MSC.1-Circ.1164 - Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the... (Secretariat)

MSC/Circ.1164 20 May 2005

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS (STCW), 1978, AS AMENDED
Promulgation of information related to reports of independent evaluation submitted by Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information which demonstrates that Parties are giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the Convention
1 The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), at its seventy-seventh session (28 May to 6 June 2003), seventy-eighth session (12 to 21 May 2004), seventy-ninth session (1 to 10 December 2004) and the eightieth session (11 to 20 May 2005), received reports by the Secretary-General pursuant to regulation I/7, paragraph 2 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention), 1978, as amended, related to the reports of independent evaluation carried out pursuant to regulation I/8, paragraph 2.
2 The Committee noted that, in preparing the reports required by STCW regulation I/7, paragraph 2, the Secretary-General had solicited and taken into account the views of competent persons selected from the list established pursuant to paragraph 5 of section A-I/7 of the STCW Code and circulated as MSC/Circ.797, as revised from time to time.
3 In accordance with STCW regulation I/7, paragraph 3, the Committee confirmed that the STCW Parties, listed in the Secretary-Generals report, which had communicated their report of independent evaluation pursuant to regulation I/8, paragraph 3, demonstrated that they were continuing to give full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended.
4 The list at annex contains those STCW Parties, confirmed at various sessions of the Committee to have communicated information pursuant to regulation I/7 demonstrating that they were giving full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the STCW Convention and indicating:
.1 due date of report of independent evaluation;
.2 date of report of independent evaluation communicated to the Secretary-General (if applicable); and
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.3 outcome of the process of evaluation of the reports of independent evaluation communicated by the STCW Parties demonstrating that they are continuing to give full and complete effect to the relevant provisions of the STCW Convention.
5 The Committee noted that, as the process of communicating and evaluating information related to reports of independent evaluation is continuing, the list at annex maybe updated at subsequent meetings.
6 The Committee draws the attention of maritime administrations, shipowners, ship operators and managers, ship masters and other parties concerned to the following:
.1 not all of the STCW Parties listed at annex provide seafarer training, and some of those Parties listed may only provide a limited range of training; and
.2 the fact that a Party is listed in the annex does not relieve those concerned of their obligations under the STCW Convention.
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ANNEX
Independent evaluation (regulation I/8) Confirmed STCW Party* (regulation I/7) Due date of report to be communicated to the Secretary-General Date report communicated to the Secretary-General Confirmed by MSC Algeria 01/02/2004 04/02/2004 ! Antigua and Barbuda 01/02/2004 03/10/2003 ! Argentina 01/02/2004 15/01/2004 ! Australia 01/02/2004 28/08/2003 ! Azerbaijan 01/04/2004 30/11/2004 Bahamas 01/02/2004 25/08/2004 ! Bahrain 01/02/2004 Bangladesh 01/02/2004 06/10/2004 Barbados 01/02/2004 Belgium 01/02/2004 02/02/2004 ! Belize 01/02/2004 27/07/2004 Brazil 01/02/2004 04/02/2004 ! Brunei Darussalam 01/02/2004 Bulgaria 01/02/2004 24/03/2005 Cambodia 08/03/2008 Canada 01/02/2004 02/04/2004 ! Cape Verde 01/02/2004 Chile 01/02/2004 19/05/2005 China 01/02/2004 14/01/2004 ! China (Hong Kong SAR)1 01/02/2004 30/01/2004 ! Colombia 01/02/2004 Comoros 22/08/2007 Cte dIvoire 01/02/2004 Croatia 01/02/2004 10/06/2002 ! Cuba 01/02/2004 09/11/2004 Cyprus 01/02/2004 29/01/2004 ! Czech Republic 01/02/2004 Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea 01/02/2004 02/02/2004 ! Denmark2 01/02/2004 26/01/2004 !2 Dominica 21/03/2007 Ecuador 01/02/2004 03/02/2004 ! Egypt 01/02/2004 24/07/2003 ! Estonia 01/02/2004 19/11/2002 ! Ethiopia 01/02/2004 Fiji 01/02/2004 Finland 01/02/2004 10/09/2002 ! France 01/02/2004 19/05/2005 Georgia 01/02/2004 31/01/2003 ! Germany 01/02/2004 26/01/2004 ! Ghana 01/02/2004 27/01/2004 Greece 01/02/2004 27/01/2004 ! Honduras 01/02/2004 Hungary 01/02/2004 Iceland 01/02/2004 10/11/2004 India 01/02/2004 23/12/2003 ! 1 Associate Member to the IMO 2 Includes: Faroe Islands
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Indonesia 01/02/2004 10/02/2004 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 01/02/2004 02/08/2004 ! Ireland 01/02/2004 16/12/2004 Israel 01/02/2004 13/04/2004 Italy 01/02/2004 Jamaica 01/02/2004 03/02/2004 ! Japan 01/02/2004 28/01/2004 ! Jordan (The Hashemite Kingdom of) 17/02/2007 Kiribati 07/02/2004 Kuwait 22/02/2005 28/02/2005 Latvia 01/02/2004 09/01/2004 ! Lebanon 01/02/2004 Liberia 01/02/2004 14/04/2004 ! Lithuania 01/02/2004 18/07/2003 ! Luxembourg 01/02/2004 09/01/2003 ! Madagascar 01/02/2004 Malaysia 01/02/2004 23/08/2004 Maldives 01/02/2004 11/06/2004 Malta 01/02/2004 15/11/2004 ! Marshall Islands 01/02/2004 22/11/2004 Mauritius 01/02/2004 Mexico 01/02/2004 Micronesia (Federated States of) 14/04/2005 Morocco 22/04/2004 02/09/2004 ! Mozambique 01/02/2004 Myanmar 01/02/2004 23/08/2002 ! Netherlands3 01/02/2004 04/02/2004 !3 New Zealand4 01/02/2004 10/12/20044 Nigeria 01/02/2004 10/01/2005 Norway 01/02/2004 03/02/2004 ! Pakistan 01/02/2004 26/01/2004 ! Panama 01/02/2004 11/05/2004 Papua New Guinea 01/02/2004 Peru 01/02/2004 Philippines 01/02/2004 29/01/2004 ! Poland 01/02/2004 27/02/2004 ! Portugal 01/02/2004 23/11/2004 ! Qatar 29/02/2009 Republic of Korea 01/02/2004 22/01/2002 ! Romania 01/02/2004 15/05/2002 ! Russian Federation 01/02/2004 02/02/2004 ! Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 01/02/2004 10/05/2004 ! Samoa 01/02/2004 Saudi Arabia 01/02/2004 Senegal 01/02/2004 Singapore 01/02/2004 12/10/2004 ! Slovak Republic 01/02/2004 Slovenia 01/02/2004 03/02/2004 ! Solomon Islands 01/02/2004 13/10/2004 South Africa 01/02/2004 26/02/2004 Spain 01/02/2004 30/01/2004 ! 3 Includes: Netherlands Antilles & Aruba 4 Does not include Cook Islands
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Sri Lanka 01/02/2004 10/05/2004 ! Sweden 01/02/2004 26/01/2004 ! Switzerland 01/02/2004 Syrian Arab Republic 20/04/2008 Thailand 19/03/2004 Tonga 01/02/2004 17/07/2003 ! Trinidad and Tobago 01/02/2004 Tunisia 01/02/2004 Turkey 01/02/2004 29/01/2004 ! Tuvalu 01/02/2004 Ukraine 01/02/2004 30/01/2004 ! United Arab Emirates 01/02/2004 United Kingdom5 01/02/2004 15/04/2004 !5 - Bermuda 01/02/2004 04/02/2005 - Cayman Islands 01/02/2004 24/02/2005 - Gibraltar 01/02/2004 09/02/2005 - Isle of Man 01/02/2004 04/02/2005 United Republic of Tanzania 01/02/2004 United States 01/02/2004 23/01/2004 ! Uruguay 01/02/2004 26/01/2004 ! Vanuatu 01/02/2004 15/11/2004 Venezuela 01/02/2004 Viet Nam 01/02/2004 06/04/2004 ! Yugoslavia 01/02/2004
* Parties to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, confirmed by the Maritime Safety Committee to have communicated information to the Secretary-General which demonstrates that full and complete effect is given to the relevant provisions of the Convention.
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5 Does not include: Bermuda Cayman Islands Gibraltar Isle of Man
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