Five-day training on international convention for seafarers
15 March, 2023, 9:00 pm
A five-day training was held recently to facilitate the delivery of requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).
In a social media post, the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) stated participants of the training course of instructors, IMO Model Course 6.09 were hosted by the Pacific Community (SPC) Sub-regional Office and facilitated by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
MSAF said the training was also attended by members of the Tuvalu Maritime Administration, Tuvalu Marine Department, Tuvalu Government Media, Republic of Fiji Navy and the Fiji Maritime Academy.
MSAF said the training was to enable the participants to plan an effective teaching environment using a wide range of teaching methods that was effective particularly in the appropriate use of training aids.
“The training also provides the participants with the platform to produce relevant lesson plans for their organisations and how to effectively evaluate teaching and learning in their home countries.”
The STCW for Seafarers was adopted in 1978 and entered into force in 1984. It was amended in 1995 and again in 2010.
The convention applies to seafarers, ship-owners, training establishments and national maritime administrations. The convention helps and enforces a series of standards for the safe keeping of shipping environment and keeping the oceans clean.