Proposed Circulars (For Public Consultations)

Comments / Recommendations on proposed circulars must contain the following:

Specific provision sought to be improved or revised;
Recommended improvement or revision on the provision, containing the proposed replacement;
Relevant legal basis for the recommendation, such as STCW Convention or Code, related international and national law, IMO Model Courses, and other, with proper citation, as appropriate;

The STCW Office, through the Executive Director, shall take into consideration all valid recommendations SUBMITTED within seven (7) calendar days from the date of posting only.

Send all comments / recommendations to:

Number Date Subject
STCW Circular No. 2017-___ 05/15/2017 Rules and Regulations on the Accreditation of Maritime Training Institutions and Assessment Centers
STCW Circular No. 2017-___ 04/03/2017 Mandatory minimum requirements for the Certification of Ratings as able Seafarer Deck in accordance to the Regulation II/5 of the Standard of Trainings, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as Amended
Joint CHED-
MARINA Memorandum
Circular No. 01 Series of 2016

Revised rules and procedures implementing the CHED AND MARINA joint monitoring of the Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and the Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering Programs.

Annex A- Revised Feedback Form

STCW Circular No. 2016-___ 11/03/16 Mandatory minimum requirements for issuance of Certificate of Proficiency for Masters, Officers, Ratings and other Personnel on Ships subject to the International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other low flash point fuels.
STCW Circular No. 2016-13 07/20/2016 Conduct of Training for More Than One Course In One Training Period


Posted on May 15, 2017

Exam Questions


Show More...



Marine Deck and Engineer Officers


Ratings Forming Part of Navigational or Engineering Watch


Radio Personnel (GMDSS)