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STCW Circ 2017-002 Training Requirements for Masters and Deck Officers on Ships operating in Polar Waters

This circular outlines requirements in November 2014 by the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization on its 94th session where it adopted the “International Code for Ships operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), as defined in SOLAS regulation XIV/1.1, which entered into force on 1 January 2017

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STCW Circ 2017-001 Training Requirements for Seafarers on Ships using Gases or other Low-Flash point Fuels

This circular outlines requirements in June 2015 by the Maritime Safety Committee of the International Maritime Organization on its 95th session where it adopted the “International Code of Safety for Ships Using Gases or Other Low-Flashpoint Fuels” (IGF Code), which entered into force on 1 January 2017

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STCW Circ 2014-001 Seafarers’ Medical Certificates

This circular replaces STCW Circ 2012-004 Medical Certificates for Seafarers to reflect the latest procedures adopted by ADOMS with respect to Seafarers’ Medical Certificates and includes a list of Antigua and Barbuda approved Medical Practitioners whose certificates are accepted in addition to those issued world-wide as outlined in the text of this circular.

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STCW Circ 2013-001 (Rev 3) Changes to security training requirements

This circular outlines the changed requirements in the 2010 Manila amendments to the STCW Convention Section A/VI/6 on security training.  There is a new requirement for approval of security familiarisation training applicable to all seafarers and the Circular sets out how approval can be ensured.

This is Rev 3 to this Circular which addresses the administration’s requirements in answer to information that “approval” of security awareness training and security training for seafarers with designated security duties in some countries is delayed.

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STCW Circ 2002-001 (revised) Control of Seafarer Docs by PSC

This Circular was originally published as 01-001-02 and revised in 2012.  It is republished under this new numbering scheme.  The Circular sets out the requirements for endorsements and other documents required by seafarers in Antigua and Barbuda ships and ensures that the national requirements (which are in line with those in STCW) are clear for Port State Control Officers.

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STCW Circ 2004-001 (Revised) Applications for Seafarer Documents

This Circular was originally published in 2004 and revised in 2012.  It is republished in this new numbering scheme.  The Circular sets out the procedures and requirements for making applications for Seafarer Documents and endorsements.

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STCW Circ 1998-003 (Revised) Authenticity of Seafarer Documents

This Circular was originally published in 1998 as 01-003-98.  It was revised in 2012 and is republished in this new numbering scheme.  It sets out the policy of ADOMS towards verification of the authenticity of seafarer’s documents and explains the responsibilities of Companies and others towards ensuring that fraudulent documents are detected and rejected.

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STCW Circ 2007-002 IASS System

This Circular was originally published in 2007 as 01-002-07.  It is republished in this new numbering system.  It explains the introduction and use of the Interactive Application System for Seafarers which is used by authorised Filing Agents to submit applications for various Seafarer’s Documents.

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STCW Circ 1998-001 Responsibilities of Companies

This Circular was originally published as Number 01-001-98.  It is republished with minor editorial amendments in this new numbering system.  The Circular sets out the specific responsibilities that Companies are required to address arising from the STCW Convention.

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STCW Circ 2012-003 (Rev2) Transitional provisions for the 2010 amendments

This circular was previously published as 01-003-2012.  The Circular sets out the requirements for giving effect to the 2010 STCW amendments during the allowed transitional period as applied by the Antigua and Barbuda administration. Rev 2 includes the Antigua and Barbuda administration’s requirements in cases where seafarers join ships before 1st January 2014 but where security awareness training and training for seafarers with designated security duties in “approved” form by their national administrations is not yet available.