MARINA-STCW Circulars

2022 |

CERTIFICATION

Number Date    Subject
MARINA Circular No. SC-2022-06 10/25/2022 Revise mandatory minimum requirements for Certification of Ratings as Able Seafarer Deck (AB Deck) under regulation II/5 of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended.
MARINA Circular No. SC-2022-05 10/25/2022 Standard Training Courses under the STCW Convention, 1978, as Amended
MARINA Circular No. SC-2022-04 10/25/2022 Revised mandatory minimum requirements for the Certification of Ratings as Able Seafarer Engine (AB Engine) under Regulation III/5 of the STCW Convention, 1978, as Amended
MARINA Circular No. SC-2022-03 05/11/2022 Policies, Rules and Regulations for the Approval of the Conduct of Practical Assessment for Management Level, Operational Level, Support Level, Electro-Technical Officer (ETO) and GMDSS Radio Operators
MARINA Circular No.
SC-2022-02
04/13/2022 Revised Fees Covering Certificates of Competency (COC) and Certificates of Profiency (COP)

2021 |

CERTIFICATION

Number Date    Subject
Memorandum
Circular No.
SC-2021-07
06/26/2021 Fees and Charges relating to the implementation of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended
Memorandum Circular No. SC-2021-06 03/23/2021 Revised Rules and Mandatory Minimum Requirements in the Issuance and Revalidation of Certificate of Competency (COC) for Chief Engineer Officers, Second Engineer Officers, Officers in Charge of an Engineering Watch in a Manned Engine-Room or Designated Duty Engineer Officer in a Periodically Unmanned Engine-Room and Electro-Technical Officers Serving on Seagoing Ships Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 kW Propulsion Power or more under Chapter III of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended
Memorandum Circular No. SC-2021-05 03/23/2021 Revised Rules and Mandatory Minimum Requirements in the Issuance and Revalidation of Certificate of Proficiency (COP) for Seafarers Serving on Tanker Ships, Ships Subject to the IGF Code and Ships operating in Polar Waters under Chapter V of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended
Memorandum Circular No. SC-2021-04 03/23/2021 Revised Rules in the Issuance and Revalidation of Certificate of Proficiency (COP) for Basic Training, Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats, Fast Rescue Boats, Advanced Fire Fighting, Medical First Aid, Medical Care, Ship Security Officer, and Security-Awareness Training and Seafarers with Designated Security Duties under Chapter VI of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended
Memorandum Circular No. SC-2021-03 03/01/2021 Revised Rules and Mandatory Minimum Requirements in the Issuance and Revalidation of Certificate of Competency (COC) for Masters, Chief Mates, and Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Seagoing Ships of 500 Gross Tonnage of more under Chapter II and for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Radio Operators on Ships Required to Participate in the GMDSS under Chapter IV of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended

ACCREDITATION
Number Date    Subject
Memorandum
Circular No. SC-
2021-10
12/29/2021 Revised Guidelines on Training and Assessment of Seafarers by Distance Learning and E-learning in accordance with the Provisions of Regulation 1/6 of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended
Memorandum
Circular No. SC-
2021-09
12/29/2021 Policies, Rules and Regulations on the Approval of Training Courses under the STCW Convention 1978, as amended
Memorandum
Circular No. SC-2021-08
12/29/2021 Policies, Rules and Regulations on the Accreditation of Maritime Training Institutions and Assessment Centers

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT
Number Date    Subject
Memorandum
Circular No.
SC-2021-01
03/23/2021 Amendment  to  Article V of   STCW   Circulars.   No. 2018-08  and   2018-09

MONITORING
Number Date    Subject
Memorandum
Circular No.
SC-2021-02
03/18/2021 Revised Rules on the Monitoring of Approved Training Courses (ATCs) conducted by the Maritime Training Institutions (MTIs), and Assessment of Seafarer’s Competence carried out by Accredited Assessment Centers (ACs)

2020 |

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT

Number Date    Subject
Memorandum
Circular No.
SC-2020-03
12/23/2022 Amendment    to   Article  II   of   Memorandum    Circular No. SC 2020-02     
Memorandum
Circular No.
SC-2020-02
06/05/2020 Amendment    to   Article  II   of   Memorandum    Circular No. SC 2019-01

2019 |

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT

Number Date    Subject
Memorandum
Circular No.
SC-2019-01
 10/07/2019 Amendments to the STCW Circulars No. 2018-08 and 2018-09 on the revised rules and mandatory minimum requirements in the assessment of competence of seafarers under the relevant provisions of Chapters II, III and IV of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended    

2018 |

CERTIFICATION

Number Date    Subject
ERRATUM

STCW Circular No. 2018-07
10/24/2018 Revised Rules and Mandatory Minimum requirements in the Issuance and Revalidation of Certificate of Competency (COC) for Chief Engineer Officers, Second Engineer Officers, Officers In Charge of an Engineering Watch in a Manned Engine-Room or designated Duty Engineer Officer in a periodically unmanned Engine-Room and Electro Technical Officers serving on Seagoing Ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 KW propulsion power or more under Chapter III of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended.
STCW Circular No. 2018-06 10/24/2018 Revised Rules and Mandatory Minimum requirements in the Issuance and Revalidation of Certificate of Competency (COC) for Masters, Chief Mates, and Officers In Charge of a Navigational Watch on Seagoing Ships of 500 Gross Tonnage or more under Chapter II and for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) Radio Operators on Ships required to participate in the GMDSS under Chapter IV of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended.
STCW Circular No. 2018-05 09/11/2018 Rules in the Issuance and Revalidation of Certificate of Proficiency (COP) for Basic Training, Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats, Advance Fire Fighting, Medical First Aid, Medical Care, Ship Security Officer, and Security-Awareness Training & Seafarers with Designated Security Duties Under Chapter VI of the STCW Convention, 1978, as Amended
STCW Circular No. 2018-04 09/11/2018 Rules and Mandatory Minimum Requirements in the Issuance and Revalidation of Certificate of Proficiency (COP) for Seafarers serving on tanker ships, ships subject to the IGF Code and Ships operating in polar waters under Chapters V of the STCW Convention, 1978, as Amended
STCW Circular No. 2018-03 09/11/2018 Rules and Mandatory Minimum Requirements in the Issuance of Documentary Evidence for Seafarers Serving on Passenger Ships under Regulation V/2 of the STCW Convention, 1978, as Amended
STCW Circular No. 2018-01 03/13/2018 Amendment to the STCW Circular No. 2016-09 on the Rules in the Issuance and Renewal of MARINA License (Professional ID)

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT
Number Date    Subject

 ERRATUM 

STCW
Circular No. 2018-09

10/24/2018  Revised Rules and Mandatory Minimum Requirements in the Assessment of Competence of Seafarers under the relevant provisions of Chapters III of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended.

 ERRATUM 

STCW
Circular No. 2018-08

10/24/2018 Revised Rules and Mandatory Minimum requirements in the Assessment of Competence of Seafarers under the relevant provisions of Chapters II and IV of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended.

2017 |

CERTIFICATION

Number Date    Subject
STCW
Circular
No. 2017-07
  
09/08/2017 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of Electro-Technical Ratings
Erratum

STCW
Circular
No. 2017-06
10/12/2017

Revised Requirements for STCW Circular No. 2017-06

Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch

STCW
Circular
No. 2017-06
09/08/2017 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch
STCW
Circular
No. 2017-05
09/08/2017 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of Ratings as Able Seafarer Deck
STCW
Circular
No. 2017-04
09/08/2017 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of Ratings Forming Part of a Watch in a Manned Engine-Room or Designated to Perform Duties in a Periodically Unmanned Engine-Room
STCW
Circular
No. 2017-03
09/08/2017 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Certification of Ratings as Able Seafarer Engine in a Manned Engine- Room or Designated to Perform Duties in a Periodically Unmanned Engine-Room
STCW
Circular
No. 2017-02
05/11/2017 Rules and Regulations for the Certification of Ratings as able Seafarer Deck in accordance to Regulation II/5 of the Standard of Trainings, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as Amended
STCW
Circular No. 2017-0
1
02/10/2017 Amendment to Marina Circular No. 2013-10 on the rules in the accreditation of Liaison Officers (LOs) in the issuance of Certificates of Proficiency (COPs) and other STCW-Related Certificates for Seafarers

2016 |

CERTIFICATION

Number Date    Subject
STCW
Circular No. 2016-17
12/16/2016 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment, Issuance and Revalidation of GMDSS Radio Operator Certificate.
STCW
Circular No. 2016-14
09/28/2016 Mandatory requirements for the issuance of Certificate of Proficiency for Electro-Technical Ratings in accordance in Regulation III/7 of the STCW Convention, As amended in 2010
STCW
Circular No. 2016-13
09/28/2016 Mandatory requirements for the issuance of Certificate of Proficiency for Electro-Technical Officers in accordance in Regulation III/6 of the STCW Convention, As amended in 2010
STCW Circular No. 2016-10 05/27/2016 Revised Guidelines on the Implementation of the Enhanced Support Level Program for STCW Certification as Ratings Forming Part of a Watch and Ratings as Able Seafarer
STCW Circular No. 2016-09 05/27/2016 Rules in the Issuance and Renewal of MARINA License (Professional ID)
STCW Circular No. 2016-08 05/27/2016 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment and Certification of Ratings as Able Seafarer Engine in a Manned Engine-room or Designated to Pergorm Duties in a Periodically Unmanned Engine-room Serving on a Seagoing Ship Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750kW Propulsion Power or More
STCW Circular No. 2016-07 05/27/2016 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment and Certification of Ratings as Able Seafarer Deck on a Seagoing Ship of 500 Gross Tonnage or More
STCW Circular No. 2016-06 05/27/2016 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination , Assessment and Certification of Ratings Forming Part of a Watch in a Manned Engine-room or Designated to Perform Duties in a Periodically Unmanned Engine-room on a Seagoing Ship Powered by Main Propulsion of 750kW Propulsion Power or More
STCW Circular No. 2016-05 05/27/2016 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment and Certification of Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch on a Seagoing Ship of 500 Gross Tonnage or more
STCW
Circular No. 2016-01
02/01/2016 Amendments To STCW Circular 2014-02 On Daily Journal Of Bridge Watchkeeping Duties And Daily Journal Of Engine-Room Watchkeeping Duties

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT

Number Date    Subject
STCW Circular No. 2016-17 12/16/2016 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment, Issuance and Revalidation of GMDSS Radio Operator Certificate.
STCW Circular No. 2016-15 11/07/2016

Mandatory minimum Requirements, Policies, Rules and Regulations for the Recognition and Accreditation of Assessment Centers for Ratings forming part of the Navigational Watch (Reg. II/4), Ratings as able Seafarer Deck (Reg. II/5), Ratings forming part of a Watch in a Manned Engine-Room or Designated to Perform Duties in a Periodically unmaned Engine-Room (Reg. III/4) and Ratings as able Seafarer Engine in a Manned Engine-Room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned Engine-Room (Reg. III/5)

Annex I- Evaluation Checklist for Accreditation and Recognition
Annex II- Evaluation Checklist for Accreditation of Assessment
Annex III- Certificate Format
Annex IV-A – Deck Assessment Scenario Mapping
Annex IV-B – Engine Assessment Scenario Mapping
Annex V-Practical Assessment Matrix

STCW Circular No. 2016-14 09/28/2016 Mandatory requirements for the issuance of Certificate of Proficiency for Electro-Technical Ratings in accordance in Regulation III/7 of the STCW Convention, As amended in 2010
STCW Circular No. 2016-13 09/28/2016 Mandatory requirements for the issuance of Certificate of Proficiency for Electro-Technical Officers in accordance in Regulation III/6 of the STCW Convention, As amended in 2010
STCW Circular No. 2016-08 05/27/2016 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment and Certification of Ratings as Able Seafarer Engine in a Manned Engine-room or Designated to Pergorm Duties in a Periodically Unmanned Engine-room Serving on a Seagoing Ship Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750kW Propulsion Power or More
STCW Circular No. 2016-07 05/27/2016 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment and Certification of Ratings as Able Seafarer Deck on a Seagoing Ship of 500 Gross Tonnage or More
STCW Circular No. 2016-06 05/27/2016 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination , Assessment and Certification of Ratings Forming Part of a Watch in a Manned Engine-room or Designated to Perform Duties in a Periodically Unmanned Engine-room on a Seagoing Ship Powered by Main Propulsion of 750kW Propulsion Power or More
STCW Circular No. 2016-05 05/27/2016 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment and Certification of Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch on a Seagoing Ship of 500 Gross Tonnage or more
STCW Circular No. 2016-02 03/15/2016 Adoption Of Practical Assessment As The Approved Test To Establish Continued Professional Competence In The Revalidation Of Certificates Under Regulation I/II And AI/II Of The 1978 STCW Convention, As Amended

2015 |

CERTIFICATION

Number Date    Subject
STCW Circular
No.2015-08
07/02/2015

Mandatory Minimum Requirements For Education, Training, Examination, Assessment And Certification Of Ratings Forming Part Of A Watch In A Manned Engine-Room Or Designated To Perform Duties In A Periodically Unmanned Engine-Room On A Seagoing Ship Powered By Main Propulsion Of 750 Kw Propulsion Power Or More

Annex I – RFPEW Mapping
Annex II – RFPEW PART A
Annex III – RFPEW Part B
Annex IV – FORM 3 Qualification of Supervisors,  Instructors and Assessors
Annex V – FORM 4 Inventory of Training Equipment
Annex VI – FORM 5 Inventory of Teaching Aid
Annex VII – FORM 6 Checklist for Administrative  Requirements
Annex VIII – Certificate Format RFPEW
Annex IX – Guide in preparing Practical assessment

STCW Circular
No.2015-06
09/28/2016

 Mandatory Minimum Requirements For Education, Training, Examination, Assessment And Certification Of Ratings Forming Part Of A Navigational Watch On A Seagoing Ship Of 500 Gross Tonnage Or More

Annex I – RFPNW Mapping
Annex II – RFPNW PART A
Annex III – RFPNW PART B
Annex IV – FORM 3 Qualification of Supervisors,  Instructors and Assessors
Annex V – FORM 4 Inventory of Training Equipment
Annex VI – FORM 5 Inventory of Teaching Aid
Annex VII – FORM 6 Checklist for Administrative  Requirements
Annex VIII – Certificate Format RFPNW
Annex IX – Guide in preparing Practical assessment

EXAMINATION AND ASSESSMENT

Number Date    Subject
STCW Circular
No.2015-08
 07/02/2015

Mandatory Minimum Requirements For Education, Training, Examination, Assessment And Certification Of Ratings Forming Part of A Watch In A Manned Engine-Room Or Designated To Perform Duties In A Periodically Unmanned Engine-Room On A Seagoing Ship Powered By Main Propulsion Of 750 Kw Propulsion Power Or More

Annex I – RFPEW Mapping
Annex II – RFPEW PART A
Annex III – RFPEW Part B
Annex IV – FORM 3 Qualification of Supervisors,  Instructors and Assessors
Annex V – FORM 4 Inventory of Training Equipment
Annex VI – FORM 5 Inventory of Teaching Aid
Annex VII – FORM 6 Checklist for Administrative  Requirements
Annex VIII – Certificate Format RFPEW
Annex IX – Guide in preparing Practical assessment

STCW Circular
No.2015-06
07/02/2015

Mandatory Minimum Requirements For Education, Training, Examination, Assessment And Certification Of Ratings Forming Part of A Navigational Watch On A Seagoing Ship Of 500 Gross Tonnage Or More

Annex I – RFPNW Mapping
Annex II – RFPNW PART A
Annex III – RFPNW PART B
Annex IV – FORM 3 Qualification of Supervisors,  Instructors and Assessors
Annex V – FORM 4 Inventory of Training Equipment
Annex VI – FORM 5 Inventory of Teaching Aid
Annex VII – FORM 6 Checklist for Administrative  Requirements
Annex VIII – Certificate Format RFPNW
Annex IX – Guide in preparing Practical assessment

STCW Circular
No.2015-02
02/27/2015 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment, Licensing and Certification of Master on Ships of less than 500 Gross Tonnage not Engage on Near-Coastal Voyages
STCW Circular
No.2015-01
09/28/2016 Mandatory requirements for the issuance of Certificate of Proficiency for Electro-Technical Officers in accordance in Regulation III/6 of the STCW Convention, As amended in 2010

TRAINING STANDARDS

Number Date    Subject
STCW Circular
No.2015-08
 07/02/2015

Mandatory Minimum Requirements For Education, Training, Examination, Assessment And Certification Of Ratings Forming Part of A Watch In A Manned Engine-Room Or Designated To Perform Duties In A Periodically Unmanned Engine-Room On A Seagoing Ship Powered By Main Propulsion Of 750 Kw Propulsion Power Or More

Annex I – RFPEW Mapping
Annex II – RFPEW PART A
Annex III – RFPEW Part B
Annex IV – FORM 3 Qualification of Supervisors,  Instructors and Assessors
Annex V – FORM 4 Inventory of Training Equipment
Annex VI – FORM 5 Inventory of Teaching Aid
Annex VII – FORM 6 Checklist for Administrative  Requirements
Annex VIII – Certificate Format RFPEW
Annex IX – Guide in preparing Practical assessment

STCW Circular
No.2015-06
07/02/2015

Mandatory Minimum Requirements For Education, Training, Examination, Assessment And Certification Of Ratings Forming Part of A Navigational Watch On A Seagoing Ship Of 500 Gross Tonnage Or More

Annex I – RFPNW Mapping
Annex II – RFPNW PART A
Annex III – RFPNW PART B
Annex IV – FORM 3 Qualification of Supervisors,  Instructors and Assessors
Annex V – FORM 4 Inventory of Training Equipment
Annex VI – FORM 5 Inventory of Teaching Aid
Annex VII – FORM 6 Checklist for Administrative  Requirements
Annex VIII – Certificate Format RFPNW
Annex IX – Guide in preparing Practical assessment

STCW Circular
No.2015-05
07/01/2015

 Rules and Regulations for Refresher Training On

1. Proficiency In Survival Craft And Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSCRB)
2. Proficiency In Fast Rescue Boats (PFRB)
3. Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF)

Annex I – Certificate Format

STCW Circular
No.2015-04
05/06/2015  Rules On The Monitoring Of Maritime Education Programs (MEPs), Approved Training Programs (ATPs) And Assessment Of Seafarer’s Competence Carried Out By MHEIs, MTIs, PACs and MACs
STCW Circular
No.2015-03
05/08/2015

Rules And Requirements For The Implementation Of Updating Training For Officers In Charge Of A Navigational Watch On Seagoing Ships Of 500 Gross Tonnage Or More And For Officers In Charge Of An Engineering Watch On Seagoing Ships Powered By Main Propulsion Machinery Of 750 Kw Propulsion Power Or More

Annex I – Updating Training for OIC-NW
Annex II – Updating Training for OIC-EW
Annex III – Certificate Format – Updating Training for OIC-NW
Annex IV – Certificate Format – Updating Training for OIC-EW

ACCREDITATION AND APPROVAL

Number Date    Subject
STCW Circular
No.2015-10
 07/02/2015 Policies, Rules and Regulations on the Accreditation of Assessment Centers (ACs) For the Conduct of Theoretical Examination and Practical Assessment

MONITORING

Number Date    Subject
STCW Circular
No.2015-04
05/06/2015  Rules On The Monitoring Of Maritime Education Programs (MEPs), Approved Training Programs (ATPs) And Assessment Of Seafarer’s Competence Carried Out By MHEIs, MTIs, PACs and MACs

OTHERS

Number Date    Subject
STCW Circular
No.2015-11
07/22/2015 Rules of Procedure in Administrative Investigation of Cases for Violations Committed by Filipino Seafarers Holding Management and Operational Level Related Functions


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