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15 November 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 11:12 GMT+1



November 6, 2018

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The International Chamber of prompt Shipping a review of the Stcw convention on the formation of the marine ones

Poulsson: there is from wondering if the norm, in its current drawing up, is still apt to the scopes of ventunesimo the century

The association shipowning international International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) speeds up a review of international STCW on the formation of marine, the normative one Convention that is adopted in 1978 from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and that 2010 with amendments approved of in the course of a conference held to Manila have been object of a last update in that have taken effect on January 1°, 2012 with a transient period five-year-old.

The necessity to adapt the norm on the formation of the seafarers to the new challenges faced from the field of the marine transport is evidenced this morning by the president of the ICS, Esben Poulsson, in the course of the conference "Crew Global Connect" in development to Manila, in the Philippines. "Currently - Poulsson has remembered - the employers supply regularly formation and they take care of the appraisal of many officials in possession of certification STCW before their employment, that - has found the president of the ICS - it raises doubts on the fact that the Convention, in its current drawing up, is still apt to the scopes of ventunesimo the century".

Poulsson has explained that "a complete review of norm STCW would allow with the field to adapt itself effectively very more to the technological developments, included the increasing automation". The president of the shipowning association has specified that the review of the STCW "would have to supply a sufficiently flexible structure in order to adapt itself to the necessities, in constant mutation, of a world-wide fleet in continuous evolution and - he has added - could be necessary to develop a more modular approach to the acquisition of the competences and the certifications. The advent of new technologies - it has observed Poulsson - is already changing the functions that the marine ones carry out and the competences on board and the formation of which they need".

"A review of the STCW - it has continued the president of the International Chamber of Shipping - would have to try to improve the transparency and the effectiveness of the supervision of its performance. The so-called one whitelist of the nations that have communicated to the IMO information on the conformity to requirement of the STCW - has evidenced - currently it is not of great usefullness as practically all include them. The ICS - it has specified Poulsson - would not want to tear the whitelist without an adequate substitute, but it is necessary that there is a system of more transparent and effective monitoring on the implementation on a national level in order to guarantee that the continuous STCW to supply marine competent and expert".

"With the involvement of all the parts interested of the field - it has concluded Poulsson - consider that it has reached right time in order to take in consideration a next one complete review of the STCW similar to that capacity to term from the Member States of the IMO in 1995".


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