Resolution 7 Monitoring the implications of alternative certification
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Resolution 7 Monitoring the implications of alternative certification

 THE CONFERENCE,

HAVING ADOPTED the 1995 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978,

RECOGNIZING that chapter VII of the revised annex to the STCW Convention provides for alternative certification systems and that such systems may be implemented in different ways by Parties to the Convention,

RECOGNIZING FURTHER that experience with such systems is, at present, limited and that they may significantly affect the distribution of work and responsibility among crew members,

DESIRING to ensure that the implementation of such systems will not, as a consequence, prejudice the safety of life at sea, the safety of the ship, Its operation, or the protection of the marine environment,

INVITES the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization to keep under review the implementation of chapter VII of the revised annex to the STCW Convention and the relevant sections of the STCW Code with the aim of:

  • .1 identifying the alternative certification systems being implemented under chapter VII;

  • .2 determining whether revisions are needed to the STCW Code to ensure that the requirements for implementation of such systems are adequate and effective; and

  • .3 developing further the principles contained in regulation VII/3 and clarifying their application.


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