CTSI ADVISORY

Know more about the latest trends in the Maritime industry with the latest news that CTSI has gathered to keep everyone updated.

FURTHER EXTENSION OF THE VALIDITY OF STCW CERTIFICATES AS A TEMPORARY CONTINGENCY MEASURES AMIDST THE COVID19 PANDEMIC

The actions are taken worldwide and within the Philippines, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the conduct of trainings, revalidation of certificates, and ship to shore interactions including effecting crew changes.

In response thereto, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) adopts IMO Circular Letter No. 4204/Add.5/Rev.1 dated 02 April 2020 which encourages the issuing Administration and the Port State Control authorities to take a pragmatic and practical approach” with regard to the extension of the validity of seafarer’s certificates and endorsement, as strictly necessary, in accordance with the STeW Convention, 1978, as amended. 

In view thereto, the following guidelines relative to the extension of the validity of the STeW certificates are hereby issued. 

Read more. FURTHER EXTENSION OF THE VALIDITY OF STCW CERTIFICATES AS A TEMPORARY CONTINGENCY MEASURES AMIDST THE COVID19 PANDEMIC

GWO compliance update

1. The temporary measure to allow attendance to refresher training up to 60 days after ordinary expiry of previous training will now expire on 30 September 2021. GWO expects to remove this exemption on 1 October 2021, barring any unforeseen circumstances such as a full domestic lockdown being imposed by a national government where domestic travel to a GWO training centre is prohibited.

2. Anyone requesting the 60 day extension should be aware that as a result of the above, any application made from August 1 2021 will receive the full 60 days; September 1, 30 days, September 20, 10 days and so on until the measure’s expiry on 1 October.

3. The temporary measure allowing an additional 30 days flexibility to complete an audit is removed from 30 June 2021.

Read more. GWO COMPLIANCE UPDATE

OPITO CERTIFICATE EXTENSION PROCESS AS OF MAY 1 2021

JUNE 16, 2021

“In March 2020, OPITO implemented a certificate extension process to support the impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic. This process was originally scheduled to draw to a close on 1st May 2021.

Read more. OPITO CERTIFICATE EXTENSION PROCESS AS OF MAY 1 2021

FURTHER EXTENSION OF THE VALIDITY OF STCW CERTIFICATES

JUNE 14, 2021

The actions are taken worldwide and within the Philippines, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, has severely affected the conduct of trainings, revalidation of certificates, and ship to shore interactions including effecting crew changes.

Read more. FURTHER EXTENSION OF THE VALIDITY OF STCW CERTIFICATES

CLOSURE OF THE OPITO CERTIFICATE EXTENSION SCHEME – part 2

FEBRUARY 8, 2021

Due to changing circumstances globally, OPITO has taken the decision to uphold the planned phase-out strategy, but to extend the date to 1st May 2021.

Read more. CLOSURE OF THE OPITO CERTIFICATE EXTENSION SCHEME – PART 2

GWO Issue with registering in WINDA

FEBRUARY 8, 2021

There has been a technical difficulty with the WINDA Portal. The issue entails that the delegate may not receive an email with a registration link / notification email from WINDA and are therefore not able to create a profile. GWO is working hard to resolve the issue and expect a resolution the soonest.

Read more. GWO Issue with registering in WINDA

Further Extension of the Revalidation Period for STCW Certificates

JANUARY 8, 2021

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), adopts IMO Circular Letter No. 4204/Add.5/Rev.1 dated 02 April 2020 which encourages the issuing Administration and the Port State Control authorities to take a pragmatic and practical approach with regard to the extension of the validity of seafarer’s certificates and endorsement, as strictly necessary, in accordance with the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended.

Read more. FURTHER EXTENSION OF THE REVALIDATION PERIOD FOR STCW CERTIFICATES

CLOSURE OF THE OPITO CERTIFICATE EXTENSION SCHEME

JANUARY 8, 2021

OPITO’s view is that it is vital that the skills and competence of the workforce are maintained through regular training. Additionally, centers have now reopened in the majority of regions with physical distancing measures in place in training centers operating under national, regional, and local government guidelines.

Read more. CLOSURE OF THE OPITO CERTIFICATE EXTENSION SCHEME

ISSUANCE OF OPITO RIGGER STAGE 2 LOGBOOK

JANUARY 8, 2021

Delegates successfully completing the Initial Training Programme will be issued with an OPITO certificate for the OPITO-approved Stage 1 Rigger Initial Training; they will also be issued with a Stage 2 Logbook to complete.

Read more. ISSUANCE OF OPITO RIGGER STAGE 2 LOGBOOK

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