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STCW 2010 ('Manila Amendments')

The STCW Convention 1978 has been amended by the 2010 Manila Amendments and contains new training requirements:

Engineer Officer of the Watch candidates (Unlimited or Yachts) will be required to complete a three day Human Element, Leadership and Management (Operational Level) course, if they are applying for their Certificate of Competency after 1 July 2013.

Second/Chief Engineer candidates (Unlimited or Yachts) will be required to complete a five day Human Element, Leadership and Management (Management Level) course, if they are applying for their Certificate of Competency after 1 July 2013.

After 1 July 2013, all Engineering and Electro-Technical Officers (Unlimited or Yachts) will have to undertake High Voltage training before serving on a vessel with electrical switchboards of 1KV and above. A High Voltage (Operational Level) course will have to be completed by Engineer and Electro-Technical Officers for first certification, while a High Voltage (Management Level) course will be required for second (senior) certification. Further information will be made available once the MCA have confirmed the course delivery requirements.