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Jackarild day 2 7_implementation of stcw- f convention[1]

  1. 1. Implementation of STCW- F convention.Jack-Arild Andersen, Head Engineer, Norwegian Maritime AuthoritySection for Education, Certification and Manning23.04.2012
  2. 2. What is the STCW- F Convention ?• International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel (STCW-F), 1995• Adoption: 7 July 1995• Entry into force: 29 September 2012.23.04.2012
  3. 3. STCW-F Background• The 1995 STCW-F Convention sets the certification and minimum training requirements for crews of seagoing fishing vessels of 24 meters in length and above. The Convention consists of 15 Articles and an annex containing technical regulations.• The STCW-F Convention is the first to establish basic requirements on training, certification and watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel on an international level. The Convention inclueds minimum standards related to training, certification and watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel, which countries are obliged to meet or exceed.23.04.2012
  4. 4. The importance of the STCW-F .• Presently, it is estimated that annually more than 24.000 lives are lost world-wide during fishing operations which is a most deploring record indeed.• The IMO recognices the need for a response to the safety crisis in the fishing industry and has a number of instruments addressing the issue. One of these instruments is the STCW-F convention.23.04.2012
  5. 5. How do Norway implement the STCW-F.• In Norway the implementation process started in 1998.• The theoretical training for master, chief engineer and OOW on Norwegian fishing vessels are based on the requirements in the STCW- 78 covention as amended. (International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978)23.04.2012
  6. 6. Required sea service• To issue a certificate for master, and OOW on a Norwegian fishingvessel the Norwegian regulation require sea service on a fishingvessel corresponding the requirements in the STCW- F convetinon.• Norway has no particular certificates for cheif enginers or engine officers on fhishingvessels. All cheif enginers or engine officers on Norwegian fishingvessel hold a certificate according to the STCW-78, as ammended.23.04.2012
  7. 7. Safety training for officers• Any Master, Chief engineer and OOW on board Norwegian fishing vessels have safety training in accordance with Chapther VI of the STCW-78 convention and the requirements of the STCW Code section A- VI/, A-VI/2-1, A-VI/3 and section A-VI/4 including minimum stadard of competence in medical care.• Thus the requirements in Norwegian regulations exceeds the requirements i the STCW-F convention.23.04.2012
  8. 8. Safety training for the ordinary fisherman• Norway has since 1986 required basic safety training for all fishermen.• To ensure that the basic safety training for fishermen is in accordance with the requirements of the STCW-F convention chapter III, NMA will in near future initiate the work on developing a new curriculum for this training. This work will be performed in close collaboration with the fishermen association.23.04.2012
  9. 9. When has Norway completely implemented the STCW –Fconvention?• The goal is to complete the implementation of STCW- F convention by 1. January 2013.• Regarding basic safety training for the ordinary fishermen, all Norwegian fishermen will be in accordance with STCW-F convention chapter III from 1. January 2018.23.04.2012
  10. 10. Thank you for your attention!23.04.2012