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Administrative Rules of Seafarers’ Training in the People’s Republic of China

MOT No.15, 2013

Chapter 1 General Provisions

Article 1

These Provisions are formulated, in accordance with Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Seafarers and relevant International Conventions, to strengthen the management of seafarers’ training, ensure the quality of training and enhance the competence of the seafarers.

Article 2

These Provisions applies to seafarers’ training activities within territory of the People’s Republic of China.

Article 3

Seafarers’ training activities shall be non-governmental operations legally running with integrity and under fair competition.

The management of seafarers’ training shall follow the principle of fairness, justice, publicity and convenience.

Article 4

National the Ministry of Transport (MOT) of the People’s Republic of China is in the charge of Seafarers’ training activities nationwide.

The Maritime Safety Administration of the People's Republic of China (China MSA) is responsible for the management of seafarers’ training.

MSAs at all levels shall supervise and manage the practice of seafarers’ training in accordance with their respective duties.

Article 5

MOT shall determine the specific training programs, formulate appropriate training syllabuses in accordance with relevant national laws, administrative laws and regulations and International Conventions, and publish them.

Article 6

Shipping companies and relevant institutions shall facilitate seafarers’ training, and organize onboard training and updating training.

Chapter 2 Categories and Programs

Article 7

Training is categorized as three types in terms of the contents, i.e. Basic Safety Training, Competency Training and Special Training.

In terms of trainees, training can be divided into trainings for seafarers serving on seagoing and river trade vessels respectively..

Article 8

Basic Safety Training refers to the training stipulated for related personnel before serving onboard, namely personal survival skills, fire fighting, basic first aid and personal safety and social responsibilities. Two programs are categorized as:

.1 basic safety training for seagoing vessel seafarers;

.2 basic safety training for river trade vessel seafarers;