The 2010 amendments to the IMO STCW Convention, which entered into force in January 2012, made it mandatory for trainee deck ratings to provide evidence of structured on board training, and recommend the use of a training record book. This includes ratings seeking to qualify for the new STCW grade of "Able Seafarer Deck".
To help employers ensure compliance, ICS has updated and expanded its widely used On Board Training Record Book for Deck Ratings. The revised book takes full account of the competence standards stipulated by STCW 2010 including those adopted for the new grade of Able Seafarer Deck. The training tasks included have been developed to ensure that trainees make the best use of their seagoing service, and to help supervising officers make an objective evaluation of whether trainees are competent.
This Record Book can be used by any trainee following an on board training programme in order to be certificated as a rating forming part of a navigational watch and/or as an Able Seafarer Deck.
This Record Book:
The On Board Training Record Book for Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch and Ratings Qualifying As Able Seafarer Deck is available in digital version from MarinePALS.
|Author||International Chamber of Shipping|
|Publisher||International Chamber of Shipping Publications|
|Publication month||2011 - January|