087/17/Gen.Inf. PMA- Circular for advice of Panama Marine notice No MN-01/2017

The purpose of this Marine Notice is to communicate the contents of MSC.1/Circ.1560 of December 5 2016, which provides guidance to all Parties, Administrations, Port State Control Authorities and Recognized Organizations, about the measures to be taken in cases where not all seafarers hold Certificates of Competence or Endorsements in accordance with the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code effective from January 2017.
MSC.1/Circ.1560 of December 5 2016, indicates that the Parties and Administrations, shall make all efforts possible to guarantee that all seafarers are issued with the necessary and appropriate Certificates of Competence and Endorsements in compliance with the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention and Code, bearing in mind that the transitional measures end on January 2017.

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Thank you & Best Regards,

Eng. Dimitrios Nikolaos Spanos
Lead Maritime Auditor / Principal Surveyor
Member of IRCA, IIMS, ELINT, HELMEPA & Nautical Institute

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