An International Maritime Organization (IMO)-led workshop in Maputo, Mozambique is supporting countries in south-eastern Africa in implementing the STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping ) Convention, which establishes international standards for training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers.
The workshop (25-29 July) is familiarizing maritime administrations and maritime training institutes with all recent amendments to the STCW Convention and Code, including the 2010 Manila Amendments, and supports maritime training institutions in the region to improve teaching and assessment of seafarers in accordance with the Convention.
The workshop is organized by IMO and hosted by the Mozambique National Maritime Authority (INAMAR) for 10 international delegates from Cabo Verde, Comoros
, Madagascar, Mauritius, the Seychelles and 14 participants from Mozambique.
International Convention on STCW for Seafarers, 1978 was adopted on 7 July 1978 and entered into force on 28 April 1984.
The main purpose of the Convention is to promote safety of life and property at sea and the protection of the marine environment by establishing in common agreement international standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers.