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New Guidance for the recording of operations in the Oil Record Book-Part I (All Ships)

Νοεμβρίου 12th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Marpol | PSC - (Σχόλια κλειστά)

The Marine Environment Protection Committee, at its sixty-second session,  (11 to 15 July 2011), approved a revised text of the Guidance for recording of operations in the  Oil Record Book Part I – Machinery space operations (all ships) (MEPC 62/24, paragraph 7.23),  set out in the annex.

The Guidance is intended to facilitate compliance with MARPOL requirements  on board ships by providing advice to crews on how to record the various operations in the Oil  Record Book by using the correct codes and item numbers in order to ensure a more uniform  port State control procedure. IMO MEPC.1 Circ.736 Rev.2  dated on 6th of October 2011.

Administrations of Parties to MARPOL are invited to encourage implementation of the  annexed Guidance for use aboard ships flying their flags and to disseminate it among all  stakeholders including ship operators, surveyors and port State control officers.

MEPC.1/Circ.736/Rev.1. is revoked.

New edition of ‘On Board Training Record Book’ by ISF -Mandatory compliance

Νοεμβρίου 12th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Χωρίς κατηγορία - (Σχόλια κλειστά)

A new edition of ISF training record book is published by  the International Shipping Federation (ISF).ISF is launching an updated version of its widely used “On Board Training Record Book for  Deck Ratings” which takes full account of STCW 2010, including the additional competence standards for Able  Seafarer Deck.  With this edition instructions are given to Companies in order to comply with recent amendments to STCW Convention (Manila amendments 2010) which enters into force 1.1.2012. 

With the amendments become mandatory the use of an approved training record book as proof of the training being carried out on board ships for the evaluation. The guidelines aim to ensure the training of seafarers during sea service and to assist the supervising officers make an objective evaluation of whether trainees are competent. A similar  book for Engine Ratings (including Able Seafarer Engine) will follow shortly.

The on board training of applicants for certificates as “deck/navigational” or “engineer”  watch officers shall be closely supervised and monitored by a qualified and certified deck  or engineer officer, as appropriate, aboard the ship on which  the seagoing service is  performed for at least six (6) months.  Such training shall be recorded in the approved training record book.   The latest training record books available from the International Shipping Federation (ISF) and the IMO are currently approved by the Administrator for  this purpose.