szakaszában részletezett alkalmassági követelményeknek.

3 Minden Félnek össze kell hasonlítania a beosztotti állományú elektrotechnikus tengerészektől a 2012. január 1. előtt kiadott bizonyítványok elnyeréséhez megkövetelt szakmai szintet az STCW Szabályzat A-III/7. szakaszában a megfelelő bizonyítványok vonatkozásában megállapítottal, és el kell döntenie, hogy az ilyen bizonyítványok tulajdonosainak részt kell-e venniük továbbképzésen.

4 A részes Fél akkor állapíthatja meg, hogy a tengerészek megfelelnek a jelen szabály előírásainak, ha azok e szabálynak az adott félre nézve történt hatályba lépését megelőző, utolsó 60 hónap során legalább 12 hónapig ebben a minőségben hajón teljesítettek szolgálatot és megfelelnek az STCW Szabályzat A-III/7. szakaszában részletezett alkalmassági követelményeknek.

5 Az 1-4. pontokban foglaltak ellenére a részes Fél egy megfelelő képzettséggel rendelkező személyt alkalmasnak tekinthet az A-III/7. szakaszban szereplő bizonyos feladatok ellátására.

IV. FEJEZET

Rádiótávközlés és rádiószemélyzet

Magyarázó megjegyzés

A rádiós őrszolgálatra vonatkozó, kötelező előírásokat a Rádió Használati Szabályzat és az 1974. évi, módosított, "Életbiztonság a tengeren" tárgyú nemzetközi egyezmény tartalmazza. A rádiós berendezések üzemeltetésére vonatkozó előírásokat az 1974. évi, módosított, "Életbiztonság a tengeren" tárgyú nemzetközi egyezmény (SOLAS) és a Szervezet által elfogadott irányelvek tartalmazzák.

IV/1. szabály

Alkalmazás

1 A 2. pont előírásainak kivételével jelen fejezet rendelkezéseit olyan hajók rádiószemélyzetére kell alkalmazni, amelyek a módosított, 1974. évi "Életbiztonság a tengeren" tárgyú nemzetközi egyezmény által szabályozott Általános Tengeri Vészjelző és Biztonsági Rendszerben (GMDSS) üzemelnek.

2 Az olyan hajókon szolgálatot teljesítő rádiószemélyzetre, amely a SOLAS Egyezmény IV. fejezete szerint nem köteles megfelelni a GMDSS előírásainak, a jelen fejezet szabályai nem kötelezőek. Ugyanakkor az ilyen hajók rádiószemélyzetének meg kell felelnie a Rádió Használati Szabályzat előírásainak. Az Igazgatásnak biztosítania kell azt, hogy az ilyen rádiószemélyzet a Rádió Használati Szabályzatnak megfelelően kiadott vagy elismert bizonyítvánnyal rendelkezzék.

IV/2. szabály

A GMDSS rádiókezelők képesítésére vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 A GMDSS-rendszer hatálya alá tartozó hajókon a rádiószolgálat ellátásáért felelős vagy rádiós feladatokat ellátó minden személynek rendelkeznie kell a GMDSS-re vonatkozó, az Igazgatás által a Rádió Használati Szabályzat rendelkezésével összhangban kiadott vagy elismert megfelelő bizonyítvánnyal.

2 Ezenfelül, minden olyan hajón, amelynek a módosított, 1974. évi "Életbiztonság a tengeren" tárgyú nemzetközi egyezmény szerinti rádióállomással kell rendelkeznie, a jelen szabálynak megfelelő képesítésre pályázó minden jelöltnek meg kell felelnie az alábbiaknak:

.1 18. életévét betöltötte; és

.2 jóváhagyott oktatásban és képzésben részesült és megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-IV/2. szakaszában előírt alkalmassági követelményeknek.

V. FEJEZET

Bizonyos hajótípusokon szolgáló személyzettel szemben támasztott, speciális képzési követelmények

V/1-1. szabály

Olajszállító és vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajók parancsnokainak, tisztjeinek és beosztottainak képzésére és képesítésére vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 Olajszállító vagy vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajók rakományával és rakodó berendezéseivel kapcsolatos, különleges feladatokat ellátó és az ezzel összefüggő felelősséget viselő tiszteknek és beosztottaknak az olaj- és vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó alapfokú képzettséget tanúsító bizonyítvánnyal kell rendelkezniük.

2 Az olajszállító vagy vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó alapképzettséget tanúsító bizonyítványra pályázó minden jelöltnek rendelkeznie kell az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/1. szakasza rendelkezéseinek megfelelő alapfokú képzettséggel, valamint a következőkkel:

.1 olajszállító vagy vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajókon teljesített, legalább három hónapos, elismert tengeri szolgálat és meg kell felelnie az STCW Szabályzat A-V/1-1. szakaszában megállapított alkalmassági követelményeknek; vagy

.2 olajszállító vagy vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó, jóváhagyott alapfokú képzettség és meg kell felelnie az STCW Szabályzat A-V/1-1. szakaszában megállapított alkalmassági követelményeknek.

3 A hajóparancsnokoknak, gépüzemvezetőknek, első tiszteknek, másodgéptiszteknek, illetve bármely, olajszállító tartályhajókon folyó berakásért, kirakásért, átrakásért, rakománykezelésért, tartálytisztításért vagy egyéb, a rakomány kezelésével kapcsolatos műveletért közvetlen felelősséggel bíró személynek az olajszállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó, emelt szintű képzést tanúsító bizonyítvánnyal kell rendelkezniük.

4 Az olajszállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó, emelt szintű képzést tanúsító bizonyítványért pályázó minden jelöltnek meg kell felelnie az alábbiaknak:

.1 megfelel az olajszállító és vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajókon történő rakománykezeléssel kapcsolatos, alapfokú képzettséget tanúsító bizonyítványhoz szükséges követelményeknek; és

.2 az olajszállító és vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajókon történő rakománykezeléssel kapcsolatos alapfokú képzettség birtokában rendelkezik a következőkkel:

.2.1 olajszállító tartályhajókon teljesített, legalább három hónapos, elismert tengeri szolgálat, vagy

.2.2 legalább egy hónapos, a beosztotti szintnek megfelelő minőségben kapott, legkevesebb három ki- és berakodási műveletre kiterjedő, jóváhagyott, olyan fedélzeti képzés olajszállító tartályhajókon, amelyet a jóváhagyott gyakorlati vizsgakönyv igazol, figyelembe véve a B-V/1. szakaszban foglalt útmutatót; és

.3 olajszállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó, jóváhagyott, emelt szintű képzés és megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-V/1-1. szakasza 2. pontjában megállapított alkalmassági követelményeknek.

5 A hajóparancsnokoknak, gépüzemvezetőknek, első tiszteknek, másodgéptiszteknek, illetve bármely, vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajókon folyó berakásért, kirakásért, átrakásért, rakománykezelésért, tartálytisztításért vagy egyéb, a rakomány kezelésével kapcsolatos műveletért közvetlen felelősséggel bíró személynek a vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó, emelt szintű képzést tanúsító bizonyítvánnyal kell rendelkezniük.

6 A vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó, emelt szintű képzettséget tanúsító bizonyítványért pályázó minden jelöltnek meg kell felelnie az alábbiaknak:

.1 megfelel az olajszállító és vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajókon történő rakománykezeléssel kapcsolatos, alapfokú képzettséget tanúsító bizonyítványhoz szükséges követelményeknek; és

.2 az olajszállító és vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajókon történő rakománykezeléssel kapcsolatos alapfokú képzettség birtokában rendelkezik a következőkkel:

.2.1 vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajókon teljesített, legalább három hónapos, elismert tengeri szolgálat, vagy

.2.2 legalább egy hónapos, a beosztotti szintnek megfelelő minőségben kapott, legkevesebb három ki- és berakodási műveletre kiterjedő, jóváhagyott, olyan fedélzeti képzés vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajókon, amelyet a jóváhagyott gyakorlati vizsgakönyv igazol, figyelembe véve a B-V/1. szakaszban foglalt útmutatót; és

.3 vegyianyag-szállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó, jóváhagyott, emelt szintű képzés és megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-V/1-1. szakasza 3. pontjában megállapított alkalmassági követelményeknek.

7 Az Igazgatásnak intézkednie kell, hogy a 2., 4. és 6. pontok rendelkezései szerinti képzettséggel rendelkező tengerészek részére kiadásra kerüljön a megfelelő jártasságot igazoló bizonyítvány, vagy a meglévő képesítő bizonyítványok kellő érvényesítése megtörténjen.

V/1-2. szabály

Cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajók parancsnokainak, tisztjeinek és beosztottainak képzésére és képesítésére vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 Cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajók rakományával és rakodó berendezéseivel kapcsolatos, különleges feladatokat ellátó és az ezzel összefüggő felelősséget viselő tiszteknek és beosztottaknak a cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó alapfokú képzettséget tanúsító bizonyítvánnyal kell rendelkezniük.

2 A cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó alapképzettséget tanúsító bizonyítványra pályázó minden jelöltnek rendelkeznie kell az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/1. szakasza rendelkezéseinek megfelelő alapfokú képzettséggel, valamint a következőkkel:

.1 cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajókon teljesített, legalább három hónapos, elismert tengeri szolgálat és meg kell felelnie az STCW Szabályzat A-V/1-2. szakasza 1. pontjában megállapított alkalmassági követelményeknek; vagy

.2 cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó, jóváhagyott alapfokú képzettség és meg kell felelnie az STCW Szabályzat A-V/1-2. szakasza 1. pontjában megállapított alkalmassági követelményeknek.

3 A hajóparancsnokoknak, gépüzemvezetőknek, első tiszteknek, másodgéptiszteknek, illetve bármely, cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajókon folyó berakásért, kirakásért, átrakásért, rakománykezelésért, tartálytisztításért vagy egyéb, a rakomány kezelésével kapcsolatos műveletért közvetlen felelősséggel bíró személynek a cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó, emelt szintű képzettséget tanúsító bizonyítvánnyal kell rendelkezniük.

4 A cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó, emelt szintű képzettséget tanúsító bizonyítványért pályázó minden jelöltnek meg kell felelnie az alábbiaknak:

.1 megfelel a cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajókon történő rakománykezeléssel kapcsolatos, alapfokú képzettséget tanúsító bizonyítványhoz szükséges követelményeknek; és

.2 a cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajókon történő rakománykezeléssel kapcsolatos alapfokú képzettség birtokában rendelkezik a következőkkel:

.2.1 cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajókon teljesített, legalább három hónapos, elismert tengeri szolgálat, vagy

.2.2 legalább egy hónapos, a beosztotti szintnek megfelelő minőségben kapott, legkevesebb három ki- és berakodási műveletre kiterjedő, jóváhagyott, olyan fedélzeti képzés cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajókon, amelyet a jóváhagyott gyakorlati vizsgakönyv igazol, figyelembe véve a B-V/1. szakaszban foglalt útmutatót; és

.3 cseppfolyósított gázt szállító tartályhajók rakományának kezelésére vonatkozó, jóváhagyott, emelt szintű képzés és megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-V/1-2. szakasza 2. pontjában megállapított alkalmassági követelményeknek.

5 Az Igazgatásnak intézkednie kell, hogy a 2. és 4. pontok rendelkezései szerinti képzettséggel rendelkező tengerészek részére kiadásra kerüljön a megfelelő jártasságot igazoló bizonyítvány, vagy a meglévő képesítő bizonyítványok kellő érvényesítése megtörténjen.

V/2. szabály

Személyszállító hajók parancsnokainak, tisztjeinek, legénységének és egyéb személyzetének képzésére és képesítésére vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 E szabály a nemzetközi útvonalon közlekedő személyszállító hajókon szolgálatot teljesítő parancsnokokra, tisztekre, legénységre és egyéb személyzetre alkalmazandó. E követelményeknek a belföldi útvonalon közlekedő személyszállító hajókon szolgáló személyzetre történő alkalmazását az Igazgatásoknak kell meghatározniuk.

2 A személyszállító hajókon ellátandó feladataik kijelölése előtt a tengerészeknek, beosztásuknak, feladataiknak és felelősségi körüknek megfelelően, a 4-7. pontok szerinti kiképzésben kell részesülniük.

3 Azok a tengerészek, akiknek a 4., 6. és 7. pont szerinti kiképzésben kell részesülniük, legfeljebb ötévenként megfelelő, ismeretfelújító képzésben kötelesek részt venni, vagy igazolniuk kell, hogy a megelőző öt éven belül elérték az előírt alkalmassági követelményszintet.

4 A személyszállító hajókon szolgálatot teljesítő parancsnokok, tisztek és a riadójegyzék szerint az utasokat vészhelyzetben segítő személyzet kötelesek részt venni az STCW Szabályzat A-V/2. szakasza 1. pontjában meghatározott, a tömegek irányítására vonatkozó képzésben.

5 A személyszállító hajókon az utasok számára az utastérben közvetlenül szolgáltatást nyújtó személyzet köteles elvégezni az STCW Szabályzat A-V/2. szakasza 3. pontjában szereplő biztonsági képzést.

6 A személyszállító hajókon szolgálatot teljesítő parancsnokok, gépüzemvezetők, első tisztek, másodgéptisztek és a riadójegyzék szerint az utasok vészhelyzeti biztonságáért felelős minden személy köteles elvégezni az STCW Szabályzat A-V/2. szakasza 3. pontjának megfelelő, a válságkezelésről és az emberi viselkedésről szóló, elismert képzést.

7 A személyszállító hajókon szolgálatot teljesítő parancsnokok, gépüzemvezetők, első tisztek, másodgéptisztek és minden, az utasok be- és kihajózásában, a be- és kirakodásban és a rakomány rögzítésében, vagy a hajótest nyílásainak lezárásában közvetlenül felelős, kijelölt személy kötelesek elvégezni az STCW Szabályzat A-V/2. szakasza 4. pontjának megfelelő, az utasok biztonságáról, a rakománybiztonságról és a hajótest zártságáról szóló, elismert képzést.

8 Az Igazgatások az e szabályba foglalt rendelkezések alapján képesített minden személy számára kötelesek biztosítani az elvégzett képzést tanúsító okmányok kibocsátását.

VI. FEJEZET

Vészhelyzet, munkavédelem, egészségügyi ellátás és túlélési feladatok

VI/1. szabály

A tengerészek általános és biztonsági alapképzésére és oktatására vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 A tengerészeknek az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/1. szakaszában meghatározott, általános és biztonsági alapképzésben kell részesülniük, és meg kell felelniük az azokban meghatározott szakmai színvonalnak.

2 Ahol az alapfokú képzés nem része a kiadott bizonyítványhoz szükséges képzésnek, ott a jártasságot tanúsító bizonyítványt kell kiállítani, igazolva, hogy a bizonyítvány tulajdonosa elvégezte az alapfokú tanfolyamot.

VI/2. szabály

Túlélési járművek, felkutató csónakok és gyorsjáratú felkutató csónakok kezelésére vonatkozó jártassági bizonyítványok kiadásának minimális kötelező követelményei

1 A túlélési járművek és felkutató csónakok - a gyorsjáratú felkutató csónakokat kivéve -jártassági bizonyítványáért pályázó minden jelöltnek meg kell felelnie az alábbiaknak:

.1 18. életévét betöltötte;

.2 legalább 12 hónapos, elismert tengeri szolgálat vagy jóváhagyott tanfolyam elvégzése és legalább hat hónapos, elismert tengeri szolgálat; valamint

.3 megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/2. szakasza 1-4. pontjában a túlélési járművekre és felkutató csónakokra vonatkozó jártassági bizonyítvány elnyeréséhez megkövetelt szakmai szintnek.

2 A gyorsjáratú felkutató csónakok jártassági bizonyítványáért pályázó minden jelöltnek meg kell felelnie az alábbiaknak:

.1 rendelkeznie kell a túlélési járművekre és felkutató csónakokra - a gyorsjáratú felkutató csónakokat kivéve - vonatkozó jártassági bizonyítvánnyal;

.2 részt vett a jóváhagyott tanfolyamon; és

.3 megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/2. szakasza 7-10. pontjában, a gyorsjáratú felkutató csónakokra vonatkozóan a jártassági bizonyítvány elnyeréséhez előírt szakmai szintnek.

VI/3. szabály

Az emelt szintű tűzoltó tanfolyamokra vonatkozó, minimális kötelező követelmények

1 A tűzoltási tevékenység irányítására jogosult tengerészeknek sikeresen el kell végezniük az STCW Szabályzat VI/3. szakasza 1-4. pontjában szereplő előírásainak megfelelő, a tűzoltás technikájával, azon belül is főként a szervezéssel, a taktikával és az irányítással kapcsolatos, emelt szintű tanfolyamot, és meg kell felelniük a Szabályzatban meghatározott szakmai követelménynek.

2 Ahol az emelt szintű tűzoltó tanfolyam nem része a kiadott bizonyítványhoz szükséges képzésnek, ott a jártasságot tanúsító bizonyítványt kell kiállítani, igazolva, hogy a bizonyítvány tulajdonosa elvégezte az emelt szintű tűzoltó tanfolyamot.

VI/4. szabály

Az elsősegéllyel és egészségügyi ellátással kapcsolatos, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 A hajón elsősegélynyújtásra jogosult tengerészeknek meg kell felelniük az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/4. szakasza 1-3. pontjában előírt, az elsősegélynyújtásra vonatkozó szakmai szintnek.

2 A hajón elsősegélynyújtásra jogosult tengerészeknek meg kell felelniük az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/4. szakasza 4-6. pontjában előírt, a hajókon történő elsősegélynyújtásra vonatkozó szakmai szintnek.

3 Ahol az elsősegélynyújtásról, illetve az egészségügyi ellátásról szóló tanfolyam nem része a kiadott bizonyítványhoz szükséges képzésnek, ott a jártasságot tanúsító bizonyítványt kell kiállítani, igazolva, hogy a bizonyítvány tulajdonosa elvégezte az elsősegélynyújtásról, illetve az egészségügyi ellátásról szóló tanfolyamot.

VI/5. szabály

Hajóvédelmi tisztek képesítési bizonyítványának kiadására vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 A hajóvédelmi tiszt jártassági bizonyítványáért pályázó minden jelöltnek meg kell felelnie az alábbiaknak:

.1 legalább 12 hónapos, elismert tengeri szolgálat vagy megfelelő tengeri szolgálat és a hajó üzemeltetésével kapcsolatos ismeretek; valamint

.2 megfelel az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/5. szakasza 1-4. pontjában szereplő, a hajóvédelmi tisztek jártassági bizonyítványának elnyeréséhez előírt szakmai szintnek.

2 Az Igazgatások az e szabályba foglalt rendelkezések alapján képesített minden személy számára kötelesek biztosítani a jártasságot tanúsító bizonyítvány kibocsátását.

VI/6. szabály

Tengerész védelemmel kapcsolatos képzésére és oktatására vonatkozó, kötelező minimális követelmények

1 A tengerészeknek az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/6. szakasza 1-4. pontjában meghatározott, védelmi alapozó, illetve a védelemmel kapcsolatos tudatosságot erősítő képzésben kell részesülniük, és meg kell felelniük az azokban meghatározott szakmai színvonalnak.

2 Ahol a védelemmel kapcsolatos tudatosságot erősítő képzés nem része a kiadott bizonyítványhoz szükséges képzésnek, ott a jártasságot tanúsító bizonyítványt kell kiállítani, igazolva, hogy a bizonyítvány tulajdonosa elvégezte a védelemmel összefüggő tudatosságot erősítő tanfolyamot.

3 Minden Félnek össze kell hasonlítania a védelemmel kapcsolatos képzésre és oktatásra vonatkozóan a jelen szabály hatályba lépését megelőzően kiadott bizonyítványok elnyeréséhez a tengerészektől megkövetelt szakmai szintet az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/6. szakasza 4. pontjában megállapítottal, és el kell döntenie, hogy az ilyen tengerészeknek részt kell-e venniük továbbképzésen.

Védelmi feladatok ellátására kijelölt tengerészek

4 A védelmi feladatok ellátására kijelölt tengerészeknek meg kell felelniük az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/6. szakasza 6-8. pontjában előírt alkalmassági követelményeknek.

5 Ahol a védelmi feladatok ellátásáról szóló képzés nem része a kiadott bizonyítványhoz szükséges képzésnek, ott a jártasságot tanúsító bizonyítványt kell kiállítani, igazolva, hogy a bizonyítvány tulajdonosa elvégezte a védelmi feladatok ellátásához szükséges tanfolyamot.

6 Minden Félnek össze kell hasonlítania a védelmi képzésre vonatkozóan a jelen szabály hatályba lépését megelőzően kiadott bizonyítványok megszerzéséhez a tengerészektől megkövetelt szakmai szintet az STCW Szabályzat A-VI/6. szakasza 8. pontjában megállapítottal, és el kell döntenie, hogy az ilyen tengerészeknek részt kell-e venniük továbbképzésen.

VII. FEJEZET

Alternatív (kettős) képesítés

VII/1. szabály

Az alternatív képesítések kiadása

1 A jelen melléklet II. és III. fejezetében, a képesítésre vonatkozóan megállapított követelmények ellenére a Felek az e fejezetek előírásaitól eltérő bizonyítványok kiadása mellett is dönthetnek, illetve engedélyezhetik ilyen bizonyítványok kiállítását, feltéve, hogy:

.1 a bizonyítványban és az érvényesítési okmányban szereplő, kapcsolódó feladatok és felelősségi szintek kiválasztása az STCW Szabályzat A-II/1., A-II/2., A-II/3., A-II/4., A-II/5., A-III/1., A-III/2., A-III/3., A-III/4., A-III/5. és A-IV/2. szakaszaiból történt, vagy azokkal megegyezik;

.2 a képesítésre pályázó jelöltek elvégezték a jóváhagyott oktatást és képzést, valamint megfelelnek az STCW Szabályzat vonatkozó részeiben meghatározott, a szakmai követelményekkel kapcsolatos előírásoknak, illetve a Szabályzat A-VII/1. szakaszával összhangban azoknak a feladatköröknek és szinteknek, amelyek a bizonyítványban és a érvényesítési okmányban szerepelnek;

.3 a jelöltek rendelkeznek a bizonyítványban szereplő feladatköröknek és szinteknek megfelelő, elismert tengeri szolgálattal. A tengeri szolgálat minimális időtartama azonos a jelen melléklet II. és III. fejezetében előírt tengeri szolgálati idővel. Mindazonáltal a tengeri szolgálat minimális időtartama nem lehet kevesebb, mint amit az STCW Szabályzat A-VII/2. szakasza előír;

.4 a navigációs feladatkörök végrehajtási szintjére vonatkozó képesítésre pályázó jelölteknek meg kell felelniük a IV. fejezet vonatkozó előírásainak, rádiós szolgálat ellátásához pedig a Rádió Használati Szabályzat követelményeinek; és

.5 a bizonyítványok kiadására az I/2. szabálynak, valamint az STCW Szabályzat VII. fejezete rendelkezéseinek megfelelően kerül sor.

2 A jelen fejezet alapján bizonyítványt csak akkor lehet kiállítani, ha az egyezményben részes Fél a IV. cikk és az I/7. szabály rendelkezése szerint a Szervezetet tájékoztatta.

VII/2. szabály

Tengerészek képesítése

1 Minden tengerésznek, aki az STCW Szabályzat II. fejezet A-II/1, A-II/2, A-II/3 vagy A-II/4, illetve A-II/5, a III. fejezet A-III/1, A-III/2, A-III/3, A-III/4, illetve A-III/5, vagy a IV. fejezet A-IV/2 táblázataiban meghatározott bármilyen feladatot vagy feladatkört lát el, megfelelő képesítéssel vagy jártassággal kell rendelkeznie.

VII/3. szabály

Az alternatív bizonyítványok kiállítását szabályozó alapelvek

1 Az alternatív bizonyítványok kiállítását vagy a kiállítás engedélyezését választó bármely Fél köteles gondoskodni az alábbi alapelvek betartásáról:

.1 nem lehet alternatív képesítési rendszert érvényesíteni, csak ha az biztosítja a tengeri biztonságnak az egyéb fejezetekben előírt fokát, és a szennyezés vonatkozásában olyan megelőző hatással bír, ami az egyéb fejezetek előírásaival legalább azonos; és

.2 bármely, a jelen fejezet alapján az alternatív képesítésekkel kapcsolatban kiadott rendelkezésnek biztosítania kell a bizonyítványok felcserélhetőségét az egyéb fejezetek alapján kiadott bizonyítványok vonatkozásában.

2 Az 1. pontban foglalt felcserélhetőségi alapelvnek biztosítania kell, hogy

.1 a II. és/vagy III. fejezet rendelkezései értelmében képesített tengerészek, valamint azok, akik a VII. fejezet szerint szereztek képesítést, szolgálhassanak olyan hajókon, amelyek vagy hagyományos, vagy egyéb szervezeti felépítés alapján üzemelnek; és

.2 a tengerészek valamely meghatározott fedélzeti feladatra történő kiképzése ne úgy történjék, hogy az csorbíthassa más irányú szakmai képességeiket.

3 A jelen fejezet előírásainak megfelelő bármely bizonyítvány kiállításánál az alábbi alapelveket kell figyelembe venni:

.1 alternatív bizonyítványok kiállítása nem irányulhat:

.1.1 a hajószemélyzet létszámának csökkentésére,

.1.2 a szakma tisztességének aláásására, a tengerészek szaktudásának lejáratására,

illetve

.1.3 a kombinált gépészeti és fedélzeti tiszti őrszolgálati beosztás olyan személyre történő átruházására bármely őrszolgálat idejére, aki csak egy képesítéssel rendelkezik; és

.2 a hajót irányító személyt parancsnoknak kell kinevezni; valamint a hajóparancsnok és mások jogállását, illetve tekintélyét az alternatív képesítéssel kapcsolatosan semmilyen rendelkezés nem érintheti hátrányosan.

4 A jelen szabály 1. és 2. pontjában szereplő alapelveknek biztosítaniuk kell mind a fedélzeti, mind a géptisztek szakképzettségének fenntartását.

VIII. FEJEZET

Őrszolgálat

VIII/1. szabály

A szolgálat ellátására való alkalmasság

1 Minden Igazgatás a kimerültség megelőzése érdekében köteles:

.1 az STCW Szabályzat A-VIII/1. szakasza előírásainak megfelelően pihenőidőt megállapítani és érvényre juttatni az őrszolgálatban részt vevő személyzet, valamint azok számára, akik biztonsági és a szennyezés megelőzését szolgáló feladatok ellátását végzik; és

.2 előírni, hogy az őrszolgálati rendszer olyan legyen, hogy a kimerültség ne legyen hatással az őrszolgálatot ellátó személyzet teljesítményére, továbbá, hogy a szolgálat ellátása úgy legyen megszervezve, hogy az út kezdete utáni első őrszolgálatban, majd az azt követő váltásokban részt vevő személyek kellőképpen kipihentek és a szolgálatra minden tekintetben alkalmasak legyenek.

2 A kábítószerrel és az alkohollal való visszaélés megelőzése érdekében minden Igazgatásnak gondoskodnia kell az A-VIII.1. szakasz rendelkezéseinek megfelelő intézkedések foganatosításáért, mely során figyelembe kell venni az STCW Szabályzat B-VIII/1. szakaszában szereplő útmutatást is.

VIII/2. szabály

Az őrszolgálattal kapcsolatos előírások és a követendő alapelvek

1 Az Igazgatások kötelesek felhívni az üzemeltető társaságok, hajóparancsnokok, gépüzemvezetők és az őrszolgálatban részt vevő összes személy figyelmét az STCW Szabályzat azon előírásaira, alapelveire és útmutatásaira, amelyeket a fennálló körülményeknek és helyzetnek megfelelő, folyamatos és biztonságos őrszolgálat, illetve őrszolgálatok fenntartása érdekében, az összes tengerjáró hajón, mindenkor be kell tartani.

2 Az Igazgatásoknak minden hajó parancsnoka számára elő kell írniuk, hogy az őrszolgálattal kapcsolatos intézkedések megfeleljenek a biztonságos őrszolgálat, illetve őrszolgálatok ellátására vonatkozó követelményeknek, figyelembe véve a fennálló körülményeket és helyzetet, továbbá azt, hogy a parancsnok általános irányításával:

.1 szolgálati idejük alatt a navigációs őrszolgálatot irányító tisztek felelősek a hajó biztonságos műveletezéséért és a szolgálat teljes ideje alatt kötelesek személyesen jelen lenni a parancsnoki hídon vagy az ahhoz közvetlenül csatlakozó helyiségben, mint például a térképszobában vagy a navigációs készülékek vezérlőkabinjában;

.2 a rádiókezelők szolgálati idejük alatt felelősek a folyamatos rádiós figyelőszolgálatnak a megfelelő frekvenciákon történő ellátásáért;

.3 a gépüzemi őrszolgálatot ellátó tiszteknek - amint ezt az STCW Szabályzat előírja - a gépüzemvezető irányításával azonnal elérhetőeknek kell lenniük és hívásra haladéktalanul meg kell jelenniük géptérben, valamint, ha szükséges, szolgálati idejük tartama alatt személyesen is a géptérben kell tartózkodniuk;

.4 biztonság érdekében megfelelő és hatékony őrszolgálatot, illetve őrszolgálatokat kell ellátni mindenkor, amikor a hajó horgonyon vagy kikötve áll, és ha a hajó veszélyes rakományt szállít; az ilyen őrszolgálat, illetve őrszolgálatok megszervezésénél a lehető legnagyobb mértékig számításba kell venni a veszélyes rakomány jellegét, mennyiségét, csomagolását és rakodási jellemzőit és az úszó vagy kikötött hajón fennálló bármilyen különleges körülményeket; valamint

.5 megfelelő és hatékony őrszolgálatot, illetve őrszolgálatokat kell ellátni a biztonság érdekében."

2. melléklet a 2012. évi XIX. törvényhez

"THE MANILA AMENDMENTS TO THE SEAFARERS' TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING (STCW) CODE

PART A

Mandatory standards regarding provisions of the annex to the STCW Convention

Introduction

1 This part of the STCW Code contains mandatory provisions to which specific reference is made in the annex to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended, hereinafter referred to as the STCW Convention. These provisions give in detail the minimum standards required to be maintained by Parties in order to give full and complete effect to the Convention.

2 Also contained in this part are standards of competence required to be demonstrated by candidates for the issue and revalidation of certificates of competency under the provisions of the STCW Convention. To clarify the linkage between the alternative certification provisions of chapter VII and the certification provisions of chapters II, III and IV, the abilities specified in the standards of competence are grouped, as appropriate, under the following seven functions:

.1 Navigation

.2 Cargo handling and stowage

.3 Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board

.4 Marine engineering

.5 Electrical, electronic and control engineering

.6 Maintenance and repair

.7 Radiocommunications

at the following levels of responsibility:

.1 Management level

.2 Operational level

.3 Support level

Functions and levels of responsibility are identified by subtitle in the tables of standards of competence given in chapters II, III and IV of this part. The scope of the function at the level of responsibility stated in a subtitle is defined by the abilities listed under it in column 1 of the table. The meaning of "function" and "level of responsibility" is defined in general terms in section A-I/1 below.

3 The numbering of the sections of this part corresponds with the numbering of the regulations contained in the annex to the STCW Convention. The text of the sections may be divided into numbered parts and paragraphs, but such numbering is unique to that text alone.

CHAPTER I

Standards regarding general provisions

Section A-I/1

Definitions and clarifications

1 The definitions and clarifications contained in article II and regulation I/1 apply equally to the terms used in parts A and B of this Code. In addition, the following supplementary definitions apply only to this Code:

.1 Standard of competence means the level of proficiency to be achieved for the proper performance of functions on board ship in accordance with the internationally agreed criteria as set forth herein and incorporating prescribed standards or levels of knowledge, understanding and demonstrated skill;

.2 Management level means the level of responsibility associated with:

.2.1 serving as master, chief mate, chief engineer officer or second engineer officer on board a seagoing ship, and

.2.2 ensuring that all functions within the designated area of responsibility are properly performed;

.3 Operational level means the level of responsibility associated with:

.3.1 serving as officer in charge of a navigational or engineering watch or as designated duty engineer for periodically unmanned machinery spaces or as radio operator on board a seagoing ship, and

.3.2 maintaining direct control over the performance of all functions within the designated area of responsibility in accordance with proper procedures and under the direction of an individual serving in the management level for that area of responsibility;

.4 Support level means the level of responsibility associated with performing assigned tasks, duties or responsibilities on board a seagoing ship under the direction of an individual serving in the operational or management level;

.5 Evaluation criteria are the entries appearing in column 4 of the "Specification of Minimum Standard of Competence" tables in part A and provide the means for an assessor to judge whether or not a candidate can perform the related tasks, duties and responsibilities; and

.6 Independent evaluation means an evaluation by suitably qualified persons, independent of, or external to, the unit or activity being evaluated, to verify that the administrative and operational procedures at all levels are managed, organized, undertaken and monitored internally in order to ensure their fitness for purpose and achievement of stated objectives.

Section A-I/2

Certificates and endorsements

1 Where, as provided in regulation I/2, paragraph 6, the endorsement required by article VI of the Convention is incorporated in the wording of the certificate itself, the certificate shall be issued in the format shown hereunder, provided that the words "or until the date of expiry of any extension of the validity of this certificate as may be shown overleaf" appearing on the front of the form and the provisions for recording extension of the validity appearing on the back of the form shall be omitted where the certificate is required to be replaced upon its expiry. Guidance on completion of the form is contained in section B-I/2 of this Code.

(Official Seal)
(COUNTRY)
CERTIFICATE ISSUED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF
THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING,
CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS, 1978,
AS AMENDED



The Government of............................. certifies that .................................................. has been found duly qualified in accordance with the provisions of regulation......... of the above Convention, as amended, and has been found competent to perform the following functions, at the levels specified, subject to any limitations indicated until ........................... or until the date of expiry of any extension of the validity of this certificate as may be shown overleaf:
FUNCTIONLEVELLIMITATIONS APPLYING (IF ANY)
The lawful holder of this certificate may serve in the following capacity or capacities
specified in the applicable safe manning requirements of the Administration:
CAPACITYLIMITATIONS APPLYING (IF ANY)
Certificate No...............................................issued on..............................................................................................

(Official Seal)
………………………………………………….
Signature of duly authorized official
………………………………………………….
Name of duly authorized official
The original of this certificate must be kept available in accordance with regulation I/2,
paragraph 11 of the Convention while its holder is serving on a ship.
Date of birth of the holder of the certificate................................................
Signature of the holder of the certificate....................................................
Photograph of the holder of the certificatePhotograph of the holder
of the certificate
The validity of this certificate is hereby extended until....................................................

(Official Seal)
………………………………………………….
Signature of duly authorized official

Date of revalidation.................................... ..................................................................

………………………………………………….
Name of duly authorized official

The validity of this certificate is hereby extended until....................................................

(Official Seal)

………………………………………………….
Signature of duly authorized official

Date of revalidation.................................... ..................................................................
Name of duly authorized official


2 Except as provided in paragraph 1, the form used to attest the issue of a
certificate shall be as shown hereunder, provided that the words "or until the date of
expiry of any extension of the validity of this endorsement as may be shown overleaf"
appearing on the front of the form and the provisions for recording extension of the
validity appearing on the back of the form shall be omitted where the endorsement is
required to be replaced upon its expiry.
Guidance on completion of the form is contained in section B-I/2 of this Code.
(Official Seal)
(COUNTRY)
ENDORSEMENT ATTESTING THE ISSUE OF A CERTIFICATE UNDER THE
PROVISIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF
TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS, 1978, AS AMENDED




The Government of ........................... certifies that certificate No........ has been issued to ............................................ who has been found duly qualified in accordance with the provisions of regulation ............................ of the above Convention, as amended, and has been found competent to perform the following
functions, at the levels specified, subject to any limitations indicated until ............................or until the date of expiry of any extension of the validity of this endorsement as may be shown overleaf:
FUNCTIONLEVELLIMITATIONS APPLYING (IF ANY)
The lawful holder of this endorsement may serve in the following capacity or
capacities specified in the applicable safe manning requirements of the Administration:
CAPACITYLIMITATIONS APPLYING (IF ANY)
Endorsement No................................................ issued on ............................................................................................

(Official Seal) ...................................................................
Signature of duly authorized official


...................................................................
Name of duly authorized official
The original of this endorsement must be kept available in accordance with regulation
I/2, paragraph 11 of the Convention while its holder is serving on a ship.


Date of birth of the holder of the certificate....................................................................................................................

Signature of the holder of the certificate..........................................................................................................................
Photograph of the holder of the certificatePhotograph of the
holder of the
certificate
The validity of this endorsement is hereby extended until ................................................................................................
(Official Seal)
…………………………………………..
Signature of the duly authorized official
Date of revalidation.................................. ..................................................................
Name of the duly authorized official
The validity of this endorsement is hereby extended until .............................................
(Official Seal)
…………………………………………..
Signature of the duly authorized official
Date of revalidation....................................................................................................
Name of the duly authorized official
3 The form used to attest the recognition of a certificate shall be as shown
hereunder, except that the words "or until the date of expiry of any extension of the
validity of this endorsement as may be shown overleaf" appearing on the front of the form
and the provisions for recording extension of the validity appearing on the back of the
form shall be omitted where the endorsement is required to be replaced upon its expiry.
Guidance on completion of the form is contained in section B-I/2 of this Code.
(Official Seal)
(COUNTRY)
ENDORSEMENT ATTESTING THE RECOGNITION OF A
CERTIFICATE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF
TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR
SEAFARERS, 1978, AS AMENDED
The Government of...................... certifies that certificate No............. issued to
............................................ by or on behalf of the Government of ............................ is duly recognized in accordance with the provisions of regulation I/10 of the above Convention, as amended, and the lawful holder is authorized to perform the following functions, at the levels specified, subject to any limitations indicated until ............................ or until the date of expiry of any extension of the validity of this endorsement as may be shown overleaf:
FUNCTIONLEVELLIMITATIONS APPLYING (IF ANY)
The lawful holder of this endorsement may serve in the following capacity or
capacities specified in the applicable safe manning requirements of the Administration:
CAPACITYLIMITATIONS APPLYING (IF ANY)
Endorsement No..............................................issued on.................................................................................................
(Official Seal)……………………………………….
Signature of duly authorized official
…………………………………….
Name of duly authorized official
The original of this endorsement must be kept available in accordance with regulation
I/2, paragraph 11 of the Convention while its holder is serving on a ship.

Date of birth of the holder of the certificate......................................................................................................................

Signature of the holder of the certificate...........................................................................................................................
Photograph of the holder of the certificatePhotograph of the
holder of the
certificate
The validity of this endorsement is hereby extended until .............................................................................................
(Official Seal)
Date of revalidation...................................……………………………………………….
Signature of the duly authorized official
……………………………………………….
Name of the duly authorized official
The validity of this endorsement is hereby extended until .............................................................................
(Official Seal)
……………………………………………….
Signature of the duly authorized official
Date of revalidation...................................……………………………………………….
Name of the duly authorized official

4 In using formats which may be different from those set forth in this section, pursuant to regulation I/2, paragraph 10, Parties shall ensure that in all cases:

.1 all information relating to the identity and personal description of the holder, including name, date of birth, photograph and signature, along with the date on which the document was issued, shall be displayed on the same side of the documents; and

.2 all information relating to the capacity or capacities in which the holder is entitled to serve, in accordance with the applicable safe manning requirements of the Administration, as well as any limitations, shall be prominently displayed and easily identified.

ISSUE AND REGISTRATION OF

CERTIFICATES Approval of seagoing

service

5 In approving seagoing service required by the Convention, Parties should ensure that the service concerned is relevant to the qualification being applied for, bearing in mind that, apart from the initial familiarization with service in seagoing ships, the purpose of such service is to allow the seafarer to be instructed in and to practice, under appropriate supervision, those safe and proper seagoing practices, procedures and routines which are relevant to the qualification applied for.

Approval of training courses

6 In approving training courses and programmes, Parties should take into account that the relevant IMO Model Courses can assist in the preparation of such courses and programmes and ensure that the detailed learning objectives recommended therein are suitably covered.

Electronic access to registers

7 In the maintenance of the electronic register in accordance with paragraph 15 of regulation I/2, provisions shall be made to allow controlled electronic access to such register or registers to allow Parties and companies to confirm:

.1 the name of the seafarer to whom such certificate, endorsement or other qualification was issued, its relevant number, date of issue and date of expiry;

.2 the capacity in which the holder may serve and any limitations attaching thereto; and

.3 the functions the holder may perform, the levels authorized and any limitations attached thereto.

Development of a database for certificate registration

8 In implementing the requirement in paragraph 14 of regulation I/2 for the maintenance of a register of certificates and endorsements, a standard database is not necessary provided that all the relevant information is recorded and available in accordance with regulation I/2.

9 The following items of information should be recorded and available, either on paper or electronically, in accordance with regulation I/2:

.1 Status of certificate

Valid Suspended Cancelled Reported lost Destroyed

with a record of changes to status to be kept, including dates of changes.

.2 Certificate details

Seafarer's name Date of birth

Nationality Gender

Preferably a photograph

Relevant document number

Date of issue

Date of expiry

Last revalidation date

Details of dispensation(s)

.3 Competency details

STCW standard of competence (e.g.,

regulation II/1) Capacity

Function

Level of

responsibility

Endorsements

Limitations

.4 Medical details

Date of issue of latest medical certificate relating to the issue or revalidation of the certificate of competency.

Section A-I/3

Principles governing near-coastal voyages

1 When a Party defines near-coastal voyages, inter alia, for the purpose of applying variations to the subjects listed in column 2 of the standard of competence tables contained in chapters II and III of part A of the Code, for the issue of certificates valid for service on ships entitled to fly the flag of that Party and engaged on such voyages, account shall be taken of the following factors, bearing in mind the effect on the safety and security of all ships and on the marine environment:

.1 type of ship and the trade in which it is engaged;

.2 gross tonnage of the ship and the propulsion power in kilowatts of the main machinery;

.3 nature and length of the voyages;

.4 maximum distance from a port of refuge;

.5 adequacy of the coverage and accuracy of navigational position-fixing devices;

.6 weather conditions normally prevailing in the near-coastal voyages area;

.7 provision of shipboard and coastal communication facilities for search and rescue; and

.8 the availability of shore-based support, regarding especially technical maintenance on board.

2 It is not intended that ships engaged on near-coastal voyages extend their voyages worldwide, under the excuse that they are navigating constantly within the limits of designated near-coastal voyages of neighbouring Parties.

Section A-I/4

Control procedures

1 The assessment procedure provided for in regulation I/4, paragraph 1.3, resulting from any of the occurrences mentioned therein shall take the form of a verification that members of the crew who are required to be competent do in fact possess the necessary skills related to the occurrence.

2 It shall be borne in mind when making this assessment that onboard procedures are relevant to the International Safety Management (ISM) Code and that the provisions of this Convention are confined to the competence to safely execute those procedures.

3 Control procedures under this Convention shall be confined to the standards of competence of the individual seafarers on board and their skills related to watchkeeping as defined in part A of this Code. Onboard assessment of competency shall commence with verification of the certificates of the seafarers.

4 Notwithstanding verification of the certificate, the assessment under regulation I/4, paragraph 1.3 can require the seafarer to demonstrate the related competency at the place of duty. Such demonstration may include verification that operational requirements in respect of watchkeeping standards have been met and that there is a proper response to emergency situations within the seafarer's level of competence.

5 In the assessment, only the methods for demonstrating competence together with the criteria for its evaluation and the scope of the standards given in part A of this Code shall be used.

6 Assessment of competency related to security shall be conducted for those seafarers with specific security duties only in case of clear grounds, as provided for in chapter XI/2 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). In all other cases, it shall be confined to the verification of the certificates and/or endorsements of the seafarers.

Section A-I/5

National provisions

The provisions of regulation I/5 shall not be interpreted as preventing the allocation of tasks for training under supervision or in cases of force majeure.

Section A-I/6

Training and assessment

1 Each Party shall ensure that all training and assessment of seafarers for certification under the Convention is:

.1 structured in accordance with written programmes, including such methods and media of delivery, procedures, and course material as are necessary to achieve the prescribed standard of competence; and

.2 conducted, monitored, evaluated and supported by persons qualified in accordance with paragraphs 4, 5 and 6.

2 Persons conducting in-service training or assessment on board ship shall only do so when such training or assessment will not adversely affect the normal operation of the ship and they can dedicate their time and attention to training or assessment.

Qualifications of instructors, supervisors and assessors

3 Each Party shall ensure that instructors, supervisors and assessors are appropriately qualified for the particular types and levels of training or assessment of competence of seafarers either on board or ashore, as required under the Convention, in accordance with the provisions of this section.

In-service training

4 Any person conducting in-service training of a seafarer, either on board or ashore, which is intended to be used in qualifying for certification under the Convention, shall:

.1 have an appreciation of the training programme and an understanding of the specific training objectives for the particular type of training being conducted;

.2 be qualified in the task for which training is being conducted; and

.3 if conducting training using a simulator:

.3.1 have received appropriate guidance in instructional techniques involving the use of simulators; and

.3.2 have gained practical operational experience on the particular type of simulator being used.

5 Any person responsible for the supervision of in-service training of a seafarer intended to be used in qualifying for certification under the Convention shall have a full understanding of the training programme and the specific objectives for each type of training being conducted.

Assessment of competence

6 Any person conducting in-service assessment of competence of a seafarer, either on board or ashore, which is intended to be used in qualifying for certification under the Convention, shall:

.1 have an appropriate level of knowledge and understanding of the competence to be assessed;

.2 be qualified in the task for which the assessment is being made;

.3 have received appropriate guidance in assessment methods and practice;

.4 have gained practical assessment experience; and

.5 if conducting assessment involving the use of simulators, have gained practical assessment experience on the particular type of simulator under the supervision and to the satisfaction of an experienced assessor.

Training and assessment within an institution

7 Each Party which recognizes a course of training, a training institution, or a qualification granted by a training institution, as part of its requirements for the issue of a certificate required under the Convention, shall ensure that the qualifications and experience of instructors and assessors are covered in the application of the quality standard provisions of section A-I/8. Such qualification, experience and application of quality standards shall incorporate appropriate training in instructional techniques, and training and assessment methods and practice, and shall comply with all applicable requirements of paragraphs 4 to 6.

Section A-I/7

Communication of information

1 The information required by regulation I/7, paragraph 1 shall be communicated to the Secretary-General in the formats prescribed in the paragraphs hereunder.

PART 1 - INITIAL COMMUNICATION OF INFORMATION

2 Within one calendar year of entry into force of regulation I/7, each Party shall report on the steps it has taken to give the Convention full and complete effect, which report shall include the following:

.1 contact details and organization chart of the ministry, department or governmental agency responsible for administering the Convention;

.2 a concise explanation of the legal and administrative measures provided and taken to ensure compliance, particularly with regulations I/2, I/6 and I/9;

.3 a clear statement of the education, training, examination, competency assessment and certification policies adopted;

.4 a concise summary of the courses, training programmes, examinations and assessments provided for each certificate issued pursuant to the Convention;

.5 a concise outline of the procedures followed to authorize, accredit or approve training and examinations, medical fitness and competency assessments required by the Convention, the conditions attached thereto, and a list of the authorizations, accreditations and approvals granted;

.6 a concise summary of the procedures followed in granting any dispensation under article VIII of the Convention; and

.7 the results of the comparison carried out pursuant to regulation I/11 and a concise outline of the refresher and upgrading training mandated.

PART 2 - SUBSEQUENT REPORTS

3 Each Party shall, within six months of:

.1 retaining or adopting any equivalent education or training arrangements pursuant to article IX, provide a full description of such arrangements;

.2 recognizing certificates issued by another Party, provide a report summarizing the measures taken to ensure compliance with regulation I/10; and

.3 authorizing the employment of seafarers holding alternative certificates issued under regulation VII/1 on ships entitled to fly its flag, providethe Secretary-General with a specimen copy of the type of safe manning documents issued to such ships.

4 Each Party shall report the results of each evaluation carried out pursuant to regulation I/8, paragraph 2 within six months of its completion. The report of the evaluation shall include the following information:

.1 the qualifications and experience of those who conducted the evaluation; (e.g., certificates of competency held, experience as a seafarer and independent evaluator, experience in the field of maritime training and assessment, experience in the administration of certificationsystems, or any other relevant qualifications/experience);

.2 the terms of reference for the independent evaluation and those of the evaluators;

.3 a list of training institutions/centres covered by the independent evaluation; and

.4 the results of the independent evaluation, including:

.1 verification that:

.1.1 all applicable provisions of the Convention and STCW Code, including their amendments, are covered by the Party's quality standards system in accordance with section A-I/8, paragraph 3.1; and

.1.2 all internal management control and monitoring measures and follow-up actions comply with planned arrangements and documented procedures and are effective in ensuring achievement of defined objectives in accordance with section A-I/8, paragraph 3.2;

.2 a brief description of:

.2.1 the non-conformities found, if any, during the independent evaluation,

.2.2 the corrective measures recommended to address the identified non-conformities, and

.2.3 the corrective measures carried out to address the identified non-conformities.

5 Parties shall report the steps taken to implement any subsequent mandatory amendments to the Convention and STCW Code, not previously included in the report on the initial communication of information pursuant to regulation I/7 or any previous report pursuant to regulation I/8. The information shall be included in the next report pursuant to regulation I/8, paragraph 3, following the entry into force of the amendment.

6 The information on the steps taken to implement mandatory amendments to the Convention and STCW Code shall include the following, where applicable:

.1 a concise explanation of the legal and administrative measures provided and taken to ensure compliance with the amendment;

.2 a concise summary of any courses, training programmes, examinations and assessments provided to comply with the amendment;

.3 a concise outline of the procedures followed to authorize, accredit or approve training and examinations, medical fitness and competency assessments required under the amendment;

.4 a concise outline of any refresher training and upgrading training required to meet the amendments; and

.5 a comparison between the measures to implement the amendment and existing measures contained in previous reports pursuant to regulation I/7, paragraph 1 and/or regulation I/8, paragraph 2 where applicable.

PART 3 - PANEL OF COMPETENT PERSONS

7 The Secretary-General shall maintain a list of competent persons approved by the Maritime Safety Committee, including competent persons made available or recommended by the Parties, who may be called upon to evaluate the reports submitted pursuant to regulation I/7 and regulation I/8 and may be called to assist in the preparation of the report required by regulation I/7, paragraph 2. These persons shall ordinarily be available during relevant sessions of the Maritime Safety Committee or its subsidiary bodies, but need not conduct their work solely during such sessions.

8 In relation to regulation I/7, paragraph 2, the competent persons shall be knowledgeable of the requirements of the Convention and at least one of them shall have knowledge of the system of training and certification of the Party concerned.

9 When a report is received from any Party under regulation I/8, paragraph 3, the Secretary-General will designate competent persons from the list maintained in accordance with paragraph 7 above, to consider the report and provide their views on whether:

.1 the report is complete and demonstrates that the Party has carried out an independent evaluation of the knowledge, understanding, skills and competence acquisition and assessment activities, and of the administration of the certification system (including endorsement and revalidation), in accordance with section A-I/8, paragraph 3;

.2 the report is sufficient to demonstrate that:

.2.1 the evaluators were qualified,

.2.2 the terms of reference were clear enough to ensure that:

.2.2.1 all applicable provisions of the Convention and STCW Code, including their amendments, are covered by the Party's quality standards system; and

.2.2.2 the implementation of clearly defined objectives in accordance with regulation I/8, paragraph 1 could be verified over the full range of relevant activities,

.2.3 the procedures followed during the independent evaluation were appropriate to identify any significant nonconformities in the Party's system of training, assessment of competence, and certification of seafarers, as may be applicable to the Party concerned, and

.2.4 the actions being taken to correct any noted non-conformities are timely and appropriate.

10 Any meeting of the competent persons shall:

.1 be held at the discretion of the Secretary-General;

.2 be comprised of an odd number of members, ordinarily not to exceed five persons;

.3 appoint its own chairman; and

.4 provide the Secretary-General with the agreed opinion of its members, or if no agreement is reached, with both the majority and minority views.

11 The competent persons shall, on a confidential basis, express their views in writing on:

.1 a comparison of the facts reported in the information communicated to the Secretary-General by the Party with all relevant requirements of the Convention;

.2 the report of any relevant evaluation submitted under regulation I/8, paragraph 3;

.3 the report of any steps taken to implement the amendments to the STCW Convention and Code submitted under paragraph 5; and

.4 any additional information provided by the Party.

PART 4 - REPORT TO THE MARITIME SAFETY COMMITTEE

12 In preparing the report to the Maritime Safety Committee required by regulation I/7, paragraph 2, the Secretary-General shall:

.1 solicit and take into account the views expressed by competent persons selected from the list established pursuant to paragraph 7;

.2 seek clarification, when necessary, from the Party of any matter related to the information provided under regulation I/7, paragraph 1; and

.3 identify any area in which the Party may have requested assistance to implement the Convention.

13 The Party concerned shall be informed of the arrangements for the meetings of competent persons, and its representatives shall be entitled to be present to clarify any matter related to the information provided pursuant to regulation I/7, paragraph 1.

14 If the Secretary-General is not in a position to submit the report called for by paragraph 2 of regulation I/7, the Party concerned may request the Maritime Safety Committee to take the action contemplated by paragraph 3 of regulation I/7, taking into account the information submitted pursuant to this section and the views expressed in accordance with paragraphs 10 and 11.

Section A-I/8

Quality standards

National objectives and quality standards

1 Each Party shall ensure that the education and training objectives and related standards of competence to be achieved are clearly defined and that the levels of knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to the examinations and assessments required under the Convention are identified. The objectives and related quality standards may be specified separately for different courses and training programmes and shall cover the administration of the certification system.

2 The field of application of the quality standards shall cover the administration of the certification system, all training courses and programmes, examinations and assessments carried out by or under the authority of a Party and the qualifications and experience required of instructors and assessors, having regard to the policies, systems, controls and internal quality assurance reviews established to ensure achievement of the defined objectives.

3 Each Party shall ensure that an independent evaluation of the knowledge, understanding, skills and competence acquisition and assessment activities, and of the administration of the certification system, is conducted at intervals of not more than five years in order to verify that:

.1 all applicable provisions of the Convention and STCW Code, including their amendments, are covered by the quality standards system;

.2 all internal management control and monitoring measures and follow-up actions comply with planned arrangements and documented procedures and are effective in ensuring achievement of the defined objectives;

.3 the results of each independent evaluation are documented and brought to the attention of those responsible for the area evaluated; and

.4 timely action is taken to correct deficiencies.

Section A-I/9

Medical standards

1 Parties, when establishing standards of medical fitness for seafarers as required by regulation I/9, shall adhere to the minimum in-service eyesight standards set out in table A-I/9 and take into account the criteria for physical and medical fitness set out in paragraph 2. They should also take into account the guidance given in section B-I/9 of this Code and table B-I/9 regarding assessment of minimum physical abilities.

These standards may, to the extent determined by the Party without prejudice to the safety of the seafarers or the ship, differentiate between those persons seeking to start a career at sea and those seafarers already serving at sea and between different functions on board, bearing in mind the different duties of seafarers. They shall also take into account any impairment or disease that will limit the ability of the seafarer to effectively perform his/her duties during the validity period of the medical certificate.

2 The standards of physical and medical fitness established by the Party shall ensure that seafarers satisfy the following criteria:

.1 have the physical capability, taking into account paragraph 5 below, to fulfil all the requirements of the basic training as required by section A-VI/1, paragraph 2;

.2 demonstrate adequate hearing and speech to communicate effectively and detect any audible alarms;

.3 have no medical condition, disorder or impairment that will prevent the effective and safe conduct of their routine and emergency duties on board during the validity period of the medical certificate;

.4 are not suffering from any medical condition likely to be aggravated by service at sea or to render the seafarer unfit for such service or to endanger the health and safety of other persons on board; and

.5 are not taking any medication that has side effects that will impair judgment, balance, or any other requirements for effective and safe performance of routine and emergency duties on board.

3 Medical fitness examinations of seafarers shall be conducted by appropriately qualified and experienced medical practitioners recognized by the Party.

4 Each Party shall establish provisions for recognizing medical practitioners. A register of recognized medical practitioners shall be maintained by the Party and made available to other Parties, companies and seafarers on request.

5 Each Party shall provide guidance for the conduct of medical fitness examinations and issuing of medical certificates, taking into account provisions set out in section B-I/9 of this Code. Each Party shall determine the amount of discretion given to recognized medical practitioners on the application of the medical standards, bearing in mind the different duties of seafarers, except that there shall not be discretion with respect to the minimum eyesight standards for distance vision aided, near/immediate vision and colour vision in table A-I/9 for seafarers in the deck department required to undertake look-out duties. A Party may allow discretion on the application of these standards with regard to seafarers in the engine department, on the condition that seafarers' combined vision fulfils the requirements set out in table A-I/9.

6 Each Party shall establish processes and procedures to enable seafarers who, after examination, do not meet the medical fitness standards or have had a limitation imposed on their ability to work, in particular with respect to time, field of work or trading area, to have their case reviewed in line with that Party's provisions for appeal.

7 The medical certificate provided for in regulation I/9, paragraph 3 shall include the following information as a minimum:

.1 Authorizing authority and the requirements under which the document is issued

.2 Seafarer information

.2.1 Name: (Last, first, middle)

.2.2 Date of birth: (day/month/year)

.2.3 Gender: (Male/Female)

.2.4 Nationality

.3 Declaration of the recognized medical practitioner

.3.1 Confirmation that identification documents were checked at the point of examination: Y/N

.3.2 Hearing meets the standards in section A-I/9: Y/N

.3.3 Unaided hearing satisfactory? Y/N

.3.4 Visual acuity meets standards in section A-I/9? Y/N

.3.5 Colour vision meets standards in section A-I/9? Y/N

.3.5.1 Date of last colour vision test.

.3.6 Fit for look-out duties? Y/N

.3.7 No limitations or restrictions on fitness? Y/N If "N", specify limitations or restrictions.

.3.8 Is the seafarer free from any medical condition likely to be aggravated by service at sea or to render the seafarer unfit for such service or to endanger the health of other persons on board?: Y/N

.3.9 Date of examination: (day/month/year)

.3.10 Expiry date of certificate: (day/month/year)

.4 Details of the issuing authority

.4.1 Official stamp (including name) of the issuing authority

.4.2 Signature of the authorized person

.5 Seafarer's signature - confirming that the seafarer has been informed of the content of the certificate and of the right to a review in accordance with paragraph 6 of section A-I/9

8 Medical certificates shall be in the official language of the issuing country. If the language used is not English, the text shall include a translation into that language.

Table A-I/9

Minimum in-service eyesight standards for seafarers

STCWCategory ofDistanceNear/immediateColourVisualNightDiplopia
Conventionseafarervision Aided1visionvision3fields4blindness4(double
regulationOneOtherBoth eyes together,vision)4
eyeeyeaided or unaided
Masters, deckVision required forSeeNormalVisionNo
officers andship's navigationNote 6Visualrequired tosignificant
II/2ratings required(e.g., chart andfieldsperform allcondition
II/3
II/4
II/5
to undertake
look-out duties
0.520.5nautical publication
reference, use of
bridge
necessary
functions in
darkness
evident
VII/2instrumentation and
equipment, and
identification of aids
without
compromise
to navigation)
I/11All engineerVision required toSeeSufficientVisionNo
III/1officers, electro-read instruments inNote 7visualrequired tosignificant
III/2technicalclose proximity, tofieldsperform allcondition
III/3officers, electro-operate equipment,necessaryevident
III/4technical ratings0.450.4
(see
Note
and to identifyfunctions in
III/5
III/6
and ratings or
others forming
systems/components
as necessary
darkness
without
III/7
VII/2
part of an
engine-room
watch
5)compromise
I/11GMDSS RadioVision required toSeeSufficientVisionNo
IV/2operatorsread instruments in
close proximity, to
Note 7visual
fields
required to
perform all
significant
condition
0.40.4operate equipment,necessaryevident
and to identify
systems/ components
as necessary
functions in
darkness
without
compromise

Notes:

1 Values given in Snellen decimal notation.

2 A value of at least 0.7 in one eye is recommended to reduce the risk of undetected underlying eye disease.

3 As defined in the International Recommendations for Colour Vision Requirements for Transport by the Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE-143-2001 including any subsequent versions).

4 Subject to assessment by a clinical vision specialist where indicated by initial examination findings.

5 Engine department personnel shall have a combined eyesight vision of at least 0.4.

6 CIE colour vision standard 1 or 2.

7 CIE colour vision standard 1, 2 or 3.

Section A-I/10

Recognition of certificates

1 The provisions of regulation I/10, paragraph 4 regarding the non-recognition of certificates issued by a non-Party shall not be construed as preventing a Party, when issuing its own certificate, from accepting seagoing service, education and training acquired under the authority of a non-Party, provided the Party complies with regulation I/2 in issuing each such certificate and ensures that the requirements of the Convention relating to seagoing service, education, training and competence are complied with.

2 Where an Administration which has recognized a certificate withdraws its endorsement of recognition for disciplinary reasons, the Administration shall inform the Party that issued the certificate of the circumstances.

Section A-I/11

Revalidation of certificates

Professional competence

1 Continued professional competence as required under regulation I/11 shall be established by:

.1 approved seagoing service, performing functions appropriate to the certificate held, for a period of at least:

.1.1 twelve months in total during the preceding five years, or

.1.2 three months in total during the preceding six months immediately prior to revalidating; or

.2 having performed functions considered to be equivalent to the seagoing service required in paragraph 1.1; or

.3 passing an approved test; or

.4 successfully completing an approved training course or courses; or

.5 having completed approved seagoing service, performing functions appropriate to the certificate held, for a period of not less than three months in a supernumerary capacity, or in a lower officer rank than that for which the certificate held is valid immediately prior to taking up the rank for which it is valid.

2 The refresher and updating courses required by regulation I/11 shall be approved and include changes in relevant national and international regulations concerning the safety of life at sea, security and the protection of the marine environment and take account of any updating of the standard of competence concerned.

3 Continued professional competence for tankers as required under regulation I/11, paragraph 3 shall be established by:

.1 approved seagoing service, performing duties appropriate to the tanker certificate or endorsement held, for a period of at least 3 months in total during the preceding 5 years; or

.2 successfully completing an approved relevant training course or courses.

Section A-I/12

Standards governing the use of simulators

PART 1 - PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

General performance standards for simulators used in training

1 Each Party shall ensure that any simulator used for mandatory simulator-based training shall:

.1 be suitable for the selected objectives and training tasks;

.2 be capable of simulating the operating capabilities of shipboard equipment concerned, to a level of physical realism appropriate to training objectives, and include the capabilities, limitations and possible errors of such equipment;

.3 have sufficient behavioural realism to allow a trainee to acquire the skills appropriate to the training objectives;

.4 provide a controlled operating environment, capable of producing a variety of conditions, which may include emergency, hazardous or unusual situations relevant to the training objectives;

.5 provide an interface through which a trainee can interact with the equipment, the simulated environment and, as appropriate, the instructor; and

.6 permit an instructor to control, monitor and record exercises for the effective debriefing of trainees.

General performance standards for simulators used in assessment of competence

2 Each Party shall ensure that any simulator used for the assessment of competence required under the Convention or for any demonstration of continued proficiency so required shall:

.1 be capable of satisfying the specified assessment objectives;

.2 be capable of simulating the operational capabilities of the shipboard equipment concerned to a level of physical realism appropriate to the assessment objectives, and include the capabilities, limitations and possible errors of such equipment;

.3 have sufficient behavioural realism to allow a candidate to exhibit the skills appropriate to the assessment objectives;

.4 provide an interface through which a candidate can interact with the equipment and simulated environment;

.5 provide a controlled operating environment, capable of producing a variety of conditions, which may include emergency, hazardous or unusual situations relevant to assessment objectives; and

.6 permit an assessor to control, monitor and record exercises for the effective assessment of the performance of candidates.

Additional performance standards

3 In addition to meeting the basic requirements set out in paragraphs 1 and 2, simulation equipment to which this section applies shall meet the performance standards given hereunder in accordance with their specific type.

Radar simulation

4 Radar simulation equipment shall be capable of simulating the operational capabilities of navigational radar equipment which meets all applicable performance standards adopted by the Organization and incorporate facilities to:

.1 operate in the stabilized relative-motion mode and sea- and ground-stabilized true-motion modes;

.2 model weather, tidal streams, current, shadow sectors, spurious echoes and other propagation effects, and generate coastlines, navigational buoys and search and rescue transponders; and

.3 create a real-time operating environment incorporating at least two own-ship stations with ability to change own ship's course and speed, and include parameters for at least 20 target ships and appropriate communication facilities.

Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) simulation

5 ARPA simulation equipment shall be capable of simulating the operational capabilities of ARPAs which meet all applicable performance standards adopted by the Organization, and shall incorporate the facilities for:

.1 manual and automatic target acquisition;

.2 past track information;

.3 use of exclusion areas;

.4 vector/graphic time-scale and data display; and

.5 trial manoeuvres.

PART 2 - OTHER PROVISIONS

Simulator training objectives

6 Each Party shall ensure that the aims and objectives of simulator-based training are defined within an overall training programme and that specific training objectives and tasks are selected so as to relate as closely as possible to shipboard tasks and practices.

Training procedures

7 In conducting mandatory simulator-based training, instructors shall ensure that:

.1 trainees are adequately briefed beforehand on the exercise objectives and tasks and are given sufficient planning time before the exercise starts;

.2 trainees have adequate familiarization time on the simulator and with its equipment before any training or assessment exercise commences;

.3 guidance given and exercise stimuli are appropriate to the selected exercise objectives and tasks and to the level of trainee experience;

.4 exercises are effectively monitored, supported as appropriate by audio and visual observation of trainee activity and pre- and post-exercise evaluation reports;

.5 trainees are effectively debriefed to ensure that training objectives have been met and that operational skills demonstrated are of an acceptable standard;

.6 the use of peer assessment during debriefing is encouraged; and

.7 simulator exercises are designed and tested so as to ensure their suitability for the specified training objectives.

Assessment procedures

8 Where simulators are used to assess the ability of candidates to demonstrate levels of competency, assessors shall ensure that:

.1 performance criteria are identified clearly and explicitly and are valid and available to the candidates;

.2 assessment criteria are established clearly and are explicit to ensure reliability and uniformity of assessment and to optimize objective measurement and evaluation, so that subjective judgements are kept to the minimum;

.3 candidates are briefed clearly on the tasks and/or skills to be assessed and on the tasks and performance criteria by which their competency will be determined;

.4 assessment of performance takes into account normal operating procedures and any behavioural interaction with other candidates on the simulator or with simulator staff;

.5 scoring or grading methods to assess performance are used with caution until they have been validated; and

.6 the prime criterion is that a candidate demonstrates the ability to carry out a task safely and effectively to the satisfaction of the assessor.

Qualifications of instructors and assessors

9 Each Party shall ensure that instructors and assessors are appropriately qualified and experienced for the particular types and levels of training and corresponding assessment of competence as specified in regulation I/6 and section A-I/6.

Section A-I/13

Conduct of trials

(No provisions)

Section A-I/14

Responsibilities of companies

1 Companies, masters and crew members each have responsibility for ensuring that the obligations set out in this section are given full and complete effect and that such other measures as may be necessary are taken to ensure that each crew member can make a knowledgeable and informed contribution to the safe operation of the ship.

2 The company shall provide written instructions to the master of each ship to which the Convention applies, setting forth the policies and the procedures to be followed to ensure that all seafarers who are newly employed on board the ship are given a reasonable opportunity to become familiar with the shipboard equipment, operating procedures and other arrangements needed for the proper performance of their duties, before being assigned to those duties. Such policies and procedures shall include:

.1 allocation of a reasonable period of time during which each newly employed seafarer will have an opportunity to become acquainted with:

.1.1 the specific equipment the seafarer will be using or operating;

.1.2 ship-specific watchkeeping, safety, environmental protection, security and emergency procedures and arrangements the seafarer needs to know to perform the assigned duties properly; and

.2 designation of a knowledgeable crew member who will be responsible for ensuring that an opportunity is provided to each newly employed seafarer to receive essential information in a language the seafarer understands.

3 Companies shall ensure that masters, officers and other personnel assigned specific duties and responsibilities on board their ro-ro passenger ships shall have completed familiarization training to attain the abilities that are appropriate to the capacity to be filled and duties and responsibilities to be taken up, taking into account the guidance given in section B-I/14 of this Code.

Section A-I/15

Transitional provisions

(No provisions)

CHAPTER II

Standards regarding the master and deck department

Section A-II/1

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more

Standard of competence

1 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 be required to demonstrate the competence to undertake, at the operational level, the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-II/1;

.2 at least hold the appropriate certificate for performing VHF radiocommunications in accordance with the requirements of the Radio Regulations; and

.3 if designated to have primary responsibility for radiocommunications during distress incidents, hold the appropriate certificate issued or recognized under the provisions of the Radio Regulations.

2 The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required for certification is listed in column 2 of table A-II/1.

3 The level of knowledge of the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-II/1 shall be sufficient for officers of the watch to carry out their watchkeeping duties.

4 Training and experience to achieve the necessary level of theoretical knowledge, understanding and proficiency shall be based on section A-VIII/2, part 4-1 -Principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch - and shall also take into account the relevant requirements of this part and the guidance given in part B of this Code.

5 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-II/1.

Onboard training

6 Every candidate for certification as officer in charge of a navigational watch of ships of 500 gross tonnage or more whose seagoing service, in accordance with paragraph 2.2 of regulation II/1, forms part of a training programme approved as meeting the requirements of this section shall follow an approved programme of onboard training which:

.1 ensures that, during the required period of seagoing service, the candidate receives systematic practical training and experience in the tasks, duties and responsibilities of an officer in charge of a navigational watch, taking into account the guidance given in section B-II/1 of this Code;

.2 is closely supervised and monitored by qualified officers aboard the ships in which the approved seagoing service is performed; and

.3 is adequately documented in a training record book or similar document.

Near-coastal voyages

7 The following subjects may be omitted from those listed in column 2 of table A-II/1 for issue of restricted certificates for service on near-coastal voyages, bearing in mind the safety of all ships which may be operating in the same waters:

.1 celestial navigation; and

.2 those electronic systems of position fixing and navigation that do not cover the waters for which the certificate is to be valid.

Table A-II/1

Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more

Function: Navigation at the operational level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Plan and
conduct a
passage and
determine
position
Celestial navigation
Ability to use celestial bodies to
determine the ship's position
Terrestrial and coastal navigation
Ability to determine the ship's
position by use of:
.1 landmarks
.2 aids to navigation, including
lighthouses, beacons and buoys
.3 dead reckoning, taking into
account winds, tides, currents and
estimated speed
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
using chart catalogues,
charts, nautical
publications, radio
navigational warnings,
sextant, azimuth mirror,
electronic navigation
equipment,
echo-sounding
equipment, compass
The information obtained
from nautical charts and
publications is relevant,
interpreted correctly and
properly applied. All
potential navigational
hazards are accurately
identified
The primary method of fixing
the ship's position is the most
appropriate to the prevailing
circumstances and conditions
The position is determined
within the limits of acceptable
instrument/ system errors
The reliability of the
information obtained from the
primary method of position
fixing is checked at
appropriate intervals
Calculations and
measurements of
navigational information are
accurate
Thorough knowledge of and ability to
use nautical charts, and publications,
such as sailing directions, tide tables,
notices to mariners, radio
navigational warnings and ships'
routeing information
The charts selected are the
largest scale suitable for the
area of navigation and
charts and publications are
corrected in accordance with
the latest information available
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Plan and
conduct a
passage and
Electronic systems of position
fixing and navigation
Performance checks and tests
to navigation systems comply
with manufacturer's
determine
position
(continued)
Ability to determine the ship's
position by use of electronic
navigational aids
Echo-sounders
Ability to operate the equipment
and apply the information correctly
Compass - magnetic and gyro
Knowledge of the principles of
magnetic and gyro-compasses
Ability to determine errors of the
magnetic and gyro-compasses, using
celestial and terrestrial means, and
to allow for such errors
Steering control system
Knowledge of steering control
systems, operational procedures and
change-over from manual to
automatic control and vice versa.
Adjustment of controls for optimum
performance
Meteorology
Ability to use and interpret
information obtained from
shipborne meteorological
instruments
Knowledge of the characteristics of
the various weather systems,
reporting procedures and recording
systems
Ability to apply the
meteorological information
available
recommendations and good
navigational practice
Errors in magnetic and
gyro-compasses are
determined and correctly
applied to courses and
bearings
The selection of the mode of
steering is the most suitable
for the prevailing weather,
sea and traffic conditions
and intended manoeuvres
Measurements and
observations of weather
conditions are accurate and
appropriate to the passage
Meteorological information is
correctly interpreted and
applied
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintain a safe
navigational
watch
Watchkeeping
Thorough knowledge of the content,
application and intent of the
International Regulations for
Preventing Collisions at Sea,
1972, as amended
Thorough knowledge of the
Principles to be observed in
keeping a navigational watch
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience;
.2 approved training
ship experience
The conduct, handover and
relief of the watch conforms
with accepted principles and
procedures
A proper look-out is
maintained at all times and in
such a way as to conform to
accepted principles and
procedures
The use of routeing in accordance
with the General Provisions on Ships'
Routeing
The use of information from
navigational equipment for
maintaining a safe navigational
watch
Knowledge of blind pilotage
techniques
The use of reporting in accordance
with the General Principles for Ship
Reporting Systems and with VTS
procedures
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
Lights, shapes and sound
signals conform with the
requirements contained in the
International Regulations for
Preventing Collisions at Sea,
1972, as amended, and are
correctly recognized
The frequency and extent
of monitoring of traffic, the
ship and the environment
conform with accepted
principles and procedures
A proper record is maintained
of the movements and
activities relating to the
navigation of the ship
Responsibility for the safety
of navigation is clearly
defined at all times, including
periods when the master is on
the bridge and while under
pilotage
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintain a safe
navigational
watch
(continued)
Bridge resource management
Knowledge of bridge resource
management principles, including:
.1 allocation, assignment, and
prioritization of resources
.2 effective communication
.3 assertiveness and leadership
.4 obtaining and maintaining
situational awareness
.5 consideration of team
experience
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved training
.2 approved in-service
experience
.3 approved simulator
training
Resources are allocated and
assigned as needed in correct
priority to perform necessary
tasks
Communication is clearly
and unambiguously given
and received
Questionable decisions
and/or actions result in
appropriate challenge and
response
Effective leadership
behaviours are identified
Team member(s) share
accurate understanding of
current and predicted vessel
state, navigation path, and
external environment
Use of radar and
ARPA to maintain
safety of
navigation
Note: Training
and assessment
in the use of
ARPA is not
required for those
who serve
exclusively on
ships not fitted
with ARPA. This
limitation shall be
reflected in the
endorsement
issued to the
seafarer
concerned
Radar navigation
Knowledge of the fundamentals of
radar and automatic radar plotting
aids (ARPA)
Ability to operate and to interpret
and analyse information obtained
from radar, including the following:
Performance, including:
.1 factors affecting performance
and accuracy
.2 setting up and maintaining
displays
. 3 detection of misrepresentation of
information, false echoes, sea
return, etc., racons and SARTs
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
radar simulator and ARPA
simulator plus
in-service experience
Information obtained from
radar and ARPA is correctly
interpreted and analysed,
taking into account the
limitations of the equipment
and prevailing circumstances
and conditions
Action taken to avoid a close
encounter or collision with
other vessels is in accordance
with the International
Regulations for Preventing
Collisions at Sea, 1972, as
amended
Decisions to amend course
and/or speed are both timely
and in accordance with
accepted navigation practice
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Use of radar and
ARPA to maintain
safety of
navigation
(continued)
Use, including:
.1 range and bearing; course and
speed of other ships; time and
distance of closest approach
of crossing, meeting
overtaking ships
.2 identification of critical echoes;
detecting course and speed
changes of other ships; effect of
changes in own ship's course or
speed or both
.3 application of the International
Regulations for Preventing
Collisions at Sea,
1972, as amended
Adjustments made to the
ship's course and speed
maintain safety of
navigation
Communication is clear,
concise and acknowledged at
all times in a seamanlike
manner
Manoeuvring signals are
made at the appropriate time
and are in accordance with
the International Regulations
for Preventing Collisions at
Sea, 1972, as amended
.4plotting techniques and
relative- and true-motion
concepts
.5parallel indexing
Principal types of ARPA, their
display characteristics,
performance standards and the
dangers of over-reliance on
ARPA
Ability to operate and to interpret
and analyse information obtained
from ARPA, including:
.1 system performance and
accuracy, tracking capabilities
and limitations, and
processing delays
.2 use of operational warnings
and system tests
.3 methods of target acquisition
and their limitations
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Use of radar and
ARPA to maintain
safety of
navigation
(continued)
.4 true and relative vectors, graphic
representation of target
information and danger areas
.5 deriving and analysing
information, critical echoes,
exclusion areas and trial
manoeuvres
Use of ECDIS to
maintain the
safety of
navigation
Note: Training
and assessment in
the use of ECDIS
is not required for
those who serve
exclusively on
ships not fitted
with ECDIS. This
limitation shall be
reflected in the
endorsements
issued to the
seafarer
concerned
Navigation using ECDIS
Knowledge of the capability and
limitations of ECDIS operations,
including:
.1 a thorough understanding of
Electronic Navigational Chart
(ENC) data, data accuracy,
presentation rules, display
options and other chart data
formats
.2 the dangers of over-reliance
.3 familiarity with the functions of
ECDIS required by performance
standards in force
Proficiency in operation,
interpretation, and analysis of
information obtained from
ECDIS, including:
.1 use of functions that are
integrated with other navigation
systems in various installations,
including proper functioning and
adjustment to desired settings
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved training
ship experience
.2 approved ECDIS
simulator training
Monitors information on
ECDIS in a manner that
contributes to safe
navigation
Information obtained from
ECDIS (including radar
overlay and/or radar tracking
functions, when fitted) is
correctly interpreted and
analysed, taking into account
the limitations of the
equipment, all connected
sensors (including radar and
AIS where interfaced), and
prevailing circumstances and
conditions
Safety of navigation is
maintained through
adjustments made to the
ship's course and speed
through ECDIS-controlled
track-keeping functions
(when fitted)
Communication is clear,
concise and acknowledged at
all times in a seamanlike
manner
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Use of ECDIS to
maintain the
safety of
navigation
(continued)
.2 safe monitoring and adjustment
of information, including own
position, sea area display,
mode and orientation, chart
data displayed, route
monitoring, user-created
information layers, contacts
(when interfaced with AIS
and/or radar tracking) and radar
overlay functions (when
interfaced)
.3 confirmation of vessel position
by alternative means
.4 efficient use of settings to ensure
conformance to operational
procedures, including alarm
parameters for anti-grounding,
proximity to contacts and special
areas, completeness of chart data
and chart update status, and
backup arrangements
.5 adjustment of settings and
values to suit the present
conditions
.6 situational awareness while
using ECDIS including safe
water and proximity of
hazards, set and drift, chart
data and scale selection,
suitability of route, contact
detection and management,
and integrity of sensors
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Respond to
emergencies
Emergency procedures
Precautions for the protection and
safety of passengers in emergency
situations
Initial action to be taken following a
collision or a grounding; initial
damage assessment and control
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
The type and scale of the
emergency is promptly
identified
Initial actions and, if
appropriate, manoeuvring of
the ship are in accordance
with contingency plans and
are appropriate to the
urgency of the situation and
nature of the emergency
Appreciation of the procedures to be
followed for rescuing persons from
the sea, assisting a ship in distress,
responding to emergencies which
arise in port
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 practical training
Respond to a
distress signal at
sea
Search and rescue
Knowledge of the contents of the
International Aeronautical and
Maritime Search and Rescue
(IAMSAR) Manual
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
instruction or approved
simulator training, where
appropriate
The distress or emergency
signal is immediately
recognized
Contingency plans and
instructions in standing orders
are implemented and complied
with
Use the IMO
Standard
Marine
Communication
Phrases and use
English in written
and oral form
English language
Adequate knowledge of the English
language to enable the officer to use
charts and other nautical
publications, to understand
meteorological information and
messages concerning ship's safety
and operation, to communicate with
other ships, coast stations and VTS
centres and to perform the officer's
duties also with a multilingual
crew, including the ability to use
and understand the IMO Standard
Marine Communication Phrases
(IMO SMCP)
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
instruction
English language nautical
publications and messages
relevant to the safety of the
ship are correctly interpreted
or drafted
Communications are clear
and understood
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Transmit and
receive
information by
visual signalling
Visual signalling
Ability to use the International
Code of Signals
Ability to transmit and receive, by
Morse light, distress signal SOS as
specified in Annex IV of the
International Regulations for
Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as
amended, and appendix 1 of the
International Code of Signals, and
visual signalling of single-letter
signals as also specified in the
International Code of Signals
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
instruction and/or
simulation
Communications within the
operator's area of
responsibility are consistently
successful
Manoeuvre the
ship
Ship manoeuvring and handling
Knowledge of:
.1 the effects of deadweight,
draught, trim, speed and
under-keel clearance on
turning circles and stopping
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
Safe operating limits of ship
propulsion, steering and
power systems are not
exceeded in normal
manoeuvres
Adjustments made to the
ship's course and speed to
distances.2approved trainingmaintain safety of navigation
.2the effects of wind andship experience
.3current on ship handling
manoeuvres and procedures for
the rescue of person overboard
.3approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4squat, shallow-water and
similar effects
.4approved training on
a manned scale ship
model, where
.5proper procedures for
anchoring and mooring
appropriate

Function: Cargo handling and stowage at the operational level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Monitor the
loading,
stowage,
securing, care
during the
voyage and the
unloading of
cargoes
Cargo handling, stowage and
securing
Knowledge of the effect of cargo,
including heavy lifts, on the
seaworthiness and stability of the
ship
Knowledge of safe handling,
stowage and securing of cargoes,
including dangerous, hazardous and
harmful cargoes, and their effect on
the safety of life and of the ship
Ability to establish and maintain
effective communications during
loading and unloading
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
Cargo operations are carried
out in accordance with the
cargo plan or other documents
and established safety
rules/regulations, equipment
operating instructions and
shipboard stowage limitations
The handling of dangerous,
hazardous and harmful
cargoes complies with
international regulations and
recognized standards and
codes of safe practice
Communications are clear,
understood and consistently
successful
Inspect and
report defects
and damage to
cargo spaces,
hatch covers
and ballast tanks
Knowledge and ability to explain
where to look for damage and
defects most commonly encountered
due to:
.1 loading and unloading
operations
.2 corrosion
.3 severe weather conditions
Ability to state which parts of the
ship shall be inspected each time in
order to cover all parts within a given
period of time
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
The inspections are carried
out in accordance with
laid-down procedures, and
defects and damage are
detected and properly
reported
Where no defects or damage
are detected, the evidence
from testing and examination
clearly indicates adequate
competence in adhering to
procedures and ability to
distinguish between normal
and defective or damaged
parts of the ship
Identify those elements of the ship
structure which are critical to the
safety of the ship
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Inspect and
report defects
and damage to
cargo spaces,
hatch covers
and ballast tanks
(continued)
State the causes of corrosion in cargo
spaces and ballast tanks and how
corrosion can be identified and
prevented
Knowledge of procedures on how the
inspections shall be carried out
Ability to explain how to ensure
reliable detection of defects and
damages
Understanding of the purpose of the
"enhanced survey programme"

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ensure
compliance with
pollution-
prevention
requirements
Prevention of pollution of the
marine environment and
anti-pollution procedures
Knowledge of the precautions to be
taken to prevent pollution of the
marine environment
Anti-pollution procedures and all
associated equipment
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
Procedures for monitoring
shipboard operations and
ensuring compliance with
MARPOL requirements are
fully observed
Actions to ensure that a
positive environmental
reputation is maintained
Importance of proactive measures to
protect the marine environment
.3 approved training
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintain
seaworthiness
of the ship
Ship stability
Working knowledge and
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
The stability conditions
comply with the IMO intact
stability criteria under all
application of stability, trim and
stress tables, diagrams and
stress-calculating equipment
Understanding of fundamental
actions to be taken in the event of
partial loss of intact buoyancy
Understanding of the
fundamentals of watertight
integrity
Ship construction
General knowledge of the principal
structural members of a ship and the
proper names for the various parts
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
conditions of loading
Actions to ensure and
maintain the watertight
integrity of the ship are in
accordance with accepted
practice
Prevent, control
and fight fires on
board
Fire prevention and fire-fighting
appliances
Ability to organize fire drills
Knowledge of classes and
chemistry of fire
Knowledge of fire-fighting
systems
Knowledge of action to be taken
in the event of fire, including fires
involving oil systems
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
fire-fighting training and
experience as set out in
section A-VI/3
The type and scale of the
problem is promptly identified
and initial actions conform
with the
emergency procedure and
contingency plans for the
ship
Evacuation, emergency
shutdown and isolation
procedures are appropriate to
the nature of the emergency
and are implemented
promptly
The order of priority and the
levels and time-scales of
making reports and
informing personnel on
board are relevant to the
nature of the emergency and
reflect the urgency of the
problem
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Operate
life-saving
appliances
Life-saving
Ability to organize abandon ship
drills and knowledge of the operation
of survival craft and rescue boats,
their launching appliances and
arrangements, and their equipment,
including radio life-saving
appliances, satellite EPIRBs, SARTs,
immersion suits and thermal
protective aids
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training and experience as
set out in section
A-VI/2, paragraphs 1 to
4
Actions in responding to
abandon ship and survival
situations are appropriate to
the prevailing
circumstances and conditions
and comply with accepted
safety practices and standards
Apply medical
first aid on
board ship
Medical aid
Practical application of medical
guides and advice by radio,
including the ability to take
effective action based on such
knowledge in the case of accidents
or illnesses that are likely to occur
on board ship
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training as set out in
section A-VI/4,
paragraphs 1 to 3
The identification of probable
cause, nature and extent of
injuries or conditions is
prompt and treatment
minimizes immediate threat
to life
Monitor
compliance with
legislative
requirements
Basic working knowledge of the
relevant IMO conventions
concerning safety of life at sea,
security and protection of the
marine environment
Assessment of evidence
obtained from
examination or
approved training
Legislative requirements
relating to safety of life at sea,
security and protection of the
marine environment are
correctly identified
Application of
leadership and
teamworking
skills
Working knowledge of shipboard
personnel management and training
A knowledge of related inter- national
maritime conventions and
recommendations, and national
legislation
Ability to apply task and work
load management, including:
.1 planning and co-ordination
.2 personnel assignment
.3 time and resource constraints
.4 prioritization
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved training
.2 approved in-service
experience
.3 practical
demonstration
The crew are allocated duties
and informed of expected
standards of work and
behaviour in a manner
appropriate to the individuals
concerned
Training objectives and
activities are based on
assessment of current
competence and
capabilities and operational
requirements
Operations are demonstrated
to be in accordance with
applicable rules
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Application of
leadership and
teamworking
skills
(continued)
Knowledge and ability to apply
effective resource management:
.1 allocation, assignment, and
prioritization of resources
.2 effective communication
onboard and ashore
. 3 decisions reflect consideration of
team experiences
.4 assertiveness and leadership,
including motivation
.5 obtaining and maintaining
situational awareness
Knowledge and ability to apply
Operations are planned and
resources are allocated as
needed in correct priority to
perform necessary tasks
Communication is clearly
and unambiguously given
and received
Effective leadership
behaviours are
demonstrated
Necessary team member(s)
share accurate understanding
of current and predicted
vessel status and operational
status and external
decision-making techniques:
.1 situation and risk assessment
.2 identify and consider
generated options
.3 selecting course of action
.4 evaluation of outcome
effectiveness
environment
Decisions are most
effective for the situation
Contribute to
the safety of
personnel and
ship
Knowledge of personal survival
techniques
Knowledge of fire prevention and
ability to fight and extinguish fires
Knowledge of elementary first aid
Knowledge of personal safety and
social responsibilities
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training and experience as
set out in
section A-VI/1,
paragraph 2
Appropriate safety and
protective equipment is
correctly used
Procedures and safe working
practices designed to
safeguard personnel and the
ship are observed at all times
Procedures designed to
safeguard the environment
are observed at all times
Initial and follow-up action on
becoming aware of an
emergency conforms with
established emergency
response procedures

Section A-II/2

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of masters and chief mates on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more

Standard of competence

1 Every candidate for certification as master or chief mate of ships of 500 gross tonnage or more shall be required to demonstrate the competence to undertake, at the management level, the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-II/2.

2 The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required for certification is listed in column 2 of table A-II/2. This incorporates, expands and extends in depth the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-II/1 for officers in charge of a navigational watch.

3 Bearing in mind that the master has ultimate responsibility for the safety and security of the ship, its passengers, crew and cargo, and for the protection of the marine environment against pollution by the ship, and that a chief mate shall be in a position to assume that responsibility at any time, assessment in these subjects shall be designed to test their ability to assimilate all available information that affects the safety and security of the ship, its passengers, crew or cargo, or the protection of the marine environment.

4 The level of knowledge of the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-II/2 shall be sufficient to enable the candidate to serve in the capacity of master or chief mate.

5 The level of theoretical knowledge, understanding and proficiency required under the different sections in column 2 of table A-II/2 may be varied according to whether the certificate is to be valid for ships of 3,000 gross tonnage or more or for ships of between 500 gross tonnage and 3,000 gross tonnage.

6 Training and experience to achieve the necessary level of theoretical knowledge, understanding and proficiency shall take into account the relevant requirements of this part and the guidance given in part B of this Code.

7 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-II/2.

Near-coastal voyages

8 An Administration may issue a certificate restricted to service on ships engaged exclusively on near-coastal voyages and, for the issue of such a certificate, may exclude such subjects as are not applicable to the waters or ships concerned, bearing in mind the effect on the safety of all ships which may be operating in the same waters.

Table A-II/2

Specification of minimum standard of competence for masters and chief mates on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more

Function: Navigation at the management level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstrating
competence
evaluating competence
Plan a voyageVoyage planning and navigation forExamination andThe equipment, charts and
and conductall conditions by acceptable methodsassessment of evidencenautical publications required
navigationof plotting ocean tracks, taking intoobtained from one orfor the voyage are enumerated
account, e.g.:more of the following:and appropriate to the safe
conduct of the voyage
.1 restricted waters.1 approved in-service
experience
The reasons for the planned
.2 meteorological conditions.2 approved simulatorroute are supported by facts
and statistical data obtained
.3 icetraining, where
appropriate
from relevant sources and
publications
.4 restricted visibility
.5 traffic separation schemes
.3 approved laboratory
equipment training
Positions, courses, distances
and time calculations are
correct within accepted
.6 vessel traffic service (VTS)
areas
using: chart catalogues,
charts, nautical
accuracy standards for
navigational equipment
.7 areas of extensive tidal effectspublications and ship
particulars
All potential navigational
Routeing in accordance with the
General Provisions on Ships'
Routeing
Reporting in accordance with the
General principles for Ship
Reporting Systems and with VTS
procedures
hazards are accurately
identified
Determine
position and the
accuracy of
resultant position
fix by any means
Position determination in all
conditions:
.1 by celestial observations
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
The primary method
chosen for fixing the ship's
position is the most
appropriate to the
prevailing circumstances
and conditions
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Determine
position and the
accuracy of
resultant position
fix by any means
(continued)
.2 by terrestrial observations,
including the ability to use
appropriate charts, notices to
mariners and other publications
to assess the accuracy of the
resulting position fix
.3 using modern electronic
navigational aids, with specific
knowledge of their operating
principles, limitations, sources
of error,
detection of misrepresentation of
information and methods
of correction to obtain
accurate position fixing
.2 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.3 approved laboratory
equipment training
using:
.1 charts, nautical
almanac,
plotting sheets,
chronometer,
sextant and a
calculator
.2 charts, nautical
publications and
navigational
instruments
(azimuth mirror,
sextant, log,
sounding
equipment,
compass) and
manufacturers'
manuals
.3 radar, terrestrial
electronic
position-fixing
systems,
satellite
navigation
systems and
appropriate
nautical charts
and publications
The fix obtained by
celestial observations is
within accepted accuracy
levels
The fix obtained by
terrestrial observations is
within accepted accuracy
levels
The accuracy of the
resulting fix is properly
assessed
The fix obtained by the use of
electronic navigational aids is
within the accuracy standards
of the systems in use. The
possible errors affecting the
accuracy of the resulting
position are stated and
methods of minimizing the
effects of system errors on the
resulting position are properly
applied
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstratingevaluating competence
competence
Determine andAbility to determine and allow forExamination andThe method and frequency of
allow forerrors of the magnetic andassessment of evidencechecks for errors of magnetic
compass errorsgyro-compassesobtained from one orand
more of the following:gyro-compasses ensures
Knowledge of the principles ofaccuracy of information
magnetic and gyro-compasses.1 approved in-service
experience
An understanding of systems
under the control of the master.2 approved simulator
gyro and a knowledge of thetraining, where
operation and care of the mainappropriate
types of gyro-compass
.3 approved laboratory
equipment training
using: celestial
observations, terrestrial
bearings and comparison
between magnetic and
gyro-compasses
CoordinateA thorough knowledge of and abilityExamination andThe plan for coordinating
search andto apply the procedures contained inassessment of evidencesearch and rescue operations
rescuethe International Aeronautical andobtained from one oris in accordance with
operationsMaritime Search and Rescuemore of the following:international guidelines and
(IAMSAR) Manualstandards
.1 approved in-service
experienceRadiocommunications are
established and correct
.2 approved simulatorcommunication procedures are
training, wherefollowed at all stages of the
appropriatesearch and rescue operations
.3 approved laboratory
equipment training
using: relevant
publications, charts,
meteorological data,
particulars of ships
involved,
radiocommunication
equipment and other
available facilities and
one or more of the
following:
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Coordinate
search and
rescue
operations
(continued)
.1 approved SAR
training course
.2 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.3 approved laboratory
equipment training
Establish
watchkeeping
arrangements
and procedures
Thorough knowledge of content,
application and intent of the
International Regulations for
Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as
amended
Thorough knowledge of the content,
application and intent of the
Principles to be observed in keeping
a navigational watch
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
Watchkeeping arrangements
and procedures are
established and maintained
in compliance with
international regulations and
guidelines so as to ensure the
safety of navigation,
protection of the marine
environment and safety of
the ship and persons on
board
Maintain safe
navigation
through the use of
information from
navigation
equipment and
systems to assist
command
decision making
Note: Training
and assessment
in the use of
ARPA is not
required for those
who serve
exclusively on
ships not fitted
with ARPA. This
limitation shall be
reflected in the
endorsement
issued to the
seafarer
concerned
An appreciation of system errors and
thorough understanding of the
operational aspects of
navigational systems
Blind pilotage planning
Evaluation of navigational
information derived from all
sources, including radar and
ARPA, in order to make and
implement command decisions for
collision avoidance and for
directing the safe navigation of the
ship
The interrelationship and optimum
use of all navigational data
available for conducting navigation
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
ARPA simulator and one
or more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.3 approved laboratory
equipment training
Information obtained from
navigation equipment and
systems is correctly
interpreted and analysed,
taking into account the
limitations of the equipment
and prevailing circumstances
and conditions
Action taken to avoid a close
encounter or collision with
another vessel is in accordance
with the International
Regulations for Preventing
Collisions at Sea, 1972, as
amended
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintain the
safety of
navigation
through the use of
ECDIS and
associated
navigation
systems to assist
command
decision making
Note: Training
and assessment in
the use of ECDIS
is not required for
those who serve
exclusively on
ships not fitted
with
ECDIS. This
limitation shall be
reflected in the
endorsement
issued to the
seafarer
concerned
Management of operational
procedures, system files and data,
including:
.1 manage procurement,
licensing and updating of
chart data and system
software to conform to
established procedures
.2 system and information updating,
including the ability to update
ECDIS system version in
accordance with vendor's
product
development
.3 create and maintain system
configuration and backup files
.4 create and maintain log files in
accordance with established
procedures
.5 create and maintain route plan
files in accordance with
established procedures
.6 use ECDIS log-book and track
history functions for inspection
of system functions, alarm
settings and user responses
Use ECDIS playback functionality
for passage review, route planning
and review of system functions
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one of the
following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved ECDIS
simulator training
Operational procedures for
using ECDIS are established,
applied, and monitored
Actions taken to minimize
risk to safety of navigation
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Forecast
weather and
oceanographic
conditions
Ability to understand and interpret a
synoptic chart and to forecast area
weather, taking into account local
weather conditions and information
received by weather fax
Knowledge of the characteristics of
various weather systems, including
tropical revolving storms and
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved laboratory
The likely weather
conditions predicted for a
determined period are based
on all available information
Actions taken to maintain
safety of navigation minimize
any risk to safety of the ship
avoidance of storm centres and the
dangerous quadrants
Knowledge of ocean current
systems
Ability to calculate tidal
conditions
Use all appropriate nautical
publications on tides and currents
equipment trainingReasons for intended action
are backed by statistical
data and observations of
the actual weather
conditions
Respond to
navigational
emergencies
Precautions when beaching a ship
Action to be taken if grounding is
imminent, and after grounding
Refloating a grounded ship with
and without assistance
Action to be taken if collision is
imminent and following a collision
or impairment of the watertight
integrity of the hull by any cause
Assessment of damage control
Emergency steering
Emergency towing arrangements
and towing procedure
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
instruction, in-service
experience and practical
drills in emergency
procedures
The type and scale of any
problem is promptly identified
and decisions and actions
minimize the
effects of any malfunction of
the ship's systems
Communications are
effective and comply with
established procedures
Decisions and actions
maximize safety of persons on
board
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Manoeuvre and
handle a ship in
all conditions
Manoeuvring and handling a ship in
all conditions, including:
.1 manoeuvres when approaching
pilot stations and embarking or
disembarking pilots, with due
regard to weather, tide,
headreach and stopping
distances
.2 handling ship in rivers,
estuaries and restricted waters,
having regard to the effects of
current, wind and restricted
water on helm response
.3 application of constant-rate- of-
turn techniques
.4 manoeuvring in shallow
water, including the reduction in
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.3 approved manned
scale ship model,
where appropriate
All decisions concerning
berthing and anchoring are
based on a proper assessment
of the ship's manoeuvring and
engine characteristics and the
forces to be expected while
berthed alongside or lying at
anchor
While under way, a full
assessment is made of
possible effects of shallow
and restricted waters, ice,
banks, tidal conditions,
passing ships and own ship's
bow and stern wave so that
the ship can be safely
manoeuvred under various
conditions of loading and
weather
under-keel clearance
caused by squat, rolling and
pitching
.5 interaction between passing
ships and between own ship
and nearby banks (canal effect)
.6 berthing and unberthing under
various conditions of wind, tide
and current with and without tugs
.7 ship and tug interaction
.8 use of propulsion and
manoeuvring systems
.9 choice of anchorage; anchoring
with one or two anchors in
limited anchorages and factors
involved in determining the
length of anchor cable to be
used
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Manoeuvre and
handle a ship in
all conditions
(continued)
.10 dragging anchor; clearing
fouled anchors
.11 dry-docking, both with and
without damage
.12 management and handling of
ships in heavy weather,
including assisting a ship or
aircraft in distress; towing
operations; means of keeping an
unmanageable ship out of trough
of the sea, lessening drift and
use of oil
.13 precautions in manoeuvring to
launch rescue boats or survival
craft in bad weather
.14 methods of taking on board
survivors from rescue boats
and survival craft
.15 ability to determine the
manoeuvring and propulsion
characteristics of common
types of ships, with special
reference to stopping distances
and turning circles at various
draughts and speeds
.16 importance of navigating at
reduced speed to avoid damage
caused by own ship's bow wave
and stern wave
.17 practical measures to be taken
when navigating in or near ice or
in conditions of ice accumulation
on board
.18 use of, and manoeuvring in and
near, traffic separation schemes
and in vessel traffic service
(VTS) areas
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Operate remote
controls of
propulsion plant
and engineering
systems and
services
Operating principles of marine
power plants
Ships' auxiliary machinery
General knowledge of marine
engineering terms
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
Plant, auxiliary machinery
and equipment is operated in
accordance with
technical specifications and
within safe operating limits at
all times

Function: Cargo handling and stowage at the management level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Plan and ensure
safe loading,
stowage,
securing, care
during the
voyage and
unloading of
cargoes
Knowledge of and ability to apply
relevant international regulations,
codes and standards concerning the
safe handling, stowage, securing and
transport of cargoes
Knowledge of the effect on trim and
stability of cargoes and cargo
operations
Use of stability and trim diagrams
and stress-calculating equipment,
including automatic
data-based (ADB) equipment, and
knowledge of loading cargoes and
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
using: stability, trim and
stress tables, diagrams and
stress-calculating
The frequency and extent of
cargo condition monitoring is
appropriate to its nature and
prevailing conditions
Unacceptable or unforeseen
variations in the condition
or specification of the cargo
are promptly recognized
and remedial action is
immediately taken and
designed to safeguard the
safety of the ship and those on
board
ballasting in order to keep hull stress
within acceptable limits
Stowage and securing of cargoes on
board ships, including
cargo-handling gear and securing
and lashing equipment
equipmentCargo operations are planned
and executed in accordance
with established procedures
and legislative requirements
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Plan and ensure
safe loading,
stowage,
securing, care
during the
voyage and
unloading of
cargoes
(continued)
Loading and unloading operations,
with special regard to the transport of
cargoes identified in the Code of Safe
Practice for Cargo Stowage and
Securing
General knowledge of tankers and
tanker operations
Knowledge of the operational and
design limitations of bulk carriers
Ability to use all available shipboard
data related to loading, care and
unloading of bulk cargoes
Ability to establish procedures for
safe cargo handling in accordance
with the provisions of the relevant
instruments such as IMDG Code,
IMSBC Code, MARPOL 73/78
Annexes III and V and other
relevant information
Ability to explain the basic
principles for establishing effective
communications and improving
working relationship between ship
and terminal personnel
Stowage and securing of
cargoes ensures that
stability and stress
conditions remain within
safe limits at all times
during the voyage
Assess reported
defects and
damage to cargo
spaces, hatch
covers and ballast
tanks and take
appropriate action
Knowledge of the limitations on
strength of the vital constructional
parts of a standard bulk carrier
and ability to interpret given figures
for bending moments and shear
forces
Ability to explain how to avoid the
detrimental effects on bulk carriers
of corrosion, fatigue and inadequate
cargo handling
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
using: stability, trim and
stress tables, diagrams and
stress-calculating
equipment
Evaluations are based on
accepted principles,
well-founded arguments and
correctly carried out. The
decisions taken are
acceptable, taking into
consideration the safety of
the ship and the prevailing
conditions
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Carriage of
dangerous
goods
International regulations, standards,
codes and recommendations on the
carriage of dangerous cargoes,
including the International Maritime
Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code and
the International Maritime Solid
Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code
Carriage of dangerous, hazardous and
harmful cargoes; precautions during
loading and unloading and care
during the voyage
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.3 approved specialist
training
Planned distribution of cargo is
based on reliable information
and is in accordance with
established guidelines and
legislative requirements
Information on dangers,
hazards and special
requirements is recorded in a
format suitable for easy
reference in the event of an
incident

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the management level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Control trim,
stability and
stress
Understanding of fundamental
principles of ship construction and the
theories and factors affecting trim and
stability and measures necessary to
preserve trim and stability
Knowledge of the effect on trim and
stability of a ship in the event of
damage to and consequent flooding
of a compartment and
countermeasures to be taken
Knowledge of IMO recommendations
concerning ship stability
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
Stability and stress
conditions are maintained
within safe limits at all times
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Monitor and
control
compliance with
legislative
requirements
and measures to
ensure safety of
Knowledge of international
maritime law embodied in
international agreements and
conventions
Regard shall be paid especially to the
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
Procedures for monitoring
operations and maintenance
comply with legislative
requirements
Potential non-compliance is
life at sea,
security and the
protection of the
marine
environment
following subjects:
.1 certificates and other
documents required to be
carried on board ships by
international conventions,
how they may be obtained
and their period of validity
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
promptly and fully
identified
Planned renewal and
extension of certificates
ensures continued validity of
surveyed items and
equipment
.2 responsibilities under the relevant
requirements of the International
Convention on Load Lines, 1966,
as amended
.3 responsibilities under the relevant
requirements of the International
Convention for the Safety of Life
at Sea, 1974, as amended
.4 responsibilities under the
International Convention for
the Prevention of Pollution
from Ships, as amended
.5 maritime declarations of
health and the requirements of the
International Health Regulations
.6 responsibilities under
international instruments
affecting the safety of the ship,
passengers, crew and cargo
.7 methods and aids to prevent
pollution of the marine
environment by ships
.8 national legislation for
implementing international
agreements and conventions
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintain safety
and security of
the ship's crew
and passengers
and the
operational
condition of
life-saving,
fire-fighting and
other safety
systems
Thorough knowledge of
life-saving appliance regulations
(International Convention for the
Safety of Life at Sea)
Organization of fire drills and
abandon ship drills
Maintenance of operational
condition of life-saving,
fire-fighting and other safety
systems
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
instruction and approved
in-service training and
experience
Procedures for monitoring
fire-detection and safety
systems ensure that all alarms
are detected promptly and
acted upon in
accordance with established
emergency procedures
Actions to be taken to protect and
safeguard all persons on board in
emergencies
Actions to limit damage and salve the
ship following a fire, explosion,
collision or grounding
Develop
emergency and
damage control
plans and handle
emergency
situations
Preparation of contingency plans for
response to emergencies
Ship construction, including
damage control
Methods and aids for fire
prevention, detection and
extinction
Functions and use of life-saving
appliances
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
in-service training and
experience
Emergency procedures are in
accordance with the
established plans for
emergency situations
Use of leadership
and managerial
skill
Knowledge of shipboard
personnel management and
training
A knowledge of related
international maritime conventions
and recommendations, and
national legislation
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved training
.2 approved in-service
experience
.3 approved simulator
training
The crew are allocated duties
and informed of expected
standards of work and
behaviour in a manner
appropriate to the individuals
concerned
Training objectives and
activities are based on
assessment of current
competence and
capabilities and operational
requirements
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Use of leadership
and managerial
skill (continued)
Ability to apply task and
workload management, including:
.1 planning and co-ordination
.2 personnel assignment
.3 time and resource constraints
.4 prioritization
Knowledge and ability to apply
effective resource management:
.1 allocation, assignment, and
prioritization of resources
.2 effective communication on
Operations are demonstrated to
be in accordance with
applicable rules
Operations are planned and
resources are allocated as
needed in correct priority to
perform necessary tasks
Communication is clearly
and unambiguously given
and received
Effective leadership
behaviours are
demonstrated
Necessary team member(s)
share accurate understanding
board and ashore
.3 decisions reflect consideration of
team experiences
of current and predicted
vessel state and operational
status and external
environment
.4 assertiveness and leadership,
including motivation
Decisions are most
effective for the situation
.5 obtaining and maintaining
situation awareness
Knowledge and ability to apply
decision-making techniques:
Operations are
demonstrated to be
effective and in accordance
with applicable rules
.1 situation and risk assessment
.2 identify and generate options
.3 selecting course of action
.4 evaluation of outcome
effectiveness
Development, implementation,
and oversight of standard
operating procedures
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Organize and
manage the
provision of
medical care on
board
A thorough knowledge of the use
and contents of the following
publications:
.1 International Medical Guide for
Ships or equivalent national
publications
.2 medical section of the
International Code of Signals
.3 Medical First Aid Guide for
Use in Accidents Involving
Dangerous Goods
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training
Actions taken and procedures
followed correctly apply and
make full use of advice
available

Section A-II/3

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of officers in charge of a navigational watch and of masters on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage, engaged on near-coastal voyages

OFFICER IN CHARGE OF A NAVIGATIONAL WATCH

Standard of competence

1 Every candidate for certification shall:

.1 be required to demonstrate the competence to undertake, at operational level, the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-II/3;

.2 at least hold the appropriate certificate for performing VHF radiocommunications in accordance with the requirements of the Radio Regulations; and

.3 if designated to have primary responsibility for radiocommunications during distress incidents, hold the appropriate certificate issued or recognized under the provisions of the Radio Regulations.

2 The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required for certification is listed in column 2 of table A-II/3.

3 The level of knowledge of the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-II/3 shall be sufficient to enable the candidate to serve in the capacity of officer in charge of a navigational watch.

4 Training and experience to achieve the necessary level of theoretical knowledge, understanding and proficiency shall be based on section A-VIII/2, part 4-1 -Principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch, and shall also take into account the relevant requirements of this part and the guidance given in part B of this Code.

5 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-II/3.

Special training

6 Every candidate for certification as officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage, engaged on near-coastal voyages, who, in accordance with paragraph 4.2.1 of regulation II/3, is required to have completed special training, shall follow an approved programme of onboard training which:

.1 ensures that, during the required period of seagoing service, the candidate receives systematic practical training and experience in the tasks, duties and responsibilities of an officer in charge of a navigational watch, taking into account the guidance given in section B-II/1 of this Code;

.2 is closely supervised and monitored by qualified officers on board the ships in which the approved seagoing service is performed; and

.3 is adequately documented in a training record book or similar document.

MASTER

7 Every candidate for certification as master on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage, engaged on near-coastal voyages, shall meet the requirements for an officer in charge of a navigational watch set out below and, in addition, shall be required to provide evidence of knowledge and ability to carry out all the duties of such a master.

Table A-II/3

Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of a navigational watch and for masters on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage engaged on near-coastal voyages

Function: Navigation at the operational level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstrating
competence
evaluating competence
Plan and conductNavigationExamination andInformation obtained from
a coastal passageassessment of evidencenautical charts and
and determineAbility to determine the ship'sobtained from one orpublications is relevant,
positionposition by the use of:more of the following:interpreted correctly and
properly applied
Note: Training.1 landmarks.1 approved in-service
and assessment inexperienceThe primary method of fixing
the use of ECDIS.2 aids to navigation, includingthe ship's position is the most
is not required forlighthouses, beacons and buoys.2 approved trainingappropriate to the prevailing
those who serveship experiencecircumstances and conditions
exclusively on.3 dead reckoning, taking into
ships not fitted
with
ECDIS. This
account winds, tides, currents.3 approved simulatorThe position is determined
and estimated speedtraining, wherewithin the limits of acceptable
limitation shall beappropriateinstrument/system errors
reflected in theThe reliability of the
endorsement.4 approved laboratory
issued to theequipment traininginformation obtained from
seafarerthe primary method of
concernedusing: chart catalogues,position fixing is checked at
charts, nautical
publications, radio
navigational warnings,
sextant, azimuth mirror,
appropriate intervals
Calculations and
measurements of
Thorough knowledge of and abilityelectronic navigationnavigational information
to use nautical charts andequipment,are accurate
publications, such as sailingecho-sounding
directions, tide tables, notices toequipment, compassCharts and publications
mariners, radio navigationalselected are the largest scale
warnings and ships' routeingon board suitable for the area
information
Reporting in accordance with
General Principles for Ship
Reporting Systems and with VTS
procedures
Note: This item is only required for
certification as master
of navigation and charts are
corrected in accordance with
the latest information
available
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Plan and conduct
a coastal passage
and determine
position
(continued)
Voyage planning and navigation for all
conditions by acceptable methods of
plotting coastal tracks, taking into
account, e.g.:
.1 restricted waters
.2 meteorological conditions
.3 ice
.4 restricted visibility
.5 traffic separation schemes
.6 vessel traffic service (VTS)
areas
.7 areas of extensive tidal effects
Note: This item is only required for
certification as master
Thorough knowledge of and
ability to use ECDIS
Navigational aids and equipment
Ability to operate safely and
determine the ship's position by use
of all navigational aids and
equipment commonly fitted on
board the ships concerned
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved training
ship experience
.2 approved ECDIS
simulator training
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
radar simulator
Performance checks and tests
of navigation systems comply
with manufacturer's
recommendations, good
navigational practice and
IMO resolutions on
performance standards for
navigational equipment
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Plan and conduct
a coastal passage
and determine
position
(continued)
Compasses
Knowledge of the errors and
corrections of magnetic
compasses
Ability to determine errors of the
compass, using terrestrial means,
and to allow for such errors
Automatic pilot
Knowledge of automatic pilot
systems and procedures; change-
over from manual to
automatic control and vice versa;
adjustment of controls for optimum
performance
Meteorology
Ability to use and interpret
information obtained from
shipborne meteorological
instruments
Knowledge of the characteristics of
the various weather systems,
reporting procedures and recording
systems
Ability to apply the
meteorological information
available
Interpretation and analysis of
information obtained from
radar is in accordance with
accepted navigational practice
and takes account of the limits
and accuracy levels of radar
Errors in magnetic
compasses are determined
and applied correctly to
courses and bearings
Selection of the mode of
steering is the most suitable
for prevailing weather, sea and
traffic conditions and intended
manoeuvres
Measurements and
observations of weather
conditions are accurate and
appropriate to the passage
Meteorological information is
evaluated and applied to
maintain the safe passage
of the vessel
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintain a safe
navigational
watch
Watchkeeping
Thorough knowledge of content,
application and intent of the
International Regulations for
Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as
amended
Knowledge of content of the
Principles to be observed in
keeping a navigational watch
Use of routeing in accordance
with the General Provisions on
Ships' Routeing
Use of reporting in accordance with
the General Principles for Ship
Reporting Systems and with VTS
procedures
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
The conduct, handover and
relief of the watch conforms
with accepted principles and
procedures
A proper look-out is
maintained at all times and in
conformity with accepted
principles and procedures
Lights, shapes and sound
signals conform with the
requirements contained in the
International Regulations for
Preventing Collisions at Sea,
1972, as amended and are
correctly recognized
The frequency and extent
of monitoring of traffic, the
ship and the environment
conform with accepted
principles and procedures
Action to avoid close
encounters and collision with
other vessels is in accordance
with the International
Regulations for Preventing
Collisions at Sea, 1972, as
amended
Decisions to adjust course
and/ or speed are both timely
and in accordance with
accepted navigation
procedures
A proper record is maintained
of movements and activities
relating to the navigation of
the ship
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintain a safe
navigational
watch
(continued)
Responsibility for safe
navigation is clearly defined
at all times, including periods
when the master is on the
bridge and when under
pilotage
Respond to
emergencies
Emergency procedures, including:
.1 precautions for the protection
and safety of passengers in
emergency situations
.2 initial assessment of damage
and damage control
.3 action to be taken following a
collision
.4 action to be taken following a
grounding
In addition, the following material
should be included for
certification as master:
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 practical instruction
The type and scale of the
emergency is promptly
identified
Initial actions and, if
appropriate, manoeuvring are
in accordance with
contingency plans and are
appropriate to the urgency of
the situation and the nature
of the emergency
.1 emergency steering
.2 arrangements for towing and for
being taken in tow
.3 rescuing persons from the sea
.4 assisting a vessel in distress
.5 appreciation of the action to be
taken when emergencies arise
in port
Respond to a
distress signal at
sea
Search and rescue
Knowledge of the contents of the
International Aeronautical and
Maritime Search and Rescue
(IAMSAR) Manual
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
instruction or approved
simulator training, where
appropriate
The distress or emergency
signal is immediately
recognized
Contingency plans and
instructions in standing orders
are implemented and complied
with
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Manoeuvre the
ship and operate
small ship
power plants
Ship manoeuvring and handling
Knowledge of factors affecting
safe manoeuvring and handling
The operation of small ship power
plants and auxiliaries
Proper procedures for anchoring
and mooring
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
Safe operating limits of
ship propulsion, steering and
power systems are not
exceeded in normal
manoeuvres
Adjustments made to the
ship's course and speed
maintain safety of
navigation
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
Plant, auxiliary machinery
and equipment is operated in
accordance with
technical specifications and
within safe operating limits at
all times

Function: Cargo handling and stowage at the operational level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Monitor the
loading,
stowage,
securing and
unloading of
cargoes and
their care during
the voyage
Cargo handling, stowage and
securing
Knowledge of safe handling,
stowage and securing of cargoes,
including dangerous, hazardous and
harmful cargoes, and their effect on
the safety of life and of the ship
Use of the International Maritime
Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
Cargo operations are carried
out in accordance with the
cargo plan or other documents
and established safety
rules/regulations, equipment
operating instructions and
shipboard stowage limitations
The handling of dangerous,
hazardous and harmful
cargoes complies with
international regulations and
recognized standards and
codes of safe practice

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ensure
compliance with
pollution-
prevention
requirements
Prevention ofpollution of the
marine environment and
anti-pollution procedures
Knowledge of the precautions to be
taken to prevent pollution of the
marine environment
Anti-pollution procedures and all
associated equipment
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
Procedures for monitoring
shipboard operations and
ensuring compliance with
MARPOL requirements are
fully observed
Maintain
seaworthiness
of the ship
Ship stability
Working knowledge and application
of stability, trim and stress tables,
diagrams and stress- calculating
equipment
Understanding of fundamental
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
The stability conditions
comply with the IMO intact
stability criteria under all
conditions of loading
Actions to ensure and
maintain the watertight
integrity of the ship are in
actions to be taken in the event of
partial loss of intact buoyancy
.2 approved training
ship experience
accordance with accepted
practice
Understanding of the
fundamentals of watertight
integrity
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
Ship construction
General knowledge of the principal
structural members of a ship and the
proper names for the various parts
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
Prevent, control
and fight fires on
board
Fire prevention and fire-fighting
appliances
Ability to organize fire drills
Knowledge of classes and
chemistry of fire
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
fire-fighting training
and experience as set
out in section A-VI/3
The type and scale of the
problem is promptly identified
and initial actions conform
with the
emergency procedure and
contingency plans for the
ship
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Prevent, control
and fight fires on
board (continued)
Knowledge of fire-fighting
systems
Understanding of action to be
taken in the event of fire,
including fires involving oil
systems
Evacuation, emergency
shutdown and isolation
procedures are appropriate to
the nature of the emergency
and are implemented
promptly
The order of priority, and
the levels and time-scales of
making reports and
informing personnel on
board, are relevant to the
nature of the emergency and
reflect the urgency of the
problem
Operate
life-saving
appliances
Life-saving
Ability to organize abandon ship
drills and knowledge of the operation
of survival craft and rescue boats,
their launching appliances and
arrangements, and their equipment,
including radio life-saving
appliances, satellite EPIRBs, SARTs,
immersion suits and thermal
protective aids
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training and experience as
set out in
section A-VI/2,
paragraphs 1 to 4
Actions in responding to
abandon ship and survival
situations are appropriate to
the prevailing
circumstances and conditions
and comply with accepted
safety practices and standards
Apply medical
first aid on
board ship
Medical aid
Practical application of medical
guides and advice by radio,
including the ability to take
effective action based on such
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training as set out in
section A-VI/4,
paragraphs 1 to 3
The identification of probable
cause, nature and extent of
injuries or conditions is
prompt and treatment
minimizes immediate threat
to life
knowledge in the case of accidents
or illnesses that are likely to occur
on board ship
Monitor
compliance with
legislative
requirements
Basic working knowledge of the
relevant IMO conventions
concerning safety of life at sea,
security and protection of the
marine environment
Assessment of evidence
obtained from
examination or
approved training
Legislative requirements
relating to safety of life at sea,
security and protection of the
marine environment are
correctly identified
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to
the safety of
personnel and
ship
Knowledge of personal survival
techniques
Knowledge of fire prevention and
ability to fight and extinguish fires
Knowledge of elementary first aid
Knowledge of personal safety and
social responsibilities
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training and experiences as
set out in
section A-VI/1,
paragraph 2
Appropriate safety and
protective equipment is
correctly used
Procedures and safe working
practices designed to
safeguard personnel and the
ship are observed at all times
Procedures designed to
safeguard the environment
are observed at all times
Initial and follow-up actions
on becoming aware of an
emergency conform with
established emergency
response procedures

Section A-II/4

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of ratings forming part of a navigational watch

Standard of competence

1 Every rating forming part of a navigational watch on a seagoing ship of 500 gross tonnage or more shall be required to demonstrate the competence to perform the navigation function at the support level, as specified in column 1 of table A-II/4.

2 The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required of ratings forming part of a navigational watch on a seagoing ship of 500 gross tonnage or more is listed in column 2 of table A-II/4.

3 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence specified in columns 3 and 4 of table A-II/4. The reference to "practical test" in column 3 may include approved shore-based training in which the trainees undergo practical testing.

4 Where there are no tables of competence for the support level in respect to certain functions, it remains the responsibility of the Administration to determine the appropriate training, assessment and certification requirements to be applied to personnel designated to perform those functions at the support level.

Table A-II/4

Specification of minimum standard of competence for ratings forming part of a navigational watch

Function: Navigation at the support level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Steer the ship and
also comply with
helm
orders in the
English
language
Use of magnetic and
gyro-compasses
Helm orders
Change-over from automatic pilot to
hand steering and vice versa
Assessment of evidence
obtained from:
.1 practical test, or
.2 approved in-service
experience, or
.3 approved training
ship experience
A steady course is steered
within acceptable limits,
having regard to the area of
navigation and prevailing sea
state. Alterations of course
are smooth and controlled
Communications are clear and
concise at all times and orders
are acknowledged in a
seamanlike manner
Keep a proper
look-out by
sight and
hearing
Responsibilities of a look-out,
including reporting the
approximate bearing of a sound
signal, light or other object in
degrees or points
Assessment of evidence
obtained from:
.1 practical test, or
.2 approved in-service
experience, or
.3 approved training
ship experience
Sound signals, lights and
other objects are promptly
detected and their
approximate bearing, in
degrees or points, is reported
to the officer of the watch
Contribute to
monitoring and
controlling a safe
watch
Shipboard terms and definitions
Use of appropriate internal
communication and alarm systems
Ability to understand orders and to
communicate with the officer of the
watch on matters relevant to
watchkeeping duties
Procedures for the relief,
maintenance and handover of a
watch
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
in-service experience or
approved training ship
experience
Communications are clear
and concise and
advice/clarification is sought
from the officer on watch
where watch information or
instructions are not clearly
understood
Maintenance, handover and
relief of the watch is in
conformity with accepted
practices and procedures
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to
monitoring and
controlling a safe
watch
(continued)
Information required to maintain a
safe watch
Basic environmental protection
procedures
Operate
emergency
equipment and
apply
emergency
procedures
Knowledge of emergency duties
and alarm signals
Knowledge of pyrotechnic distress
signals; satellite EPIRBs and
SARTs
Avoidance of false distress alerts and
action to be taken in event of
accidental activation
Assessment of evidence
obtained from
demonstration and
approved in-service
experience or approved
training ship experience
Initial action on becoming
aware of an emergency or
abnormal situation is in
conformity with established
practices and procedures
Communications are clear and
concise at all times and orders
are acknowledged in a
seamanlike manner
The integrity of emergency
and distress alerting systems is
maintained at all times

Section A-II/5

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of ratings as able seafarer deck

Standard of competence

1 Every able seafarer deck serving on a seagoing ship of 500 gross tonnage or more shall be required to demonstrate the competence to perform the functions at the support level, as specified in column 1 of table A-II/5.

2 The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required of an able seafarer deck serving on a seagoing ship of 500 gross tonnage or more is listed in column 2 of table A-II/5.

3 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence specified in columns 3 and 4 of table A-II/5.

Table A-II/5

Specification of minimum standards of competence of ratings as able seafarer deck

Function: Navigation at the support level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to a
safe
navigational
Ability to understand orders and to
communicate with the officer of the
watch on matters relevant to
Assessment of evidence
obtained from in-service
experience or practical test
Communications are clear
and concise
watchwatchkeeping duties
Procedures for the relief,
maintenance and handover of a
watch
Information required to maintain a
safe watch
Maintenance, handover and
relief of the watch is in
conformity with acceptable
practices and procedures
Contribute to
berthing,
anchoring and
other mooring
operations
Working knowledge of the
mooring system and related
procedures, including:
.1 the function of mooring and tug
lines and how each line functions
as part of an overall system
.2 the capacities, safe working
loads, and breaking strengths of
mooring equipment, including
mooring wires, synthetic and
fibre lines, winches, anchor
windlasses, capstans, bitts,
chocks and bollards
.3 the procedures and order of
events for making fast and
letting go mooring and tug
lines and wires, including
towing lines
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 practical training
.3 examination
.4 approved training
ship experience
.5 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
Operations are carried out in
accordance with established
safety practices and
equipment operating
instructions
.4 the procedures and order of
events for the use of anchors in
various operations
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to
berthing,
anchoring and
other mooring
operations
(continued)
Working knowledge of the procedures
and order of events associated with
mooring to a buoy or buoys

Function: Cargo handling and stowage at the support level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to the
handling of cargo
and stores
Knowledge of procedures for safe
handling, stowage and securing of
cargoes and stores, including
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
Cargo and stores operations
are carried out in
accordance with established
dangerous, hazardous and harmfulsafety procedures and
substances and liquids.1 approved in-serviceequipment operating
experienceinstructions
Basic knowledge of and
precautions to observe in.2 practical trainingThe handling of dangerous,
connection with particular types ofhazardous and harmful
cargo and identification of IMDG
labelling
.3 examinationcargoes or stores complies
with established safety
.4 approved trainingpractices
ship experience
.5 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the support level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to the
safe operation of
deck equipment
and machinery
Knowledge of deck equipment,
including:
.1 function and uses of valves and
pumps, hoists, cranes, booms,
and related equipment
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
Operations are carried out in
accordance with established
safety practices and
equipment operating
instructions
.2 function and uses of winches,
windlasses, capstans and related
equipment
.2 practical training
.3 examination
.3 hatches, watertight doors, ports,
and related equipment
.4 approved training
ship experience
.4 fibre and wire ropes, cables and
chains, including their
construction, use, markings,
maintenance and proper
stowage
.5 ability to use and understand
basic signals for the operation of
equipment, including winches,
windlasses, cranes, and hoists
.6 ability to operate anchoring
equipment under various
conditions, such as anchoring,
weighing anchor, securing for
sea, and in emergencies
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration
Communications within the
operator's area of
responsibility are consistently
successful
Equipment operation is safely
carried out in accordance with
established procedures
Knowledge of the following
procedures and ability to:
.1 rig and unrig bosun's chairs
and staging
.2 rig and unrig pilot ladders,
hoists, rat-guards and
gangways
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration
Demonstrate the proper
methods for rigging and
unrigging in accordance with
safe industry practice
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to the
safe operation of
deck equipment
and machinery
(continued)
.3 use marlin spike seamanship
skills, including the proper use of
knots, splices and stoppers
Use and handling of deck and
cargo-handling gear and
equipment:
.1 access arrangements, hatches and
hatch covers, ramps, side/
bow/stern doors or elevators
.2 pipeline systems - bilge and
ballast suctions and wells
.3 cranes, derricks, winches
Knowledge of hoisting and dipping
flags and the main single- flag signals.
(A, B, G, H, O, P, Q)
Demonstrate the proper
creation and use of knots,
splices, stoppers, whippings,
servings as well as proper
canvas handling
Demonstrate the proper use of
blocks and tackle
Demonstrate the proper
methods for handling lines,
wires, cables and chains
Apply
occupational
health and
safety
precautions
Working knowledge of safe
working practices and personal
shipboard safety including:
.1 working aloft
.2 working over the side
.3 working in enclosed spaces
.4 permit to work systems
.5 line handling
.6 lifting techniques and methods of
preventing back injury
.7 electrical safety
.8 mechanical safety
.9 chemical and biohazard safety
.10 personal safety equipment
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 practical training
.3 examination
.4 approved training
ship experience
Procedures designed to
safeguard personnel and the
ship are observed at all times
Safe working practices are
observed and appropriate
safety and protective
equipment is correctly used at
all times
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Apply precautions
and contribute to
the prevention of
pollution of the
marine
environment
Knowledge of the precautions to be
taken to prevent pollution of the
marine environment
Knowledge of the use and
operation of anti-pollution
equipment
Knowledge of the approved
methods for disposal of marine
pollutants
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 practical training
.3 examination
.4 approved training
ship experience
Procedures designed to
safeguard the marine
environment are observed at
all times
Operate survival
craft and rescue
boats
Knowledge of the operation of
survival craft and rescue boats,
their launching appliances and
arrangements, and their equipment
Knowledge of survival at sea
techniques
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training and experience as
set out in
section A-VI/2,
paragraphs 1 to 4
Actions in responding to
abandon ship and survival
situations are appropriate to
the prevailing
circumstances and conditions
and comply with accepted
safety practices and standards

Function: Maintenance and repair at the support level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to
shipboard
maintenance
and repair
Ability to use painting, lubrication
and cleaning materials and equipment
Ability to understand and execute
routine maintenance and repair
procedures
Knowledge of surface preparation
techniques
Understanding manufacturer's
safety guidelines and shipboard
instructions
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
Maintenance and repair
activities are carried out in
accordance with technical,
safety and procedural
specifications
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to
shipboard
maintenance
and repair
(continued)
Knowledge of safe disposal of
waste materials
Knowledge of the application,
maintenance and use of hand and
power tools
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 practical training
.3 examination
.4 approved training
ship experience

CHAPTER III

Standards regarding engine department

Section A-III/1

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or as designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room

Training

1 The education and training required by paragraph 2.4 of regulation III/1 shall include training in mechanical and electrical workshop skills relevant to the duties of an engineer officer.

Onboard training

2 Every candidate for certification as officer in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or as designated duty engineer in a periodically unmanned engine-room of ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW or more whose seagoing service, in accordance with paragraph 2.2 of regulation III/1 forms part of a training programme approved as meeting the requirements of this section shall follow an approved programme of onboard training which:

.1 ensures that, during the required period of seagoing service, the candidate receives systematic practical training and experience in the tasks, duties and responsibilities of an officer in charge of an engine-room watch, taking into account the guidance given in section B-III/1 of this Code;

.2 is closely supervised and monitored by a qualified and certificated engineer officer aboard the ships in which the approved seagoing service is performed; and

.3 is adequately documented in a training record book.

Standard of competence

3 Every candidate for certification as officer in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or as designated duty engineer in a periodically unmanned engine-room on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more shall be required to demonstrate ability to undertake, at the operational level, the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-III/1.

4 The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required for certification is listed in column 2 of table A-III/1.

5 The level of knowledge of the material listed in column 2 of table A-III/1 shall be sufficient for engineer officers to carry out their watchkeeping duties.

6 Training and experience to achieve the necessary theoretical knowledge, understanding and proficiency shall be based on section A-VIII/2, part 4-2 - Principles to be observed in keeping an engineering watch, and shall take into account the relevant requirements of this part and the guidance given in part B of this Code.

7 Candidates for certification for service in ships in which steam boilers do not form part of their machinery may omit the relevant requirements of table A-III/1. A certificate awarded on such a basis shall not be valid for service on ships in which steam boilers form part of a ship's machinery until the engineer officer meets the standard of competence in the items omitted from table A-III/1. Any such limitation shall be stated on the certificate and in the endorsement.

8 The Administration may omit knowledge requirements for types of propulsion machinery other than those machinery installations for which the certificate to be awarded shall be valid. A certificate awarded on such a basis shall not be valid for any category of machinery installation which has been omitted until the engineer officer proves to be competent in these knowledge requirements. Any such limitation shall be stated on the certificate and in the endorsement.

9 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-III/1.

Near-coastal voyages

10 The requirements of paragraphs 2.2 to 2.5 of regulation III/1 relating to level of knowledge, understanding and proficiency required under the different sections listed in column 2 of table A-III/1 may be varied for engineer officers of ships powered by main propulsion machinery of less than 3,000 kW propulsion power engaged on near-coastal voyages, as considered necessary, bearing in mind the effect on the safety of all ships which may be operating in the same waters. Any such limitation shall be stated on the certificate and in the endorsement.

Table A-III/1

Specification of minimum standard of competence for officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room

Function: Marine engineering at the operational level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintain a safeThorough knowledge ofAssessment of evidenceThe conduct, handover and
engineeringPrinciples to be observed inobtained from one or morerelief of the watch conforms
watchkeeping an engineering watch,of the following:with accepted principles and
including:procedures
.1 approved in-service
.1 duties associated with takingexperienceThe frequency and extent of
over and accepting a watchmonitoring of engineering
.2 approved trainingequipment and systems
.2 routine duties undertakenship experienceconforms to manufacturers'
during a watchrecommendations and
.3 approved simulatoraccepted principles and
.3 maintenance of the machinerytraining, whereprocedures, including
space logs and theappropriatePrinciples to be observed in
significance of the readingskeeping an engineering watch
taken.4 approved laboratoryA proper record is
equipment training
.4 duties associated withmaintained of the
handing over a watchmovements and activities
relating to the ship's
Safety and emergency procedures;engineering systems
change-over of remote/automatic to
local control of all systems
Safety precautions to be observed
during a watch and immediate
actions to be taken in the event of fire
or accident, with particular reference
to oil systemsResources are allocated and
assigned as needed in correct
Engine-room resourcepriority to perform necessary
managementAssessment of evidencetasks
obtained from one or more
Knowledge of engine-room resourceof the following:Communication is clearly
management principles, including:and unambiguously given
.1 approved trainingand received
.1 allocation, assignment, and
prioritization of resources.2 approved in-service
experience
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintain a safe
engineering
watch
(continued)
.2 effective communication
.3 assertiveness and leadership
.4 obtaining and maintaining
situational awareness
.5 consideration of team
experience
.3 approved simulator
training
Questionable decisions
and/or actions result in
appropriate challenge and
response
Effective leadership
behaviours are identified
Team member(s) share
accurate understanding of
current and predicted
engine-room and associated
systems state, and of external
environment
Use English in
written and oral
form
Adequate knowledge of the
English language to enable the
officer to use engineering
publications and to perform
engineering duties
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
instruction
English language
publications relevant to
engineering duties are
correctly interpreted
Communications are clear
and understood
Use internal
communication
systems
Operation of all internal
communication systems on board
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
Transmission and reception of
messages are
consistently successful
Communication records are
complete, accurate and comply
with statutory requirements
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Operate main
and auxiliary
machinery and
associated
control systems
Basic construction and operation
principles of machinery systems,
including:
.1 marine diesel engine
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
Construction and operating
mechanisms can be
understood and explained
with drawings/instructions
.2 marine steam turbineexperience
.3 marine gas turbine
.4 marine boiler
.5 shafting installations,
including propeller
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved laboratory
equipment training
.6 other auxiliaries, including
various pumps, air compressor,
purifier, fresh water generator,
heat exchanger, refrigeration,
air- conditioning and ventilation
systems
.7 steering gear
.8 automatic control systems
.9 fluid flow and characteristics of
lubricating oil, fuel oil and
cooling systems
.10 deck machinery
Safety and emergency procedures for
operation of propulsion plant
machinery, including control systems
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Operate main
and auxiliary
machinery and
associated
control systems
(continued)
Preparation, operation, fault
detection and necessary measures to
prevent damage for the following
machinery items and control
systems:
.1 main engine and associated
auxiliaries
.2 steam boiler and associated
auxiliaries and steam systems
.3 auxiliary prime movers and
associated systems
.4 other auxiliaries, including
refrigeration, air-conditioning
and ventilation systems
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
Operations are planned and
carried out in accordance with
operating manuals, established
rules and procedures to ensure
safety of operations and avoid
pollution of the marine
environment
Deviations from the norm
are promptly identified
The output of plant and
engineering systems
consistently meets
requirements, including
bridge orders relating to
changes in speed and
direction
The causes of machinery
malfunctions are promptly
identified and actions are
designed to ensure the overall
safety of the ship and the plant,
having regard to the prevailing
circumstances and conditions
Operate fuel,Operational characteristics ofExamination andOperations are planned and
lubrication, ballastpumps and piping systems,assessment of evidencecarried out in accordance with
and otherincluding control systemsobtained from one oroperating manuals, established
pumpingmore of the following:rules and procedures to ensure
systems andOperation of pumping systems:safety of operations and avoid
associated.1 approved in-servicepollution of the marine
control systems.1 routine pumping operationsexperienceenvironment
.2 operation of bilge, ballast and.2 approved trainingDeviations from the norm are
cargo pumping systemsship experiencepromptly identified and
appropriate action is taken
Oily-water separators (or similar.3 approved simulator
equipment) requirements andtraining, where
operationappropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training

Function: Electrical, electronic and control engineering at the operational level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Operate
electrical,
electronic and
control systems
Basic configuration and operation
principles of the following electrical,
electronic and control equipment:
.1 electrical equipment:
.a generator and distribution
systems
.b preparing, starting,
paralleling and changing
over generators
.c electrical motors
including starting
methodologies
.d high-voltage installations
.e sequential control circuits
and associated system
devices
.2 electronic equipment:
.a characteristics of basic
electronic circuit elements
.b flowchart for automatic
and control systems
.c functions, characteristics and
features of control systems
for machinery items,
including main propulsion
plant operation
control and steam boiler
automatic controls
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
Operations are planned and
carried out in accordance with
operating manuals, established
rules and procedures to ensure
safety of operations
Electrical, electronic and
control systems can be
understood and explained
with drawings/instructions
.3 control systems:
.a various automatic control
methodologies and
characteristics
.b Proportional-Integral-
Derivative (PID) control
characteristics and
associated system devices
for process control
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintenance
and repair of
electrical and
electronic
equipment
Safety requirements for working on
shipboard electrical systems,
including the safe isolation of
electrical equipment required before
personnel are permitted to work on
such equipment
Maintenance and repair of
electrical system equipment,
switchboards, electric motors,
generator and DC electrical
systems and equipment
Detection of electric malfunction,
location of faults and measures to
prevent damage
Construction and operation of
electrical testing and measuring
equipment
Function and performance tests of the
following equipment and their
configuration:
.1 monitoring systems
.2 automatic control devices
.3 protective devices
The interpretation of electrical and
simple electronic diagrams
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved workshop
skills training
.2 approved practical
experience and tests
.3 approved in-service
experience
.4 approved training
ship experience
Safety measures for
working are appropriate
Selection and use of hand
tools, measuring instruments,
and testing equipment are
appropriate and interpretation
of results is accurate
Dismantling, inspecting,
repairing and reassembling
equipment are in accordance
with manuals and good
practice
Reassembling and
performance testing is in
accordance with manuals
and good practice

Function: Maintenance and repair at the operational level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Appropriate use
of hand tools,
machine tools and
measuring
instruments for
fabrication and
repair on board
Characteristics and limitations of
materials used in construction and
repair of ships and equipment
Characteristics and limitations of
processes used for fabrication and
repair
Properties and parameters considered
in the fabrication and repair of
systems and components
Methods for carrying out safe
emergency/temporary repairs
Safety measures to be taken to
ensure a safe working environment
and for using hand tools, machine
tools and measuring instruments
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved workshop
skills training
.2 approved practical
experience and tests
.3 approved in-service
experience
.4 approved training
ship experience
Identification of important
parameters for fabrication of
typical ship-related
components is appropriate
Selection of materials is
appropriate
Fabrication is to designated
tolerances
Use of equipment and hand
tools, machine tools and
measuring instruments is
appropriate and safe
Use of hand tools, machine tools
and measuring instruments
Use of various types of sealants
and packings
Maintenance
and repair of
shipboard
machinery and
equipment
Safety measures to be taken for repair
and maintenance, including the safe
isolation of shipboard machinery and
equipment
required before personnel are
permitted to work on such
machinery or equipment
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved workshop
skills training
Safety procedures followed
are appropriate
Selection of tools and spare
gear is appropriate
Appropriate basic mechanical
knowledge and skills
.2 approved practical
experience and tests
Maintenance and repair, such as
dismantling, adjustment and
reassembling of machinery and
equipment
.3 approved in-service
experience
.4 approved training
ship experience
Dismantling, inspecting,
repairing and reassembling
equipment is in accordance
with manuals and good
practice
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintenance
and repair of
shipboard
machinery and
The use of appropriate specialized
tools and measuring instruments
Design characteristics and
Re-commissioning and
performance testing is in
accordance with manuals
and good practice
equipment
(continued)
selection of materials in
construction of equipment
Selection of materials and
parts is appropriate
Interpretation of machinery
drawings and handbooks
The interpretation of piping, hydraulic
and pneumatic diagrams

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ensure
compliance with
pollution-
prevention
requirements
Prevention of pollution of the
marine environment
Knowledge of the precautions to be
taken to prevent pollution of the
marine environment
Anti-pollution procedures and all
associated equipment
Importance of proactive measures to
protect the marine environment
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved training
Procedures for monitoring
shipboard operations and
ensuring compliance with
MARPOL requirements are
fully observed
Actions to ensure that a
positive environmental
reputation is maintained
Maintain
seaworthiness
of the ship
Ship stability
Working knowledge and application
of stability, trim and stress tables,
diagrams and stress- calculating
equipment
Understanding of the
fundamentals of watertight
integrity
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
The stability conditions
comply with the IMO intact
stability criteria under all
conditions of loading
Actions to ensure and
maintain the watertight
integrity of the ship are in
accordance with accepted
practice
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintain
seaworthiness
of the ship
(continued)
Understanding of fundamental
actions to be taken in the event of
partial loss of intact buoyancy
Ship construction
General knowledge of the principal
structural members of a ship and the
proper names for the various parts
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
Prevent, control
and fight fires on
board
Fire prevention and fire-fighting
appliances
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
fire-fighting training
The type and scale of the
problem is promptly identified
and initial actions conform
Ability to organize fire drills
Knowledge of classes and
chemistry of fire
Knowledge of fire-fighting
systems
Action to be taken in the event of
fire, including fires involving oil
systems
and experience as set
out in section A-VI/3,
paragraphs 1 to 3
with the
emergency procedure and
contingency plans for the
ship
Evacuation, emergency
shutdown and isolation
procedures are appropriate to
the nature of the emergency
and are implemented
promptly
The order of priority, and
the levels and time-scales of
making reports and
informing personnel on
board, are relevant to the
nature of the emergency and
reflect the urgency of the
problem
Operate
life-saving
appliances
Life-saving
Ability to organize abandon ship
drills and knowledge of the operation
of survival craft and rescue boats,
their launching appliances and
arrangements, and their equipment,
including radio life-saving
appliances, satellite EPIRBs, SARTs,
immersion suits and thermal
protective aids
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training and experience as
set out in
section A-VI/2,
paragraphs 1 to 4
Actions in responding to
abandon ship and survival
situations are appropriate to
the prevailing
circumstances and conditions
and comply with accepted
safety practices and standards
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Apply medical
first aid on
board ship
Medical aid
Practical application of medical
guides and advice by radio,
including the ability to take
effective action based on such
knowledge in the case of accidents
or illnesses that are likely to occur
on board ship
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training as set out in
section A-VI/4,
paragraphs 1 to 3
Identification of probable
cause, nature and extent of
injuries or conditions is prompt
and treatment minimizes
immediate threat to life
Monitor
compliance with
legislative
requirements
Basic working knowledge of the
relevant IMO conventions
concerning safety of life at sea,
security and protection of the
marine environment
Assessment of evidence
obtained from
examination or
approved training
Legislative requirements
relating to safety of life at sea,
security and protection of the
marine environment are
correctly identified
Application of
leadership and
teamworking
skills
Working knowledge of shipboard
personnel management and training
A knowledge of related
international maritime conventions
and recommendations, and
national legislation
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved training
.2 approved in-service
The crew are allocated duties
and informed of expected
standards of work and
behaviour in a manner
appropriate to the individuals
concerned
Ability to apply task and
workload management, including:
.1 planning and co-ordination
.2 personnel assignment
.3 time and resource constraints
.4 prioritization
Knowledge and ability to apply
effective resource management:
.1 allocation, assignment, and
prioritization of resources
.2 effective communication on
board and ashore
experience
.3 practical
demonstration
Training objectives and
activities are based on
assessment of current
competence and
capabilities and operational
requirements.
Operations are demonstrated
to be in accordance with
applicable rules
Operations are planned and
resources are allocated as
needed in correct priority to
perform necessary tasks
Communication is clearly
and unambiguously given
and received
Effective leadership
behaviours are
demonstrated
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Application of
leadership and
teamworking
skills
(continued)
.3 decisions reflect consideration of
team experiences
.4 assertiveness and leadership,
including motivation
.5 obtaining and maintaining
situational awareness
Knowledge and ability to apply
decision-making techniques:
.1 situation and risk assessment
.2 identify and consider
generated options
.3 selecting course of action
.4 evaluation of outcome
effectiveness
Necessary team member(s)
share accurate understanding
of current and predicted
vessel state and operational
status and external
environment
Decisions are most
effective for the situation
Contribute to
the safety of
personnel and
ship
Knowledge of personal survival
techniques
Knowledge of fire prevention and
ability to fight and extinguish fires
Knowledge of elementary first aid
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training and experience as
set out in
section A-VI/1,
paragraph 2
Appropriate safety and
protective equipment is
correctly used
Procedures and safe working
practices designed to
safeguard personnel and the
ship are observed at all times
Knowledge of personal safety and
social responsibilities
Procedures designed to
safeguard the environment
are observed at all times
Initial and follow-up actions
on becoming aware of an
emergency conform with
established emergency
response procedures

Section A-III/2

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more

Standard of competence

1 Every candidate for certification as chief engineer officer and second engineer officer of seagoing ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW power or more shall be required to demonstrate ability to undertake, at the management level, the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-III/2.

2 The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required for certification is listed in column 2 of table A-III/2. This incorporates, expands and extends in depth the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-III/1 for officers in charge of an engineering watch.

3 Bearing in mind that a second engineer officer shall be in a position to assume the responsibilities of the chief engineer officer at any time, assessment in these subjects shall be designed to test the candidate's ability to assimilate all available information that affects the safe operation of the ship's machinery and the protection of the marine environment.

4 The level of knowledge of the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-III/2 shall be sufficient to enable the candidate to serve in the capacity of chief engineer officer or second engineer officer.

5 Training and experience to achieve the necessary level of theoretical knowledge, understanding and proficiency shall take into account the relevant requirements of this part and the guidance given in part B of this Code.

6 The Administration may omit knowledge requirements for types of propulsion machinery other than those machinery installations for which the certificate to be awarded shall be valid. A certificate awarded on such a basis shall not be valid for any category of machinery installation which has been omitted until the engineer officer proves to be competent in these knowledge requirements. Any such limitation shall be stated on the certificate and in the endorsement.

7 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-III/2.

Near-coastal voyages

8 The level of knowledge, understanding and proficiency required under the different sections listed in column 2 of table A-III/2 may be varied for engineer officers of ships powered by main propulsion machinery with limited propulsion power engaged on near-coastal voyages, as considered necessary, bearing in mind the effect on the safety of all ships which may be operating in the same waters. Any such limitation shall be stated on the certificate and in the endorsement.

Table A-III/2

Specification of minimum standard of competence for chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more

Function: Marine engineering at the management level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Manage the
operation of
propulsion plant
machinery
Design features, and operative
mechanism of the following
machinery and associated
auxiliaries:
.1 marine diesel engine
.2 marine steam turbine
.3 marine gas turbine
.4 marine steam boiler
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
Explanation and understanding
of design features and
operating mechanisms are
appropriate
Plan and
schedule
operations
Theoretical knowledge
Thermodynamics and heat
transmission
Mechanics and hydromechanics
Propulsive characteristics of diesel
engines, steam and gas turbines,
including speed, output and fuel
consumption
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
The planning and preparation
of operations is suited to the
design parameters of the
power installation and to the
requirements of the voyage
Heat cycle, thermal efficiency and
heat balance of the following:
.1 marine diesel engine
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
.2 marine steam turbine
.3 marine gas turbine
.4 marine steam boiler
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Plan and
schedule
operations
(continued)
Refrigerators and refrigeration
cycle
Physical and chemical properties of
Operation,
surveillance,
performance
assessment and
maintaining
safety of
propulsion plant
and auxiliary
machinery
fuels and lubricants
Technology of materials
Naval architecture and ship
construction, including damage
control
Practical knowledge
Start up and shut down main
propulsion and auxiliary
machinery, including associated
systems
Operating limits of propulsion
plant
The efficient operation, surveillance,
performance assessment and
maintaining safety of propulsion plant
and auxiliary machinery
Functions and mechanism of
automatic control for main engine
Functions and mechanism of
automatic control for auxiliary
machinery including but not
limited to:
.1 generator distribution systems
.2 steam boilers
.3 oil purifier
.4 refrigeration system
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
The methods of preparing
for the start-up and of
making available fuels,
lubricants, cooling water and
air are the most appropriate
Checks of pressures,
temperatures and
revolutions during the start-
up and warm-up period are
in accordance with
technical specifications and
agreed work plans
Surveillance of main
propulsion plant and
auxiliary systems is
sufficient to maintain safe
operating conditions
The methods of preparing the
shutdown, and of supervising
the cooling down of the
engine are the most
appropriate
The methods of measuring
the load capacity of the
engines are in accordance
with technical specifications
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Operation,
surveillance,
performance
assessment and
maintaining
safety of
propulsion plant
and auxiliary
machinery
(continued)
.5 pumping and piping systems
.6 steering gear system
.7 cargo-handling equipment and
deck machinery
Performance is checked
against bridge orders
Performance levels are in
accordance with technical
specifications
Manage fuel,
lubrication and
ballast
operations
Operation and maintenance of
machinery, including pumps and
piping systems
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
Fuel and ballast operations
meet operational
requirements and are carried
out so as to prevent pollution
of the marine environment

Function: Electrical, electronic and control engineering at the management level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Manage
operation of
electrical and
electronic
control
equipment
Theoretical knowledge
Marine electrotechnology,
electronics, power electronics,
automatic control engineering and
safety devices
Design features and system
configurations of automatic
control equipment and safety
devices for the following:
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
Operation of equipment and
system is in accordance
with operating manuals
Performance levels are in
accordance with technical
specifications
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Manage
operation of
electrical and
electronic
control
equipment
(continued)
.1 main engine
.2 generator and distribution
system
.3 steam boiler
Design features and system
configurations of operational
control equipment for electrical
motors
Design features of
high-voltage installations
Features of hydraulic and
pneumatic control equipment
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
Manage
trouble-shooting,
restoration of
electrical and
electronic
control
equipment to
operating
condition
Practical knowledge
Troubleshooting of electrical and
electronic control equipment
Function test of electrical, electronic
control equipment and safety
devices
Troubleshooting of monitoring
systems
Software version control
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
Maintenance activities are
correctly planned in
accordance with technical,
legislative, safety and
procedural specifications
Inspection, testing and
troubleshooting of
equipment are appropriate

Function: Maintenance and repair at the management level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Manage safe
and effective
maintenance
and repair
procedures
Theoretical knowledge Marine
engineering practice Practical
knowledge
Manage safe and effective
maintenance and repair
procedures
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
Maintenance activities are
correctly planned and carried
out in accordance with
technical, legislative, safety
and procedural specifications
Appropriate plans,
specifications, materials
and equipment are available
for maintenance and repair
Planning maintenance, including
statutory and class verifications
Planning repairs
.3 approved workshop
training
Action taken leads to the
restoration of plant by the
most suitable method
Detect and
identify the
cause of
machinery
malfunctions
and correct
faults
Practical knowledge
Detection of machinery malfunction,
location of faults and action to prevent
damage
Inspection and adjustment of
equipment
Non-destructive examination
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
The methods of comparing
actual operating conditions are
in accordance with
recommended practices and
procedures
Actions and decisions are in
accordance with
recommended operating
specifications and
limitations
Ensure safe
working
practices
Practical knowledge
Safe working practices
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved laboratory
equipment training
Working practices are in
accordance with legislative
requirements, codes of
practice, permits to work and
environmental
concerns

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the management level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Control trim,
stability and
stress
Understanding of fundamental
principles of ship construction and the
theories and factors affecting trim and
stability and measures necessary to
preserve trim and stability
Knowledge of the effect on trim and
stability of a ship in the event of
damage to, and consequent flooding
of, a compartment and
countermeasures to be taken
Knowledge of IMO recommendations
concerning ship stability
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
Stability and stress
conditions are maintained
within safety limits at all
times
Monitor and
control
compliance with
Knowledge of relevant
international maritime law
embodied in international
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
Procedures for monitoring
operations and maintenance
comply with legislative
legislative
requirements
and measures to
ensure safety of
life at sea,
security and
protection of the
marine
environment
agreements and conventions
Regard shall be paid especially to the
following subjects:
.1 certificates and other
documents required to be
carried on board ships by
international conventions, how
they may be obtained and the
period of their legal validity
.2 responsibilities under the relevant
requirements of the International
Convention on Load Lines, 1966,
as amended
.3 responsibilities under the relevant
requirements of the International
Convention for the Safety of Life
at Sea, 1974, as amended
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
requirements
Potential non-compliance is
promptly and fully
identified
Requirements for renewal and
extension of certificates ensure
continued validity of survey
items and equipment
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Monitor and
control
compliance with
legislative
requirements
and measures to
ensure safety of
life at sea and
protection of the
marine
environment
(continued)
.4 responsibilities under the
International Convention for
the Prevention of Pollution
from Ships, as amended
.5 maritime declarations of
health and the requirements of the
International Health Regulations
.6 responsibilities under
international instruments
affecting the safety of the
ships, passengers, crew or
cargo
.7 methods and aids to prevent
pollution of the environment by
ships
.8 knowledge of national
legislation for implementing
international agreements and
conventions
Maintain safety
and security of
the vessel, crew
and passengers
and the
operational
condition of
life-saving,
fire-fighting and
A thorough knowledge of
life-saving appliance regulations
(International Convention for the
Safety of Life at Sea)
Organization of fire and abandon
ship drills
Maintenance of operational
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
instruction and approved
in-service training and
experience
Procedures for monitoring
fire-detection and safety
systems ensure that all alarms
are detected promptly and
acted upon in
accordance with established
emergency procedures
other safety
systems
condition of life-saving,
fire-fighting and other safety
systems
Actions to be taken to protect and
safeguard all persons on board in
emergencies
Actions to limit damage and salve the
ship following fire, explosion,
collision or grounding
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Develop
emergency and
damage control
plans and handle
emergency
situations
Ship construction, including
damage control
Methods and aids for fire
prevention, detection and
extinction
Functions and use of life-saving
appliances
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
in-service training and
experience
Emergency procedures are in
accordance with the
established plans for
emergency situations
Use leadership
and managerial
skills
Knowledge of shipboard
personnel management and
training
A knowledge of international
maritime conventions and
recommendations, and related
national legislation
Ability to apply task and
workload management, including:
.1 planning and coordination
.2 personnel assignment
.3 time and resource constraints
.4 prioritization
Knowledge and ability to apply
effective resource management:
.1 allocation, assignment, and
prioritization of resources
.2 effective communication on
board and ashore
.3 decisions reflect consideration of
team experience
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved training
.2 approved in-service
experience
.3 approved simulator
training
The crew are allocated duties
and informed of expected
standards of work and
behaviour in a manner
appropriate to the individuals
concerned
Training objectives and
activities are based on
assessment of current
competence and
capabilities and operational
requirements
Operations are demonstrated
to be in accordance with
applicable rules
Operations are planned and
resources are allocated as
needed in correct priority to
perform necessary tasks
Communication is clearly
and unambiguously given
and received
Effective leadership
behaviours are
demonstrated
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Use leadership.4 assertiveness and leadership,Necessary team member(s)
and managerialincluding motivationshare accurate understanding
skillsof current and predicted
(continued).5 obtaining and maintainingvessel state and operational
situation awarenessstatus and external
environment
Knowledge and ability to apply
decision-making techniques:Decisions are most
effective for the situation
.1 situation and risk assessment
Operations are
.2 identify and generate optionsdemonstrated to be
effective and in accordance
.3 select course of actionwith applicable rules
.4 evaluation of outcome
effectiveness
Development, implementation,
and oversight of standard
operating procedures

Section A-III/3

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of chief engineer officers and second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of between 750 kW and 3,000 kW propulsion power

Standard of competence

1 Every candidate for certification as chief engineer officer and second engineer officer of seagoing ships powered by main propulsion machinery of between 750 kW and 3,000 kW power shall be required to demonstrate ability to undertake, at management level, the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-III/2.

2 The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required for certification is listed in column 2 of table A-III/2. This incorporates, expands and extends in depth the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-III/1 for officers in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room.

3 Bearing in mind that a second engineer officer shall be in a position to assume the responsibilities of the chief engineer officer at any time, assessment in these subjects shall be designed to test the candidate's ability to assimilate all available information that affects the safe operation of the ship's machinery and the protection of the marine environment.

4 The level of knowledge of the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-III/2 may be lowered but shall be sufficient to enable the candidate to serve in the capacity of chief engineer officer or second engineer officer at the range of propulsion power specified in this section.

5 Training and experience to achieve the necessary level of theoretical knowledge, understanding and proficiency shall take into account the relevant requirements of this part and the guidance given in part B of this Code.

6 The Administration may omit knowledge requirements for types of propulsion machinery other than those machinery installations for which the certificate to be awarded shall be valid. A certificate awarded on such a basis shall not be valid for any category of machinery installation which has been omitted until the engineer officer proves to be competent in these knowledge requirements. Any such limitation shall be stated on the certificate and in the endorsement.

7 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-III/2.

Near-coastal voyages

8 The level of knowledge, understanding and proficiency required under the different sections listed in column 2 of table A-III/2 and the requirements of paragraphs 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 of regulation III/3 may be varied for engineer officers of ships powered by main propulsion machinery of less than 3,000 kW main propulsion power engaged on near-coastal voyages, as considered necessary, bearing in mind the effect on the safety of all ships which may be operating in the same waters. Any such limitation shall be stated on the certificate and in the endorsement.

Section A-III/4

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of ratings forming part of a watch in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room

Standard of competence

1 Every rating forming part of an engine-room watch on a seagoing ship shall be required to demonstrate the competence to perform the marine engineering function at the support level, as specified in column 1 of table A-III/4.

2 The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required of ratings forming part of an engine-room watch is listed in column 2 of table A-III/4.

3 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence specified in columns 3 and 4 of table A-III/4. The reference to "practical test" in column 3 may include approved shore-based training in which the students undergo practical testing.

4 Where there are no tables of competence for the support level with respect to certain functions, it remains the responsibility of the Administration to determine the appropriate training, assessment and certification requirements to be applied to personnel designated to perform those functions at the support level.

Table A-III/4

Specification of minimum standard of competence for ratings forming part of an engineering watch

Function: Marine engineering at the support level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Carry out a
watch routine
appropriate to
the duties of a
rating forming
part of an
engine-room
watch
Understand orders
and be understood
in matters relevant
to watchkeeping
duties
Terms used in machinery spaces
and names of machinery and
equipment
Engine-room watchkeeping
procedures
Safe working practices as related to
engine-room operations
Basic environmental protection
procedures
Use of appropriate internal
communication system
Engine-room alarm systems and
ability to distinguish between the
various alarms, with special reference
to fire-extinguishing gas alarms
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience;
.2 approved training
ship experience; or
.3 practical test
Communications are clear and
concise and advice or
clarification is sought from the
officer of the watch where
watch information or
instructions are not clearly
understood
Maintenance, handover and
relief of the watch is in
conformity with accepted
principles and procedures
For keeping a
boiler watch:
Maintain the
correct water
levels and steam
pressures
Safe operation of boilersAssessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience;
.2 approved training
ship experience;
.3 practical test; or
.4 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
Assessment of boiler
condition is accurate and
based on relevant information
available from local and
remote indicators and
physical inspections
The sequence and timing of
adjustments maintains safety
and optimum efficiency
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Operate
emergency
equipment and
apply
emergency
procedures
Knowledge of emergency duties
Escape routes from machinery
spaces
Familiarity with the location and use
of fire-fighting equipment in the
machinery spaces
Assessment of evidence
obtained from
demonstration and
approved in-service
experience or approved
training ship experience
Initial action on becoming
aware of an emergency or
abnormal situation conforms
with established procedures
Communications are clear and
concise at all times and orders
are acknowledged in a
seamanlike manner

Section A-III/5

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of ratings as able seafarer engine in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room

Standard of competence

1 Every able seafarer engine serving on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more shall be required to demonstrate the competence to perform the functions at the support level, as specified in column 1 of table A-III/5.

2 The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required of an able seafarer engine serving on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more is listed in column 2 of table A-III/5.

3 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence specified in columns 3 and 4 of table A-III/5.

Table A-III/5

Specification of minimum standard of competence for ratings as able seafarer engine in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room

Function: Marine engineering at the support level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to a
safe engineering
watch
Ability to understand orders and to
communicate with the officer
of the watch in matters relevant to
watchkeeping duties
Procedures for the relief,
maintenance and handover of a
Assessment of evidence
obtained from in-service
experience or practical test
Communications are clear
and concise
Maintenance, handover and
relief of the watch is in
conformity with acceptable
practices and procedures
watch
Information required to maintain a
safe watch
Contribute to the
monitoring and
controlling of an
engine-room
watch
Basic knowledge of the function and
operation of main propulsion and
auxiliary machinery
Basic understanding of main
propulsion and auxiliary
machinery control pressures,
temperatures and levels
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience;
.2 approved training
ship experience; or
.3 practical test
The frequency and extent of
monitoring of main
propulsion and auxiliary
machinery conforms with
accepted principles and
procedures
Deviations from the norm
are identified
Unsafe conditions or
potential hazards are
promptly recognized,
reported and rectified
before work continues
Contribute to
fuelling and oil
transfer
operations
Knowledge of the function and
operation of fuel system and oil
transfer operations, including:
.1 preparations for fuelling and
transfer operations
.2 procedures for connecting and
disconnecting fuelling and
transfer hoses
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 practical training
.3 examination
Transfer operations are
carried out in accordance
with established safety
practices and equipment
operating instructions
The handling of dangerous,
hazardous and harmful liquids
complies with established
safety practices
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to
fuelling and oil
transfer
operations
(continued)
.3 procedures relating to
incidents that may arise
during fuelling or transferring
operation
.4 securing from fuelling and
transfer operations
.5 ability to correctly measure
and report tank levels
.4 approved training
ship experience
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration
Communications within the
operator's area of
responsibility are consistently
successful
Contribute to
bilge and ballast
operations
Knowledge of the safe function,
operation and maintenance of the
bilge and ballast systems, including:
.1 reporting incidents associated
with transfer operations
.2 ability to correctly measure
and report tank levels
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 practical training
.3 examination
Operations and
maintenance are carried out in
accordance with established
safety practices and equipment
operating instructions and
pollution
of the marine environment is
avoided
Communications within the
operator's area of
responsibility are consistently
.4 approved trainingsuccessful
ship experience
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration
Contribute to theSafe operation of equipment,Assessment of evidenceOperations are carried out in
operation ofincluding:obtained from one or moreaccordance with established
equipment andof the following:safety practices and
machinery.1 valves and pumps
.2 hoists and lifting equipment
.1 approved in-service
experience
equipment operating
instructions
Communications within the
.3 hatches, watertight doors, ports
and related equipment
.2 practical training
.3 examination
.4 approved training
ship experience
operator's area of
responsibility are consistently
successful
Ability to use and understand
basic crane, winch and hoist
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration
signals

Function: Electrical, electronic and control engineering at the support level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstrating
competence
evaluating competence
Safe use ofSafe use and operation of electricalAssessment of evidenceRecognizes and reports
electricalequipment, including:obtained from one or moreelectrical hazards and
equipment.1 safety precautions beforeof the following:unsafe equipment
commencing work or repair.1 approved in-service
experience
Understands safe voltages
for hand-held equipment
.2 isolation procedures.2 practical trainingUnderstands risks
.3 emergency procedures.3 examinationassociated with
high-voltage equipment
.4 different voltages on board.4 approved trainingand onboard work
Knowledge of the causes of electricship experience
shock and precautions to be
observed to prevent shock

Function: Maintenance and repair at the support level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to
shipboard
maintenance
Ability to use painting,
lubrication and cleaning
materials and equipment
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration
Maintenance activities are
carried out in accordance
with technical, safety and
and repairAbility to understand and
execute routine maintenance and
repair procedures
Knowledge of surface
preparation techniques
Knowledge of safe disposal of
waste materials
Understanding manufacturer's
safety guidelines and shipboard
instructions
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 practical training
.3 examination
.4 approved training
ship experience
procedural specifications
Selection and use of
equipment and tools is
appropriate
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to
shipboard
maintenance
and repair
(continued)
Knowledge of the application,
maintenance and use of hand and
power tools and measuring
instruments and machine tools
Knowledge of metalwork

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the support level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to the
handling of
stores
Knowledge of procedures for safe
handling, stowage and securing of
stores
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 practical training
.3 examination
Stores operations are
carried out in accordance
with established safety
practices and equipment
operating instructions
The handling of dangerous,
hazardous and harmful stores
complies with established
safety practices
.4approved training
ship experience
Communications within the
operator's area of
responsibility are consistently
successful
Apply precautions
and contribute to
the prevention of
pollution of the
marine
environment
Knowledge of the precautions to be
taken to prevent pollution of the
marine environment
Knowledge of use and operation of
anti-pollution equipment
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
Procedures designed to
safeguard the marine
environment are observed at
all times
Knowledge of approved methods for
disposal of marine pollutants
.2 practical training
.3 examination
.4 approved training
ship experience
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Apply
occupational
health and
safety
procedures
Working knowledge of safe
working practices and personal
shipboard safety, including:
.1 electrical safety
.2 lockout/tag-out
.3 mechanical safety
.4 permit to work systems
.5 working aloft
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 practical training
.3 examination
.4 approved training
ship experience
Procedures designed to
safeguard personnel and the
ship are observed at all times
Safe working practices are
observed and appropriate
safety and protective
equipment is correctly used at
all times
.6 working in enclosed spaces
.7 lifting techniques and methods
of preventing back injury
.8 chemical and biohazard safety
.9 personal safety equipment

Section A-III/6

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of electro-technical officers

Training

1 The education and training required by paragraph 2.3 of regulation III/6 shall include training in electronic and electrical workshop skills relevant to the duties of electro-technical officer.

Onboard training

2 Every candidate for certification as electro-technical officer shall follow an approved programme of onboard training which:

.1 ensures that, during the required period of seagoing service, the candidate receives systematic practical training and experience in the tasks, duties and responsibilities of an electro-technical officer;

.2 is closely supervised and monitored by qualified and certificated officers aboard the ships in which the approved seagoing service is performed; and

.3 is adequately documented in a training record book.

Standard of competence

3 Every candidate for certification as electro-technical officer shall be required to demonstrate the ability to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-III/6.

4 The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required for certification is listed in column 2 of table A-III/6 and it shall take into account the guidance given in part B of this Code.

5 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-III/6.

Table A-III/6

Specification of minimum standard of competence for electro-technical officers

Function: Electrical, electronic and control engineering at the operational level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Monitor the
operation of
electrical,
electronic and
control systems
Basic understanding of the
operation of mechanical
engineering systems, including:
.1 prime movers, including main
propulsion plant
.2 engine-room auxiliary
machinery
.3 steering systems
.4 cargo handling systems
.5 deck machinery
.6 hotel systems
Basic knowledge of heat
transmission, mechanics and
hydromechanics
Knowledge of:
Electro-technology and electrical
machines theory
Fundamentals of electronics and
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
Operation of equipment and
system is in accordance
with operating manuals
Performance levels are in
accordance with technical
specifications
power electronics
Electrical power distribution
boards and electrical equipment
Fundamentals of automation,
automatic control systems and
technology
Instrumentation, alarm and
monitoring systems
Electrical drives
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Monitor the
operation of
electrical,
electronic and
control systems
(continued)
Technology of electrical materials
Electro-hydraulic and
electro-pneumatic control systems
Appreciation of the hazards and
precautions required for the
operation of power systems above
1,000 volts
Monitor the
operation of
automatic control
systems of
propulsion and
auxiliary
machinery
Preparation of control systems of
propulsion and auxiliary
machinery for operation
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
Surveillance of main
propulsion plant and
auxiliary systems is
sufficient to maintain safe
operation condition
Operate
generators and
distribution
systems
Coupling, load sharing and
changing over generators
Coupling and breaking connection
between switchboards and distribution
panels
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
Operations are planned and
carried out in accordance with
operating manuals,
established rules and
procedures to ensure safety of
operations
Electrical distribution
systems can be understood
and explained with
drawings/instructions
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Operate and
maintain power
systems in excess
of
1,000 volts
Theoretical knowledge
High-voltage technology
Safety precautions and procedures
Electrical propulsion of the ships,
electrical motors and control systems
Practical knowledge
Safe operation and maintenance
of high-voltage systems, including
knowledge of the special technical
type of high-voltage systems and the
danger resulting from operational
voltage of more
than 1,000 volts
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
Operations are planned and
carried out in accordance with
operating manuals,
established rules and
procedures to ensure safety of
operations
Operate
computers and
computer
networks on
ships
Understanding of:
.1 main features of data
processing
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
Computer networks and
computers are correctly
checked and handled
.2 construction and use of
computer networks on ships
.3 bridge-based, engine-room-
based and commercial
computer use
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
Use English in
written and oral
form
Adequate knowledge of the
English language to enable the
officer to use engineering
publications and to perform the
officer's duties
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
instructions
English language
publications relevant to the
officer's duties are correctly
interpreted
Communications are clear
and understood
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstratingevaluating competence
competence
Use internalOperation of all internalExamination andTransmission and reception
communicationcommunication systems on boardassessment of evidenceof messages are
systemsobtained from one orconsistently successful
more of the following:
Communication records are
.1 approved in-servicecomplete, accurate and comply
experiencewith statutory requirements
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training

Function: Maintenance and repair at the operational level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintenance
and repair of
electrical and
electronic
equipment
Safety requirements for working on
shipboard electrical systems,
including the safe isolation of
electrical equipment required before
personnel are permitted to work on
such equipment
Maintenance and repair of
electrical system equipment,
switchboards, electric motors,
generators and DC electrical
systems and equipment
Detection of electric malfunction,
location of faults and measures to
prevent damage
Construction and operation of
electrical testing and measuring
equipment
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved workshop
skills training
.2 approved practical
experience and tests
.3 approved in-service
experience
.4 approved training
ship experience
Safety measures for
working are appropriate
Selection and use of hand
tools, measuring instruments,
and testing equipment are
appropriate and interpretation
of results is accurate
Dismantling, inspecting,
repairing and reassembling
equipment are in accordance
with manuals and good
practice
Reassembling and
performance testing is in
accordance with manuals
and good practice
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintenance
and repair of
electrical and
electronic
equipment
(continued)
Function and performance tests of
the following equipment and their
configuration:
.1 monitoring systems
.2 automatic control devices
.3 protective devices
The interpretation of electrical
and electronic diagrams
Maintenance
and repair of
automation and
control systems
of main
propulsion and
auxiliary
machinery
Appropriate electrical and
mechanical knowledge and skills
Safety and emergency procedures
Safe isolation of equipment and
associated systems required before
personnel are permitted to work on
such plant or equipment
Practical knowledge for the testing,
maintenance, fault finding and repair
Test, detect faults and maintain
and restore electrical and
electronic control equipment to
operating condition
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
The effect of malfunctions
on associated plant and
systems is accurately
identified, ship's technical
drawings are correctly
interpreted, measuring and
calibrating instruments are
correctly used and actions
taken are justified
Isolation, dismantling and
reassembly of plant and
equipment are in accordance
with manufacturer's safety
guidelines and shipboard
instructions and legislative and
safety specifications. Action
taken leads to the restoration of
automation and control
systems by the method most
suitable and appropriate to the
prevailing circumstances and
conditions
Maintenance
and repair of
bridge navigation
equipment and
ship
communication
systems
Knowledge of the principles and
maintenance procedures of
navigation equipment, internal
and external communication
systems
Theoretical knowledge:
Electrical and electronic systems
operating in flammable areas
The effect of malfunctions
on associated plant and
systems is accurately
identified, ship's technical
drawings are correctly
interpreted, measuring and
calibrating instruments are
correctly used and actions
taken are justified
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintenance
and repair of
bridge navigation
equipment and
ship
communication
systems
(continued)
Practical knowledge:
Carrying out safe maintenance
and repair procedures
Detection of machinery malfunction,
location of faults and action to prevent
damage
Isolation, dismantling and
re-assembly of plant and
equipment are in accordance
with manufacturer's safety
guidelines and shipboard
instructions, legislative and
safety specifications.
Action taken leads to the
restoration of bridge
navigation equipment and
ship communication
systems by the method most
suitable and appropriate to the
prevailing circumstances and
conditions
Maintenance
and repair of
electrical,
electronic and
control systems
of deck
machinery and
cargo-handling
equipment
Appropriate electrical and
mechanical knowledge and skills
Safety and emergency procedures
Safe isolation of equipment and
associated systems required before
personnel are permitted to work on
such plant or equipment
Practical knowledge for the testing,
maintenance, fault finding and repair
Test, detect faults and maintain
and restore electrical and
electronic control equipment to
operating condition
Theoretical knowledge:
Electrical and electronic systems
operating in flammable areas
Practical knowledge:
Carrying out safe maintenance
and repair procedures
Detection of machinery malfunction,
location of faults and action to prevent
damage
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
The effect of malfunctions on
associated plant and
systems is accurately
identified, ship's technical
drawings are correctly
interpreted, measuring and
calibrating instruments are
correctly used and actions
taken are justified
Isolation, dismantling and re-
assembly of plant and
equipment are in accordance
with manufacturer's safety
guidelines and shipboard
instructions, legislative and
safety specifications.
Action taken leads to the
restoration of deck
machinery and
cargo-handling equipment by
the method most suitable and
appropriate to
the prevailing circumstances
and conditions
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintenance
and repair of
control and
safety systems
of hotel
equipment
Theoretical knowledge:
Electrical and electronic systems
operating in flammable areas
Practical knowledge:
Carrying out safe maintenance
and repair procedures
Detection of machinery malfunction,
location of faults and action to prevent
damage
The effect of malfunctions
on associated plant and
systems is accurately
identified, ship's technical
drawings are correctly
interpreted, measuring and
calibrating instruments are
correctly used and actions
taken are justified
Isolation, dismantling and re-
assembly of plant and
equipment are in accordance
with manufacturer's safety
guidelines and shipboard
instructions, legislative and
safety specifications.
Action taken leads to the
restoration of control and
safety systems of hotel
equipment by the method
most suitable and
appropriate to the prevailing
circumstances and
conditions

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at operational level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ensure
compliance with
pollution-
prevention
requirements
Prevention of pollution of the
marine environment
Knowledge of the precautions to be
taken to prevent pollution of the
marine environment
Anti-pollution procedures and all
associated equipment
Importance of proactive measures to
protect the marine environment
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved training
Procedures for monitoring
shipboard operations and
ensuring compliance with
pollution-prevention
requirements are fully
observed
Actions to ensure that a
positive environmental
reputation is maintained
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstrating
competence
evaluating competence
Prevent, control
and fight fire on
board
Fire prevention and fire-fighting
appliances
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
fire-fighting training
The type and scale of the
problem is promptly identified
and initial actions conform
Ability to organize fire drillsand experience as set
out in section A-VI/3,
with the emergency procedure
and contingency plans for the
Knowledge of classes andparagraphs 1 to 3ship
chemistry of fireEvacuation, emergency
Knowledge of fire-fighting
systems
shutdown and isolation
procedures are appropriate to
the nature of the emergency
Action to be taken in the event ofand are implemented
promptly
fire, including fires involving oil
systemsThe order of priority, and
the levels and time-scales of
making reports and
informing personnel on
board, are relevant to the
nature of the emergency and
reflect the urgency of the
problem
OperateLife-savingAssessment of evidenceActions in responding to
life-savingobtained from approvedabandon ship and survival
appliancesAbility to organize abandon shiptraining and experience assituations are appropriate to
drills and knowledge of the operation
of survival craft and rescue boats,
set out in
section A-VI/2,
the prevailing
circumstances and conditions
their launching appliances andparagraphs 1 to 4and comply with accepted
arrangements, and their equipment,safety practices and standards
including radio life-saving
appliances, satellite EPIRBs, SARTs,
immersion suits and thermal
protective aids
Apply medicalMedical aidAssessment of evidenceIdentification of probable
first aid onobtained from approvedcause, nature and extent of
board shipPractical application of medicaltraining as set out ininjuries or conditions is
guides and advice by radio,section A-VI/4,prompt and treatment
including the ability to take
effective action based on such
paragraphs 1 to 3minimizes immediate threat to
life
knowledge in the case of accidents
or illnesses that are likely to occur
on board ship
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstrating
competence
evaluating competence
Application of
leadership and
teamworking
Working knowledge of shipboard
personnel management and
training
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
The crew are allocated
duties and informed of
expected standards of work
skillsAbility to apply task and.1 approved trainingand behaviour in a manner
appropriate to the individuals
workload management, including:
.1 planning and co-ordination
.2 personnel assignment
.3 time and resource constraints
.4 prioritization
Knowledge and ability to apply
effective resource management:
.1 allocation, assignment, and
prioritization of resources
.2 effective communication on
board and ashore
.3 decisions reflect consideration of
team experiences
.4 assertiveness and leadership,
including motivation
.5 obtaining and maintaining
situational awareness
Knowledge and ability to apply
decision-making techniques:
.2 approved in-service
experience
.3 practical
demonstration
concerned
Training objectives and
activities are based on
assessment of current
competence and
capabilities and operational
requirements
Operations are planned and
resources are allocated as
needed in correct priority to
perform necessary tasks
Communication is clearly
and unambiguously given
and received
Effective leadership
behaviours are
demonstrated
Necessary team member(s)
share accurate understanding
of current and predicted vessel
state and operational status
and external environment
Decisions are most effective
for the situation
.1 situation and risk assessment
.2 identify and consider
generated options
.3 selecting course of action
.4 evaluation of outcome
effectiveness
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to
the safety of
personnel and
ship
Knowledge of personal survival
techniques
Knowledge of fire prevention and
ability to fight and extinguish fires
Knowledge of elementary first aid
Knowledge of personal safety and
social responsibilities
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training and experience as
set out in
section A-VI/1,
paragraph 2
Appropriate safety and
protective equipment is
correctly used
Procedures and safe working
practices designed to
safeguard personnel and the
ship are observed at all times
Procedures designed to
safeguard the environment
are observed at all times
Initial and follow-up actions
on becoming aware of an
emergency conform with
established emergency
response procedures

Section A-III/7

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of electro-technical rating

Standard of Competence

1 Every electro-technical rating serving on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more shall be required to demonstrate the competence to perform the functions at the support level, as specified in column 1 of table A-III/7.

2 The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required of an electro-technical rating serving on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW propulsion power or more is listed in column 2 of table A-III/7.

3 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence specified in columns 3 and 4 of table A-III/7.

Table A-III/7

Specification of minimum standard of competence for electro-technical ratings

Function: Electrical, electronic and control engineering at the support level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Safe use of
electrical
equipment
Safe use and operation of electrical
equipment, including:
.1 safety precautions before
commencing work or repair
.2 isolation procedures
.3 emergency procedures
.4 different voltages on board
Knowledge of the causes of electric
shock and precautions to be
observed to prevent shock
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 practical training
.3 examination
.4 approved training
ship experience
Understands and follows
safety instructions of
electrical equipment and
machinery
Recognizes and reports
electrical hazards and
unsafe equipment
Understands safe voltages
for hand-held equipment
Understands risks associated
with high-voltage equipment
and onboard work
Contribute to
monitoring the
operation of
electrical
systems and
machinery
Basic knowledge of the operation of
mechanical engineering systems,
including:
.1 prime movers, including main
propulsion plant
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
Knowledge that ensures:
.1 operation of equipment
and system is in
accordance with
operating manuals
.2 engine-room auxiliary
machineries
.3 steering systems
.4 cargo-handling systems
.2 practical training
.3 examination
.4 approved training
ship experience
.2 performance levels are in
accordance with technical
specifications
.5 deck machineries
.6 hotel systems
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to
monitoring the
operation of
electrical
systems and
machinery
(continued)
Basic knowledge of:
.1 electro-technology and
electrical machines theory
.2 electrical power distribution
boards and electrical
equipment
.3 fundamentals of automation,
automatic control systems and
technology
.4 instrumentation, alarm and
monitoring systems
.5 electrical drives
.6 electro-hydraulic and
electro-pneumatic control
systems
.7 coupling, load sharing and
changes in electrical
configuration
Use hand tools,
electrical and
electronic
measurement
equipment for
fault finding,
maintenance and
repair operations
Safety requirements for working on
shipboard electrical systems
Application of safe working
practices
Basic knowledge of:
.1 construction and operational
characteristics of shipboard AC
and DC systems and equipment
.2 use of measuring instruments,
machine tools, and hand and
power tools
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved workshop
skills training
.2 approved practical
experience and tests
Implementation of safety
procedures is satisfactory
Selection and use of test
equipment is appropriate and
interpretation of results is
accurate
Selection of procedures for
the conduct of repair and
maintenance is in accordance
with manuals and good
practice

Function: Maintenance and repair at the support level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to
shipboard
maintenance
and repair
Ability to use lubrication and
cleaning materials and equipment
Knowledge of safe disposal of
waste materials
Ability to understand and execute
routine maintenance and repair
procedures
Understanding manufacturer's
safety guidelines and shipboard
instructions
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 practical training
.3 examination
.4 approved training
ship experience
Maintenance activities are
carried out in accordance
with technical, safety and
procedural specifications
Selection and use of
equipment and tools is
appropriate
Contribute to
the maintenance
and repair of
electrical systems
and machinery on
board
Safety and emergency procedures
Basic knowledge of
electro-technical drawings and safe
isolation of equipment and
associated systems required before
personnel are permitted to work on
such plant or equipment
Test, detect faults and maintain
and restore electrical control
equipment and machinery to
operating condition
Electrical and electronic equipment
operating in flammable areas
Basics of ship's fire-detection
system
Carrying out safe maintenance
and repair procedures
Detection of machinery malfunction,
location of faults and action to prevent
damage
Maintenance and repair of
lighting fixtures and supply
systems
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training, where
appropriate
.4 approved laboratory
equipment training
The effect of malfunctions on
associated plant and systems
is accurately identified, ship's
technical drawings are
correctly interpreted,
measuring and calibrating
instruments are correctly used
and actions taken are justified
Isolation, dismantling and
reassembly of plant and
equipment is in accordance
with manufacturer's safety
guidelines and shipboard
instructions

Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the support level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to the
handling of
stores
Knowledge of procedures for safe
handling, stowage and securing of
stores
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 practical training
.3 examination
Stores stowage operations
are carried out in
accordance with established
safety practices and equipment
operating instructions
The handling of dangerous,
hazardous and harmful stores
complies with established
safety practices
.4 approved training
ship experience
Communications within the
operator's area of
responsibility are consistently
successful
Apply precautions
and contribute to
the prevention of
pollution of the
marine
environment
Knowledge of the precautions to be
taken to prevent pollution of the
marine environment
Knowledge of use and operation
of anti-pollution equipment/agents
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
Procedures designed to
safeguard the marine
environment are observed at
all times
Knowledge of approved methods for
disposal of marine pollutants
.2 practical training
.3 examination
.4 approved training
ship experience
Apply
occupational
health and
safety
procedures
Working knowledge of safe
working practices and personal
shipboard safety, including:
.1 electrical safety
.2 lockout/tag-out
.3 mechanical safety
.4 permit to work systems
.5 working aloft
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 practical training
.3 examination
.4 approved training
ship experience
Procedures designed to
safeguard personnel and the
ship are observed at all times
Safe working practices are
observed and appropriate
safety and protective
equipment is correctly used at
all times
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Apply
occupational
.6 working in enclosed spaces
health and.7 lifting techniques and methods
safetyof preventing back injury
procedures
(continued).8 chemical and biohazard safety
.9 personal safety equipment

CHAPTER IV

Standards regarding radio operators

Section A-IV/1

Application

(No provisions)

Section A-IV/2

Mandatory minimum requirements for certification of GMDSS radio operators

Standard of competence

1 The minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency required for certification of GMDSS radio operators shall be sufficient for radio operators to carry out their radio duties. The knowledge required for obtaining each type of certificate defined in the Radio Regulations shall be in accordance with those regulations. In addition, every candidate for certification of competency shall be required to demonstrate ability to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-IV/2.

2 The knowledge, understanding and proficiency for endorsement under the Convention of certificates issued under the provisions of the Radio Regulations are listed in column 2 of table A-IV/2.

3 The level of knowledge of the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-IV/2 shall be sufficient for the candidate to carry out his duties.

4 Every candidate shall provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence through:

.1 demonstration of competence to perform the tasks and duties and to assume responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-IV/2, in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of that table; and

.2 examination or continuous assessment as part of an approved course of training based on the material set out in column 2 of table A-IV/2.

Table A-IV/2

Specification of minimum standard of competence for GMDSS radio operators

Function: Radiocommunications at the operational level

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstratingevaluating competence
competence
Transmit andIn addition to the requirements of theExamination andTransmission and reception of
receiveRadio Regulations, a knowledge of:assessment of evidencecommunications comply with
information usingobtained from practicalinternational regulations and
GMDSS.1 search and rescuedemonstration ofprocedures and are carried out
subsystems andradiocommunications, includingoperational procedures,efficiently and effectively
equipment andprocedures in the Internationalusing:
fulfilling theAeronautical and MaritimeEnglish language messages
functionalSearch and Rescue (IAMSAR).1 approved equipmentrelevant to the safety of the
requirements ofManualship, security and persons on
GMDSS.2 GMDSSboard and protection of the
.2 the means to prevent thecommunicationmarine environment are
transmission of false distresssimulator, wherecorrectly handled
alerts and the procedures toappropriate
mitigate the effects of such
alerts.3 radiocommunication
laboratory
.3 ship reporting systemsequipment
.4 radio medical services
.5 use of the International Code of
Signals and the IMO Standard
Marine Communication Phrases
.6 the English language, both
written and spoken, for the
communication of
information relevant to safety of
life at sea
Note: This requirement may be
reduced in the case of the
Restricted Radio Operator's
Certificate
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstratingevaluating competence
competence
Provide radioThe provision of radio services inExamination andResponse is carried out
services inemergencies such as:assessment of evidenceefficiently and effectively
emergenciesobtained from practical
.1 abandon shipdemonstration of
operational procedures,
.2 fire on board shipusing:
.1 approved equipment
.3 partial or full breakdown of
radio installations
Preventive measures for the safety of
ship and personnel in connection with
hazards related to radio equipment,
including electrical and non-ionizing
radiation hazards
.2 GMDSS
communication
simulator, where
appropriate
.3 radiocommunication
laboratory
equipment

CHAPTER V

Standards regarding special training requirements for personnel on certain types of ships

Section A-V/1-1

Mandatory minimum requirements for the training and qualifications of masters, officers and ratings on oil and chemical tankers

Standard of competence

1 Every candidate for certification in basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations shall be required to:

.1 demonstrate the competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-V/1-1-1; and

.2 provide evidence of having achieved:

.2.1 the minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency listed in column 2 of table A-V/1-1-1, and

.2.2 the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-V/1-1-1.

2 Every candidate for certification in advanced training for oil tanker cargo operations shall be required to:

.1 demonstrate the competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-V/1-1-2; and

.2 provide evidence of having achieved:

.2.1 the minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency listed in column 2 of table A-V/1-1-2, and

.2.2 the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-V/1-1-2.

3 Every candidate for certification in advanced training for chemical tanker cargo operations shall be required to:

.1 demonstrate the competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-V/1-1-3; and

.2 provide evidence of having achieved:

.2.1 the minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency listed in column 2 of table A-V/1-1-3, and

.2.2 the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-V/1-1-3.

Table A-V/1-1-1

Specification of minimum standard of competence in basic training for oil and chemical tanker cargo operations

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstratingevaluating competence
competence
Contribute to theBasic knowledge of tankers:Examination andCommunications within the
safe cargoassessment of evidencearea of responsibility are clear
operation of oil.1 types of oil and chemicalobtained from one orand effective
and chemicaltankersmore of the following:
tankersCargo operations are
.2 general arrangement and.1 approved in-servicecarried out in accordance
constructionexperiencewith accepted principles
and procedures to ensure
Basic knowledge of cargo.2 approved trainingsafety of operations
operations:ship experience
.1 piping systems and valves.3 approved simulator
training
.2 cargo pumps
.4 approved training
.3 loading and unloadingprogramme
.4 tank cleaning, purging,
gas-freeing and inerting
Basic knowledge of the physical
properties of oil and chemicals:
.1 pressure and temperature,
including vapour
pressure/temperature
relationship
.2 types of electrostatic charge
generation
.3 chemical symbols
Knowledge and understanding of
tanker safety culture and safety
management
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Take precautions
to prevent
hazards
Basic knowledge of the hazards
associated with tanker operations,
including:
.1 health hazards
.2 environmental hazards
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
Correctly identifies, on an
MSDS, relevant
cargo-related hazards to the
vessel and to personnel,
and takes the appropriate
actions in accordance with
established procedures
.3 reactivity hazards
.4 corrosion hazards
.5 explosion and flammability
hazards
.6 sources of ignition, including
electrostatic hazards
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
Identification and actions on
becoming aware of a
hazardous situation conform
to established
procedures in line with best
practice
.7 toxicity hazards
.8 vapour leaks and clouds
Basic knowledge of hazard
controls:
.1 inerting, water padding, drying
agents and monitoring
techniques
.2 anti-static measures
.3 ventilation
.4 segregation
.5 cargo inhibition
.6 importance of cargo
compatibility
.7 atmospheric control
.8 gas testing
Understanding of information on a
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Apply
occupational
health and safety
precautions and
measures
Function and proper use of
gas-measuring instruments and
similar equipment
Proper use of safety equipment and
protective devices, including:
.1 breathing apparatus and tank-
evacuating equipment
.2 protective clothing and
equipment
.3 resuscitators
.4 rescue and escape equipment
Basic knowledge of safe working
practices and procedures in
accordance with legislation and
industry guidelines and personal
shipboard safety relevant to oil and
chemical tankers, including:
.1 precautions to be taken when
entering enclosed spaces
.2 precautions to be taken before
and during repair and
maintenance work
.3 safety measures for hot and
cold work
.4 electrical safety
.5 ship/shore safety checklist
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
Procedures for entry into
enclosed spaces are
observed.
Procedures and safe working
practices designed to
safeguard personnel and the
ship are observed at all times
Appropriate safety and
protective equipment is
correctly used
Basic knowledge of first aid with
reference to a Material Safety Data
Sheet (MSDS)
First aid do's and don'ts
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Carry out
fire-fighting
operations
Tanker fire response organization
and action to be taken
Fire hazards associated with cargo
Practical exercises and
instruction conducted
under approved and truly
realistic training
conditions
Initial actions and follow-up
actions on becoming aware
of fire on board conform
with established practices
and procedures
handling and transportation of
hazardous and noxious liquids in bulk
Fire-fighting agents used to
extinguish oil and chemical fires
Fixed fire-fighting foam system
operations
Portable fire-fighting foam
operations
Fixed dry chemical system
operations
Spill containment in relation to
fire-fighting operations
(e.g., simulated shipboard
conditions) and,
whenever possible and
practicable,
in darkness
Action taken on identifying
muster signal is appropriate to
the indicated emergency and
complies with established
procedures
Clothing and equipment are
appropriate to the nature of the
fire-fighting operations
The timing and sequence of
individual actions are
appropriate to the
prevailing circumstances
and conditions
Extinguishment of fire is
achieved using appropriate
procedures, techniques and
fire-fighting agents
Respond to
emergencies
Basic knowledge of emergency
procedures, including emergency
shutdown
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
The type and impact of the
emergency is promptly
identified and the response
actions conform to the
emergency procedures and
contingency plans
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Take precautions
to prevent
pollution of the
environment from
the release of oil
or chemicals
Basic knowledge of the effects of oil
and chemical pollution on human
and marine life
Basic knowledge of shipboard
procedures to prevent pollution
Basic knowledge of measures to be
taken in the event of spillage,
including the need to:
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
Procedures designed to
safeguard the environment
are observed at all times
.1 report relevant information to the
responsible persons
.3 approved simulator
training
.2 assist in implementing
shipboard spill-containment
procedures
.4 approved training
programme

Table A-V/1-1-2

Specification of minimum standard of competence in advanced training for oil tanker cargo operations

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ability to safelyDesign and characteristics of an oilExamination andCommunications are clear,
perform andtankerassessment of evidenceunderstood and successful
monitor allobtained from one or
cargo operationsKnowledge of oil tanker design,more of the following:Cargo operations are
systems and equipment, including:carried out in a safe
.1 approved in-servicemanner, taking into account oil
.1 general arrangement andexperiencetanker designs, systems and
constructionequipment
.2 approved training
.2 pumping arrangement andship experienceCargo operations are
equipmentplanned, risk is managed
.3 approved simulatorand carried out in
.3 tank arrangement, pipelinetrainingaccordance with accepted
system and tank ventingprinciples and procedures to
arrangement.4 approved trainingensure safety of operations
programmeand avoid pollution of the
.4 gauging systems and alarmsmarine environment
.5 cargo heating systemsPotential non-compliance with
cargo-operation-related
procedures is promptly
identified and rectified
.6 tank cleaning, gas-freeing and
inerting systems
.7 ballast systemProper loading, stowage
and unloading of cargoes
.8 cargo area venting and
accommodation ventilation
ensures that stability and
stress conditions remain
within safe limits at all
.9 slop arrangementstimes
.10 vapour recovery systemsActions taken and procedures
followed are correctly
.11 cargo-related electrical andapplied and the appropriate
shipboard cargo-related
electronic control systemequipment is properly used
.12 environmental protection
equipment, including Oil
Discharge Monitoring
Equipment (ODME)
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ability to safely
perform and
monitor all
cargo operations
(continued)
.13 tank coating
.14 tank temperature and pressure
control systems
.15 fire-fighting systems
Knowledge of pump theory and
characteristics, including types of
cargo pumps and their safe operation
Proficiency in tanker safety
culture and implementation of
safety-management system
Knowledge and understanding of
monitoring and safety systems,
including the emergency shutdown
Loading, unloading, care and
handling of cargo
Ability to perform cargo
measurements and calculations
Knowledge of the effect of bulk
liquid cargoes on trim, stability and
structural integrity
Knowledge and understanding of oil
cargo-related operations, including:
.1 loading and unloading plans
.2 ballasting and deballasting
.3 tank cleaning operations
.4 inerting
.5 gas-freeing
Calibration and use of
monitoring and
gas-detection equipment
comply with operational
practices and procedures
Procedures for monitoring and
safety systems ensure that all
alarms are detected promptly
and acted upon in accordance
with established emergency
procedures
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ability to safely
perform and
monitor all
cargo operations
(continued)
.6 ship-to-ship transfers
.7 load on top
.8 crude oil washing
Development and application of
cargo-related operation plans,
procedures and checklists
Ability to calibrate and use
monitoring and gas-detection
systems, instruments and
equipment
Ability to manage and supervise
personnel with cargo-related
responsibilities
Personnel are allocated duties
and informed of procedures
and standards of work to be
followed, in a manner
appropriate to the individuals
concerned and
in accordance with safe
operational practices
Familiarity with
physical and
chemical
properties of oil
cargoes
Knowledge and understanding of the
physical and chemical properties of
oil cargoes
Understanding the information
contained in a Material Safety
Data Sheet (MSDS)
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
Effective use is made of
information resources for
identification of properties
and characteristics of oil
cargoes and related gases, and
their impact on safety, the
environment and vessel
operation
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Take precautions
to prevent
hazards
Knowledge and understanding of the
hazards and control measures
associated with oil tanker cargo
operations, including:
.1 toxicity
.2 flammability and explosion
.3 health hazards
.4 inert gas composition
.5 electrostatic hazards
Knowledge and understanding of
dangers of non-compliance with
relevant rules/regulations
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
Relevant cargo-related hazards
to the vessel and to personnel
associated with oil tanker
cargo operations are correctly
identified, and proper control
measures are taken
Apply
occupational
health and
safety
precautions
Knowledge and understanding of
safe working practices, including
risk assessment and personal
shipboard safety relevant to oil
tankers:
.1 precautions to be taken when
entering enclosed spaces,
including correct use of
different types of breathing
apparatus
.2 precautions to be taken before
and during repair and
maintenance work
.3 precautions for hot and cold
work
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
Procedures designed to
safeguard personnel and the
ship are observed at all times
Safe working practices are
observed and appropriate
safety and protective
equipment is correctly used
Working practices are in
accordance with legislative
requirements, codes of
practice, permits to work and
environmental
concerns
Correct use of breathing
apparatus
.4 precautions for electrical
safety
Procedures for entry into
enclosed spaces are
observed
.5 use of appropriate Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE)
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Respond to
emergencies
Knowledge and understanding of oil
tanker emergency procedures,
including:
.1 ship emergency response
plans
.2 cargo operations emergency
shutdown
.3 actions to be taken in the event
of failure of systems or services
essential to cargo
.4 fire-fighting on oil tankers
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
The type and impact of the
emergency is promptly
identified and the response
actions conform with
established emergency
procedures and contingency
plans
The order of priority, and
the levels and time-scales of
making reports and
informing personnel on
board, are relevant to the
nature of the emergency and
reflect the urgency of the
problem
.5 enclosed space rescue
.6 use of a Material Safety Data
Sheet (MSDS)
Actions to be taken following
collision, grounding, or spillage
Evacuation, emergency
shutdown and isolation
procedures are appropriate to
the nature of the emergency
and are implemented
promptly
Knowledge of medical first aid
procedures on board oil tankers
The identification of and
actions taken in a medical
emergency conform to current
recognized first aid practice
and international guidelines
Take
precautions
to prevent
pollution of the
environment
Understanding of procedures to
prevent pollution of the atmosphere
and the environment
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
Operations are conducted in
accordance with accepted
principles and procedures
to prevent pollution of the
environment
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Monitor and
control
compliance with
legislative
requirements
Knowledge and understanding of
relevant provisions of the
International Convention for the
Prevention of Pollution from Ships
(MARPOL), as amended, and other
relevant IMO instruments, industry
guidelines
and port regulations as commonly
applied
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
The handling of cargoes
complies with relevant IMO
instruments and established
industrial standards and
codes of safe working
practice
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme

Table A-V/1-1-3

Specification of minimum standard of competence in advanced training for chemical tanker cargo operations

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ability to safely
perform and
monitor all
cargo operations
Design and characteristics of a
chemical tanker
Knowledge of chemical tanker
designs, systems, and equipment,
including:
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
Communications are clear,
understood and successful
Cargo operations are
carried out in a safe
manner, taking into account
chemical tanker designs,
.1 general arrangement and
construction
.2 pumping arrangement and
equipment
.3 tank construction and
arrangement
.4 pipeline and drainage systems
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
systems and equipment
Cargo operations are
planned, risk is managed
and carried out in
accordance with accepted
principles and procedures to
ensure safety of operations
and avoid pollution of the
marine environment
.5 tank and cargo pipeline
pressure and temperature
control systems and alarms
.6 gauging control systems and
alarms
.7 gas-detecting systems
.8 cargo heating and cooling
systems
.9 tank cleaning systems
.10 cargo tank environmental
control systems
.11 ballast systems
.12 cargo area venting and
accommodation ventilation
.13 vapour return/recovery
systems
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ability to safely
perform and
monitor all
cargo operations
(continued)
.14 fire-fighting systems
.15 tank, pipeline and fittings'
material and coatings
.16 slop management
Knowledge of pump theory and
characteristics, including types of
cargo pumps and their safe operation
Proficiency in tanker safety
culture and implementation of
safety management system
Knowledge and understanding of
monitoring and safety systems,
including the emergency shutdown
Procedures for monitoring and
system
Loading, unloading, care and
handling of cargo
Ability to perform cargo
measurements and calculations
Knowledge of the effect of bulk
liquid cargoes on trim and stability
and structural integrity
Knowledge and understanding of
chemical cargo-related operations,
including:
.1 loading and unloading plans
.2 ballasting and deballasting
.3 tank cleaning operations
.4 tank atmosphere control
.5 inerting
safety systems ensure that all
alarms are detected promptly
and acted upon in accordance
with established procedures
Proper loading, stowage
and unloading of cargoes
ensures that stability and
stress conditions remain
within safe limits at all
times
Potential non-compliance
with cargo-related
procedures is promptly
identified and rectified
Actions taken and procedures
followed are correctly
identified and appropriate
shipboard cargo-related
equipment is properly used
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ability to safely
perform and
monitor all
cargo operations
(continued)
.6 gas-freeing
.7 ship-to-ship transfers
.8 inhibition and stabilization
requirements
.9 heating and cooling
requirements and
consequences to adjacent
cargoes
.10 cargo compatibility and
segregation
.11 high-viscosity cargoes
.12 cargo residue operations
.13 operational tank entry
Development and application of
cargo-related operation plans,
procedures and checklists
Ability to calibrate and use
monitoring and gas-detection
systems, instruments and
equipment
Ability to manage and supervise
personnel with cargo-related
responsibilities
Calibration and use of
monitoring and
gas-detection equipment
are consistent with safe
operational practices and
procedures
Personnel are allocated duties
and informed of procedures
and standards of work to be
followed, in a manner
appropriate to the individuals
concerned and
in accordance with safe
operational practices
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Familiarity with
physical and
chemical
properties of
chemical cargoes
Knowledge and understanding of the
chemical and the physical properties
of noxious liquid substances,
including:
.1 chemical cargoes categories
(corrosive, toxic, flammable,
explosive)
.2 chemical groups and
industrial usage
.3 reactivity of cargoes
Understanding the information
contained in a Material Safety
Data Sheet (MSDS)
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
Effective use is made of
information resources for
identification of properties
and characteristics of noxious
liquid substances and related
gases, and their impact on
safety, environmental
protection and vessel
operation
Take precautions
to prevent
hazards
Knowledge and understanding of the
hazards and control measures
associated with chemical tanker
cargo operations, including:
.1 flammability and explosion
.2 toxicity
.3 health hazards
.4 inert gas composition
.5 electrostatic hazards
.6 reactivity
.7 corrosivity
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
Relevant cargo-related
hazards to the vessel and to
personnel associated with
chemical tanker cargo
operations are correctly
identified, and proper control
measures are taken
.8 low-boiling-point cargoes
.9 high-density cargoes
.10 solidifying cargoes
.11 polymerizing cargoes
Knowledge and understanding of
dangers of non-compliance with
relevant rules/regulations
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Apply
occupational
health and
safety
precautions
Knowledge and understanding of
safe working practices, including
risk assessment and personal
shipboard safety relevant to
chemical tankers:
.1 precautions to be taken when
entering enclosed spaces,
including correct use of
different types of breathing
apparatus
.2 precautions to be taken before
and during repair and
maintenance work
.3 precautions for hot and cold
work
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
Procedures designed to
safeguard personnel and the
ship are observed at all times
Safe working practices are
observed and appropriate
safety and protective
equipment is correctly used
Working practices are in
accordance with legislative
requirements, codes of
practice, permits to work and
environmental
concerns
Correct use of breathing
apparatus
.4 precautions for electrical
safety
.5 use of appropriate Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE)
Procedures for entry into
enclosed spaces are
observed
Respond to
emergencies
Knowledge and understanding of
chemical tanker emergency
procedures, including:
.1 ship emergency response
plans
.2 cargo operations emergency
shutdown
.3 actions to be taken in the event
of failure of systems or services
essential to cargo
.4 fire fighting on chemical
tankers
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
The type and impact of the
emergency is promptly
identified and the response
actions conform with
established emergency
procedures and contingency
plans
The order of priority, and
the levels and time-scales of
making reports and
informing personnel on
board, are relevant to the
nature of the emergency and
reflect the urgency of the
problem
.5 enclosed space rescue
.6 cargo reactivity
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Respond to
emergencies
(continued)
.7 jettisoning cargo
.8 use of a Material Safety Data
Sheet (MSDS)
Actions to be taken following
collision, grounding, or spillage
Knowledge of medical first aid
procedures on board chemical
tankers, with reference to the
Medical First Aid Guide for Use
in Accidents involving Dangerous
Goods (MFAG)
Evacuation, emergency
shutdown and isolation
procedures are appropriate to
the nature of the emergency
and are implemented
promptly
The identification of and
actions taken in a medical
emergency conform to current
recognized first aid practice
and international guidelines
Take precautions
to prevent
pollution of the
environment
Understanding of procedures to
prevent pollution of the atmosphere
and the environment
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
Operations are conducted in
accordance with accepted
principles and procedures
to prevent pollution of the
environment
Monitor and
control
compliance with
legislative
requirements
Knowledge and understanding of
relevant provisions of the
International Convention for the
Prevention of Pollution from Ships
(MARPOL) and other relevant IMO
instruments, industry guidelines and
port regulations as commonly
applied
Proficiency in the use of the IBC
Code and related documents
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
The handling of cargoes
complies with relevant
IMO instruments and
established industrial
standards and codes of safe
working practice

Section A-V/1-2

Mandatory minimum requirements for the training and qualifications of masters, officers and ratings on liquefied gas tankers

Standard of competence

1 Every candidate for certification in basic training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations shall be required to:

.1 demonstrate the competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-V/1-2-1; and

.2 provide evidence of having achieved:

.2.1 the minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency listed in column 2 of table A-V/1-2-1, and

.2.2 the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-V/1-2-1.

2 Every candidate for certification in advanced training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations shall be required to:

.1 demonstrate the competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-V/1-2-2; and

.2 provide evidence of having achieved:

.2.1 the minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency listed in column 2 of table A-V/1-2-2, and

.2.2 the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-V/1-2-2.

Table A-V/1-2-1

Specification of minimum standard of competence in basic training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to
the safe
operation of a
liquefied gas
tanker
Design and operational
characteristics of liquefied gas
tankers
Basic knowledge of liquefied gas
tankers
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
Communications within the
area of responsibility are clear
and effective
Cargo operations are
carried out in accordance
with accepted principles
.1 types of liquefied gas tankers
.2 general arrangement and
construction
Basic knowledge of cargo
operations:
.1 piping systems and valves
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
and procedures to ensure
safety of operations
.2 cargo handling equipment
.3 loading, unloading and care in
transit
.4 emergency shutdown (ESD)
system
.5 tank cleaning, purging,
gas-freeing and inerting
Basic knowledge of the physical
properties of liquefied gases,
including:
.1 properties and characteristics
.2 pressure and temperature,
including vapour pressure/
temperature relationship
.3 types of electrostatic charge
generation
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to
the safe
operation of a
liquefied gas
tanker
(continued)
.4 chemical symbols
Knowledge and understanding of
tanker safety culture and safety
management
Take
precautions
to prevent
hazards
Basic knowledge of the hazards
associated with tanker operations,
including:
.1 health hazards
.2 environmental hazards
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
Correctly identifies, on an
MSDS, relevant
cargo-related hazards to the
vessel and to personnel, and
takes the appropriate
actions in accordance with
established procedures
.3 reactivity hazards
.4 corrosion hazards
.5 explosion and flammability
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
Identification and actions on
becoming aware of a
hazardous situation conform
to established
hazards
.6 sources of ignition
.4 approved training
programme
procedures in line with best
practice
.7 electrostatic hazards
.8 toxicity hazards
.9 vapour leaks and clouds
.10 extremely low temperatures
.11 pressure hazards
Basic knowledge of hazard
controls:
.1 inerting, drying and
monitoring techniques
.2 anti-static measures
.3 ventilation
.4 segregation
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Take precautions
to prevent
hazards
(continued)
.5 cargo inhibition
.6 importance of cargo
compatibility
.7 atmospheric control
.8 gas testing
Understanding of information on a
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Apply
occupational
health and safety
precautions and
measures
Function and proper use of
gas-measuring instruments and
similar equipment
Proper use of safety equipment and
protective devices, including:
.1 breathing apparatus and tank
evacuating equipment
.2 protective clothing and
equipment
.3 resuscitators
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
.4 rescue and escape equipment
Basic knowledge of safe working
practices and procedures in
accordance with legislation and
industry guidelines and personal
shipboard safety relevant to liquefied
gas tankers, including:
.1 precautions to be taken when
entering enclosed spaces
.2 precautions to be taken before
and during repair and
maintenance work
.3 safety measures for hot and
cold work
programmeProcedures for entry into
enclosed spaces are
observed
Procedures and safe working
practices designed to
safeguard personnel and the
ship are observed at all times
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Apply
occupational
health and safety
precautions and
measures
(continued)
.4 electrical safety
.5 ship/shore safety checklist
Basic knowledge of first aid with
reference to a Material Safety Data
Sheet (MSDS)
Appropriate safety and
protective equipment is
correctly used
First aid do's and don'ts
Carry out
fire-fighting
operations
Tanker fire organization and
action to be taken
Special hazards associated with cargo
handling and transportation of
liquefied gases in bulk
Fire-fighting agents used to
extinguish gas fires
Fixed fire-fighting foam system
operations
Portable fire-fighting foam
operations
Fixed dry chemical system
operations
Basic knowledge of spill
containment in relation to
fire-fighting operations
Practical exercises and
instruction conducted
under approved and truly
realistic training
conditions
(e.g., simulated shipboard
conditions) and,
whenever possible and
practicable, in darkness
Initial actions and follow-
up actions on becoming
aware of an emergency
conform with established
practices and procedures
Action taken on identifying
muster signals is appropriate
to the indicated emergency
and complies
with established procedures
Clothing and equipment are
appropriate to the nature of the
fire-fighting operations
The timing and sequence of
individual actions are
appropriate to the
prevailing circumstances
and conditions
Extinguishment of fire is
achieved using appropriate
procedures, techniques and
fire-fighting agents
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Respond to
emergencies
Basic knowledge of emergency
procedures, including emergency
shutdown
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
The type and impact of the
emergency is promptly
identified and the response
actions conform to the
emergency procedures and
contingency plans
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
Take
precautions
to prevent
pollution of the
environment from
the release of
liquefied gases
Basic knowledge of the effects of
pollution on human and marine life
Basic knowledge of shipboard
procedures to prevent pollution
Basic knowledge of measures to be
taken in the event of spillage,
including the need to:
.1 report relevant information to the
responsible persons
.2 assist in implementing
shipboard spill-containment
procedures
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
Procedures designed to
safeguard the environment
are observed at all times
.3 prevent brittle fracture

Table A-V/1-2-2

Specification of minimum standard of competence in advanced training for liquefied gas tanker cargo operations

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ability to safely
perform and
monitor all
cargo operations
Design and characteristics of a
liquefied gas tanker
Knowledge of liquefied gas tanker
design, systems, and equipment,
including:
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
Communications are clear,
understood and successful
Cargo operations are
carried out in a safe
manner, taking into
.1 types of liquefied gas tankers
and cargo tanks construction
.2 general arrangement and
construction
.3 cargo containment systems,
including materials of
construction and insulation
.4 cargo-handling equipment and
instrumentation, including:
.1 cargo pumps and
pumping arrangements
.2 cargo pipelines and
valves
.3 expansion devices
.4 flame screens
.5 temperature monitoring
systems
.6 cargo tank level-gauging
systems
.7 tank pressure monitoring
and control systems
.5 cargo temperature
maintenance system
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
account liquefied gas
tanker designs, systems
and equipment
Pumping operations are
carried out in accordance
with accepted principles
and procedures and are
relevant to the type of cargo
Cargo operations are
planned, risk is managed
and carried out in
accordance with accepted
principles and procedures to
ensure safety of operations
and avoid pollution of the
marine environment
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ability to safely
perform and
monitor all
cargo operations
(continued)
.6 tank atmosphere control systems
(inert gas, nitrogen), including
storage, generation and
distribution systems
.7 cofferdam heating systems
.8 gas-detecting systems
.9 ballast system
.10 boil-off systems
.11 reliquefaction systems
.12 cargo Emergency Shut Down
system (ESD)
.13 custody transfer system
Knowledge of pump theory and
characteristics, including types of
cargo pumps and their safe operation
Loading, unloading, care and
handling of cargo
Knowledge of the effect of bulk
liquid cargoes on trim and stability
and structural integrity
Proficiency in tanker safety culture
and implementation of safety
management requirements
Proper loading, stowage and
unloading of liquefied gas
cargoes ensures that stability
and stress conditions remain
within safe limits at all times
Potential non-compliance
with cargo-related
procedures is promptly
identified and rectified
Actions taken and procedures
followed correctly identify
and make full use of
appropriate shipboard
equipment
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ability to safely
perform and
monitor all
cargo operations
(continued)
Proficiency to apply safe
preparations, procedures and
checklists for all cargo operations,
including:
.1 post docking and loading:
.1 tank inspection
.2 inerting
(Oxygen reduction,
dewpoint reduction)
.3 gassing-up
.4 cooling down
.5 loading
.6 deballasting
.7 sampling, including
closed-loop sampling
.2 sea passage:
.1 cooling down
.2 pressure maintenance
.3 boil-off
.4 inhibiting
Calibration and use of
monitoring and
gas-detection equipment is
consistent with safe
operational practices and
procedures
Procedures for monitoring and
safety systems ensure that all
alarms are detected promptly
and acted upon in accordance
with established procedures
.3 unloading:
.1 unloading
.2 ballasting
.3 stripping and cleaning
systems
.4 systems to make the tank
liquid-free
.4 pre-docking preparation:
.1 warm-up
.2 inerting
.3 gas-freeing
.5 ship-to-ship transfer
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ability to safely
perform and
monitor all
cargo operations
(continued)
Proficiency to perform cargo
measurements and calculations,
including:
.1 liquid phase
.2 gas phase
.3 On Board Quantity (OBQ)
.4 Remain On Board (ROB)
.5 boil-off cargo calculations
Proficiency to manage and
supervise personnel with cargo-
related responsibilities
Personnel are allocated duties
and informed of procedures
and standards of work to be
followed, in a manner
appropriate to the individuals
concerned and
in accordance with safe
operational practices
Familiarity with
physical and
chemical
properties of
liquefied gas
cargoes
Knowledge and understanding of
basic chemistry and physics and the
relevant definitions related to the safe
carriage of liquefied gases in bulk in
ships, including:
.1 the chemical structure of
gases
.2 the properties and
characteristics of liquefied
gases (including CO2) and
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
Effective use is made of
information resources for
identification of properties
and characteristics of
liquefied gases and their
impact on safety,
environmental protection and
vessel operation
their vapours, including:training
.1 simple gas laws.4 approved training
programme
.2 states of matter
.3 liquid and vapour
densities
.4 diffusion and mixing of
gases
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstratingevaluating competence
competence
Familiarity with.5 compression of gases
physical and
chemical.6 reliquefaction and
properties ofrefrigeration of gases
liquefied gas
cargoes.7 critical temperature of
(continued)gases and pressure
.8 flashpoint, upper and lower
explosive limits, auto-
ignition temperature
.9 compatibility, reactivity
and positive segregation of
gases
.10 polymerization
.11 saturated vapour pressure/
reference temperature
.12 dewpoint and bubble
point
. 13 lubrication of compressors
.14 hydrate formation
.3 the properties of single liquids
.4 the nature and properties of
solutions
.5 thermodynamic units
.6 basic thermodynamic laws
and diagrams
.7 properties of materials
.8 effect of low temperature -
brittle fracture
Understanding the information
contained in a Material Safety
Data Sheet (MSDS)
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Take precautions
to prevent
hazards
Knowledge and understanding of the
hazards and control measures
associated with liquefied gas tanker
cargo operations, including:
.1 flammability
.2 explosion
.3 toxicity
Examination and
assessment of evidence
obtained from one or
more of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
Relevant cargo-related
hazards to the vessel and to
personnel associated with
liquefied gas tanker cargo
operations are correctly
identified, and proper control
measures are taken
.4 reactivity.3 approved simulator
training
.5 corrosivity
.6 health hazards
.4 approved training
programme
.7 inert gas composition
.8 electrostatic hazards
.9 polymerizing cargoes
Proficiency to calibrate and use
monitoring and gas-detection
systems, instruments and
equipment
Use of gas-detection
devices is in accordance
with manuals and good
Knowledge and understanding of
dangers of non-compliance with
relevant rules/regulations
practice
Apply
occupational
health and
safety
precautions
Knowledge and understanding of
safe working practices, including
risk assessment and personal
shipboard safety relevant to liquefied
gas tankers, including:
.1 precautions to be taken when
entering enclosed spaces (such
as compressor rooms), including
the correct use of different types
of breathing apparatus
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
Procedures designed to
safeguard personnel and the
ship are observed at all times
Safe working practices are
observed and appropriate
safety and protective
equipment is correctly used
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Apply
occupational
health and
safety
precautions
(continued)
.2 precautions to be taken before
and during repair and
maintenance work, including
work affecting pumping, piping,
electrical and control systems
.3 precautions for hot and cold
work
.4 precautions for electrical
safety
.5 use of appropriate Personal
Protective Equipment (PPE)
.6 precautions for cold burn and
frostbite
.7 proper use of personal toxicity
monitoring equipment
.4 approved training
programme
Working practices are in
accordance with legislative
requirements, codes of
practice, permits to work and
environmental
concerns
Correct use of breathing
apparatus
Respond to
emergencies
Knowledge and understanding of
liquefied gas tanker emergency
procedures, including:
.1 ship emergency response
plans
.2 cargo operations emergency
shutdown procedure
.3 emergency cargo valve
operations
.4 actions to be taken in the event
of failure of systems or services
essential to cargo operations
.5 fire-fighting on liquefied gas
tankers
.6 jettisoning of cargo
.7 enclosed space rescue
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
The type and impact of
emergency is promptly
identified and the response
actions conform with
established emergency
procedures and contingency
plans
The order of priority and
the levels and timescales of
making reports and informing
personnel on board are
relevant to the nature of the
emergency
and reflect the urgency of
the problem
Evacuation, emergency
shutdown and isolation are
appropriate to the nature of
the emergency and
implemented promptly
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Respond to
emergencies
(continued)
Actions to be taken following
collision, grounding or spillage
and envelopment of the ship in
toxic or flammable vapour
Knowledge of medical first-aid
procedures and antidotes on board
liquefied gas tankers, with reference
to the Medical First Aid Guide for
Use in Accidents involving
Dangerous Goods (MFAG)
The identification of and
actions taken in a medical
emergency conform to current
recognized first aid practice
and international guidelines
Take precautions
to prevent
pollution of the
environment
Understanding of procedures to
prevent pollution of the
environment
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
Operations are conducted in
accordance with accepted
principles and procedures
to prevent pollution of the
environment
Monitor and
control
compliance with
legislative
requirements
Knowledge and understanding of
relevant provisions of the
International Convention for the
Prevention of Pollution from Ships
(MARPOL) and other relevant IMO
instruments, industry guidelines and
port regulations as commonly
applied
Proficiency in the use of
the IBC and IGC Codes
and related documents
Assessment of evidence
obtained from one or more
of the following:
.1 approved in-service
experience
.2 approved training
ship experience
.3 approved simulator
training
.4 approved training
programme
The handling of liquefied gas
cargoes complies with
relevant IMO instruments and
established industrial
standards and codes of safe
working practices

Section A-V/2

Mandatory minimum requirements for the training and qualification of masters, officers, ratings and other personnel on passenger ships

Crowd management training

1 The crowd management training required by regulation V/2, paragraph 4 for personnel designated on muster lists to assist passengers in emergency situations shall include, but not necessarily be limited to:

.1 awareness of life-saving appliance and control plans, including:

.1.1 knowledge of muster lists and emergency instructions;

.1.2 knowledge of the emergency exits; and

.1.3 restrictions on the use of elevators;

.2 the ability to assist passengers en route to muster and embarkation stations, including:

.2.1 the ability to give clear reassuring orders;

.2.2 the control of passengers in corridors, staircases and passageways;

.2.3 maintaining escape routes clear of obstructions;

.2.4 methods available for evacuation of disabled persons and persons needing special assistance; and

.2.5 search of accommodation spaces;

.3 mustering procedures, including:

.3.1 the importance of keeping order;

.3.2 the ability to use procedures for reducing and avoiding panic;

.3.3 the ability to use, where appropriate, passenger lists for evacuation counts; and

.3.4 the ability to ensure that the passengers are suitably clothed and have donned their lifejackets correctly.

Safety training for personnel providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces

2 The additional safety training required by regulation V/2, paragraph 5, shall at least ensure attainment of the abilities as follows:

Communication

.1 Ability to communicate with passengers during an emergency, taking into account:

.1.1 the language or languages appropriate to the principal nationalities of passengers carried on the particular route;

.1.2 the likelihood that an ability to use an elementary English vocabulary for basic instructions can provide a means of communicating with a passenger in need of assistance whether or not the passenger and crew member share a common language;

.1.3 the possible need to communicate during an emergency by some other means, such as by demonstration, or hand signals, or calling attention to the location of instructions, muster stations, life-saving devices or evacuation routes, when oral communication is impractical;

.1.4 the extent to which complete safety instructions have been provided to passengers in their native language or languages; and

.1.5 the languages in which emergency announcements may be broadcast during an emergency or drill to convey critical guidance to passengers and to facilitate crew members in assisting passengers.

Life-saving appliances

.2 Ability to demonstrate to passengers the use of personal life-saving appliances.

Embarkation procedures

.3 Embarking and disembarking passengers, with special attention to disabled persons and persons needing assistance.

Crisis management and human behaviour training

3 Masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers and any person having responsibility for the safety of passengers in emergency situations shall:

.1 have successfully completed the approved crisis management and human behaviour training required by regulation V/2, paragraph 6, in accordance with their capacity, duties and responsibilities as set out in table A-V/2; and

.2 be required to provide evidence that the required standard of competence has been achieved in accordance with the methods and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-V/2.

Passenger safety, cargo safety and hull integrity training

4 The passenger safety, cargo safety and hull integrity training required by regulation V/2, paragraph 7, for masters, chief mates, chief engineer officers, second engineer officers and persons assigned immediate responsibility for embarking and disembarking passengers, for loading, discharging or securing cargo or for closing hull openings on board ro-ro passenger ships shall at least ensure attainment of the abilities that are appropriate to their duties and responsibilities as follows:

Loading and embarkation procedures

.1 Ability to apply properly the procedures established for the ship regarding:

.1.1 loading and discharging vehicles, rail cars and other cargo transport units, including related communications;

.1.2 lowering and hoisting ramps;

.1.3 setting up and stowing retractable vehicle decks; and

.1.4 embarking and disembarking passengers, with special attention to disabled persons and persons needing assistance.

Carriage of dangerous goods

.2 Ability to apply any special safeguards, procedures and requirements regarding the carriage of dangerous goods on board ro-ro passenger ships.

Securing cargoes

.3 Ability to:

.3.1 apply correctly the provisions of the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing to the vehicles, rail cars and other cargo transport units carried; and

.3.2 use properly the cargo-securing equipment and materials provided, taking into account their limitations.

Stability, trim and stress calculations

.4 Ability to:

.4.1 make proper use of the stability and stress information provided;

.4.2 calculate stability and trim for different conditions of loading, using the stability calculators or computer programs provided;

.4.3 calculate load factors for decks; and

.4.4 calculate the impact of ballast and fuel transfers on stability, trim and stress.

Opening, closing and securing hull openings

.5 Ability to:

.5.1 apply properly the procedures established for the ship regarding the opening, closing and securing of bow, stern and side doors and ramps and to correctly operate the associated systems; and

.5.2 conduct surveys on proper sealing.

Ro-ro deck atmosphere

.6 Ability to:

.6.1 use equipment, where carried, to monitor atmosphere in ro-ro spaces; and

.6.2 apply properly the procedures established for the ship for ventilation of ro-ro spaces during loading and discharging of vehicles, while on voyage and in emergencies.

Table A-V/2

Specification of minimum standard of competence in crisis management and human behaviour

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Organize
shipboard
emergency
procedures
Knowledge of:
.1 the general design and layout of
the ship
.2 safety regulations
.3 emergency plans and
procedures
The importance of the principles for
the development of
ship-specific emergency
procedures, including:
.1 the need for pre-planning and
drills of shipboard emergency
procedures
.2 the need for all personnel to be
aware of and adhere to pre-
planned emergency procedures
as carefully as possible in the
event of an emergency
situation
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training, exercises with
one or more prepared
emergency plans and
practical demonstration
The shipboard emergency
procedures ensure a state of
readiness to respond to
emergency situations
Optimize the
use of resources
Ability to optimize the use of
resources, taking into account:
.1 the possibility that resources
available in an emergency may
be limited
.2 the need to make full use of
personnel and equipment
immediately available and, if
necessary, to improvise
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training, practical
demonstration and
shipboard training and
drills of emergency
procedures
Contingency plans optimize
the use of available resources
Allocation of tasks and
responsibilities reflects the
known competence of
individuals
Roles and responsibilities of
teams and individuals are
clearly defined
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Optimize the
use of resources
(continued)
Ability to organize realistic drills to
maintain a state of readiness, taking
into account lessons learnt from
previous accidents involving
passenger ships; debriefing after drills
Control
response to
emergencies
Ability to make an initial assessment
and provide an effective response to
emergency situations in accordance
with established emergency
procedures
Leadership skills
Ability to lead and direct others in
emergency situations, including the
need:
.1 to set an example during
emergency situations
.2 to focus decision making, given
the need to act quickly in an
emergency
.3 to motivate, encourage and
reassure passengers and other
personnel
Stress handling
Ability to identify the
development of symptoms of
excessive personal stress and
those of other members of the
ship's emergency team
Understanding that stress
generated by emergency situations can
affect the performance of individuals
and their ability to act on instructions
and follow procedures
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training, practical
demonstration and
shipboard training and
drills of emergency
procedures
Procedures and actions are in
accordance with established
principles and plans for crisis
management on board
Objectives and strategy are
appropriate to the nature of
the emergency, take account
of contingencies and make
optimum use of available
resources
Actions of crew members
contribute to maintaining
order and control
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Control
passengers and
other personnel
during
emergency
Human behaviour and responses
Ability to control passengers and
other personnel in emergency
situations, including:
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training, practical
demonstration and
shipboard training and
Actions of crew members
contribute to maintaining
order and control
situationsdrills of emergency
.1 awareness of the generalprocedures
reaction patterns of
passengers and other
personnel in emergency
situations, including the
possibility that:
.1.1 generally it takes some
time before people accept
the fact that there
is an emergency situation
.1.2 some people may panic
and not behave with a
normal level of
rationality, that their
ability to comprehend
may be impaired and they
may not be as
responsive to instructions as
in non-emergency situations
.2 awareness that passengers and
other personnel may,
inter alia:
.2.1 start looking for relatives,
friends and/or their
belongings as a first
reaction when something
goes wrong
.2.2 seek safety in their cabins
or in other places on board
where they think that they
can escape danger
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstratingevaluating competence
competence
Control.2.3 tend to move to the upper
passengers andside when the ship is listing
other personnel
during.3 appreciation of the possible
emergencyproblem of panic resulting
situationsfrom separating families
(continued)
Establish andAbility to establish and maintainAssessment of evidenceInformation from all
maintain effectiveeffective communications,obtained from approvedavailable sources is obtained,
communicationsincluding:training, exercises andevaluated and confirmed as
practical demonstrationquickly as possible and
.1 the importance of clear andreviewed throughout the
concise instructions and reportsemergency
.2 the need to encourage anInformation given to
exchange of information with,
and feedback from, passengers
and other personnel
Ability to provide relevant
information to passengers and other
personnel during an emergency
situation, to keep them apprised of the
overall situation and to communicate
any action required of them, taking
into account:
individuals, emergency
response teams and
passengers is accurate,
relevant and timely
Information keeps passengers
informed as to the nature of the
emergency and the actions
required of them
.1 the language or languages
appropriate to the principal
nationalities of passengers
and other personnel carried on the
particular route
.2 the possible need to
communicate during an
emergency by some other
means, such as by
demonstration, or by hand
signals or calling attention to
the location of instructions,
muster stations, life-saving
devices or evacuation routes,
when oral communication is
impractical
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Establish and
maintain effective
communications
(continued)
.3 the language in which
emergency announcements may
be broadcast during an
emergency or drill to convey
critical guidance to passengers
and to facilitate crew members
in assisting passengers

CHAPTER VI

Standards regarding emergency, occupational safety, security, medical care and survival functions

Section A-VI/1

Mandatory minimum requirements for safety familiarization, basic training and instruction for all seafarers

Safety familiarization training

1 Before being assigned to shipboard duties, all persons employed or engaged on a seagoing ship, other than passengers, shall receive approved familiarization training in personal survival techniques or receive sufficient information and instruction, taking account of the guidance given in part B, to be able to:

.1 communicate with other persons on board on elementary safety matters and understand safety information symbols, signs and alarm signals;

.2 know what to do if:

.2.1 a person falls overboard,

.2.2 fire or smoke is detected, or

.2.3 the fire or abandon ship alarm is sounded;

.3 identify muster and embarkation stations and emergency escape routes;

.4 locate and don lifejackets;

.5 raise the alarm and have basic knowledge of the use of portable fire extinguishers;

.6 take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency before seeking further medical assistance on board; and

.7 close and open the fire, weathertight and watertight doors fitted in the particular ship other than those for hull openings.

Basic training

2 Seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship on the business of that ship as part of the ship's complement with designated safety or pollution-prevention duties in the operation of the ship shall, before being assigned to any shipboard duties:

.1 receive appropriate approved basic training or instruction in:

.1.1 personal survival techniques as set out in table A-VI/1-1,

.1.2 fire prevention and fire fighting as set out in table A-VI/1-2,

.1.3 elementary first aid as set out in table A-VI/1-3, and

.1.4 personal safety and social responsibilities as set out in table A-VI/1-4;

.2 be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of tables A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/1-3 and A-VI/1-4 through:

.2.1 demonstration of competence, in accordance with the methods and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of those tables, and

.2.2 examination or continuous assessment as part of an approved training programme in the subjects listed in column 2 of those tables.

3 Seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 2 in basic training shall be required, every five years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence, to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of tables A-VI/1-1 and A-VI/1-2.

4 Parties may accept onboard training and experience for maintaining the required standard of competence in the following areas:

.1 personal survival techniques as set out in table A-VI/1-1:

.1.1 don a lifejacket;

.1.2 board a survival craft from the ship, while wearing a lifejacket;

.1.3 take initial actions on boarding a lifeboat to enhance chance of survival;

.1.4 stream a lifeboat drogue or sea-anchor;

.1.5 operate survival craft equipment; and

.1.6 operate location devices, including radio equipment;

.2 fire prevention and fire fighting as set out in table A-VI/1-2:

.2.1 use self-contained breathing apparatus; and

.2.2 effect a rescue in a smoke-filled space, using an approved smoke-generating device aboard, while wearing a breathing apparatus.

Exemptions

5 The Administration may, in respect of ships other than passenger ships of more than 500 gross tonnage engaged on international voyages and tankers, if it considers that a ship's size and the length or character of its voyage are such as to render the application of the full requirements of this section unreasonable or impracticable, exempt to that extent the seafarers on such a ship or class of ships from some of the requirements, bearing in mind the safety of people on board, the ship and property and the protection of the marine environment.

Table A-VI/1-1

Specification of minimum standard of competence in personal survival techniques

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Survive at sea in
the event of ship
abandonment
Types of emergency situations
which may occur, such as
collision, fire, foundering
Types of life-saving appliances
normally carried on ships
Equipment in survival craft
Location of personal life-saving
appliances
Principles concerning survival,
including:
.1 value of training and drills
.2 personal protective clothing
and equipment
.3 need to be ready for any
emergency
.4 actions to be taken when
called to survival craft
stations
.5 actions to be taken when
required to abandon ship
.6 actions to be taken when in the
water
.7 actions to be taken when
aboard a survival craft
.8 main dangers to survivors
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course or approved in-
service experience and
examination, including
practical demonstration of
competence to:
.1 don a lifejacket
.2 don and use an
immersion suit
.3 safely jump from a
height into the water
.4 right an inverted
liferaft while wearing
a lifejacket
.5 swim while wearing a
lifejacket
.6 keep afloat without a
lifejacket
.7 board a survival craft
from the ship and
water while wearing a
lifejacket
.8 take initial actions
on boarding survival
craft to enhance
chance of survival
.9 stream a drogue or
sea-anchor
Action taken on identifying
muster signals is appropriate
to the indicated emergency
and complies
with established procedures
The timing and sequence of
individual actions are
appropriate to the
prevailing circumstance and
conditions and minimize
potential dangers and threats
to survival
Method of boarding survival
craft is appropriate and avoids
dangers to other survivors
Initial actions after leaving the
ship and procedures and
actions in water minimize
threats to survival
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Survive at sea in
the event of ship
abandonment
(continued)
.10 operate survival
craft equipment
.11 operate location
devices, including
radio equipment

Table A-VI/1-2

Specification of minimum standard of competence in fire prevention and fire fighting

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Minimize the
risk of fire and
maintain a state
of readiness to
respond to
emergency
situations
involving fire
Shipboard fire-fighting
organization
Location of fire-fighting appliances
and emergency escape routes
The elements of fire and
explosion (the fire triangle)
Types and sources of ignition
Flammable materials, fire hazards
and spread of fire
The need for constant vigilance
Actions to be taken on board ship
Fire and smoke detection and
automatic alarm systems
Classification of fire and
applicable extinguishing agents
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or attendance at
an approved course
Initial actions on becoming
aware of an emergency
conform with accepted
practices and procedures
Action taken on identifying
muster signals is appropriate
to the indicated emergency
and complies
with established procedures
Fight and
extinguish fires
Fire-fighting equipment and its
location on board
Instruction in:
.1 fixed installations
.2 fire-fighter's outfits
.3 personal equipment
.4 fire-fighting appliances and
equipment
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course, including practical
demonstration in spaces
which provide truly
realistic training
conditions
(e.g., simulated shipboard
conditions) and,
whenever possible and
practical, in darkness, of
the ability to:
Clothing and equipment are
appropriate to the nature of the
fire-fighting operations
The timing and sequence of
individual actions are
appropriate to the
prevailing circumstances
and conditions
Extinguishment of fire is
achieved using appropriate
procedures, techniques and
.5 fire-fighting methods
.6 fire-fighting agents
fire-fighting agents
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Fight and
extinguish fires
(continued)
.7 fire-fighting procedures
.8 use of breathing apparatus for
fighting fires and effecting
rescues
.1 use various types of
portable fire
extinguishers
.2 use self-contained
breathing apparatus
.3 extinguish smaller
fires, e.g., electrical
fires, oil fires,
propane fires
.4 extinguish extensive
fires with water, using
jet and spray nozzles
.5 extinguish fires with
foam, powder or
any other suitable
chemical agent
.6 enter and pass
through, with lifeline
but without
breathing apparatus, a
compartment into
which
high-expansion
foam has been
injected
.7 fight fire in
smoke-filled
enclosed spaces
wearing
self-contained
breathing apparatus
Breathing apparatus
procedures and techniques
comply with accepted
practices and procedures
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Fight and
extinguish fires
(continued)
.8 extinguish fire with
water fog or any
other suitable
fire-fighting agent
in an
accommodation
room or simulated
engine-room with
fire and heavy
smoke
.9 extinguish oil fire
with fog applicator
and spray nozzles,
dry chemical powder
or foam applicators
.10 effect a rescue in a
smoke-filled space
wearing breathing
apparatus

Table A-VI/1-3

Specification of minimum standard of competence in elementary first aid

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Take immediate
action upon
encountering an
accident or
other medical
emergency
Assessment of needs of casualties
and threats to own safety
Appreciation of body structure
and functions
Understanding of immediate
measures to be taken in cases of
emergency, including the ability to:
.1 position casualty
.2 apply resuscitation techniques
.3 control bleeding
.4 apply appropriate measures of
basic shock management
.5 apply appropriate measures in
event of burns and scalds,
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course
The manner and timing of
raising the alarm is
appropriate to the
circumstances of the
accident or medical
emergency
The identification of probable
cause, nature and extent of
injuries is prompt and
complete and the priority and
sequence of actions is
proportional to any potential
threat to life
Risk of further harm to self
and casualty is minimized at
all times
including accidents caused by
electric current
.6 rescue and transport a
casualty
.7 improvise bandages and use
materials in the emergency kit

Table A-VI/1-4

Specification of minimum standard of competence in personal safety and social responsibilities

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Comply with
emergency
procedures
Types of emergency which may
occur, such as collision, fire,
foundering
Knowledge of shipboard contingency
plans for response to emergencies
Emergency signals and specific
duties allocated to crew members in
the muster list; muster stations;
correct use of personal safety
equipment
Action to take on discovering
potential emergency, including
fire, collision, foundering and
ingress of water into the ship
Action to take on hearing
emergency alarm signals
Value of training and drills
Knowledge of escape routes and
internal communication and alarm
systems
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course
Initial action on becoming
aware of an emergency
conforms to established
emergency response
procedures
Information given on
raising alarm is prompt,
accurate, complete and
clear
Take precautions
to prevent
pollution of the
marine
environment
Basic knowledge of the impact of
shipping on the marine environment
and the effects of operational or
accidental pollution on it
Basic environmental protection
procedures
Basic knowledge of complexity
and diversity of the marine
environment
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course
Organizational procedures
designed to safeguard the
marine environment are
observed at all times
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Observe safe
working
practices
Importance of adhering to safe
working practices at all times
Safety and protective devices
available to protect against
potential hazards aboard ship
Precautions to be taken prior to
entering enclosed spaces
Familiarization with international
measures concerning accident
prevention and occupational health
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course
Safe working practices are
observed and appropriate
safety and protective
equipment is correctly used at
all times
Contribute to
effective
communications
on board ship
Understand the principles of, and
barriers to, effective communication
between individuals and teams
within the ship
Ability to establish and maintain
effective communications
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course
Communications are clear
and effective at all times
Contribute to
effective human
relationships
on board ship
Importance of maintaining good
human and working relationships
aboard ship
Basic teamworking principles and
practice, including conflict resolution
Social responsibilities; employment
conditions; individual rights and
obligations;
dangers of drug and alcohol abuse
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course
Expected standards of work
and behaviour are observed at
all times
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Understand and
take necessary
actions to control
fatigue
Importance of obtaining the
necessary rest
Effects of sleep, schedules, and the
circadian rhythm on fatigue
Effects of physical stressors on
seafarers
Effects of environmental stressors in
and outside the ship and their impact
on seafarers
Effects of schedule changes on
seafarer fatigue
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course
Fatigue management practices
are observed and appropriate
actions are used at all times

Section A-VI/2

Mandatory minimum requirements for the issue of certificates of proficiency in survival craft, rescue boats and fast rescue boats

PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOATS OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS

Standard of competence

1 Every candidate for a certificate of proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats shall be required to demonstrate competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/2-1.

2 The level of knowledge of the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-VI/2-1 shall be sufficient to enable the candidate to launch and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations.

3 Training and experience to achieve the necessary level of theoretical knowledge, understanding and proficiency shall take account of the guidance given in part B of this Code.

4 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence through:

.1 demonstration of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/2-1, in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of that table; and

.2 examination or continuous assessment as part of an approved training programme covering the material set out in column 2 of table A-VI/2-1.

5 Seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 4 in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats shall be required, every five years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standards of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/2-1.

6 Parties may accept onboard training and experience for maintaining the required standard of competence of table A-VI/2-1 in the following areas:

.1 take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch:

.1.1 interpret the markings on survival craft as to the number of persons they are intended to carry;

.1.2 give correct commands for launching and boarding survival craft, clearing the ship and handling and disembarking persons from survival craft;

.1.3 prepare and safely launch survival craft and clear the ship's side quickly;

and

.1.4 safely recover survival craft and rescue boats;

.2 manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship:

.2.1 row and steer a boat and steer by compass;

.2.2 use individual items of equipment of survival crafts, except for pyrotechnics; and

.2.3 rig devices to aid location;

.3 use locating devices, including communication and signalling apparatus:

.3.1 use of portable radio equipment for survival craft; and

.4 apply first aid to survivors.

PROFICIENCY IN FAST RESCUE BOATS

Standard of competence

7 Every candidate for a certificate of proficiency in fast rescue boats shall be required to demonstrate competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/2-2.

8 The level of knowledge of the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-VI/2-2 shall be sufficient to enable the candidate to launch and take charge of a fast rescue boat in emergency situations.

9 Training and experience to achieve the necessary level of theoretical knowledge, understanding and proficiency shall take account of the guidance given in part B of this Code.

10 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence through:

.1 demonstration of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/2-2, in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of that table; and

.2 examination or continuous assessment as part of an approved training programme covering the material set out in column 2 of table A-VI/2-2.

11 Seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 10 in fast rescue boats shall be required, every five years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standards of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/2-2.

12 Parties may accept onboard training and experience for maintaining the required standard of competence of table A-VI/2-2, in the following areas:

.1 Take charge of a fast rescue boat during and after launch:

.1.1 control safe launching and recovery of a fast rescue boat;

.1.2 handle a fast rescue boat in prevailing weather and sea conditions;

.1.3 use communications and signalling equipment between the fast rescue boat and a helicopter and a ship;

.1.4 use the emergency equipment carried; and

.1.5 carry out search patterns, taking account of environmental factors.

Table A-VI/2-1

Specification of the minimum standard of competence in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstratingevaluating competence
competence
Take charge of aConstruction and outfit of survivalAssessment of evidencePreparation, boarding and
survival craft orcraft and rescue boats and individualobtained from practicallaunching of survival craft
rescue boat duringitems of theirdemonstration of abilityare within equipment
and after launchequipmentto:limitations and enable
survival craft to clear the
Particular characteristics and.1 right an invertedship safely
facilities of survival craft andliferaft while wearing
rescue boatsa lifejacketInitial actions on leaving the
ship minimize threat to
Various types of device used for.2 interpret thesurvival
launching survival craft and rescuemarkings on
boatssurvival craft as toRecovery of survival craft
the number ofand rescue boats is within
Methods of launching survivalpersons they areequipment limitations
craft into a rough seaintended to carry
Equipment is operated in
Methods of recovering survival.3 give correctaccordance with
craftcommands formanufacturers' instructions
launching andfor release and resetting
Action to be taken after leaving theboarding survival
shipcraft, clearing the
ship and handling
Methods of launching and recovering
rescue boats in a rough sea
Dangers associated with use of
on-load release devices
Knowledge of maintenance
procedures
and disembarking
persons from
survival craft
.4 prepare and safely
launch survival craft
and clear the ship's
side quickly and
operate off-load and
on-load release
devices
.5 safely recover survival
craft and rescue boats,
including the proper
resetting of both
off-load and on-load
release devices
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Take charge of a
survival craft or
rescue boat during
and after launch
(continued)
using: inflatable liferaft
and open or enclosed
lifeboat with inboard
engine or approved
simulator training, where
appropriate
Operate a
survival craft
engine
Methods of starting and operating a
survival craft engine and its
accessories together with the use of
the fire extinguisher provided
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration of ability to
start and operate an
inboard engine fitted in an
open or enclosed lifeboat
Propulsion is available and
maintained as required for
manoeuvring
Manage
survivors and
survival craft
after
abandoning ship
Handling survival craft in rough
weather
Use of painter, sea-anchor and all
other equipment
Apportionment of food and water in
survival craft
Action taken to maximize
detectability and location of
survival craft
Method of helicopter rescue
Effects of hypothermia and its
prevention; use of protective
covers and garments, including
immersion suits and thermal
protective aids
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration of ability
to:
.1 row and steer a boat
and steer by compass
.2 use individual items of
equipment of survival
craft
.3 rig devices to aid
location
Survival management is
appropriate to prevailing
circumstances and
conditions
Use of rescue boats and motor
lifeboats for marshalling liferafts
and rescue of survivors and persons
in the sea
Beaching survival craft
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Use locating
devices,
including
communication
and signalling
apparatus and
pyrotechnics
Radio life-saving appliances carried
in survival craft, including satellite
EPIRBs and SARTs
Pyrotechnic distress signals
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration of ability
to:
.1 use portable radio
equipment for
survival craft
.2 use signalling
equipment,
including
pyrotechnics
Use and choice of
communication and
signalling apparatus is
appropriate to prevailing
circumstances and
conditions
Apply first aid
to survivors
Use of the first-aid kit and
resuscitation techniques
Management of injured persons,
including control of bleeding and
shock
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration of ability to
deal with injured persons
both during and after
abandonment, using first-
aid kit and resuscitation
techniques
Identification of the probable
cause, nature and extent of
injuries or condition is
prompt and accurate
Priority and sequence of
treatment minimizes any
threat to life

Table A-VI/2-2

Specification of the minimum standard of competence in fast rescue boats

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Understand the
construction,
maintenance,
repair and
outfitting of fast
rescue boats
Construction and outfitting of fast
rescue boats and individual items of
their equipment
Knowledge of the maintenance
and emergency repairs of fast
rescue boats and the normal
inflation and deflation of
buoyancy compartments of
inflated fast rescue boats
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
instruction
The method of carrying out
routine maintenance and
emergency repairs
Identify components and
required equipment for fast
rescue boats
Take charge of
the launching
equipment and
appliance as
Assessment of the readiness of
launching equipment and launching
appliance of fast rescue boats for
immediate launching
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration of ability to
control safe launching and
Ability to prepare and take
charge of the launching
equipment and appliance
during launching and
commonly
fitted, during
launching and
recovery
and operation
Understand the operation and
limitations of the winch, brakes,
falls, painters,
motion-compensation and other
equipment as commonly fitted
recovery of a fast rescue
boat, with equipment as
fitted
recovery of a fast rescue boat
Safety precautions during
launching and recovery of a fast
rescue boat
Launching and recovery of a fast
rescue boat in prevailing and
adverse weather and sea conditions
Take charge of a
fast rescue boat
as commonly
fitted, during
launching and
recovery
Assessment of the readiness of
fast rescue boats and related
equipment for immediate
launching and operation
Safety precautions during
launching and recovery of a fast
rescue boat
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration of ability to
conduct safe launching and
recovery of a fast rescue
boat, with equipment as
fitted
Ability to take charge of a
fast rescue boat during
launching and recovery
Launching and recovery of a fast
rescue boat in prevailing and adverse
weather and sea conditions
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Take charge of a
fast rescue boat
after launching
Particular characteristics, facilities
and limitations of fast rescue
boats
Procedures for the righting of a
capsized fast rescue boat
How to handle a fast rescue boat in
prevailing and adverse weather and
sea conditions
Navigational and safety
equipment available in a fast
rescue boat
Search patterns and environmental
factors affecting their execution
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration of ability
to:
.1 right a capsized fast
rescue boat
.2 handle a fast rescue
boat in prevailing
weather and sea
conditions
.3 swim in special
equipment
.4 use communications
and signalling
equipment between
the fast rescue boat
and a helicopter and a
ship
Demonstration of operation of
fast rescue boats within
equipment limitations in
prevailing weather conditions
.5 use the emergency
equipment carried
.6 recover a casualty from
the water and transfer a
casualty to a rescue
helicopter
or to a ship or to a
place of safety
.7 carry out search
patterns, taking
account of
environmental
factors
Operate a fast
rescue boat
engine
Methods of starting and operating a
fast rescue boat engine and its
accessories
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
demonstration of ability to
start and operate a
fast rescue boat engine
Engine is started and
operated as required for
manoeuvring

Section A-VI/3

Mandatory minimum training in advanced fire fighting

Standard of competence

1 Seafarers designated to control fire-fighting operations shall have successfully completed advanced training in techniques for fighting fire, with particular emphasis on organization, tactics and command, and shall be required to demonstrate competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/3.

2 The level of knowledge and understanding of the subjects listed in column

2 of table A-VI/3 shall be sufficient for the effective control of fire-fighting operations on board ship.

3 Training and experience to achieve the necessary level of theoretical knowledge, understanding and proficiency shall take account of the guidance given in part B of this Code.

4 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence, in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-VI/3.

5 Seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 4 in advanced fire fighting shall be required, every five years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standards of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/3.

6 Parties may accept onboard training and experience for maintaining the required standard of competence of table A-VI/3, in the following areas:

.1 Control fire-fighting operations aboard ships;

.1.1 fire-fighting procedures at sea and in port, with particular emphasis on organization, tactics and command;

.1.2 communication and coordination during fire-fighting operations;

.1.3 ventilation control, including smoke extraction;

.1.4 control of fuel and electrical systems;

.1.5 fire-fighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake, fires);

.1.6 fire precautions and hazards associated with the storage and handling of materials;

.1.7 management and control of injured persons; and

.1.8 procedures for coordination with shore-based fire fighters.

Table A-VI/3

Specification of minimum standard of competence in advanced fire fighting

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Control
fire-fighting
operations
aboard ships
Fire-fighting procedures at sea and
in port, with particular emphasis on
organization, tactics and command
Use of water for fire-extinguishing, the
effect on ship stability, precautions
and corrective procedures
Communication and coordination
during fire-fighting operations
Ventilation control, including
smoke extraction
Control of fuel and electrical
systems
Fire-fighting process hazards (dry
distillation, chemical reactions, boiler
uptake fires, etc.)
Fire fighting involving dangerous
goods
Fire precautions and hazards
associated with the storage and
handling of materials (paints, etc.)
Management and control of
injured persons
Practical exercises and
instruction conducted
under approved and truly
realistic training
conditions
(e.g., simulated shipboard
conditions) and,
whenever possible and
practicable, in darkness
Actions taken to control fires
are based on a full and
accurate assessment of the
incident, using all available
sources of information
The order of priority, timing
and sequence of actions are
appropriate to the overall
requirements of the incident
and to minimize damage and
potential damage to the ship,
injuries to personnel and
impairment of the
operational effectiveness of
the ship
Transmission of
information is prompt,
accurate, complete and
clear
Personal safety during fire
control activities is
safeguarded at all times
Procedures for coordination with
shore-based fire fighters
Organize andPreparation of contingency plansPractical exercises andComposition and organization
train fire partiesinstruction conductedof fire control parties ensure
Composition and allocation of
personnel to fire parties
under approved and truly
realistic training
conditions,
the prompt and effective
implementation of emergency
plans and procedures
Strategies and tactics for controle.g., simulated
of fires in various parts of the shipshipboard conditions
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstrating
competence
evaluating competence
Inspect andFire-detection systems; fixedPractical exercises,Operational effectiveness of
servicefire-extinguishing systems;using approvedall fire-detection and
fire-detectionportable and mobileequipment and systems infire-extinguishing systems
and fire-fire-extinguishing equipment,a realistic trainingand equipment is maintained
extinguishing
systems and
equipment
including appliances, pumps and
rescue, salvage, life-support,
personal protective and
communication equipment
Requirements for statutory and
classification surveys
environmentat all times in accordance
with
performance
specifications and
legislative requirements
Investigate andAssessment of cause of incidentsPractical exercises in aCauses of fire are
compileinvolving firerealistic trainingidentified and the
reports onenvironmenteffectiveness of
incidentscountermeasures is
involving fireevaluated

Section A-VI/4

Mandatory minimum requirements related to medical first aid and medical care

Standard of competence for seafarers designated to provide medical first aid on board ship

1 Every seafarer who is designated to provide medical first aid on board ship shall be required to demonstrate the competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/4-1.

2 The level of knowledge of the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-VI/4-1 shall be sufficient to enable the designated seafarer to take immediate effective action in the case of accidents or illness likely to occur on board ship.

3 Every candidate for certification under the provisions of regulation VI/4, paragraph 1 shall be required to provide evidence that the required standard of competence has been achieved in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-VI/4-1.

Standard of competence for seafarers designated to take charge of medical care on board ship

4 Every seafarer who is designated to take charge of medical care on board ship shall be required to demonstrate the competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/4-2.

5 The level of knowledge of the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-VI/4-2 shall be sufficient to enable the designated seafarer to take immediate effective action in the case of accidents or illness likely to occur on board ship.

6 Every candidate for certification under the provisions of regulation VI/4, paragraph 2 shall be required to provide evidence that the required standard of competence has been achieved in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-VI/4-2.

Table A-VI/4-1

Specification of minimum standard of competence in medical first aid

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding andMethods forCriteria for
proficiencydemonstratingevaluating competence
competence
Apply immediateFirst-aid kitAssessment of evidenceThe identification of probable
first aid in theobtained from practicalcause, nature and extent of
event of accidentBody structure and functioninstructioninjuries is prompt, complete
or illness onand conforms to current first-
boardToxicological hazards on board,aid practice
including use of the Medical First Aid
Guide for Use in Accidents InvolvingRisk of harm to self and to
Dangerous Goods (MFAG) or itsothers is minimized at all
national equivalenttimes
Examination of casualty or patientTreatment of injuries and
the patient's condition is
Spinal injuriesappropriate and conforms to
recognized first-aid practice
Burns, scalds and effects of heatand international guidelines
and cold
Fractures, dislocations and
muscular injuries
Medical care of rescued persons
Radio medical advice
Pharmacology
Sterilization
Cardiac arrest, drowning and
asphyxia

Table A-VI/4-2

Specification of minimum standard of competence in medical care

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Provide medical
care to the sick
and injured while
they remain on
board
Care of casualty involving:
.1 head and spinal injuries
.2 injuries of ear, nose, throat
and eyes
.3 external and internal bleeding
.4 burns, scalds and frostbite
.5 fractures, dislocations and
muscular injuries
.6 wounds, wound healing and
infection
.7 pain relief
Assessment of evidence
obtained from practical
instruction and
demonstration
Where practicable,
approved practical
experience at a hospital or
similar establishment
Identification of symptoms is
based on the concepts of
clinical examination and
medical history
Protection against infection
and spread of diseases is
complete and effective
Personal attitude is calm,
confident and reassuring
Treatment of injury or
condition is appropriate and
conforms to accepted medical
practice and relevant national
and international medical
guides
.8 techniques of sewing and
clamping
.9 management of acute
abdominal conditions
The dosage and application of
drugs and medication
complies with manufacturers'
recommendations and
accepted medical practice
.10 minor surgical treatment
.11 dressing and bandaging
The significance of changes in
patient's condition is promptly
recognized
Aspects of nursing:
.1 general principles
.2 nursing care
Diseases, including:
.1 medical conditions and
emergencies
.2 sexually transmitted diseases
. 3 tropical and infectious diseases
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Provide medicalAlcohol and drug abuse
care to the sick
and injured whileDental care
they remain on
board (continued)Gynaecology, pregnancy and
childbirth
Medical care of rescued persons
Death at sea
Hygiene
Disease prevention, including:
.1 disinfection, disinfestation,
de-ratting
.2 vaccinations
Keeping records and copies of
applicable regulations:
.1 keeping medical records
.2 international and national
maritime medical regulations
Participate inExternal assistance, including:Clinical examination
coordinatedprocedures are complete
schemes for.1 radio medical adviceand comply with
medicalinstructions received
assistance to.2 transportation of the ill and
shipsinjured, including helicopterThe method and preparation
evacuationfor evacuation is in
accordance with recognized
.3 medical care of sick seafarersprocedures and
involving cooperation with portis designed to maximize the
health authorities orwelfare of the patient
out-patient wards in port
Procedures for seeking
radio medical advice
conform to established
practice and
recommendations

Section A-VI/5

Mandatory minimum requirements for the issue of certificates of proficiency for ship security officers

Standard of competence

1 Every candidate for a certificate of proficiency as a ship security officer shall be required to demonstrate competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/5.

2 The level of knowledge of the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-VI/5 shall be sufficient to enable the candidate to act as the designated ship security officer.

3 Training and experience to achieve the necessary level of theoretical knowledge, understanding and proficiency shall take into account the guidance in section B-VI/5 of this Code.

4 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-VI/5.

Table A-VI/5

Specifications of minimum standard of competence for ship security officers

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintain and
supervise the
implementation
of a ship security
plan
Knowledge of international
maritime security policy and
responsibilities of Governments,
companies and designated persons,
including elements that may relate
to piracy and armed robbery
Knowledge of the purpose for and the
elements that make up a ship security
plan, related procedures and
maintenance of records, including
those that may relate to piracy and
armed robbery
Knowledge of procedures to be
employed in implementing a ship
security plan and reporting of
security incidents
Knowledge of maritime security
levels and the consequential security
measures and procedures aboard ship
and in the port facility environment
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training or examination
Procedures and actions are in
accordance with the principles
established by the ISPS Code
and the SOLAS, 1974, as
amended
Legislative requirements
relating to security are
correctly identified
Procedures achieve a state of
readiness to respond to
changes in maritime security
levels
Communications within the
ship security officer's area of
responsibility are clear and
understood
Knowledge of the requirements and
procedures for conducting internal
audits, on-scene inspections,
control and monitoring of security
activities specified in a ship
security plan
Knowledge of the requirements and
procedures for reporting to the
company security officer any
deficiencies and non-conformities
identified during internal audits,
periodic reviews, and security
inspections
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintain and
supervise the
implementation
of a ship security
plan (continued)
Knowledge of the methods and
procedures used to modify the ship
security plan
Knowledge of security-related
contingency plans and the
procedures for responding to security
threats or breaches of security,
including provisions for maintaining
critical operations of the ship/port
interface, including also elements
that may relate to piracy and armed
robbery
Working knowledge of maritime
security terms and definitions,
including elements that may relate to
piracy and armed robbery
Assess security
risk, threat, and
vulnerability
Knowledge of risk assessment and
assessment tools
Knowledge of security assessment
documentation, including the
Declaration of Security
Knowledge of techniques used to
circumvent security measures,
including those used by pirates and
armed robbers
Knowledge enabling recognition, on
a non-discriminatory basis, of
persons posing potential security
risks
Knowledge enabling recognition of
weapons, dangerous substances and
devices and awareness of the damage
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training, or approved
experience and
examination, including
practical demonstration of
competence to:
.1 conduct physical
searches
.2 conduct
non-intrusive
inspections
Procedures and actions are in
accordance with the principles
established by the ISPS Code
and the SOLAS, 1974, as
amended
Procedures achieve a state of
readiness to respond to
changes in the maritime
security levels
Communications within the
ship security officer's area of
responsibility are clear and
understood
they can cause
Knowledge of crowd management
and control techniques, where
appropriate
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Assess security
risk, threat, and
vulnerability
(continued)
Knowledge in handling sensitive
security-related information and
security-related communications
Knowledge of implementing and co-
ordinating searches
Knowledge of the methods for
physical searches and
non-intrusive inspections
Undertake
regular
inspections of
the ship to
ensure that
appropriate
security
measures are
implemented and
maintained
Knowledge of the requirements for
designating and monitoring
restricted areas
Knowledge of controlling access to
the ship and to restricted areas on
board ship
Knowledge of methods for effective
monitoring of deck areas and areas
surrounding the ship
Knowledge of security aspects
relating to the handling of cargo and
ship's stores with other shipboard
personnel and relevant port facility
security officers
Knowledge of methods for
controlling the embarkation,
disembarkation and access while on
board of persons and their effects
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training or examination
Procedures and actions are in
accordance with the
principles established by the
ISPS Code and the
SOLAS,1974, as amended
Procedures achieve a state of
readiness to respond to
changes in the maritime
security levels
Communications within the
ship security officer's area of
responsibility are clear and
understood
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Ensure that
security
equipment and
systems, if any,
are properly
operated, tested
and calibrated
Knowledge of the various types of
security equipment and systems and
their limitations, including those that
could be used in case of attacks by
pirates and armed robbers
Knowledge of the procedures,
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training or examination
Procedures and actions are in
accordance with the principles
established by the ISPS Code
and the SOLAS, 1974, as
amended
instructions and guidance on the use
of ship security alert systems
Knowledge of the methods for
testing, calibrating, and maintaining
security systems and equipment,
particularly whilst at sea
Encourage
security
awareness and
vigilance
Knowledge of training, drill and
exercise requirements under
relevant conventions, codes and
IMO circulars, including those
relevant to anti-piracy and anti-
armed robbery
Knowledge of the methods for
enhancing security awareness and
vigilance on board
Knowledge of the methods for
assessing the effectiveness of
drills and exercises
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
training or examination
Procedures and actions are in
accordance with the principles
established by the ISPS Code
and the SOLAS, 1974, as
amended
Communications within the
ship security officer's area of
responsibility are clear and
understood

Section A-VI/6

Mandatory minimum requirements for security-related training and instruction for all seafarers

Standard of competence for security-related familiarization training

1 Before being assigned to shipboard duties, all persons employed or engaged on a seagoing ship which is required to comply with the provisions of the ISPS Code, other than passengers, shall receive approved security-related familiarization training, taking account of the guidance given in part B, to be able to:

.1 report a security incident, including a piracy or armed robbery threat or attack;

.2 know the procedures to follow when they recognize a security threat;

and

.3 take part in security-related emergency and contingency procedures.

2 Seafarers with designated security duties engaged or employed on a seagoing ship shall, before being assigned such duties, receive security-related familiarization training in their assigned duties and responsibilities, taking into account the guidance given in part B.

3 The security-related familiarization training shall be conducted by the ship security officer or an equally qualified person.

Standard of competence for security-awareness training

4 Seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board a ship which is required to comply with the provisions of the ISPS Code on the business of that ship as part of the ship's complement without designated security duties shall, before being assigned to any shipboard duties:

.1 receive appropriate approved training or instruction in security awareness as set out in table A-VI/6-1;

.2 be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/6-1:

.2.1 by demonstration of competence, in accordance with the methods and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-VI/6-1; and

.2.2 by examination or continuous assessment as part of an approved training programme in the subjects listed in column 2 of table A-VI/6-1.

Transitional provisions

5 Until 1 January 2014, seafarers who commenced an approved seagoing service prior to the date of entry into force of this section shall be able to establish that they meet the requirements of paragraph 4 by:

.1 approved seagoing service as shipboard personnel, for a period of at least six months in total during the preceding three years; or

.2 having performed security functions considered to be equivalent to the seagoing service required in paragraph 5.1; or

.3 passing an approved test; or

.4 successfully completing approved training.

Standard of competence for seafarers with designated security duties

6 Every seafarer who is designated to perform security duties, including anti-piracy and anti-armed-robbery-related activities, shall be required to demonstrate competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/6-2.

7 The level of knowledge of the subjects in column 2 of table A-VI/6-2 shall be sufficient to enable every candidate to perform on board designated security duties, including anti-piracy and anti-armed-robbery-related activities.

8 Every candidate for certification shall be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence through:

.1 demonstration of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/6-2, in accordance with the methods for demonstrating competence and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of that table; and

.2 examination or continuous assessment as part of an approved training programme covering the material set out in column 2 of table A-VI/6-2.

Transitional provisions

9 Until 1 January 2014, seafarers with designated security duties who commenced an approved seagoing service prior to the date of entry into force of this section shall be able to demonstrate competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A-VI/6-2 by:

.1 approved seagoing service as shipboard personnel with designated security duties, for a period of at least six months in total during the preceding three years; or

.2 having performed security functions considered to be equivalent to the seagoing service required in paragraph 9.1; or

.3 passing an approved test; or

.4 successfully completing approved training.

Table A-VI/6-1

Specification of minimum standard of competence in security awareness

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Contribute to the
enhancement of
maritime
security through
heightened
awareness
Basic working knowledge of
maritime security terms and
definitions, including elements
that may relate to piracy and
armed robbery
Basic knowledge of international
maritime security policy and
responsibilities of Governments,
companies and persons
Basic knowledge of maritime security
levels and their impact on security
measures and procedures aboard ship
and in port facilities
Basic knowledge of security
reporting procedures
Basic knowledge of
security-related contingency plans
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course
Requirements relating to
enhanced maritime security
are correctly identified
Recognition of
security threats
Basic knowledge of techniques
used to circumvent security
measures
Basic knowledge enabling
recognition of potential security
threats, including elements that
may relate to piracy and armed
robbery
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course
Maritime security threats
are correctly identified
Basic knowledge enabling
recognition of weapons,
dangerous substances and devices and
awareness of the damage they can
cause
Basic knowledge in handling
security-related information and
security-related communications
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Understanding of
the need for and
methods of
maintaining
security
awareness and
vigilance
Basic knowledge of training, drill
and exercise requirements under
relevant conventions, codes and IMO
circulars, including those relevant for
anti-piracy and
anti-armed robbery
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course
Requirements relating to
enhanced maritime security are
correctly identified

Table A-VI/6-2

Specifications of minimum standard of competence for seafarers with designated security duties

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintain the
conditions set
out in a ship
security plan
Working knowledge of maritime
security terms and definitions,
including elements that may relate to
piracy and armed robbery
Knowledge of international maritime
security policy and responsibilities of
Governments, companies and
persons, including working
knowledge of elements that may
relate to piracy and armed robbery
Knowledge of maritime security
levels and their impact on security
measures and procedures aboard ship
and in the port facilities
Knowledge of security reporting
procedures
Knowledge of procedures and
requirements for drills and
exercises under relevant
conventions, codes and IMO
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course
Procedures and actions are in
accordance with the principles
established by the ISPS Code
and the SOLAS, 1974, as
amended
Legislative requirements
relating to security are
correctly identified
Communications within the
area of responsibility are clear
and understood
circulars, including working
knowledge of those that may
relate to piracy and armed robbery
Knowledge of the procedures for
conducting inspections and surveys
and for the control and monitoring
of security activities specified in a
ship security plan
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Maintain the
conditions set
forth in a ship
security plan
(continued)
Knowledge of security-related
contingency plans and the procedures
for responding to security threats or
breaches of security, including
provisions for maintaining critical
operations of the ship/port interface,
and including also working
knowledge of those that may relate to
piracy and armed robbery
Recognition of
security risks
and threats
Knowledge of security
documentation, including the
Declaration of Security
Knowledge of techniques used to
circumvent security measures,
including those used by pirates and
armed robbers
Knowledge enabling recognition of
potential security threats
Knowledge enabling recognition of
weapons, dangerous substances and
devices and awareness of the damage
they can cause
Knowledge of crowd management
and control techniques, where
appropriate
Knowledge in handling
security-related information and
security-related communications
Knowledge of the methods for
physical searches and
non-intrusive inspections
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course
Procedures and actions are in
accordance with the principles
established by the ISPS Code
and the SOLAS, 1974, as
amended
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
CompetenceKnowledge, understanding and
proficiency
Methods for
demonstrating
competence
Criteria for
evaluating competence
Undertake
regular security
inspections of the
ship
Knowledge of the techniques for
monitoring restricted areas
Knowledge of controlling access to
the ship and to restricted areas on
board ship
Knowledge of methods for effective
monitoring of deck areas and areas
surrounding the ship
Knowledge of inspection methods
relating to the cargo and ship's stores
Knowledge of methods for
controlling the embarkation,
disembarkation and access while on
board of persons and their effects
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course
Procedures and actions are in
accordance with the
principles established by the
ISPS Code and the SOLAS
Convention,
as amended
Proper usage of
security
equipment and
systems, if any
General knowledge of various
types of security equipment and
systems, including those that
could be used in case of attacks by
pirates and armed robbers, including
their limitations
Knowledge of the need for testing,
calibrating, and maintaining security
systems and equipment, particularly
whilst at sea
Assessment of evidence
obtained from approved
instruction or during
attendance at an approved
course
Equipment and systems
operations are carried out in
accordance with established
equipment operating
instructions and taking into
account the limitations of the
equipment and systems
Procedures and actions are in
accordance with the principles
established by the ISPS Code
and the SOLAS, 1974, as
amended

CHAPTER VII

Standards regarding alternative certification

Section A-VII/1

Issue of alternative certificates

1 Every candidate for certification at the operational level under the provisions of chapter VII of the annex to the Convention shall be required to complete relevant education and training and meet the standard of competence for all the functions prescribed in either table A-II/1 or table A-III/1. Functions specified in table A-II/1 or A-III/1 respectively may be added provided the candidate completes, as appropriate, additional relevant education and training and meets the standards of competence prescribed in those tables for the functions concerned.

2 Every candidate for certification at the management level as the person having command of a ship of 500 gross tonnage or more, or the person upon whom the command of such a ship will fall in the event of the incapacity of the person in command, shall be required, in addition to compliance with the standard of competence specified in table A-II/1, to complete relevant education and training and meet the standard of competence for all of the functions prescribed in table A-II/2. Functions specified in the tables of chapter III of this part may be added provided the candidate completes, as appropriate, additional relevant education and training and meets the standards of competence prescribed in those tables for the functions concerned.

3 Every candidate for certification at the management level as the person responsible for the mechanical propulsion of a ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW or more, or the person upon whom such responsibility will fall in the event of the incapacity of the person responsible for the mechanical propulsion of the ship, shall be required, in addition to compliance with the standard of competence specified in table A-III/1, to complete relevant education and training and meet the standard of competence for all of the functions prescribed in table A-III/2, as appropriate. Functions specified in the tables of chapter II of this part may be added provided the candidate completes, as appropriate, additional relevant education and training and meets the standards of competence prescribed in those tables for the functions concerned.

4 Every candidate for certification at the support level:

.1 in navigation or marine engineering shall be required to complete relevant training and meet the standard of competence for the function prescribed in either table A-II/4 or table A-III/4. Functions specified in table A-III/4 or A-II/4 respectively may be added provided the candidate completes, as appropriate, additional relevant training and meets the standards of competence prescribed in those tables for the function concerned;

.2 as able seafarer deck shall be required, in addition to compliance with the standard of competence specified in table A-II/4, to complete relevant training and meet the standard of competence for all of the functions prescribed in table A-II/5. Functions specified in table A-III/4 or A-III/5 may be added provided the candidate completes, as appropriate, additional relevant training and meets the standard of competence prescribed in that (those) table(s) for the function(s) concerned; and

.3 as able seafarer engine shall be required, in addition to compliance with the standard of competence specified in table A-III/4, to complete relevant training and meet the standard of competence for all of the functions prescribed in table A-III/5. Functions specified in table A-II/4 or A-II/5 may be added provided the candidate completes, as appropriate, additional relevant training and meets the standards of competence prescribed in that (those) table(s) for the function(s) concerned.

Section A-VII/2

Certification of seafarers

1 In accordance with the requirements of regulation VII/1, paragraph 1.3, every candidate for certification under the provisions of chapter VII at the operational level in functions specified in tables A-II/1 and A-III/1 shall:

.1 have approved seagoing service of not less than 12 months, which service shall include a period of at least six months performing engine-room duties under the supervision of a qualified engineer officer and, where the function of navigation is required, a period of at least six months performing bridge watchkeeping duties under the supervision of a qualified bridge watchkeeping officer; and

.2 have completed, during this service, onboard training programmes approved as meeting the relevant requirements of sections A-II/1 and A-III/1 and documented in an approved training record book.

2 Every candidate for certification under the provisions of chapter VII at the management level in a combination of functions specified in tables A-II/2 and A-III/2 shall have approved seagoing service related to the functions to be shown in the endorsement to the certificate as follows:

.1 for persons other than those having command or responsibility for the mechanical propulsion of a ship - 12 months performing duties at the operational level related to regulation III/2 or III/3 as appropriate and, where the function of navigation at the management level is required, at least 12 months performing bridge watchkeeping duties at the operational level;

.2 for those having command or the responsibility for the mechanical propulsion of a ship - not less than 48 months, including the provisions in paragraph 2.1 of this section, performing, as a certificated officer, duties related to the functions to be shown in the endorsement to the certificate, of which 24 months shall be served performing functions set out in table A-III/1 and 24 months shall be served performing functions set out in tables A-III/1 and A-III/2.

3 In accordance with the requirements of regulation VII/1, paragraph 1.3, every candidate for certification under the provisions of chapter VII at support level in functions specified in tables A-II/4 and A-III/4 shall have completed:

.1 approved seagoing service including not less than 12 months experience, made up of:

.1.1 not less than 6 months associated with navigational watchkeeping duties;

and

.1.2 not less than 6 months associated with engine-room duties; or

.2 special training, either pre-sea or on board ship, including an approved period of seagoing service which shall not be less than 4 months, made up of:

.2.1 not less than 2 months associated with navigational watchkeeping duties;

and

.2.2 not less than 2 months associated with engine-room duties;

.3 the seagoing service, training and experience required by paragraph 3.1 or 3.2 shall be carried out under the direct supervision of an appropriately qualified officer or rating.

4 In accordance with the requirements of regulation VII/1, paragraph 1.3, every candidate for certification under the provisions of chapter VII at the support level in functions specified in tables A-II/5 and A-III/5 shall, while qualified to serve as a rating forming part of a navigational and engine-room watch, meet the standards of competence specified in sections A-II/5 and A-III/5 of the STCW Code and have completed:

.1 approved seagoing service of not less than 30 months, made up of:

.1.1 not less than 18 months associated with able seafarer deck duties, and

.1.2 not less than 12 months associated with able seafarer engine duties; or

.2 an approved training programme and not less than 18 months of approved seagoing service, made up of:

.2.1 not less than 12 months associated with able seafarer deck duties; and

.2.2 not less than 6 months associated with able seafarer engine duties; or

.3 an approved special integrated deck and engine training programme, including not less than 12 months' approved seagoing service in an integrated deck and engine department, made up of:

.3.1 not less than 6 months associated with able seafarer deck duties; and

.3.2 not less than 6 months associated with able seafarer engine duties.

Section A-VII/3

Principles governing the issue of alternative certificates

(No provisions)

CHAPTER VIII

Standards regarding watchkeeping

Section A-VIII/1

Fitness for duty

1 Administrations shall take account of the danger posed by fatigue of seafarers, especially those whose duties involve the safe and secure operation of a ship.

2 All persons who are assigned duty as officer in charge of a watch or as a rating forming part of a watch and those whose duties involve designated safety, prevention of pollution and security duties shall be provided with a rest period of not less than:

.1 a minimum of 10 hours of rest in any 24-hour period; and

.2 77 hours in any 7-day period.

3 The hours of rest may be divided into no more than two periods, one of which shall be at least 6 hours in length, and the intervals between consecutive periods of rest shall not exceed 14 hours.

4 The requirements for rest periods laid down in paragraphs 2 and 3 need not be maintained in the case of an emergency or in other overriding operational conditions. Musters, fire-fighting and lifeboat drills, and drills prescribed by national laws and regulations and by international instruments, shall be conducted in a manner that minimizes the disturbance of rest periods and does not induce fatigue.

5 Administrations shall require that watch schedules be posted where they are easily accessible. The schedules shall be established in a standardized format in the working language or languages of the ship and in English.

6 When a seafarer is on call, such as when a machinery space is unattended, the seafarer shall have an adequate compensatory rest period if the normal period of rest is disturbed by call-outs to work.

7 Administrations shall require that records of daily hours of rest of seafarers be maintained in a standardized format, in the working language or languages of the ship and in English, to allow monitoring and verification of compliance with the provisions of this section. The seafarers shall receive a copy of the records pertaining to them, which shall be endorsed by the master or by a person authorized by the master and by the seafarers.

8 Nothing in this section shall be deemed to impair the right of the master of a ship to require a seafarer to perform any hours of work necessary for the immediate safety of the ship, persons on board or cargo, or for the purpose of giving assistance to other ships or persons in distress at sea. Accordingly, the master may suspend the schedule of hours of rest and require a seafarer to perform any hours of work necessary until the normal situation has been restored. As soon as practicable after the normal situation has been restored, the master shall ensure that any seafarers who have performed work in a scheduled rest period are provided with an adequate period of rest.

9 Parties may allow exceptions from the required hours of rest in paragraphs 2.2 and 3 above provided that the rest period is not less than 70 hours in any 7-day period.

Exceptions from the weekly rest period provided for in paragraph 2.2 shall not be allowed for more than two consecutive weeks. The intervals between two periods of exceptions on board shall not be less than twice the duration of the exception.

The hours of rest provided for in paragraph 2.1 may be divided into no more than three periods, one of which shall be at least 6 hours in length and neither of the other two periods shall be less than one hour in length. The intervals between consecutive periods of rest shall not exceed 14 hours. Exceptions shall not extend beyond two 24-hour periods in any 7-day period.

Exceptions shall, as far as possible, take into account the guidance regarding prevention of fatigue in section B-VIII/1.

10 Each Administration shall establish, for the purpose of preventing alcohol abuse, a limit of not greater than 0.05% blood alcohol level (BAC) or 0.25 mg/l alcohol in the breath or a quantity of alcohol leading to such alcohol concentration for masters, officers and other seafarers while performing designated safety, security and marine environmental duties.

Section A-VIII/2

Watchkeeping arrangements and principles to be observed

PART 1 - CERTIFICATION

1 The officer in charge of the navigational or deck watch shall be duly qualified in accordance with the provisions of chapter II or chapter VII appropriate to the duties related to navigational or deck watchkeeping.

2 The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall be duly qualified in accordance with the provisions of chapter III or chapter VII appropriate to the duties related to engineering watchkeeping.

PART 2 - VOYAGE PLANNING

General requirements

3 The intended voyage shall be planned in advance, taking into consideration all pertinent information, and any course laid down shall be checked before the voyage commences.

4 The chief engineer officer shall, in consultation with the master, determine in advance the needs of the intended voyage, taking into consideration the requirements for fuel, water, lubricants, chemicals, expendable and other spare parts, tools, supplies and any other requirements.

Planning prior to each voyage

5 Prior to each voyage, the master of every ship shall ensure that the intended route from the port of departure to the first port of call is planned using adequate and appropriate charts and other nautical publications necessary for the intended voyage, containing accurate, complete and up-to-date information regarding those navigational limitations and hazards which are of a permanent or predictable nature and which are relevant to the safe navigation of the ship.

Verification and display of planned route

6 When the route planning is verified, taking into consideration all pertinent information, the planned route shall be clearly displayed on appropriate charts and shall be continuously available to the officer in charge of the watch, who shall verify each course to be followed prior to using it during the voyage.

Deviation from planned route

7 If a decision is made, during a voyage, to change the next port of call of the planned route, or if it is necessary for the ship to deviate substantially from the planned route for other reasons, then an amended route shall be planned prior to deviating substantially from the route originally planned.

PART 3 - WATCHKEEPING PRINCIPLES IN GENERAL

8 Watches shall be carried out based on the following bridge and engine-room resource management principles:

.1 proper arrangements for watchkeeping personnel shall be ensured in accordance with the situations;

.2 any limitation in qualifications or fitness of individuals shall be taken into account when deploying watchkeeping personnel;

.3 understanding of watchkeeping personnel regarding their individual roles, responsibility and team roles shall be established;

.4 the master, chief engineer officer and officer in charge of watch duties shall maintain a proper watch, making the most effective use of the resources available, such as information, installations/equipment and other personnel;

.5 watchkeeping personnel shall understand functions and operation of installations/equipment, and be familiar with handling them;

.6 watchkeeping personnel shall understand information and how to respond to information from each station/installation/equipment;

.7 information from the stations/installations/equipment shall be appropriately shared by all the watchkeeping personnel;

.8 watchkeeping personnel shall maintain an exchange of appropriate communication in any situation; and

.9 watchkeeping personnel shall notify the master/chief engineer officer/officer in charge of watch duties without any hesitation when in any doubt as to what action to take in the interest of safety.

PART 4 - WATCHKEEPING AT SEA

Principles applying to watchkeeping generally

9 Parties shall direct the attention of companies, masters, chief engineer officers and watchkeeping personnel to the following principles, which shall be observed to ensure that safe watches are maintained at all times.

10 The master of every ship is bound to ensure that watchkeeping arrangements are adequate for maintaining a safe navigational or cargo watch. Under the master's general direction, the officers of the navigational watch are responsible for navigating the ship safely during their periods of duty, when they will be particularly concerned with avoiding collision and stranding.

11 The chief engineer officer of every ship is bound, in consultation with the master, to ensure that watchkeeping arrangements are adequate to maintain a safe engineering watch.

Protection of marine environment

12 The master, officers and ratings shall be aware of the serious effects of operational or accidental pollution of the marine environment and shall take all possible precautions to prevent such pollution, particularly within the framework of relevant international and port regulations.

Part 4-1 - Principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch

13 The officer in charge of the navigational watch is the master's representative and is primarily responsible at all times for the safe navigation of the ship and for complying with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended.

Lookout

14 A proper lookout shall be maintained at all times in compliance with rule 5 of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended and shall serve the purpose of:

.1 maintaining a continuous state of vigilance by sight and hearing, as well as by all other available means, with regard to any significant change in the operating environment;

.2 fully appraising the situation and the risk of collision, stranding and other dangers to navigation; and

.3 detecting ships or aircraft in distress, shipwrecked persons, wrecks, debris and other hazards to safe navigation.

15 The lookout must be able to give full attention to the keeping of a proper lookout and no other duties shall be undertaken or assigned which could interfere with that task.

16 The duties of the lookout and helmsperson are separate and the helmsperson shall not be considered to be the lookout while steering, except in small ships where an unobstructed all-round view is provided at the steering position and there is no impairment of night vision or other impediment to the keeping of a proper lookout. The officer in charge of the navigational watch may be the sole lookout in daylight provided that, on each such occasion:

.1 the situation has been carefully assessed and it has been established without doubt that it is safe to do so;

.2 full account has been taken of all relevant factors, including, but not limited to:

- state of weather;

- visibility;

- traffic density;

- proximity of dangers to navigation; and

- the attention necessary when navigating in or near traffic separation schemes;

and

.3 assistance is immediately available to be summoned to the bridge when any change in the situation so requires.

17 In determining that the composition of the navigational watch is adequate to ensure that a proper lookout can continuously be maintained, the master shall take into account all relevant factors, including those described in this section of the Code, as well as the following factors:

.1 visibility, state of weather and sea;

.2 traffic density, and other activities occurring in the area in which the vessel is navigating;

.3 the attention necessary when navigating in or near traffic separation schemes or other routeing measures;

.4 the additional workload caused by the nature of the ship's functions, immediate operating requirements and anticipated manoeuvres;

.5 the fitness for duty of any crew members on call who are assigned as members of the watch;

.6 knowledge of, and confidence in, the professional competence of the ship's officers and crew;

.7 the experience of each officer of the navigational watch, and the familiarity of that officer with the ship's equipment, procedures, and manoeuvring capability;

.8 activities taking place on board the ship at any particular time, including radiocommunication activities, and the availability of assistance to be summoned immediately to the bridge when necessary;

.9 the operational status of bridge instrumentation and controls, including alarm systems;

.10 rudder and propeller control and ship manoeuvring characteristics;

.11 the size of the ship and the field of vision available from the conning position;

.12 the configuration of the bridge, to the extent such configuration might inhibit a member of the watch from detecting by sight or hearing any external development; and

.13 any other relevant standard, procedure or guidance relating to watchkeeping arrangements and fitness for duty which has been adopted by the Organization.

Watch arrangements

18 When deciding the composition of the watch on the bridge, which may include appropriately qualified ratings, the following factors, inter alia, shall be taken into account:

.1 at no time shall the bridge be left unattended;

.2 weather conditions, visibility and whether there is daylight or darkness;

.3 proximity of navigational hazards which may make it necessary for the officer in charge of the watch to carry out additional navigational duties;

.4 use and operational condition of navigational aids such as ECDIS, radar or electronic position-indicating devices and any other equipment affecting the safe navigation of the ship;

.5 whether the ship is fitted with automatic steering;

.6 whether there are radio duties to be performed;

.7 unmanned machinery space (UMS) controls, alarms and indicators provided on the bridge, procedures for their use and their limitations; and

.8 any unusual demands on the navigational watch that may arise as a result of special operational circumstances.

Taking over the watch

19 The officer in charge of the navigational watch shall not hand over the watch to the relieving officer if there is reason to believe that the latter is not capable of carrying out the watchkeeping duties effectively, in which case the master shall be notified.

20 The relieving officer shall ensure that the members of the relieving watch are fully capable of performing their duties, particularly as regards their adjustment to night vision. Relieving officers shall not take over the watch until their vision is fully adjusted to the light conditions.

21 Prior to taking over the watch, relieving officers shall satisfy themselves as to the ship's estimated or true position and confirm its intended track, course and speed, and UMS controls as appropriate and shall note any dangers to navigation expected to be encountered during their watch.

22 Relieving officers shall personally satisfy themselves regarding the:

.1 standing orders and other special instructions of the master relating to navigation of the ship;

.2 position, course, speed and draught of the ship;

.3 prevailing and predicted tides, currents, weather, visibility and the effect of these factors upon course and speed;

.4 procedures for the use of main engines to manoeuvre when the main engines are on bridge control; and

.5 navigational situation, including, but not limited to:

.5.1 the operational condition of all navigational and safety equipment being used or likely to be used during the watch;

.5.2 the errors of gyro- and magnetic compasses;

.5.3 the presence and movement of ships in sight or known to be in the vicinity;

.5.4 the conditions and hazards likely to be encountered during the watch; and

.5.5 the possible effects of heel, trim, water density and squat on under-keel clearance.

23 If, at any time, the officer in charge of the navigational watch is to be relieved when a manoeuvre or other action to avoid any hazard is taking place, the relief of that officer shall be deferred until such action has been completed.

Performing the navigational watch

24 The officer in charge of the navigational watch shall:

.1 keep the watch on the bridge;

.2 in no circumstances leave the bridge until properly relieved; and

.3 continue to be responsible for the safe navigation of the ship, despite the presence of the master on the bridge, until informed specifically that the master has assumed that responsibility and this is mutually understood.

25 During the watch, the course steered, position and speed shall be checked at sufficiently frequent intervals, using any available navigational aids necessary, to ensure that the ship follows the planned course.

26 The officer in charge of the navigational watch shall have full knowledge of the location and operation of all safety and navigational equipment on board the ship and shall be aware and take account of the operating limitations of such equipment.

27 The officer in charge of the navigational watch shall not be assigned or undertake any duties which would interfere with the safe navigation of the ship.

28 When using radar, the officer in charge of the navigational watch shall bear in mind the necessity to comply at all times with the provisions on the use of radar contained in the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended in force.

29 In cases of need, the officer in charge of the navigational watch shall not hesitate to use the helm, engines and sound signalling apparatus. However, timely notice of intended variations of engine speed shall be given where possible or effective use shall be made of UMS engine controls provided on the bridge in accordance with the applicable procedures.

30 Officers of the navigational watch shall know the handling characteristics of their ship, including its stopping distances, and should appreciate that other ships may have different handling characteristics.

31 A proper record shall be kept during the watch of the movements and activities relating to the navigation of the ship.

32 It is of special importance that at all times the officer in charge of the navigational watch ensures that a proper lookout is maintained. In a ship with a separate chartroom, the officer in charge of the navigational watch may visit the chartroom, when essential, for a short period for the necessary performance of navigational duties, but shall first ensure that it is safe to do so and that proper lookout is maintained.

33 Operational tests of shipboard navigational equipment shall be carried out at sea as frequently as practicable and as circumstances permit, in particular before hazardous conditions affecting navigation are expected. Whenever appropriate, these tests shall be recorded. Such tests shall also be carried out prior to port arrival and departure.

34 The officer in charge of the navigational watch shall make regular checks to ensure that:

.1 the person steering the ship or the automatic pilot is steering the correct course;

.2 the standard compass error is determined at least once a watch and, when possible, after any major alteration of course; the standard and gyrocompasses are frequently compared and repeaters are synchronized with their master compass;

.3 the automatic pilot is tested manually at least once a watch;

.4 the navigation and signal lights and other navigational equipment are functioning properly;

.5 the radio equipment is functioning properly in accordance with paragraph 86 of this section; and

.6 the UMS controls, alarms and indicators are functioning properly.

35 The officer in charge of the navigational watch shall bear in mind the necessity to comply at all times with the requirements in force of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974. The officer of the navigational watch shall take into account:

.1 the need to station a person to steer the ship and to put the steering into manual control in good time to allow any potentially hazardous situation to be dealt with in a safe manner; and

.2 that, with a ship under automatic steering, it is highly dangerous to allow a situation to develop to the point where the officer in charge of the navigational watch is without assistance and has to break the continuity of the lookout in order to take emergency action.

36 Officers of the navigational watch shall be thoroughly familiar with the use of all electronic navigational aids carried, including their capabilities and limitations, and shall use each of these aids when appropriate and shall bear in mind that the echo-sounder is a valuable navigational aid.

37 The officer in charge of the navigational watch shall use the radar whenever restricted visibility is encountered or expected, and at all times in congested waters, having due regard to its limitations.

38 The officer in charge of the navigational watch shall ensure that the range scales employed are changed at sufficiently frequent intervals so that echoes are detected as early as possible. It shall be borne in mind that small or poor echoes may escape detection.

39 Whenever radar is in use, the officer in charge of the navigational watch shall select an appropriate range scale and observe the display carefully, and shall ensure that plotting or systematic analysis is commenced in ample time.

40 The officer in charge of the navigational watch shall notify the master immediately:

.1 if restricted visibility is encountered or expected;

.2 if the traffic conditions or the movements of other ships are causing concern; .3 if difficulty is experienced in maintaining course;

.4 on failure to sight land, or a navigation mark or to obtain soundings by the expected time;

.5 if, unexpectedly, land or a navigation mark is sighted or a change in soundings occurs;

.6 on breakdown of the engines, propulsion machinery remote control, steering gear or any essential navigational equipment, alarm or indicator;

.7 if the radio equipment malfunctions;

.8 in heavy weather, if in any doubt about the possibility of weather damage;

.9 if the ship meets any hazard to navigation, such as ice or a derelict; and

.10 in any other emergency or if in any doubt.

41 Despite the requirement to notify the master immediately in the foregoing circumstances, the officer in charge of the navigational watch shall, in addition, not hesitate to take immediate action for the safety of the ship, where circumstances so require.

42 The officer in charge of the navigational watch shall give watchkeeping personnel all appropriate instructions and information which will ensure the keeping of a safe watch, including a proper lookout.

Watchkeeping under different conditions and in different areas

Clear weather

43 The officer in charge of the navigational watch shall take frequent and accurate compass bearings of approaching ships as a means of early detection of risk of collision and shall bear in mind that such risk may sometimes exist even when an appreciable bearing change is evident, particularly when approaching a very large ship or a tow or when approaching a ship at close range. The officer in charge of the navigational watch shall also take early and positive action in compliance with the applicable International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended and subsequently check that such action is having the desired effect.

44 In clear weather, whenever possible, the officer in charge of the navigational watch shall carry out radar practice.

Restricted visibility

45 When restricted visibility is encountered or expected, the first responsibility of the officer in charge of the navigational watch is to comply with the relevant rules of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, as amended with particular regard to the sounding of fog signals, proceeding at a safe speed and having the engines ready for immediate manoeuvre. In addition, the officer in charge of the navigational watch shall:

.1 inform the master;

.2 post a proper lookout;

.3 exhibit navigation lights; and

.4 operate and use the radar.

In hours of darkness

46 The master and the officer in charge of the navigational watch, when arranging lookout duty, shall have due regard to the bridge equipment and navigational aids available for use, their limitations, procedures and safeguards implemented.

Coastal and congested waters

47 The largest scale chart on board, suitable for the area and corrected with the latest available information, shall be used. Fixes shall be taken at frequent intervals, and shall be carried out by more than one method whenever circumstances allow. When using ECDIS, appropriate usage code (scale) electronic navigational charts shall be used and the ship's position shall be checked by an independent means of position fixing at appropriate intervals.

48 The officer in charge of the navigational watch shall positively identify all relevant navigation marks.

Navigation with pilot on board

49 Despite the duties and obligations of pilots, their presence on board does not relieve the master or the officer in charge of the navigational watch from their duties and obligations for the safety of the ship. The master and the pilot shall exchange information regarding navigation procedures, local conditions and the ship's characteristics. The master and/or the officer in charge of the navigational watch shall co-operate closely with the pilot and maintain an accurate check on the ship's position and movement.

50 If in any doubt as to the pilot's actions or intentions, the officer in charge of the navigational watch shall seek clarification from the pilot and, if doubt still exists, shall notify the master immediately and take whatever action is necessary before the master arrives.

Ship at anchor

51 If the master considers it necessary, a continuous navigational watch shall be maintained at anchor. While at anchor, the officer in charge of the navigational watch shall:

.1 determine and plot the ship's position on the appropriate chart as soon as practicable;

.2 when circumstances permit, check at sufficiently frequent intervals whether the ship is remaining securely at anchor by taking bearings of fixed navigation marks or readily identifiable shore objects;

.3 ensure that proper lookout is maintained;

.4 ensure that inspection rounds of the ship are made periodically;

.5 observe meteorological and tidal conditions and the state of the sea;

.6 notify the master and undertake all necessary measures if the ship drags anchor;

.7 ensure that the state of readiness of the main engines and other machinery is in accordance with the master's instructions;

.8 if visibility deteriorates, notify the master;

.9 ensure that the ship exhibits the appropriate lights and shapes and that appropriate sound signals are made in accordance with all applicable regulations; and

.10 take measures to protect the environment from pollution by the ship and comply with applicable pollution regulations.

Part 4-2 - Principles to be observed in keeping an engineering watch

52 The term engineering watch as used in parts 4-2, 5-2 and 5-4 of this section means either a person or a group of personnel comprising the watch or a period of responsibility for an officer during which the physical presence in machinery spaces of that officer may or may not be required.

53 The officer in charge of the engineering watch is the chief engineer officer's representative and is primarily responsible, at all times, for the safe and efficient operation and upkeep of machinery affecting the safety of the ship and is responsible for the inspection, operation and testing, as required, of all machinery and equipment under the responsibility of the engineering watch.

Watch arrangements

54 The composition of the engineering watch shall, at all times, be adequate to ensure the safe operation of all machinery affecting the operation of the ship, in either automated or manual mode, and be appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions.

55 When deciding the composition of the engineering watch, which may include appropriately qualified ratings, the following criteria, inter alia, shall be taken into account:

.1 the type of ship and the type and condition of the machinery;

.2 the adequate supervision, at all times, of machinery affecting the safe operation of the ship;

.3 any special modes of operation dictated by conditions such as weather, ice, contaminated water, shallow water, emergency conditions, damage containment or pollution abatement;

.4 the qualifications and experience of the engineering watch;

.5 the safety of life, ship, cargo and port, and protection of the environment;

.6 the observance of international, national and local regulations; and

.7 maintaining the normal operations of the ship.

Taking over the watch

56 The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall not hand over the watch to the relieving officer if there is reason to believe that the latter is obviously not capable of carrying out the watchkeeping duties effectively, in which case the chief engineer officer shall be notified.

57 The relieving officer of the engineering watch shall ensure that the members of the relieving engineering watch are apparently fully capable of performing their duties effectively.

58 Prior to taking over the engineering watch, relieving officers shall satisfy themselves regarding at least the following:

.1 the standing orders and special instructions of the chief engineer officer relating to the operation of the ship's systems and machinery;

.2 the nature of all work being performed on machinery and systems, the personnel involved and potential hazards;

.3 the level and, where applicable, the condition of water or residues in bilges, ballast tanks, slop tanks, reserve tanks, fresh water tanks, sewage tanks and any special requirements for use or disposal of the contents thereof;

.4 the condition and level of fuel in the reserve tanks, settling tank, day tank and other fuel storage facilities;

.5 any special requirements relating to sanitary system disposals;

.6 condition and mode of operation of the various main and auxiliary systems, including the electrical power distribution system;

.7 where applicable, the condition of monitoring and control console equipment, and which equipment is being operated manually;

.8 where applicable, the condition and mode of operation of automatic boiler controls such as flame safeguard control systems, limit control systems, combustion control systems, fuel-supply control systems and other equipment related to the operation of steam boilers;

.9 any potentially adverse conditions resulting from bad weather, ice, or contaminated or shallow water;

.10 any special modes of operation dictated by equipment failure or adverse ship conditions;

.11 the reports of engine-room ratings relating to their assigned duties;

.12 the availability of fire-fighting appliances; and

.13 the state of completion of the engine-room log.

Performing the engineering watch

59 The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall ensure that the established watchkeeping arrangements are maintained and that, under direction, engine-room ratings, if forming part of the engineering watch, assist in the safe and efficient operation of the propulsion machinery and auxiliary equipment.

60 The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall continue to be responsible for machinery-space operations, despite the presence of the chief engineer officer in the machinery spaces, until specifically informed that the chief engineer officer has assumed that responsibility and this is mutually understood.

61 All members of the engineering watch shall be familiar with their assigned watchkeeping duties. In addition, every member shall, with respect to the ship they are serving in, have knowledge of:

.1 the use of appropriate internal communication systems;

.2 the escape routes from machinery spaces;

.3 the engine-room alarm systems and be able to distinguish between the various alarms, with special reference to the fire-extinguishing media alarm; and

.4 the number, location and types of fire-fighting equipment and damage-control gear in the machinery spaces, together with their use and the various safety precautions to be observed.

62 Any machinery not functioning properly, expected to malfunction or requiring special service shall be noted along with any action already taken. Plans shall be made for any further action if required.

63 When the machinery spaces are in the manned condition, the officer in charge of the engineering watch shall at all times be readily capable of operating the propulsion equipment in response to needs for changes in direction or speed.

64 When the machinery spaces are in the periodic unmanned condition, the designated duty officer in charge of the engineering watch shall be immediately available and on call to attend the machinery spaces.

65 All bridge orders shall be promptly executed. Changes in direction or speed of the main propulsion units shall be recorded, except where an Administration has determined that the size or characteristics of a particular ship make such recording impracticable. The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall ensure that the main propulsion unit controls, when in the manual mode of operation, are continuously attended under stand-by or manoeuvring conditions.

66 Due attention shall be paid to the ongoing maintenance and support of all machinery, including mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, their control apparatus and associated safety equipment, all accommodation service systems equipment and the recording of stores and spare gear usage.

67 The chief engineer officer shall ensure that the officer in charge of the engineering watch is informed of all preventive maintenance, damage control, or repair operations to be performed during the engineering watch. The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall be responsible for the isolation, bypassing and adjustment of all machinery under the responsibility of the engineering watch that is to be worked on, and shall record all work carried out.

68 When the engine-room is put in a stand-by condition, the officer in charge of the engineering watch shall ensure that all machinery and equipment which may be used during manoeuvring is in a state of immediate readiness and that an adequate reserve of power is available for steering gear and other requirements.

69 Officers in charge of an engineering watch shall not be assigned or undertake any duties which would interfere with their supervisory duties in respect of the main propulsion system and ancillary equipment. They shall keep the main propulsion plant and auxiliary systems under constant supervision until properly relieved, and shall periodically inspect the machinery in their charge. They shall also ensure that adequate rounds of the machinery and steering-gear spaces are made for the purpose of observing and reporting equipment malfunctions or breakdowns, performing or directing routine adjustments, required upkeep and any other necessary tasks.

70 Officers in charge of an engineering watch shall direct any other member of the engineering watch to inform them of potentially hazardous conditions which may adversely affect the machinery or jeopardize the safety of life or of the ship.

71 The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall ensure that the machinery space watch is supervised, and shall arrange for substitute personnel in the event of the incapacity of any engineering watch personnel. The engineering watch shall not leave the machinery spaces unsupervised in a manner that would prevent the manual operation of the engine-room plant or throttles.

72 The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall take the action necessary to contain the effects of damage resulting from equipment breakdown, fire, flooding, rupture, collision, stranding, or other cause.

73 Before going off duty, the officer in charge of the engineering watch shall ensure that all events related to the main and auxiliary machinery which have occurred during the engineering watch are suitably recorded.

74 The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall cooperate with any engineer in charge of maintenance work during all preventive maintenance, damage control or repairs. This shall include, but not necessarily be limited to:

.1 isolating and bypassing machinery to be worked on;

.2 adjusting the remaining plant to function adequately and safely during the maintenance period;

.3 recording, in the engine-room log or other suitable document, the equipment worked on and the personnel involved, and which safety steps have been taken and by whom, for the benefit of relieving officers and for record purposes; and

.4 testing and putting into service, when necessary, the repaired machinery or equipment.

75 The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall ensure that any engine-room ratings who perform maintenance duties are available to assist in the manual operation of machinery in the event of automatic equipment failure.

76 The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall bear in mind that changes in speed, resulting from machinery malfunction, or any loss of steering may imperil the safety of the ship and life at sea. The bridge shall be immediately notified in the event of fire and of any impending action in machinery spaces that may cause reduction in the ship's speed, imminent steering failure, stoppage of the ship's propulsion system or any alteration in the generation of electric power or similar threat to safety. This notification, where possible, shall be accomplished before changes are made, in order to afford the bridge the maximum available time to take whatever action is possible to avoid a potential marine casualty.

77 The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall notify the chief engineer officer without delay:

.1 when engine damage or a malfunction occurs which may be such as to endanger the safe operation of the ship;

.2 when any malfunction occurs which, it is believed, may cause damage or breakdown of propulsion machinery, auxiliary machinery or monitoring and governing systems; and

.3 in any emergency or if in any doubt as to what decision or measures to take.

78 Despite the requirement to notify the chief engineer officer in the foregoing circumstances, the officer in charge of the engineering watch shall not hesitate to take immediate action for the safety of the ship, its machinery and crew where circumstances require.

79 The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall give the watchkeeping personnel all appropriate instructions and information which will ensure the keeping of a safe engineering watch. Routine machinery upkeep, performed as incidental tasks as a part of keeping a safe watch, shall be set up as an integral part of the watch routine. Detailed repair maintenance involving repairs to electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic or applicable electronic equipment throughout the ship shall be performed with the cognizance of the officer in charge of the engineering watch and chief engineer officer. These repairs shall be recorded.

Engineering watchkeeping under different conditions and in different areas

Restricted visibility

80 The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall ensure that permanent air or steam pressure is available for sound signals and that at all times bridge orders relating to changes in speed or direction of operation are immediately implemented and, in addition, that auxiliary machinery used for manoeuvring is readily available.

Coastal and congested waters

81 The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall ensure that all machinery involved with the manoeuvring of the ship can immediately be placed in the manual mode of operation when notified that the ship is in congested waters. The officer in charge of the engineering watch shall also ensure that an adequate reserve of power is available for steering and other manoeuvring requirements. Emergency steering and other auxiliary equipment shall be ready for immediate operation.

Ship at anchor

82 At an unsheltered anchorage the chief engineer officer shall consult with the master whether or not to maintain the same engineering watch as when under way.

83 When a ship is at anchor in an open roadstead or any other virtually "at-sea" condition, the engineer officer in charge of the engineering watch shall ensure that:

.1 an efficient engineering watch is kept;

.2 periodic inspection is made of all operating and stand-by machinery;

.3 main and auxiliary machinery is maintained in a state of readiness in accordance with orders from the bridge;

.4 measures are taken to protect the environment from pollution by the ship, and that applicable pollution-prevention regulations are complied with; and

.5 all damage-control and fire-fighting systems are in readiness.

Part 4-3 - Principles to be observed in keeping a radio watch

General provisions

84 Administrations shall direct the attention of companies, masters and radio watchkeeping personnel to comply with the following provisions to ensure that an adequate safety radio watch is maintained while a ship is at sea. In complying with this Code, account shall be taken of the Radio Regulations.

Watch arrangements

85 In deciding the arrangements for the radio watch, the master of every seagoing ship shall:

.1 ensure that the radio watch is maintained in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Radio Regulations and the SOLAS Convention;

.2 ensure that the primary duties for radio watchkeeping are not adversely affected by attending to radio traffic not relevant to the safe movement of the ship and safety of navigation; and

.3 take into account the radio equipment fitted on board and its operational status.

Performing the radio watch

86 The radio operator performing radio watchkeeping duties shall:

.1 ensure that watch is maintained on the frequencies specified in the Radio Regulations and the SOLAS Convention; and

.2 while on duty, regularly check the operation of the radio equipment and its sources of energy and report to the master any observed failure of this equipment.

87 The requirements of the Radio Regulations and the SOLAS Convention on keeping a radiotelegraph or radio log, as appropriate, shall be complied with.

88 The maintenance of radio records, in compliance with the requirements of the Radio Regulations and the SOLAS Convention, is the responsibility of the radio operator designated as having primary responsibility for radiocommunications during distress incidents. The following shall be recorded, together with the times at which they occur:

.1 a summary of distress, urgency and safety radiocommunications;

.2 important incidents relating to the radio service;

.3 where appropriate, the position of the ship at least once per day; and

.4 a summary of the condition of the radio equipment, including its sources of energy.

89 The radio records shall be kept at the distress communications operating position, and shall be made available:

.1 for inspection by the master; and

.2 for inspection by any authorized official of the Administration and by any duly authorized officer exercising control under article X of the Convention.

PART 5 - WATCHKEEPING IN PORT

Principles applying to all watchkeeping General

90 On any ship safely moored or safely at anchor under normal circumstances in port, the master shall arrange for an appropriate and effective watch to be maintained for the purpose of safety. Special requirements may be necessary for special types of ships' propulsion systems or ancillary equipment and for ships carrying hazardous, dangerous, toxic or highly flammable materials or other special types of cargo.

Watch arrangements

91 Arrangements for keeping a deck watch when the ship is in port shall at all times be adequate to:

.1 ensure the safety of life, of the ship, the port and the environment, and the safe operation of all machinery related to cargo operation;

.2 observe international, national and local rules; and

.3 maintain order and the normal routine of the ship.

92 The master shall decide the composition and duration of the deck watch depending on the conditions of mooring, type of the ship and character of duties.

93 If the master considers it necessary, a qualified officer shall be in charge of the deck watch.

94 The necessary equipment shall be so arranged as to provide for efficient watchkeeping.

95 The chief engineer officer, in consultation with the master, shall ensure that engineering watchkeeping arrangements are adequate to maintain a safe engineering watch while in port. When deciding the composition of the engineering watch, which may include appropriate engine-room ratings, the following points are among those to be taken into account:

.1 on all ships of 3,000 kW propulsion power and over there shall always be an officer in charge of the engineering watch;

.2 on ships of less than 3,000 kW propulsion power there may be, at the master's discretion and in consultation with the chief engineer officer, no officer in charge of the engineering watch; and

.3 officers, while in charge of an engineering watch, shall not be assigned or undertake any task or duty which would interfere with their supervisory duty in respect of the ship's machinery system.

Taking over the watch

96 Officers in charge of the deck or engineering watch shall not hand over the watch to their relieving officer if they have any reason to believe that the latter is obviously not capable of carrying out watchkeeping duties effectively, in which case the master or chief engineer shall be notified accordingly. Relieving officers of the deck or engineering watch shall ensure that all members of their watch are apparently fully capable of performing their duties effectively.

97 If, at the moment of handing over the deck or engineering watch, an important operation is being performed, it shall be concluded by the officer being relieved, except when ordered otherwise by the master or chief engineer officer.

Part 5-1 - Taking over the deck watch

98 Prior to taking over the deck watch, the relieving officer shall be informed by the officer in charge of the deck watch as to the following:

.1 the depth of the water at the berth, the ship's draught, the level and time of high and low waters; the securing of the moorings, the arrangement of anchors and the scope of the anchor chain, and other mooring features important to the safety of the ship; the state of main engines and their availability for emergency use;

.2 all work to be performed on board the ship; the nature, amount and disposition of cargo loaded or remaining, and any residue on board after unloading the ship;

.3 the level of water in bilges and ballast tanks;

.4 the signals or lights being exhibited or sounded;

.5 the number of crew members required to be on board and the presence of any other persons on board;

.6 the state of fire-fighting appliances;

.7 any special port regulations;

.8 the master's standing and special orders;

.9 the lines of communication available between the ship and shore personnel, including port authorities, in the event of an emergency arising or assistance being required;

.10 any other circumstances of importance to the safety of the ship, its crew, cargo or protection of the environment from pollution; and

.11 the procedures for notifying the appropriate authority of any environmental pollution resulting from ship activities.

99 Relieving officers, before assuming charge of the deck watch, shall verify that:

.1 the securing of moorings and anchor chain is adequate;

.2 the appropriate signals or lights are properly exhibited or sounded;

.3 safety measures and fire-protection regulations are being maintained;

.4 they are aware of the nature of any hazardous or dangerous cargo being loaded or discharged and the appropriate action to be taken in the event of any spillage or fire; and

.5 no external conditions or circumstances imperil the ship and that it does not imperil others.

Part 5-2 - Taking over the engineering watch

100 Prior to taking over the engineering watch, the relieving officer shall be informed by the officer in charge of the engineering watch as to:

.1 the standing orders of the day, any special orders relating to the ship operations, maintenance functions, repairs to the ship's machinery or control equipment;

.2 the nature of all work being performed on machinery and systems on board ship, personnel involved and potential hazards;

.3 the level and condition, where applicable, of water or residue in bilges, ballast tanks, slop tanks, sewage tanks, reserve tanks and special requirements for the use or disposal of the contents thereof;

.4 any special requirements relating to sanitary system disposals;

.5 the condition and state of readiness of portable fire-extinguishing equipment and fixed fire-extinguishing installations and fire-detection systems;

.6 authorized repair personnel on board engaged in engineering activities, their work locations and repair functions and other authorized persons on board and the required crew;

.7 any port regulations pertaining to ship effluents, fire-fighting requirements and ship readiness, particularly during potential bad weather conditions;

.8 the lines of communication available between the ship and shore personnel, including port authorities, in the event of an emergency arising or assistance being required;

.9 any other circumstance of importance to the safety of the ship, its crew, cargo or the protection of the environment from pollution; and

.10 the procedures for notifying the appropriate authority of environmental pollution resulting from engineering activities.

101 Relieving officers, before assuming charge of the engineering watch, shall satisfy themselves that they are fully informed by the officer being relieved, as outlined above; and:

.1 be familiar with existing and potential sources of power, heat and lighting and their distribution;

.2 know the availability and condition of ship's fuel, lubricants and all water supplies; and

.3 be ready to prepare the ship and its machinery, as far as is possible, for standby or emergency conditions as required.

Part 5-3 - Performing the deck watch

102 The officer in charge of the deck watch shall:

.1 make rounds to inspect the ship at appropriate intervals;

.2 pay particular attention to:

.2.1 the condition and securing of the gangway, anchor chain and moorings, especially at the turn of the tide and in berths with a large rise and fall, if necessary, taking measures to ensure that they are in normal working condition;

.2.2 the draught, under-keel clearance and the general state of the ship, to avoid dangerous listing or trim during cargo handling or ballasting;

.2.3 the weather and sea state;

.2.4 the observance of all regulations concerning safety and fire protection;

.2.5 the water level in bilges and tanks;

.2.6 all persons on board and their location, especially those in remote or enclosed spaces; and

.2.7 the exhibition and sounding, where appropriate, of lights and signals;

.3 in bad weather, or on receiving a storm warning, take the necessary measures to protect the ship, persons on board and cargo;

.4 take every precaution to prevent pollution of the environment by the ship;

.5 in an emergency threatening the safety of the ship, raise the alarm, inform the master, take all possible measures to prevent any damage to the ship, its cargo and persons on board, and, if necessary, request assistance from the shore authorities or neighbouring ships;

.6 be aware of the ship's stability condition so that, in the event of fire, the shore fire-fighting authority may be advised of the approximate quantity of water that can be pumped on board without endangering the ship;

.7 offer assistance to ships or persons in distress;

.8 take necessary precautions to prevent accidents or damage when propellers are to be turned; and

.9 enter, in the appropriate log-book, all important events affecting the ship.

Part 5-4 - Performing the engineering watch

103 Officers in charge of the engineering watch shall pay particular attention to:

.1 the observance of all orders, special operating procedures and regulations concerning hazardous conditions and their prevention in all areas in their charge;

.2 the instrumentation and control systems, monitoring of all power supplies, components and systems in operation;

.3 the techniques, methods and procedures necessary to prevent violation of the pollution regulations of the local authorities; and

.4 the state of the bilges.

104 Officers in charge of the engineering watch shall:

.1 in emergencies, raise the alarm when, in their opinion, the situation so demands, and take all possible measures to prevent damage to the ship, persons on board and cargo;

.2 be aware of the deck officer's needs relating to the equipment required in the loading or unloading of the cargo and the additional requirements of the ballast and other ship stability control systems;

.3 make frequent rounds of inspection to determine possible equipment malfunction or failure, and take immediate remedial action to ensure the safety of the ship, of cargo operations, of the port and the environment;

.4 ensure that the necessary precautions are taken, within their area of responsibility, to prevent accidents or damage to the various electrical, electronic, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems of the ship; and

.5 ensure that all important events affecting the operation, adjustment or repair of the ship's machinery are satisfactorily recorded.

Part 5-5 - Watch in port on ships carrying hazardous cargo

General

105 The master of every ship carrying cargo that is hazardous, whether explosive, flammable, toxic, health-threatening or environment-polluting, shall ensure that safe watchkeeping arrangements are maintained. On ships carrying hazardous cargo in bulk, this will be achieved by the ready availability on board of a duly qualified officer or officers, and ratings where appropriate, even when the ship is safely moored or safely at anchor in port.

106 On ships carrying hazardous cargo other than in bulk, the master shall take full account of the nature, quantity, packing and stowage of the hazardous cargo and of any special conditions on board, afloat and ashore.

Part 5-6 - Cargo watch

107 Officers with responsibility for the planning and conduct of cargo operations shall ensure that such operations are conducted safely through the control of the specific risks, including when non-ship's personnel are involved."

2 The part B of the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code is replaced by the following:

"PART B

Recommended guidance regarding provisions of the STCW Convention and its annex Introduction

1 This part of the STCW Code contains recommended guidance intended to assist Parties to the STCW Convention and those involved in implementing, applying or enforcing its measures to give the Convention full and complete effect in a uniform manner.

2 The measures suggested are not mandatory and the examples given are only intended to illustrate how certain Convention requirements may be complied with. However, the recommendations in general represent an approach to the matters concerned which has been harmonized through discussion within IMO involving, where appropriate, consultation with the International Labour Organization, the International Telecommunication Union and the World Health Organization.

3 Observance of the recommendations contained in this part will assist the Organization in achieving its goal of maintaining the highest practicable standards of competence in respect of crews of all nationalities and ships of all flags.

4 Guidance is provided in this part in respect of certain articles of the Convention, in addition to guidance on certain regulations in its annex. The numbering of the sections of this part therefore corresponds with that of the articles and the regulations of the Convention. As in part A, the text of each section may be divided into numbered parts and paragraphs, but such numbering is unique to that text alone.

GUIDANCE REGARDING PROVISIONS OF THE ARTICLES

Section B-I

Guidance regarding general obligations under the Convention

(No provisions)

Section B-II

Guidance regarding definitions and clarifications

1 The definitions contained in article II of the Convention, and the definitions and clarifications contained in regulation I/1 of its annex, apply equally to the terms used in parts A and B of this Code. Supplementary definitions which apply only to the provisions of this Code are contained in section A-I/1.

2 The definition of certificate appearing in article II (c) provides for three possibilities:

.1 the Administration may issue the certificate;

.2 the Administration may have the certificate issued under its authority; or

.3 the Administration may recognize a certificate issued by another Party, as provided for in regulation I/10.

Section B-III

Guidance regarding the application of the Convention

1 While the definition of fishing vessel contained in article II, paragraph (h) excludes vessels used for catching fish, whales, seals, walrus or other living resources of the sea from application of the Convention, vessels not engaged in the catching activity cannot enjoy such exclusion.

2 The Convention excludes all wooden ships of primitive build, including junks.

Section B-IV

Guidance regarding the communication of information

1 In paragraph (1)(b) of article IV, the words "where appropriate" are intended to include:

.1 the recognition of a certificate issued by another Party; or

.2 the issue of the Administration's own certificate, where applicable, on the basis of recognition of a certificate issued by another Party.

Section B-V

Guidance regarding other treaties and interpretation

The word "arrangements" in paragraph (1) of article V is intended to include provisions previously established between States for the reciprocal recognition of certificates.

Section B-VI

Guidance regarding certificates

See the guidance given in sections B-I/2 and B-II.

A policy statement and an outline of the procedures to be followed should be published for the information of companies operating ships under the flag of the Administration.

Section B-VII

Guidance regarding transitional provisions

Certificates issued for service in one capacity which are currently recognized by a Party as an adequate qualification for service in another capacity, e.g., chief mate certificates recognized for service as master, should continue to be accepted as valid for such service under article VII. This acceptance also applies to such certificates issued under the provisions of paragraph (2) of article VII.

Section B-VIII

Guidance regarding dispensations

A policy statement and an outline of the procedures to be followed should be published for the information of companies operating ships under the flag of the Administration. Guidance should be provided to those officials authorized by the Administration to issue dispensations. Information on action taken should be summarized in the initial report communicated to the Secretary-General in accordance with the requirements of section A-I/7.

Section B-IX

Guidance regarding equivalents

Naval certificates may continue to be accepted and certificates of service may continue to be issued to naval officers as equivalents under article IX, provided that the requirements of the Convention are met.

Section B-X

Guidance regarding control

(No provisions - see section B-I/4.)

Section B-XI

Guidance regarding the promotion of technical co-operation

1 Governments should provide, or arrange to provide, in collaboration with IMO, assistance to States which have difficulty in meeting the requirements of the Convention and which request such assistance.

2 The importance of adequate training for masters and other personnel serving on board oil, chemical and liquefied gas tankers and ro-ro passenger ships is stressed, and it is recognized that in some cases there may be limited facilities for obtaining the required experience and providing specialized training programmes, particularly in developing countries.

Examination database

3 Parties with maritime training academies or examination centres serving several countries and wishing to establish a database of examination questions and answers are encouraged to do so, on the basis of bilateral co-operation with a country or countries which already have such a database.

Availability of maritime training simulators

4 The IMO Secretariat maintains a list of maritime training simulators, as a source of information for Parties and others on the availability of different types of simulators for training seafarers, in particular where such training facilities may not be available to them nationally.

5 Parties are urged to provide information on their national maritime training simulators to the IMO Secretariat and to update the information whenever any change or addition is made to their maritime training simulator facilities.

Information on technical co-operation

6 Information on technical advisory services, access to international training institutions affiliated with IMO, and information on fellowships and other technical cooperation which may be provided by or through IMO may be obtained by contacting the Secretary-General at 4 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SR, United Kingdom.

(No guidance is provided regarding articles XII to XVII.)

GUIDANCE REGARDING PROVISIONS OF THE ANNEX TO THE STCW CONVENTION

CHAPTER I

Guidance regarding general provisions

Section B-I/1

Guidance regarding definitions and clarifications

1 The definitions contained in article II of the Convention, and the definitions and interpretations contained in regulation I/1 of its annex, apply equally to the terms used in parts A and B of this Code. Supplementary definitions which apply only to the provisions of this Code are contained in section A-I/1.

2 Officers with capacities covered under the provisions of chapter VII may be designated as "polyvalent officer", "dual-purpose officer" or other designations as approved by the Administration, in accordance with the terminology used in the applicable safe manning requirements.

3 Ratings qualified to serve in capacities covered under the provisions of chapter VII may be designated as "polyvalent ratings" or other designations as approved by the Administration, in accordance with the terminology used in the applicable safe manning requirements.

Section B-I/2

Guidance regarding certificates and endorsements

1 Where an endorsement is integrated in the format of a certificate as provided by section A-I/2, paragraph 1, the relevant information should be inserted in the certificate in the manner explained hereunder, except for the omission of the space numbered .2. Otherwise, in preparing endorsements attesting the issue of a certificate, the spaces numbered .1 to .17 in the form which follows the text hereunder should be completed as follows:

.1 Enter the name of the issuing State.

.2 Enter the number assigned to the certificate by the Administration.

.3 Enter the full name of the seafarer to whom the certificate is issued. The name should be the same as that appearing in the seafarer's passport, seafarer's identity certificate and other official documents issued by the Administration.

.4 The number or numbers of the STCW Convention regulation or regulations under which the seafarer has been found qualified should be entered here, for example:

.4.1 "Regulation II/1 if the seafarer has been found qualified to fill the capacity of officer in charge of a navigational watch;

.4.2 "Regulation III/1 if the seafarer has been found qualified to act as engineer officer in charge of a watch in a manned engine-room, or as designated duty engineer officer in a periodically unmanned engine-room;

.4.3 "Regulation IV/2", if the seafarer has been found qualified to fill the capacity of radio operator;

.4.4 "Regulation VII/1", if the certificate is a functional certificate and the seafarer has been found qualified to perform functions specified in part A of the Code, for example, the function of marine engineering at the management level; and

.4.5 "Regulations III/1 and V/1", if found qualified to act as the engineer officer in charge of a watch in a manned engine-room, or as designated duty engineer officer in a periodically unmanned engine-room in tankers. (See limitations in paragraphs .8 and .10 below.)

.5 Enter the date of expiry of the endorsement. This date should not be later than the date of expiry, if any, of the certificate in respect of which the endorsement is issued, nor later than five years after the date of issue of the endorsement.

.6 In this column should be entered each of the functions specified in part A of the Code which the seafarer is qualified to perform. Functions and their associated levels of responsibility are specified in the tables of competence set out in chapters II, III and IV of part A of the Code, and are also listed for convenient reference in the introduction to part A. When reference is made under .4 above to regulations in chapter II, III or IV it is not necessary to list specific functions.

.7 In this column should be entered the levels of responsibility at which the seafarer is qualified to perform each of the functions entered in column .6. These levels are specified in the tables of competence set out in chapters II, III and IV of part A of the Code, and are also listed, for convenient reference, in the introduction to part A.

.8 A general limitation, such as the requirement to wear corrective lenses when performing duties, should be entered prominently at the top of this limitations column. Limitations applying to the functions listed in column .6 should be entered on the appropriate line against the function concerned, for example:

.8.1 "Not valid for service in tankers" - if not qualified under chapter V;

.8.2 "Not valid for service in tankers other than oil tankers" - if qualified under chapter V for service only in oil tankers;

.8.3 "Not valid for service in ships in which steam boilers form part of the ship's machinery" - if the related knowledge has been omitted in accordance with STCW Code provisions; and

.8.4 "Valid only on near-coastal voyages" - if the related knowledge has been omitted in accordance with STCW Code provisions.

Note: Tonnage and power limitations need not be shown here if they are already indicated in the title of the certificate and in the capacity entered in column .9.

.9 The capacity or capacities entered in this column should be those specified in the title to the STCW regulation or regulations concerned in the case of certificates issued under chapter II or III, or should be as specified in the applicable safe manning requirements of the Administration, as appropriate.

.10 A general limitation, such as the requirement to wear corrective lenses when performing duties, should be entered prominently at the top of this limitations column also. The limitations entered in column .10 should be the same as those shown in column .8 for the functions performed in each capacity entered.

.11 The number entered in this space should be that of the certificate, so that both certificate and endorsement have the same unique number for reference and for location in the register of certificates and/or endorsements, etc.

.12 The date of original issue of the endorsement should be entered here; it may be the same as, or differ from, the date of issue of the certificate, in accordance with the circumstances.

.13 The name of the official authorized to issue the endorsement should be shown here in block letters below the official's signature.

.14 The date of birth shown should be the date confirmed from Administration records or as otherwise verified.

.15 The endorsement should be signed by the seafarer in the presence of an official, or may be incorporated from the seafarer's application form duly completed and verified.

.16 The photograph should be a standard black and white or colour passport-type head and shoulders photograph, supplied in duplicate by the seafarer so that one may be kept in or associated with the register of certificates.

.17 If the blocks for revalidation are shown as part of the endorsement form (see section A-I/2, paragraph 1), the Administration may revalidate the endorsement by completing the block after the seafarer has demonstrated continuing proficiency as required by regulation I/11.

(Official Seal)

(COUNTRY)

ENDORSEMENT ATTESTING THE ISSUE OF A CERTIFICATE UNDER THE
PROVISIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR
SEAFARERS, 1978, AS AMENDED




The Government of...........1 ........ certifies that Certificate No.......2 ...... has been issued to......................3 ....................... who has been found duly qualified in accordance with the provisions of regulation .............4 ............... of the above Convention, as amended, and has been found competent to perform the following functions, at the levels specified, subject to any limitations indicated until .............5 ................ or until the date of expiry of any extension of the validity of this endorsement as may be shown overleaf:
.6 FUNCTION.7 LEVEL.8 LIMITATIONS APPLYING (IF ANY)
The lawful holder of this endorsement may serve in the following capacity or capacities specified in the applicable safe manning requirements of the Administration:
.9 CAPACITY.10 LIMITATIONS APPLYING (IF ANY)
Endorsement No........................11........................issued on........................12........................
(Official Seal)
………………………………………….
Signature of the duly authorized official
............................... 13................................
Name of the duly authorized official


The original of this endorsement must be kept available in accordance with regulation I/2,
paragraph 11 of the Convention while its holder is serving on a ship.

Date of birth of the holder of the certificate:..................... 14........................

Signature of the holder of the certificate: ........................ 15........................
Photograph of the holder of the certificate:.16
The validity of this endorsement is hereby extended until:..............................
(Official seal)

………………………………………………..
Signature of the duly authorised official

Date of revalidation...............................17

………………………………………………..
Name of the duly authorised official

The validity of this endorsement is hereby extended until:..............................
(Official seal)

………………………………………………..
Signature of the duly authorised official

Date of revalidation...............................17

………………………………………………..
Name of the duly authorised official

2 An endorsement attesting the recognition of a certificate may be attached to and form
part of the certificate endorsed, or may be issued as a separate document (see STCW
regulation I/2, paragraph 8). All entries made in the form are required to be in Roman
characters and Arabic figures (see STCW regulation I/2, paragraph 10). The spaces
numbered .1 to .17 in the form which follows the text hereunder are intended to be
completed as indicated in paragraph 1 above, except in respect of the following spaces:
.2 where the number assigned by the Party which issued the certificate
being recognized should be entered;
.3 where the name entered should be the same as that appearing in the
certificate being recognized;
.4 where the name of the Party which issued the certificate being recognized
should be entered;
.9where the capacity or capacities entered should be selected, as appropriate,
from those specified in the safe applicable manning requirements of the
Administration which is recognizing the certificate;
.11where the number entered should be unique to the endorsement both for
reference and for location in the register of endorsements; and
.12where the date of original issue of the endorsement should be entered.

(Official Seal)

(COUNTRY)
ENDORSEMENT ATTESTING THE RECOGNITION OF A CERTIFICATE UNDER
THE PROVISIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF
TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS, 1978, AS
AMENDED
The Government of.................. 1 .. .... certifies that Certificate No...........2 ................ issued to .......... .3........by or on behalf of the Government of.............4 .. . is duly recognized in accordance with the provisions of regulation I/10 of the above Convention, as amended, and the lawful holder is authorized to perform the following functions, at the levels specified, subject to any limitations indicated until ........ 5 ........or until the date of expiry of any extension of the validity of this endorsement as may be shown overleaf:
.6 FUNCTION.7 LEVEL.8 LIMITATIONS APPLYING (IF ANY)
The lawful holder of this endorsement may serve in the following capacity or capacities specified in the applicable safe manning requirements of the Administration:
.9 CAPACITY.10 LIMITATIONS APPLYING (IF ANY)
Endorsement No..................11 .............. issued on....................12 .........................
(Official Seal)………………………………………………
Signature of duly authorized official
......................13 ....................
Name of duly authorized official
The original of this endorsement must be kept available in accordance with regulation I/2,
paragraph 11 of the Convention while its holder is serving on a ship.
Date of birth of the holder of the certificate:..................... 14.........................
Signature of the holder of the certificate:...........................15..........................
Photograph of the holder of the certificate:.16
The validity of this endorsement is hereby extended until:..............................
(Official seal)
………………………………………………..
Signature of the duly authorised official

Date of revalidation...............................17

………………………………………………..
Name of the duly authorised official

The validity of this endorsement is hereby extended until:..............................

(Official seal)

………………………………………………..
Signature of the duly authorised official

Date of revalidation...............................17

………………………………………………..
Name of the duly authorised official

3 When replacing a certificate or endorsement which has been lost or destroyed,
Parties should issue the replacement under a new number, to avoid confusion with the
document to be replaced.
4 If an application for revalidation is made within six months before the expiry
of an endorsement, the endorsement referred to in paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 of regulation I/2
may be revalidated until:
.1 the fifth anniversary of the date of validity, or extension of the validity,
of the endorsement; or
.2 the date the certificate endorsed expires, whichever is earlier.
5 Where a Certificate of Proficiency is issued, it should contain at least the
following information:
.1 names of the issuing Party and authority;
.2 number assigned to the certificate by the issuing authority;
.3 full name and date of birth of the seafarer to whom the certificate is
issued.
The name and birthdate should be the same as that appearing in the
seafarer's passport or seafarer's identification document;
.4title of the certificate. For example, if the certificate is issued in relation
to regulation VI/3, paragraph 2, the title used should be "advanced fire fighting"
and if it is issued in relation to regulation VI/5, paragraph 1, the title used
should be "ship security officer";
.5number, or numbers, of the Convention regulation(s) or of the STCW
Code section under which the seafarer has been found qualified;
.6dates of issue and expiry of the certificate. If the validity of the certificate
is unlimited, then, for the benefit of clarification, the "unlimited" term should be
entered in front of the date of expiry;
.7if applicable, limitations, either general limitation (such as the requirement
to wear corrective lenses), ship's type limitation (such as "valid only for service
on ships of GT<500") or, voyage limitation (such as "valid only on near-coastal
voyages");
.8name and signature of the authorized person who issues the certificate;
.9photograph of the seafarer. The photograph should be a standard black and
white or colour passport-type head and shoulders photograph;
.10if the certificate is intended to be revalidated, then the date of
revalidation, extension of the validity, name and signature of the authorized
person; and
.11the contact details of the issuing Authority.

Table B-I/2

List of certificates or documentary evidence required under the STCW Convention

The list below identifies all certificates or documentary evidence described in the Convention which authorize the holder to serve in certain functions on board ships.

The certificates are subject to the requirements of regulation I/2 regarding language and their availability in original form.

The list also references the relevant regulations and the requirements for endorsement, registration and revalidation.

RegulationsType of certificate and brief
description
Endorsement
attesting
recognition of a
certificate1
Registration
required2
Revalidation of
certificate3
II/2, II/3,
III/2,
III/3, III/6,
IV/2, VII/2
Certificate of Competency - For
masters, officers and GMDSS
radio operators
YesYesYes
II/4, III/4,
VII/2
Certificate of Proficiency - For
ratings duly certified to be a part of a
navigational or engine-room watch
NoYesNo
II/5, III/5,
III/7, VII/2
Certificate of Proficiency - For
ratings duly certified as able
seafarer deck, able seafarer engine or
electro-technical rating
NoYesNo
V/1-1, V/1-2Certificate of Proficiency or
endorsement to a Certificate of
Competency - For masters and officers on
oil, chemical or
liquefied gas tankers
YesYesYes
V/1-1, V/1-2Certificate of Proficiency - For
ratings on oil, chemical or
liquefied gas tankers
NoYesNo
V/2Documentary evidence - Training
for masters, officers, ratings and other
personnel serving on
passenger ships
NoNoNo4
VI/1Certificate of Proficiency5 - Basic
training
NoYesYes6
VI/2Certificate of Proficiency5 -
Survival craft, rescue boats and
fast rescue boats
NoYesYes6
VI/3Certificate of Proficiency5
Advanced fire fighting
NoYesYes6
VI/4Certificate of Proficiency5
Medical first aid and medical care
NoYesNo
RegulationsType of certificate and brief
description
Endorsement
attesting
recognition of a
certificate1
Registration
required
Revalidation of

certificate3
VI/5Certificate of Proficiency - Ship
security officer
NoYesNo
VI/67
Certificate of Proficiency -
Security awareness training or security
training for seafarers with designated
security duties
NoYesNo

Notes:

1 Endorsement attesting recognition of a certificate means endorsement in accordance with regulation I/2, paragraph 7.

2 Registration required means as part of register or registers in accordance with regulation I/2, paragraph 14.

3 Revalidation of a certificate means establishing continued professional competence in accordance with regulation I/11 or maintaining the required standards of competence in accordance with sections A-VI/1 to A-VI/3, as applicable.

4 As required by regulation V/2, paragraph 3 seafarers who have completed training in "crowd management", "crisis management and human behaviour" or "passenger safety, cargo safety and hull integrity" shall at intervals not exceeding five years, undertake appropriate refresher training or to provide evidence of having achieved the required standards of competence within the previous five years.

5 The certificates of competency issued in accordance with regulations II/2, II/3, III/2, III/3, III/6 and VII/2 include the proficiency requirements in "basic training", "survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats", "advanced fire fighting" and "medical first aid" therefore, holders of mentioned certificates of competency are not required to carry Certificates of Proficiency in respect of those competences of chapter VI.

6 In accordance with sections A-VI/1, A-VI/2 and A-VI/3, seafarers shall provide evidence of having maintained the required standards of competence every five years.

7 Where security awareness training or training in designated security duties is not included in the qualification for the certificate to be issued.

Section B-I/3

Guidance regarding near-coastal voyages

Coastal States may adopt regional "near-coastal voyage limits" through bilateral or multilateral arrangements. Details of such arrangements shall be reported to the Secretary-General, who shall circulate such particulars to all Parties.

Section B-I/4

Guidance regarding control procedures

Introduction

1 The purpose of the control procedures of regulation I/4 is to enable officers duly authorized by port States to ensure that the seafarers on board have sufficient competence to ensure safe, secure and pollution-free operation of the ship.

2 This provision is no different in principle from the need to make checks on ships' structures and equipment. Indeed, it builds on these inspections to make an appraisal of the total system of onboard safety, security and pollution prevention.

Assessment

3 By restricting assessment as indicated in section A-I/4, the subjectivity which is an unavoidable element in all control procedures is reduced to a minimum, no more than would be evident in other types of control inspection.

4 The clear grounds given in regulation I/4, paragraph 1.3 will usually be sufficient to direct the inspector's attention to specific areas of competency, which could then be followed up by seeking evidence of training in the skills in question. If this evidence is inadequate or unconvincing, the authorized officer may ask to observe a demonstration of the relevant skill.

5 It will be a matter for the professional judgement of the inspector when on board, either following an incident as outlined in regulation I/4 or for the purposes of a routine inspection, whether the ship is operated in a manner likely to pose a danger to persons, property or the environment.

Section B-I/5

Guidance regarding national provisions

(No provisions)

Section B-I/6

Guidance regarding training and assessment

Qualifications of instructors and assessors

1 Each Party should ensure that instructors and assessors are appropriately qualified and experienced for the particular types and levels of training or assessment of competence of seafarers, as required under the Convention, in accordance with the guidelines in this section.

In-service training and assessment

2 Any person, on board or ashore, conducting in-service training of a seafarer intended to be used in qualifying for certification under the Convention should have received appropriate guidance in instructional techniques.

3 Any person responsible for the supervision of in-service training of a seafarer intended to be used in qualifying for certification under the Convention should have appropriate knowledge of instructional techniques and of training methods and practice.

4 Any person, on board or ashore, conducting an in-service assessment of the competence of a seafarer intended to be used in qualifying for certification under the Convention should have:

.1 received appropriate guidance in assessment methods and practice; and

.2 gained practical assessment experience under the supervision and to the satisfaction of an experienced assessor.

5 Any person responsible for the supervision of the in-service assessment of competence of a seafarer intended to be used in qualifying for certification under the Convention should have a full understanding of the assessment system, assessment methods and practice.

Use of distance learning and e-learning

6 Parties may allow the training of seafarers by distance learning and e-learning in accordance with the standards of training and assessment set out in section A-I/6 and the guidance given below.

Guidance for training by distance learning and e-learning

7 Each Party should ensure that any distance learning and e-learning programme:

.1 is provided by an entity that is approved by the Party;

.2 is suitable for the selected objectives and training tasks to meet the competence level for the subject covered;

.3 has clear and unambiguous instructions for the trainees to understand how the programme operates;

.4 provides learning outcomes that meet all the requirements to provide the underpinning knowledge and proficiency of the subject;

.5 is structured in a way that enables the trainee to systematically reflect on what has been learnt through both self assessment and tutor-marked assignments; and

.6 provides professional tutorial support through telephone, facsimile or e-mail communications.

8 Companies should ensure that a safe learning environment is provided and that there has been sufficient time provided to enable the trainee to study.

9 Where e-learning is provided, common information formats such as XML (Extensible Markup Language), which is a flexible way to share both the format and the data on the World Wide Web, intranets, and elsewhere, should be used.

10 The e-learning system should be secured from tampering and attempts to hack into the system.

Guidance for assessing a trainee's progress and achievements by training by distance learning and e-learning

11 Each Party should ensure that approved assessment procedures are provided for any distance learning and e-learning programme, including:

.1 clear information to the trainees on the way that tests and examinations are conducted and how the results are communicated;

.2 have test questions that are comprehensive and will adequately assess a trainee's competence and are appropriate to the level being examined;

.3 procedures in place to ensure questions are kept up to date;

.4 the conditions where the examinations can take place and the procedures for invigilation to be conducted;

.5 secure procedures for the examination system so that it will prevent cheating; and

.6 secure validation procedures to record results for the benefit of the Party.

Register of approved training providers, courses and programmes

12 Each Party should ensure that a register or registers of approved training providers, courses and programmes are maintained and made available to companies and other Parties on request.

Section B-I/7

Guidance regarding communication of information

Reports of difficulties encountered

1 Parties are encouraged, when communicating information in accordance with article IV and regulation I/7 of the Convention, to include an index specifically locating the required information as follows:

Index of materials submitted in accordance with article IV and regulation I/7 of the STCW Convention

Article IV of the STCW Convention Location

1 Text of laws, decrees, orders, regulations and instruments

(article IV(1)(a))

2 Details on study courses

(article IV(1)(b))

3 National examination and other requirements

(article IV(1)(b))

4 Specimen certificates

(article IV(1)(c))

Section A-I/7 part 1 of the STCW Code Location

5 Information on Governmental organization

(section A-I/7, paragraph 2.1)

6 Explanation of legal and administrative measures

(section A-I/7, paragraph 2.2)

7 Statement of the education, training, examination, assessment and certification policies

(section A-I/7, paragraph 2.3)

8 Summary of the courses, training programmes, examinations and assessments by certificate

(section A-I/7, paragraph 2.4)

9 Outline of the procedures and conditions for authorizations, accreditations and approvals

(section A-I/7, paragraph 2.5)

10 List of authorizations, accreditations and approvals granted

(section A-I/7, paragraph 2.5)

11 Summary of procedures for dispensations

(section A-I/7, paragraph 2.6)

12 Comparison carried out pursuant to regulation I/11

(section A-I/7, paragraph 2.7)

13 Outline of refresher and upgrading training mandated

(section A-I/7, paragraph 2.7)

Section A-I/7, part 2, paragraph 3 of the STCW Code Location

14 Description of equivalency arrangements adopted pursuant to article IX

(section A-I/7, paragraph 3.1)

15 Summary of measures taken to ensure compliance with regulation I/10

(section A-I/7, paragraph 3.2)

16 Specimen copy of safe manning documents issued to ships employing seafarers holding alternative certificates under regulation VII/1 (section A-I/7, paragraph 3.3)

Section A-I/7, part 2, paragraph 4 of the STCW Code Location

17 Report of results of independent evaluations carried out pursuant to regulation I/8 covering:

.1 Terms of reference of evaluators for the independent evaluation

.2 Qualifications and experience of evaluators

.3 Date and scope of evaluation

.4 Non-conformities found

.5 Corrective measures recommended

.6 Corrective measures carried out

.7 List of training institutions/centres covered by the independent evaluation

Section A-I/7, part 2, paragraph 6 of the STCW Code Location

18 Explanation of legal and administrative measures

(section A-I/7, paragraph 6.1)

19 Statement of the education, training, examination, assessment and certification policies

(section A-I/7, paragraph 6.2)

20 Summary of the courses, training programmes, examinations and assessments by certificate

(section A-I/7, paragraph 6.3)

21 Outline of refresher and upgrading training mandated

(section A-I/7, paragraph 6.4)

22 Comparison carried out pursuant to regulation I/11

(section A-I/7, paragraph 6.5)

2 Parties are requested to include, in the reports required by regulation I/7, an indication of any relevant guidance contained in part B of this Code, the observance of which has been found to be impracticable.

Section B-I/8

Guidance regarding quality standards

1 In applying quality standards under the provisions of regulation I/8 and section A-I/8 to the administration of its certification system, each Party should take account of existing national or international models, and incorporate the following key elements:

.1 an expressed policy regarding quality and the means by which such policy is to be implemented;

.2 a quality system incorporating the organizational structure, responsibilities, procedures, processes and resources necessary for quality management;

.3 the operational techniques and activities to ensure quality control;

.4 systematic monitoring arrangements, including internal quality-assurance evaluations, to ensure that all defined objectives are being achieved; and

.5 arrangements for periodic external quality evaluations as described in the following paragraphs.

2 In establishing such quality standards for the administration of their national certification system, Administrations should seek to ensure that the arrangements adopted:

.1 are sufficiently flexible to enable the certification system to take account of the varying needs of the industry, and that they facilitate and encourage the application of new technology;

.2 cover all the administrative matters that give effect to the various provisions of the Convention, in particular regulations I/2 to I/15 and other provisions which enable the Administration to grant certificates of service and dispensations and to withdraw, cancel and suspend certificates;

.3 encompass the Administration's responsibilities for approving training and assessment at all levels, from undergraduate-type courses and updating courses for certificates of competency to short courses of vocational training; and

.4 incorporate arrangements for the internal quality-assurance reviews under paragraph 1.4 involving a comprehensive self-study of the administrative procedures, at all levels, in order to measure achievement of defined objectives and to provide the basis for the independent external evaluation required under section A-I/8, paragraph 3.

Quality standards model for assessment of knowledge, understanding, skills and competence

3 The quality standards model for assessment of knowledge, understanding, skills and competence should incorporate the recommendations of this section within the general framework of either:

.1 a national scheme for education and training accreditation or quality standards; or

.2 an alternative quality-standards model acceptable to the Organization.

4 The above quality-standards model should incorporate:

.1 a quality policy, including a commitment by the training institution or unit to the achievement of its stated aims and objectives and to the consequential recognition by the relevant accrediting or quality-standards authority;

.2 those quality-management functions that determine and implement the quality policy, relating to aspects of the work which impinge on the quality of what is provided, including provisions for determining progression within a course or programme;

.3 quality system coverage, where appropriate, of the academic and administrative organizational structure, responsibilities, procedures, processes and the resources of staff and equipment;

.4 the quality-control functions to be applied at all levels to the teaching, training, examination and assessment activities, and to their organization and implementation, in order to ensure their fitness for their purpose and the achievement of their defined objectives;

.5 the internal quality-assurance processes and reviews which monitor the extent to which the institution, or training unit, is achieving the objectives of the programmes it delivers, and is effectively monitoring the quality-control procedures which it employs; and

.6 the arrangements made for periodic external quality evaluations required under regulation I/8, paragraph 2 and described in the following paragraphs, for which the outcome of the quality-assurance reviews forms the basis and starting point.

5 In establishing quality standards for education, training and assessment programmes, the organizations responsible for implementing these programmes should take account of the following:

.1 Where provisions exist for established national accreditation, or education quality standards, such provisions should be utilized for courses incorporating the knowledge and understanding requirements of the Convention. The quality standards should be applied to both management and operational levels of the activity, and should take account of how it is managed, organized, undertaken and evaluated, in order to ensure that the identified goals are achieved.

.2 Where acquisition of a particular skill or accomplishment of a designated task is the primary objective, the quality standards should take account of whether real or simulated equipment is utilized for this purpose, and of the appropriateness of the qualifications and experience of the assessors, in order to ensure achievement of the set standards.

.3 The internal quality-assurance evaluations should involve a comprehensive self-study of the programme, at all levels, to monitor achievement of defined objectives through the application of quality standards. These quality-assurance reviews should address the planning, design, presentation and evaluation of programmes as well as the teaching, learning and communication activities. The outcome provides the basis for the independent evaluation required under section A-I/8, paragraph 3.

The independent evaluation

6 Each independent evaluation should include a systematic and independent examination of all quality activities, but should not evaluate the validity of the defined objectives. The evaluation team should:

.1 carry out the evaluation in accordance with documented procedures;

.2 ensure that the results of each evaluation are documented and brought to the attention of those responsible for the area evaluated; and

.3 check that timely action is taken to correct any deficiencies.

7 The purpose of the evaluation is to provide an independent assessment of the effectiveness of the quality-standard arrangements at all levels. In the case of an education or training establishment, a recognized academic accreditation or quality-standards body or Government agency should be used. The evaluation team should be provided with sufficient advance information to give an overview of the tasks in hand. In the case of a major training institution or programme, the following items are indicative of the information to be provided:

.1 the mission statement of the institution;

.2 details of academic and training strategies in use;

.3 an organization chart and information on the composition of committees and advisory bodies;

.4 staff and student information;

.5 a description of training facilities and equipment; and

.6 an outline of the policies and procedures on:

.6.1 student admission;

.6.2 the development of new courses and review of existing courses;

.6.3 the examination system, including appeals and resits;

.6.4 staff recruitment, training, development, appraisal and promotion;

.6.5 feedback from students and from industry; and

.6.6 staff involvement in research and development.

The report

8 Before submitting a final report, the evaluation team should forward an interim report to the management, seeking their comments on their findings. Upon receiving their comments, the evaluators should submit their final report, which should:

.1 include brief background information about the institution or training programme;

.2 be full, fair and accurate;

.3 highlight the strengths and weaknesses of the institution;

.4 describe the evaluation procedure followed;

.5 cover the various elements identified in paragraph 4;

.6 indicate the extent of compliance or non-compliance with the requirements of the Convention and the effectiveness of the quality standards in ensuring achievement of defined aims and objectives; and

.7 spell out clearly the areas found to be deficient, offer suggestions for improvement and provide any other comments the evaluators consider relevant.

Section B-I/9

Guidance regarding medical standards

MEDICAL EXAMINATION AND CERTIFICATION

1 Parties, in establishing seafarer medical fitness standards and provisions, should take into account the minimum physical abilities set out in table B-I/9 and the guidance given within this section, bearing in mind the different duties of seafarers.

2 Parties, in establishing seafarer medical fitness standards and provisions, should follow the guidance contained in the ILO/WHO publication Guidelines for Conducting Pre-sea and Periodic Medical Fitness Examinations for Seafarers, including any subsequent versions, and any other applicable international guidelines published by the International Labour Organization, the International Maritime Organization or the World Health Organization.

3 Appropriate qualifications and experience for medical practitioners conducting medical fitness examinations of seafarers may include occupational health or maritime health qualifications, experience of working as a ship's doctor or a shipping company doctor or working under the supervision of someone with the aforementioned qualifications or experience.

4 The premises where medical fitness examinations are carried out should have the facilities and equipment required to carry out medical fitness examination of seafarers.

5 Administrations should ensure that recognized medical practitioners enjoy full professional independence in exercising their medical judgement when undertaking medical examination procedures.

6 Persons applying for a medical certificate should present to the recognized medical practitioner appropriate identity documentation to establish their identity. They should also surrender their previous medical certificate.

7 Each Administration has the discretionary authority to grant a variance or waiver of any of the standards set out in table B-I/9 hereunder, based on an assessment of a medical evaluation and any other relevant information concerning an individual's adjustment to the condition and proven ability to satisfactorily perform assigned shipboard functions.

8 The medical fitness standards should, so far as possible, define objective criteria with regard to fitness for sea service, taking into account access to medical facilities and medical expertise on board ship. They should, in particular, specify the conditions under which seafarers suffering from potentially life-threatening medical conditions that are controlled by medication may be allowed to continue to serve at sea.

9 The medical standards should also identify particular medical conditions, such as colour blindness, which might preclude seafarers holding particular positions on board ship.

10 The minimum in-service eyesight standards in each eye for unaided distance vision should be at least 0.1.

11 Persons requiring the use of spectacles or contact lenses to perform duties should have a spare pair or pairs, as required, conveniently available on board the ship. Any need to wear visual aids to meet the required standards should be recorded on the medical fitness certificate issued.

12 Colour vision testing should be in accordance with the International Recommendation for Colour Vision Requirements for Transport, published by the Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage (CIE 143-2001 including any subsequent versions) or equivalent test methods.

Table B-I/9

Assessment of minimum entry level and in-service physical abilities for seafarers3

Shipboard task, function, event or
condition3
Related physical abilityA medical examiner should be
satisfied that the candidate4
Routine movement around
vessel:
- on moving deck
- between levels
- between compartments
Note 1 applies to this row
Maintain balance and move
with agility
Climb up and down vertical
ladders and stairways
Step over coamings
(e.g., Load Line Convention
requires coamings to
be 600 mm high)
Open and close watertight
doors
Has no disturbance in sense of balance
Does not have any impairment or
disease that prevents relevant
movements and physical activities
Is, without assistance5, able to:
- climb vertical ladders and stairways
- step over high sills
- manipulate door closing systems
Routine tasks on board:
- Use of hand tools
- Movement of ship's stores
- Overhead work
- Valve operation
- Standing a four-hour watch
- Working in confined spaces
- Responding to alarms,
warnings and instructions
- Verbal communication
Strength, dexterity and
stamina to manipulate
mechanical devices
Lift, pull and carry a load
(e.g., 18 kg)
Reach upwards
Stand, walk and remain
alert for an extended period
Work in constricted spaces
and move through restricted
openings
(e.g., SOLAS requires
minimum openings in
Does not have a defined impairment or
diagnosed medical condition that reduces
ability to perform routine duties essential to
the safe operation of the vessel
Has ability to:
- work with arms raised
- stand and walk for an extended
period
- enter confined space
- fulfil eyesight standards
(table A-I/9)
- fulfil hearing standards set by
competent authority or take account of
international guidelines</