Should DPAs have any qualifications, training or experience?

IMO guidance on the qualifications, training and experience necessary for DPAs is set out in MSC-MEPC. 7/Circ. 6 published in October 2007. The Company should provide the necessary training courses and evidence that the DPA has the relevant qualification, training and experience.

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