If you have worked in the maritime industry for many years you will probably be more familiar with the term STCW 95 than STCW 2010 but what is the difference between the two? Basically, STCW 2010 has replaced STCW 95 and is the new code that all seafarers working on board commercial vessels must adhere to.
There are some notable changes to the code that you need to be aware of. The main one that affects all seafarers is the introduction of revalidation training. It is now essential that you hold documentary evidence to prove that you have completed your basic safety training within the last five years. This means you need to undertake STCW revalidation training every five years to keep your paperwork up-to-date or you will not be allowed to work on board a ship. The refresher training does not take as long to complete as the initial training and we have various routes available to suit different needs.
Another significant change is the introduction of two new optional security courses – STCW Proficiency for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties, designed specifically for seafarers with designated security duties, and STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness, designed for those who do not have any designated security duties.
Here at Clyde Training Solutions we offer the full range of STCW 2010 courses including revalidation courses:
STCW 2010 BASIC SAFETY TRAINING
STCW 2010 REFRESHER TRAINING
If you are undertaking your basic safety training for the first time or you need to revalidate your training please check out our course calendar for the next available date.