STCW Convention and Code – 2011 edition published


The 2011 edition of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), and the STCW Code, including the 2010 Manila Amendments, is now available from IMO publications.


The 2011 edition contains a complete, consolidated text of the STCW Convention, including its original articles, revised annex and supporting STCW Code; the Final Act of the 2010 Conference of Parties to the 1978 STCW Convention, held in Manila, Philippines, from 21 to 25 June 2010; and resolutions adopted by that Conference.

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The Manila Amendments:


• update standards of competence required, particularly in light of emerging technologies;

• introduce new training and certification requirements and methodologies;

• improve mechanisms for enforcement of the Convention’s provisions; and

• detail requirements on hours of work and rest, prevention of drug and alcohol abuse, and medical fitness standards for seafarers.


Technical details:

STCW 2011: 368 pages, A4,

Sales number: IC938E

ISBN: 978-92-801-1528-4

Also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

Available online as a downloadable e-book.

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