- The 2010 Manila Amendments to STCW Convention require seafarers to carry certificates and flag endorsements meeting the 2010 amendments to STCW Convention w.e.f 1 January 2017.
- Based on IMO MSC.1/Circ.1560 and Considering that not all seafarers are able to obtain certificates and/or necessary endorsements required for meeting the requirements of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention Liberian Maritime Authority has issued marine operations note 01/2017 (copy attached) advising on implementation of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code.
- Salient point of the note are as follows:
- This Administration has authorized officers and ratings that had national certificates that complied with the STCW requirements in force immediately before 1 January 2017, but were not in accordance with the requirements of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention, to continue to serve, until 1 July 2017 with their valid National Certificates.
- Liberian endorsements that were issued based on seafarer’s national certificates will continue to remain valid, until the certificate-issuing Party/National Administration issues a certificate meeting the requirements of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention.
- Recognized organizations that are authorized to conduct ISM Code certification on behalf of Liberian administration are advised to inform the Administration, if a seafarer's documentation is not in accordance with the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention, when assessing compliance with the provisions of the ISM Code.
- Ship owners/ operators and masters are advised to be guided by above.
- Liberia Maritime Authority Marine Operations Note 01/2017 on implementation of 2010 Manila Amendments to STCW Convention and Code
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