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A seafarer commences approved seagoing service, an approved education and training programme or an approved training course after 1 July 2013. Can the validity of any certificate issued extend beyond 1 January 2017?

Yes. 

STCW.7/Circ.16 advises as follows: “For seafarers who commenced approved seagoing service, an approved education and training programme or an approved training course after 1 July 2013, the validity of any certificate issued may extend beyond 1 January 2017.”

 

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A seafarer commences approved seagoing service, an approved education and training programme or an approved training course before 1 July 2013. Can the validity of any certificate issued extend beyond 1 January 2017?