MCA Covid-19 Update – Extension on STCW Updating/Refresher Training

The MCA have announced an update on the increasingly discussed topic around the issue where a seafarer is unable to complete the updating/refresher training requirements but needs to join a vessel. This is either in conjunction with their CoC or for other crew and that their safety training is expiring.

A “COVID-19: Contingency Plan and Guidelines for Seafarer” has been created and outlines the process that needs to be followed and how an extension can be given to those with the issue.

In short the MCA will then issue the seafarer with a letter form the MCA extending the validity of the training that needs updating/refreshing.

The document on the link below fully outlines everything that a seafarer will need to do.

For information please click here.