2018(Copy attached) providing instructions on training and certification requirements
as per STCW Convention for Seafarers operating on Malta Flagged ships as follows:
Masters, chief mates and officers in charge of a navigational watch are required to
hold a certificate in basic training as per Section A-V/4, paragraph 1 of the STCW
Masters and chief mates are required to hold a certificate in advanced training as per
Section A-V/4, paragraph 2 of the STCW Code with compliance of:
i) Meet the requirements for certification in basic training for ships operating in polar
ii) Have at least two months of approved seagoing service in the deck department at
management level or while performing watchkeeping duties at the operational level, within polar waters or other equivalent approved seagoing service.
Until 1 July 2020, seafarers with approved seagoing service in polar waters prior to 1 July 2018 are required to comply:
deck department at operational or management level, for a period of at least three months during the preceding five years, or
established by the IMO for ships operating in polar waters.
deck department at management level, for a period of at least three months during the preceding five years, or
established by the IMO for ships operating in polar waters and having completed approved seagoing service, performing duties in the deck department at management level, for a period of at least two months in total during the preceding five years.
Applications for the issue of a certificate of proficiency in basic or advanced training for ships operating in polar waters are to be submitted on the appropriate form TM/MSD/SCU 030.
Regulation V/3 Training for Seafarers Engaged on Ships Subject to the IGF Code:
Seafarers serving on board ships are to get familiarization as specified in Regulation I/14, paragraph 1.5.
Masters, engineer officers and all personnel are required to hold a certificate in advanced training for service in accordance with provisions of section A-V/3 paragraph 2 of the STCW Code.
Seafarers having certificate of proficiency in advanced training for liquefied gas tankers are to be considered as having met the requirements specified in section A-V/3, paragraph 2 for advanced training for service on ships subject to the IGF Code, provided they also have:
of three bunkering operations on board ships subject to the IGF Code. Two of the three bunkering operations may be replaced by approved simulator training on bunkering operations; and
ships subject to the IGF Code, tankers carrying as cargo fuels covered by the IGF Code or ships using gases or low flashpoint fuel as fuel.
The administration requires for trained Seafarers to undertake appropriate refresher training at intervals not exceeding five years or to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence within the previous five years.
Applications for the issue of a certificate of proficiency in basic or advanced training for ships subject to the IGF Code are to be submitted on the appropriate form TM/MSD/SCU 031.
This Technical Circular and the material contained in it is provided only for the purpose of supplying current information to the reader and not as an advice to be relied upon by any person. While we have taken utmost care to be as factual as possible, readers/ users are advised to verify the exact text and content of the Regulation from the original source/ issuing Authority.