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What, in outline, are the STCW 2010 requirements relating to refresher training?

Seafarers required to hold a certificate of proficiency in: 

Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Table A-VI/1-1): Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Table A-VI/1-2); Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (STCW Table A-VI/2-1): Fast Rescue Boats (STCW Table A- VI/2-2): or Advanced Fire Fighting (STCW Table A-VI/3) must, every 5 years, provide evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities specified in the relevant table. A seafarer revalidating a certificate of competency after 1 January 2017 will have to submit documentary evidence of having completed MCA-approved updating or refresher training. (There is no requirement to provide documentary evidence for having completed updating/refresher training if applying for CoC revalidation before 1 January 2017.) From 1 January 2017 Port State Control Officers may require seafarers to provide documentary evidence of having maintained the new required standard of competence. Presenting the documentary evidence obtained on completing an MCA approved updating- refresher course will meet this requirement. (Source: MCA website/Working at Sea/Training and Certification)

 

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Which M Notice contains details of deck department certificates of competency for service in UK ships?

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