Port state control may require documentary evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence.Although updating will not be mandatory before 1 January 2017, it is important that individuals, training managers, ship owners and their representatives schedule the training well in advance before places become limited as the deadline approaches.
If you wish to just book on one or more courses, click on the relevant link below for more information on availability and how to book: Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting - 1 day Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting - 1 day Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques - half day Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than Fast Rescue Boats) - 1 day Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats - 1 day The MNTB, MCA and IASST worked together to establish the details for the updating training courses.
The full details for updating training including the self-declaration forms can be found in MSN 1865 and MIN 520.
There is no requirement to update the Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR) or any of the medical courses.
The Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention (STCW 2010) bring about a number of changes.
One of the most significant amendments is the requirement for all seafarers to update some elements of the mandatory STCW safety training.
From 1 January 2017 "If you are serving on board ship and are qualified in any of the following you must, as of the 1 January 2017, have documentary evidence of either completing the training course or updating training within the last 5 years" Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting; Advanced Fire Fighting; Personal Survival Techniques; Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (other than Fast Rescue Boats); and Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats.In addition, seafarers revalidating their MCA Co C will have to submit certificates to show that either the courses listed above have been completed within the past five years or that updating (also known as 'refresher') training has been undertaken.There are opportunities to undertake either updated fire fighting courses or maritime safety courses in most calendar weeks.The updated training courses can all be taken in one week.If you wish to book a week of updating training courses please contact the admissions team on +44 (0)23 8201 5004 or [email protected] updating courses are run on a regular basis throughout the year.