While STCW 2010 came into force on 01 Jan 2012, many seafarers are still confused as to which STCW 2010 Courses they need to do !
Lets understand STCW 2010 from a seafarers perspective. In this post, I assume that readers are related with maritime sector. Please feel free to add things which I may have missed to keep post simple.
STCW 2010 categorized seafarers with different level of responsibility
STCW 2010 amendment brought new mandatory STCW courses and 5 year refresher courses. These STCW courses depends on your Maritime ranks.
Since most Maritime Academy are required to issue STCW 2010 complied certificate after July 2013, we assume that its the transition from STCW 1995 to STCW 2010 which is causing confusion.
Please note that STCW 2010 categorized your certificates and documents as
As a Master COC holder, which refresher courses will i be required to do?
Myself Second engineer I currently have all required training and certificates as per STCW 95.
I sign off from my last vessel on august 2014 . After sign off. I have done MFA refresher course.
Tell me what minimum no. of training I need to do before I can join next ship. Please tell me only minimum required as I am in hurry situation for my NRI status.
If I am not wrong, I need to do security training. Kindly suggest the name of security course for me ... is it SSO or STSDSD ?
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@Navin Gurung sir, theoretically you can avoid most of these courses till 31st Dec 2016.
However like we said before Refresher MFA Course and STSDSD Course are bare minimum which you require for Engine Department for time being.
SSO Refresher course is required for Management level in some companies and is considered an advanced course for STSDSD, we recommend you confirm from your shipping company in India. STSDSD course is mandatory for everyone with designated duties on-board a merchant ship. Please check SSO Course vs STSDSD Course for more details.
Also note, you will need to do Revalidation course for Engineer Officers later for Indian COC Revalidation. This course includes Refresher MFA. We highly recommend you to check seatime calculator to know which all courses are included in it ! Best of luck friend.