Training Requirements onboard as prescribed by STCW 2010 Manila Amendments through MARINA as sole recognized admnistration of the Philippines.
Disclaimer: below is the interpretation of Avior Academy is based on the applicable circulars of Marina.+
CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCY
Certifcate of Competency (COC) means a certificate issued and endorsed for master and officers and GMDSS radio operators in accordance with the provisions of chapters II, III, IV, or VII which authorize the holder to serve in the capacity and perform functions of the rank. These COCs are:
- OIC-NW (II/1)
- DECK MANAGEMENT LEVEL (II/2) (CM / MM)
- OIC-EW (III/1)
- ENGINE MANAGEMENT LEVEL (III/2) (2E / CE)
- ELECTRO-TECHNICAL OFFICER (III/6)
- GMDSS RADIO OPERATOR (IV/2)
CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY
After successfully completing the relevant training and/or meeting seaservice requirements for certains functions onboard merchant ships, a Certificate of Proficiency (COP) must be issued by MARINA (administration) to confirm and certify that the holder meets the requirments of STCW, as amended. Below are COPs issued by MARINA are mandatory under the 2010 Manila Amendments.
- AB DECK (II/5)
- AB ENGINE (III/5)
- ADVANCED FIRE FIGHTING (VI/3)
- ADVANCED TRAINING FOR CHEMICAL TANKER CARGO OPERATIONS (V/1-1-3)
- ADVANCED TRAINING FOR LIQUIFIED GAS TANKER CARGO OPERATIONS (V/1-2-2)
- ADVANCED TRAINING FOR OIL TANKER CARGO OPERATIONS (V/1-1-2)
- BASIC SAFETY TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION (STCW’95 ch.VI)
- BASIC TRAINING (VI/1)
- BASIC TRAINING FOR LIQUIFIED GAS TANKER CARGO OPERATIONS (V/1-2-1)
- BASIC TRAINING FOR OIL AND CHEMICAL TANKER CARGO OPERATIONS (V/1-1-1)
- FAST RESCUE BOAT (VI/2-2)
- GENERAL TANKER FAMILIARIZATION (STCW’95 ch.V)
- MEDICAL CARE (VI/4-2)
- MEDICAL FIRST AID (VI/4-1)
- PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFT AND RESCUE BOAT (VI/2-1)
- RATINGS FORMING PART OF A NAVIGATIONAL WATCH (II/4)
- RATINGS FORMING PART OF AN ENGINEERING WATCH (III/4)
- SHIP SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING AND SEAFARERS WITH DESIGNATED SECURITY DUTIES (VI/6-2)
- SHIP SECURITY OFFICER (VI/5)
- SPECIALIZED CHEMICAL TANKER (STCW’95 ch.V)
- SPECIALIZED LIQUEFIED GAS TANKER (STCW’95 ch.V)
- SPECIALIZED OIL TANKER (STCW’95 ch.V)
Some endorsements issued under Chapter V and Chapter VI of the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments must be renewed not later than five(5) years after the date of issue. The renewal may be approved provided that seafarers can demonstrate continued competence by taking appropriate refresher training or has achieved the required standard of competence by virtue of training records on board. The following training are require revalidation as per STCW 2010 Manila Amendments: COP for Masters and Officers on oil, chemical or liquefied gas tankers; COP for Basic Training; COP for PSCRB; COP for PFRB; and COP for AFF. COP for MECA and MEFA need not be renewed under STCW but may be required by competent authority under Regulation 4.1 of the Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). However for the cases of revalidation of COPs for BT, PSCRB and PFRB, MARINA requires a practical assessment every 5 years as part of proof of continued competence. Therefore because MARINA do not have facilities to assess practical assessment for these competences, it is therefore expected that these assessement will be passed on through the training centers. This may open the only window of refresher training and assessment.
OTHER TRAINING THAT DO NOT NEED COP
STCW requires other “supplimental” mandatory minimum requirements for the training and qualification of masters, officers, ratings and other personnel on passenger ships per Regulation V/2. These trainings need not be converted into COP however a documentary evidence such as certificate of completion of the training is required. These trainings are Crowd Management (V/2-4), Safety Training for personnel providing direct service to passengers spaces (V/2-5), Crisis Mangement and Human Behavior (V/2-6), Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity (V/2-7).
Further more, although a chief cook training and qualification is not part of STCW, it has also become mandatory for such function onboard. Recognizing that they are important and key personnel on board ship, Regulation 3.2 of the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC, 2006) outlined the requirements for seafarer’s food and catering, more particularly so the specific training and qualification of ship’s cook. Among other requirements under laws and regulation of the ratifying country, the convention further specified inclusion of important proficiencies for chief cooks that covers practical cookery, food and personal hygiene, food storage, stock control, and environmental protection and catering health and safety. To comply with MLC, 2006, DOLE issued mandatory training for the catering staff . For details Click Here
MANAGEMENT LEVEL COURSE(MLC)
General Guidelines for Management Level Course for Deck & Engine (New MLC and UPDATING MLC)
Qualified for UPDATING only;
- Management Level Marine Deck/ Engine Officers who is a holder of Management Level Course Certificate under STCW ’78 as amended in 1995.
- Management Level Marine Deck/Engine Officers who is a holder of Management Level Course certificate under the provisional approval granted by MARINA from 17 September 2013 to 30 April 2014.
Required for completing NEW course;
- Management Level Marine Deck/Engine Officers who was only a holder of an Assessement Certificate for Function 1 & 2 (Deck) and F1 – F3 (Engine)
- Management Level Marine Deck/Engine Officers who never had attended any Management Level Course.
As per MC 2014-01, trainees who have already completed training on the “Operational Use of Electronic Chart, Display and Information System (ECDIS)” (IMO Model Course 1.27) under 2010 STCW Manila Amendment can be exepted from the training requirements under module 5 of MLC Deck – Function 1 but shall still be subject to undergo and assessement covering the said module.
Furthermore, it should be noted that the new BSMT/BSMarE curriculum which is already aligned with the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments have integrated some management level competences in the curriculum which does not need experience to meet the required KUPs. This can then be supplimented with a “Training Record Book” (that will be issued by MARINA) for OIC-NW/EW in order for a cadidate of certification as CM or MM to be exempted from taking specific modules of MLC training programme.
Because ECDIS was not part of the BSMT curriculum under the STCW’95, all Masters and Officers are required to take “generic” ECDIS course meeting the requirements of STCW as amended. However because ECDIS training carried out before the year 2012 was found to meeting the requirements of the new competences under the 2010 Manila Amendments, all holder of ECDIS cerficates whose training is was completed before 2012 are required to undergo ECDIS Training to meet the competences as required in the Manila Amendments. Submitting the “old” ECDIS Training for issuance/revalidation of COC will consequently cause issuance your COC not more than 31 December 2016.
+++ Given above, Avior Academy is therefore at the opinion that it would be an advantage for seafarers to take first the new ECDIS training before taking MLC course in order to avail of the exemption stated above.