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Notice on the Preparation for the Implementation of the Manila Amendments to STCW Convention and STCW Code

CMSA Seafarer. 923﹝2011﹞

December 29, 2011

1.      Regarding the revisions of training contents and requirements, please refer to Annexes 1, 2, 3 and 4.

2.      The on-the-spot verification of the above-mentioned training programs shall be carried out by regional Maritime Safety Administrations.

3.      (Omitted.)

4.      The training syllabuses are to be promulgated by the Maritime Safety Administration of the People's Republic of China.

5.      Each training institution shall have eligible training premises, facilities, equipments and teaching staff to provide transitional and relevant trainings. Those fail to do so before July 1, 2013 shall not be eligible to provide competence trainings for masters and officers in accordance with revised the Regulations on Examination and Certification of Competence for Seafarers of the People’s Republic of China.

Annexes:

1.      Requirements for premises, facilities, equipments and their performance standards, and teaching staff regarding the competency trainings of ECDIS, BRM and ERM

2.      Requirements for premises, facilities, equipments and their performance standards, and teaching staff regarding the competency trainings of electro-technical officers, electro-technical ratings, able seafarer deck and able seafarer engine

3.      Requirements for premises, facilities, equipments and their performance standards, and teaching staff regarding the trainings of security awareness and seafarers with designated security duties

4.      Requirements for premises, facilities, equipments and their performance standards, and teaching staff regarding the trainings of oil tankers, chemical tankers and passenger ships

Annex 1:

Requirements for premises, facilities, equipments and their performance standards, and teaching staff regarding thecompetency trainings of ECDIS, BRM and ERM

1. Requirements for premises, facilities, equipments and their performance standardsfor ECDIS training (unlimited voyages)

No.

Premises, facilities/equipments

Requirements

Remark

1

Multimedia classroom

One with 40 seats

 

2

Real-ship system

At least one set with ECDIS (type approved as per IEC61174 standard)

Real system operation

3

Simulator

At least 20 terminals complying with the ECDIS performance standard adopted by IMO (MSC 232(82)); being capable to simulate full-mission and all-function operations of ECDIS 

Simulated training

4

Electronic Chart

At least equipped with ENC allowing for updating;

At least with ENC ranging from China’s coastal ports to ports of the west coast of North America, Australia and European Mediterranean countries for the purpose of plotting the corresponding voyages.

Automatic updating function can be simulated

Note:

Each training classroom shall accommodate no more than 40 trainees and each simulator terminal shall not be shared by more than 2 trainees.

2. Requirements for premises, facilities, equipments for ECDIS training (coastal voyages)

No.

Premises, facilities/equipments

Requirements

Remark

1

Multimedia classroom

One with 40 seats

 

2

Real-ship system

At least one set with ECDIS (type approved as per IEC61174 standard)

Real system operation

3

Simulator

At least 20 terminals complying with the ECDIS performance standard adopted by Maritime Safety Administration of the People's Republic of China; being capable to simulate full-mission and all-function operations of ECDIS

Simulated training

4

Electronic Chart

At least equipped with ENC; satisfies ECS standard of the Maritime Safety Administration of the People's Republic of China, and with all the charts of China's coastline.

For coastal voyages training 

Note:

Each training classroom shall accommodate no more than 40 trainees and each simulator terminal shall not be shared by more than 2 trainees.

3. Requirements on teachingstaff for ECDIS training

No.

Training subjects

Main requirements

Other requirements

1

ECDIS

Teachers shall accept teacher training organized by the competent administration, and meet one of the following conditions:

(1) Having practical experience as second officer or above in unlimited voyages.

(2) Being engaged in teaching of navigation and having intermediate lecturer title or above.

1. Teachers shall be employment contract bounded.

2. At least 2 teachers (including 1 trainer for theory at least).

3. Teacher-student ratio of practice training is 1 to 20.

4. Premises, facilities and equipment standards for BRM training

No.

facilities and equipment

Requirements

Remark

1

Multimedia classroom

One with 20 seats

 

2

Chart table

One for each ship

 

3

Tools for chart work

One set for each ship.

 

4

Reference publications for route planning

One set for each ship.

 

5

Ship-maneuvering simulator

At least one set (each for three own ship at least)

The performances of simulators shall meet following requirements:

1. Having one set of ship-maneuvering  simulators with no less than 120° visible sight which meet the performance standard set out in STCW Convention, and also the function of 3D real-time rambling and telescope; while simulators used for competence trainings of masters and chief officers shall have no less than 180° visible sight and 3D function  real-time rambling and telescope;

2. Simulating the navigation and manipulation of at least 6 types of the ship, including the using of engine, thruster, wheel, anchor, tug and mooring lines, etc.;

3. Real-time simulating navigational circumstances, including wind, wave, flow, shallow water effect, bank effect, ship suction and push effect, external movements and fixed target, wharf, coast, etc.;

4. With many kinds of navigational, positioning and communicating devices which the ship bridge needs, including radar and radio positioning facilities, steering apparatus, engine telegraph,foghorn, chart and chart table, drawing implement, echo-sounder, log, VHF wireless telephone, navigational books and publications, logbook and other necessary facilities and devices.

 

6

Chart

Sufficient training charts for each own ship

 

7

Bridge audio-visual monitoring device

At least one set for each own ship

 

Note:

Each own ship shall be used by no more than 4 persons during each lesson.

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