Flag State Administration Advisory



Date Issued



14 December 2016

Advisory on Matters relating to IMO’s MSC.1-CIRC. 1560 on matters where Seafarer’s documentation was not in accordance with the requirements of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention. Recommending Port State Control Authorities to take a pragmatic and practical approach during inspections and to notify the Ships,  Seafarer’s and Administrations concerned accordingly.


15 August 2016

Advisory on Matters relating to issue of certificates of competency and certificate of proficiency issued to seafarers in the Philippines in compliance with the requirements of STCW convention, as amended 2010