The Maritime Safety Committee,
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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Maritime Safety Committee - Resolution MSC.455(100) - Amendments to Part B of the STCW Code - (adopted on 6 December 2018) - The Maritime Safety Committee,

The Maritime Safety Committee,

The annex of this document has been consolidated into STCW Code.

RECALLING Article 28(b) of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization concerning the functions of the Committee,

RECALLING ALSO regulation I/1.2.4 of the International Convention of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (the Convention), regarding the procedure for amendments to part B (recommendatory part) of the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW Code),

RECALLING FURTHER that it, by resolutions MSC.416(97) and MSC.417(97), adopted amendments to the Convention and to part A of the STCW Code, respectively, consequential to the adoption of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code) by resolutions MSC.385(94) and MEPC.264(68),

HAVING CONSIDERED, at its 100th session, amendments to part B of the STCW Code proposed by the Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping, at its fifth session,

1 ADOPTS amendments to part B of the STCW Code, the text of which is set out in the annex to the present resolution;

2 RECOMMENDS that Parties use the amendments to part B of the STCW Code as recommended guidance for the implementation, application and enforcement of measures to give the Convention full and complete effect in a uniform manner; and

3 DETERMINES that said amendments should become effective on 1 January 2019.

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