Proposed Circulars


Number Date Subject
STCW Circular No. 2016-___ 11/15/16 Mandatory Minimum Requirements for Examination, Assessment, Issuance and Revalidation of GMDSS Radio Operator Certificate
STCW Circular No. 2016-___ 11/15/16 Mandatory Minimum Requirements, Policies, Rules and Regulations for the Accreditation of Assessment Centers for the Conduct of Practical Assessment Centers for GMDSS Radio Operator.

Annex I- GMDSS General Requirements
Annex 2 – GMDSS Simulator Checklist
Annex 3 – Summary of Observations
Annex 4- GMDSS Scenarios
Annex 5- Validation Report Form
Annex 6 –¬†Confirmation Letter for Theoretical Exams

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


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: [email protected]


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