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IMO STCW 2010 Regulations - Mandatory Minimum Requirements for the Training and Qualification of Masters, Officers, Ratings and Other Personnel on Passenger Ships (New Amended Version Nov 2016)

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STCW Code Section A-V/2 Chapter V (STCW 2010)

Mandatory Minimum Requirements for the Training and Qualification of Masters, Officers, Ratings and Other Personnel on Passenger Ships

Passenger ship emergency familiarization



  1. Before being assigned to shipboard duties, all personnel serving on board passenger ships engaged on international voyages shall have attained the abilities that are appropriate to their duties and responsibilities as follows:
    1. (Contribute to the implementation of emergency plans, instructions and procedures) Familiar with:
      1. general safety features aboard ship;
      2. location of essential safety and emergency equipment, including life-saving appliances;
      3. importance of personal conduct during an emergency; and
      4. restrictions on the use of elevators during emergencies.
    2. (Contribute to the effective communication with passengers during an emergency) Ability to:
      1. communicate in the working language of the ship;
      2. non-verbally communicate safety information; and
      3. understand one of the languages in which emergency announcements may be broadcast on the ship during an emergency or drill.

Safety training for personnel providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces

  1. Before being assigned to shipboard duties, personnel providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces shall receive the additional safety training required by regulation V/2, paragraph 6, that ensures at least the attainment of the abilities as follows:
    1.  (Communication) Ability to communicate with passengers during an emergency, taking into account:
      1. the language or languages appropriate to the principal nationalities of passengers carried on the particular route;
      2. the likelihood that an ability to use an elementary English vocabulary for basic instructions can provide a means of communicating with a passenger in need of assistance whether or not the passenger and crew member share a common language;
      3. the possible need to communicate during an emergency by some other means, such as by demonstration, or hand signals, or calling attention to the location of instructions, muster stations, life-saving devices or evacuation routes, when oral communication is impractical;
      4. the extent to which complete safety instructions have been provided to passengers in their native language or languages; and
      5. the languages in which emergency announcements may be broadcast during an emergency or drill to convey critical guidance to passengers and to facilitate crew members in assisting passengers.
    2.  (Life-saving appliances) Ability to demonstrate to passengers the use of personal life-saving appliances.
    3. (Embarkation procedures) Embarking and disembarking passengers, with special attention to disabled persons and persons needing assistance.

Passenger ship crowd management training

  1. Before being assigned to shipboard duties, masters, officers, ratings qualified in accordance with chapters II, III and VII and personnel designated on the muster list to assist passengers in emergency situations shall:
    1. have successfully completed the crowd management training required by regulation V/2, paragraph 7, as set out in table A-V/2-1; and
    2. be required to provide evidence that the training has been completed in accordance with table A-V/2-1.

Crisis management and human behaviour training

  1. Before being assigned to shipboard duties, masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers and any person designated on the muster list as having responsibility for the safety of passengers in emergency situations shall:
    1. have successfully completed the approved crisis management and human behaviour training required by regulation V/2, paragraph 8, as set out in table A-V/2-2; and
    2. be required to provide evidence that the required standard of competence has been achieved in accordance with the methods and the criteria for evaluating competence tabulated in columns 3 and 4 of table A-V/2-2.

Passenger safety, cargo safety and hull integrity training

  1. Before being assigned to shipboard duties, masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers and every person assigned immediate responsibility for embarking and disembarking passengers, for loading, discharging or securing cargo, or for closing hull openings on board ro-ro passenger ships shall receive the passenger safety, cargo safety and hull integrity training required by regulation V/2, paragraph 9, that ensures at least attainment of the abilities that are appropriate to their duties and responsibilities as follows:
    1. (Loading and embarkation procedures) Ability to apply properly the procedures established for the ship regarding:
      1. loading and discharging vehicles, rail cars and other cargo transport units, including related communications;
      2. lowering and hoisting ramps;
      3. setting up and stowing retractable vehicle decks; and
      4. embarking and disembarking passengers, with special attention to disabled persons and persons needing assistance.
    2. (Carriage of dangerous goods) Ability to apply any special safeguards, procedures and requirements regarding the carriage of dangerous goods on board ro-ro passenger ships.
    3. (Securing cargoes) Ability to:
      1. apply correctly the provisions of the Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing to the vehicles, rail cars and other cargo transport units carried; and
      2. use properly the cargo-securing equipment and materials provided, taking into account their limitations.
    4. (Stability, trim and stress calculations) Ability to:
      1. make proper use of the stability and stress information provided;
      2. calculate stability and trim for different conditions of loading, using the stability calculators or computer programs provided;
      3. calculate load factors for decks; and
      4. calculate the impact of ballast and fuel transfers on stability, trim and stress.
    5. (Opening, closing and securing hull openings) Ability to:
      1. apply properly the procedures established for the ship regarding the opening, closing and securing of bow, stern and side doors and ramps and to correctly operate the associated systems; and
      2. conduct surveys on proper sealing.
    6. (Ro-ro deck atmosphere) Ability to:
      1. use equipment, where carried, to monitor atmosphere in ro-ro spaces; and
      2. apply properly the procedures established for the ship for ventilation of ro-ro spaces during loading and discharging of vehicles, while on voyage and in emergencies.

STCW Table V/2


STCW Table A-V/2-1 of Chapter V (STCW Nov 2016 Amendment)

Specification of minimum standard of competence in passenger ship crowd management training

STCW Table A-V/2-1 PDF

STCW Table A-V/2-2 of Chapter V (STCW Nov 2016 Amendment)

Specification of minimum standard of competence in crisis managementand human behavior

STCW Table A-V/2-2 PDF


STCW Section B-V/2 of Chapter V (STCW Nov 2016 Amendment)

Guidance regarding training of seafarers on passenger ships

ENHANCED FIRE FIGHTING

  1. For officers and crew on passenger ships, additional training should be provided highlighting the difficulties of fighting fires, including access to confined spaces and prevention of the spread of fire to adjoining spaces.

DAMAGE CONTROL

  1. In developing standards of competency given in sections A-II/1, A-II/2 and A-III/2 to achieve the necessary level of theoretical knowledge, understanding and proficiency in damage control and watertight integrity, companies and training institutions should take into account the minimum knowledge, understanding and proficiency for damage control and watertight integrity as given below:

Competence

Minimize the risk of flooding and maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving damage to the watertight integrity of the ship.

Knowledge, understanding and proficiency

Shipboard damage control plans and organization.

Damage control systems, equipment (lockers) and emergency escape routes

The key elements in maintaining stability and watertight integrity.

Importance of securing flooding and maintaining watertight boundaries.

Actions to be taken aboard a ship in the event of an explosion, grounding, collision, or fire

Damage control techniques consistent with equipment found on board including the ship bilge systems and pumps.


MUST READ:

STCW Regulation V/2

STCW Regulation V/2 of Chapter V (STCW 2010 Resolution 1)

Mandatory Minimum Requirements for the Training and Qualification of Masters, Officers, Ratings and Other Personnel on Passenger Ships

Note: This regulation was amended from the earlier version in Nov 2016 as follows:



  1. This regulation applies to masters, officers, ratings and other personnel serving on board passenger ships engaged on international voyages. Administrations shall determine the applicability of these requirements to personnel serving on passenger ships engaged on domestic voyages.
  2. Before being assigned shipboard duties, all persons serving on a passenger ship shall meet the requirements of section A-VI/1, paragraph 1 of the STCW Code.
  3. Masters, officers, ratings and other personnel serving on board passenger ships shall complete the training and familiarization required by paragraphs 5 to 9 below, in accordance with their capacity, duties and responsibilities.
  4. Masters, officers, ratings and other personnel, who are required to be trained in accordance with paragraphs 7 to 9 below shall, at intervals not exceeding five years, undertake appropriate refresher training or be required to provide evidence of having achieved the required standard of competence within the previous five years.
  5. Personnel serving on board passenger ships shall complete passenger ship emergency familiarization appropriate to their capacity, duties and responsibilities as specified in section A-V/2, paragraph 1 of the STCW Code.
  6. Personnel providing direct service to passengers in passenger spaces on board passenger ships shall complete the safety training specified in section A-V/2, paragraph 2 of the STCW Code.
  7. Masters, officers, ratings qualified in accordance with chapters II, III and VII and other personnel designated on the muster list to assist passengers in emergency situations on board passenger ships, shall complete passenger ship crowd management training as specified in section A-V/2, paragraph 3 of the STCW Code.
  8. Masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers and any person designated on the muster list of having responsibility for the safety of passengers in emergency situations on board passenger ships shall complete approved training in crisis management and human behaviour as specified in section A-V/2, paragraph 4 of the STCW Code.
  9. Masters, chief engineer officers, chief mates, second engineer officers and every person assigned immediate responsibility for embarking and disembarking passengers, for loading, discharging or securing cargo, or for closing hull openings on board ro-ro passenger ships, shall complete approved training in passenger safety, cargo safety and hull integrity as specified in section A-V/2, paragraph 5 of the STCW Code.
  10. Administrations shall ensure that documentary evidence of the training which has been completed is issued to every person found qualified in accordance with paragraphs 6 to 9 of this regulation.

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LAST UPDATED ON Mar 14, 2019

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