Most people in the marine industry will have heard of STCW which means Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping which are a set of standards agreed by the IMO International Maritime Organisation and to which most maritime nations contribute
So what is STCW 95 or STCW 10 … the number refers to the major revisions which happen every few years with minor revisions more frequently. STCW 95 followed the revisions in 1995 and similarly the year 2010 for STCW 10 which are also known as the Manilla amendments as that IMO meeting was based in manilla in the Philippines.
The most well known STCW qualification is the Basic Safety Training and is often just referred to as STCW 10 . This is a requirement for anyone working on a commercial vessel over 28m long but in reality individual countries often insist on it for smaller vessels. This applies to cruise ships, cargo vessels, superyachts, ferries and all types of commercial vessel. Continue reading STCW 10 [previously STCW 95] explained in the Caribbean