Resolution 8 Promotion of technical knowledge, skills and professionalism of seafarers
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Resolution 8 Promotion of technical knowledge, skills and professionalism of seafarers

 THE CONFERENCE,

HAVING ADOPTED the 1995 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, with a view to strengthening the implementation of the Convention and thereby improving the competence of seafarers,

APPRECIATING that the overall effectiveness of selection, training and certification processes can only be evaluated through the skills, abilities and competence exhibited by seafarers during the course of their service on board ship,

RECOMMENDS that Administrations should make arrangements to ensure that companies:

  • .1 establish criteria and processes for the selection of personnel exhibiting the highest practicable standards of technical knowledge, skills and professionalism;

  • .2 monitor the standards exhibited by ship's personnel in the performance of their duties;

  • .3 encourage all officers to participate actively in the training of junior personnel;

  • .4 monitor carefully and frequently review the progress made by junior personnel in their acquisition of knowledge and skills during their service on board ship;

  • .5 provide refresher and updating training at suitable intervals as may be required; and

  • .6 take all appropriate measures to encourage pride of service and professionalism on the part of the personnel they employ.


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