RADM Robert C. North, the Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety and Environmental Protection, has chartered an STCW Implementation Focus and Coordination Team to monitor the progress of an coordinate efforts to implement the provisions of the International Convention on Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995 (STCW Convention).
The team will develop a coordination plan which will explain how the USCG will monitor and coordinate the steps being taken in the U.S. through the implementation period to give the STCW Convention full and complete effect. The team's leader is Capt. Bob Skewes, and the team is comprised of staff members from the National Maritime Center, the Office
of Operating and Environmental Standards, and the Office of Compliance.