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Cruise Line - Cruise Ships and Large groups Courses spread over several weeks

The Maritime School of the West Indies provides STCW'95 / 2010 and other courses to Cruise ships and large vessels.
We offer the possibility to follow courses like the official MCA STCW'95 / 2010 , 6-day course spread over several weeks, with each week or every time the cruise ship is in town, a one day course so that after several weeks the crew has the complete course.

We provide also the PWC ( Personal Watercraft Course for Jet Ski's and Wave Runners ) on board your cruise ship.

Please CONTACT us if you are interested and we will be happy to set up courses on board your vessel.


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MARITIME SECURITY AWARENESS Manila Amendments 2010 on board course
Here is some information about the half day Maritime Security Awareness course that we can give on board cruise ships and larger yachts.
UPGRADE your existing STCW'95 or STCW 2010 Certificate NOW while you have the time, it's only a half day and not expensive!
We do courses ON DEMAND if you have more than 8 crew from your vessel or yacht.
For individual bookings please see our STCW 2010 course schedule or CALL us as we are doing this course very often and maybe we can fit you in.
This Maritime Security Awareness on board course is offered for only US $135 !!! per crew member
( minimum 8 crew ).

STCW Manila Amendments 2010

Major revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (the STCW Convention), and its associated Code were adopted at a Conference in Manila, the Philippines, 25 June 2010. The amendments bring the STCW up to date   since its adoption in 1978, and the subsequent amendments in 1995. These new amendments, to be known as “The Manila amendments to the STCW Convention and Code” or “STCW 2010”, entered into force on 1 January 2012 with full compliance by 1 January 2017.

Basic Training Additions

Additional sections to existing Basic Safety Training module PSSR have been introduced from 1 July 2013.

Additionally there will be a new separate module, Maritime Security Awareness (MSA), to be introduced as mandatory from 1st January 2014 for all personnel entering into the marine industry at whatever level, whether or not they have designated security duties in the Ship Security Plan.  This applies to all vessels to which the ISPS Code applies.

These additional training requirements will increase in the length of Basic Safety Training courses from the usual five days to 6 days.

Maritime Security Awareness (MSA) Training

The STCW Convention and Code as amended by the Manila amendment (2010) contains new requirements regarding security training. This training is required by all personnel employed or engaged on board ships to which the ISPS Code applies. These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2012, however, Port State Control Officers have been requested by IMO not to enforce this regulation until 1 January 2014 provided that the vessel otherwise complies with the ISPS code.

In addition to the existing Ship Security Officer (SSO) training (which is unchanged) the amendments to the STCW Convention brings in three new levels of security training:
Security related familiarisation

Maritime Security Awareness (MSA)
Proficiency in designated security duties.

This course is Proficiency in Maritime security awareness - Security awareness training must be undertaken by all seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on ships which are required to comply with the ISPS Code. This training/instruction must meet the requirements of Section A-VI/6 paragraph 4 of the amended STCW code. This training leads to the issue of a STCW Certificate of Proficiency. On completion of this training a seafarer will at least be able to:

• Contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness;

• Recognise security threats; and

• Understand the need for, and methods of, maintaining security awareness and vigilance.

A separate STCW Certificate of Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness will be awarded to successful candidates completing this course.

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The Maritime School of the West Indies is an official IYT affiliated and approved school IYT Worldwide