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Resolution MSC. 397 (95)
Changes to Part A of the Code on the Training, Certification and Watchkeeping of Seafarers (STCW Code)

30 March 2017
(Federal Law Gazette II No. 8 of April 11, 2017 p. 331)


Archive: 2016
(Translation)
(adopted June 11, 2015)
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The Ship Safety Committee -

based on Article 28 letter b of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization relating to the tasks of the Committee,

Also based on Article XII and Regulation I / 1.2.3 of the 1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping of Seafarers ("Convention") concerning the procedures for amending Part A of the Training Code , the issuing of certificates of competency and the guard duty of seafarers ((STCW code),

having examined at its ninety-fifth session amendments to Part A of the STCW Code proposed and forwarded in accordance with Article XII, paragraph 1, letter a (i) of the Convention -

  1. decides on amendments to the STCW Code in accordance with Article XII paragraph 1 letter a number iv of the Convention, the wording of which is given in the annex to this resolution;
  2. determines in accordance with Article XII paragraph 1 letter a number vii number 2 of the Convention that the aforementioned changes to the STCW Code are deemed to have been adopted on July 1, 2016, unless more than one third of the contracting parties or their merchant fleets as a whole have not been accepted before this date constitute at least fifty percent of the gross tonnage of the world merchant fleet of ships of 100 gross tonnage or more, have notified the Secretary-General of the Organization of their objection to the changes;
  3. Calls on the Parties to take note that, in accordance with Article XII.1 (a) (ix) of the Convention, the annexed amendments to the STCW Code will enter into force on 1 January 2017 after their adoption in accordance with paragraph 2 of this resolution;
  4. Requests the Secretary-General to provide certified copies of this resolution and the text of the amendments contained in the Annex to all Contracting Parties to the Convention in accordance with Article XII, paragraph 1 (a) (v) of the Convention;
  5. Also requests the Secretary-General to forward copies of this resolution and its annex to members of the Organization who are not parties to the Convention.

Changes to Part A of the Code on the Training, Certification and Watchkeeping of Seafarers (STCW-CODE)

Chapter V
Standards relating to special training requirements for personnel on certain types of ships

1 After the previous section A-V / 2, the following new section A-V / 3 is added:

Section A-V / 3
Mandatory minimum requirements for the training and qualification of masters, ship officers, shipmen and other personnel on ships that are subject to the IGF Code

Basic training in relation to ships subject to the IGF code

1 Every applicant for a certificate of basic training for service on ships subject to the IGF Code must

1.1 have successfully completed the approved basic training prescribed in Rule V / 3 Paragraph 5 in accordance with their function, tasks and responsibility in accordance with Table A-V / 3-1 and

1.2 Provide evidence that the required standard of competence has been met in accordance with the procedures for demonstrating proficiency and the criteria for assessing proficiency, which are summarized in columns 3 and 4 of Table AV / 3-1 , or

2 have received appropriate training and an appropriate certificate in accordance with the requirements for service on liquid gas tankers in accordance with regulation V / 3 paragraph 6.

Training in relation to ships subject to the IGF Code

2 Every applicant for a certificate of advanced training for service on ships subject to the IGF Code must

1.1 have successfully completed the approved advanced training prescribed in Rule V / 3 Paragraph 8 in accordance with their function, tasks and responsibility in accordance with Table A-V / 3-2 and

1.2 Provide evidence that the required standard of competence has been met in accordance with the procedures for demonstrating proficiency and the criteria for assessing proficiency, which are summarized in columns 3 and 4 of Table AV / 3-2 , or

2 have received appropriate training and an appropriate certificate in accordance with the requirements for service on liquid gas tankers in accordance with regulation V / 3 paragraph 9.

Exemptions

3 If, in view of the size of a ship and in view of the length or nature of its voyage, the Administration considers the application of the full provisions of this section to be inexpedient or impractical, it may, in this respect, exclude seafarers on such a ship or on ships of this class from Exempt from the obligation to comply with certain regulations; The safety of the people on board, the ship and other property as well as the protection of the marine environment must be taken into account; this exemption applies to ships with a gross tonnage of less than 500, with the exception of passenger ships.

Table A-V / 3-1
Presentation of the minimum standard of proficiency in basic training in relation to ships that are subject to the IGF Code

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
QualificationKnowledge, understanding
and expertise
Procedure for the
Proof of qualification
criteria
for assessment
of qualification
Personal contribution to the safe operation of a ship that is subject to the IGF CodeKnowledge of the design and operational characteristics of ships that are subject to the IGF Code Basic knowledge of ships that are subject to the IGF Code, as well as their fuel systems and fuel storage systems:
  1. Fuels covered by the IGF Code
  2. Types of fuel systems subject to the IGF code
  3. Storage of fuel at atmospheric conditions, frozen or compressed under pressure on board ships subject to the IGF code
  4. general arrangement of systems for the storage of fuel on board ships subject to the IGF code
  5. Hazardous zones and areas
  6. a typical fire protection plan
  7. Monitoring, control and security systems on board ships that are subject to the IGF Code

Basic knowledge of fuels and the operation of fuel storage systems on board ships subject to the IGF code:

  1. Piping systems and valves
  2. Storage at atmospheric conditions, compressed under pressure or in a deep-frozen state
  3. Pressure equalization systems and protective shields
  4. basic bunkering operations and systems for bunkering
  5. Protection against accidents related to refrigerated fluids
  6. Monitoring and detection of leaks through which fuel can escape

Basic knowledge of the physical properties of fuels on board ships that are subject to the IGF Code, in particular about

  1. Properties and parameters
  2. Pressure and temperature, especially the relationship between vapor pressure and temperature


Knowledge of and understanding of the safety regulations on board ships that are subject to the IGF Code, as well as knowledge of and understanding of the practical implementation of these regulations.

Examination and assessment of verifiable achievements that have been performed in one or more of the following ways:
  1. recognized experience gained in regular service operations
  2. recognized experience gained on a training ship
  3. approved training on the simulator
  4. an approved training program
Messages are transmitted clearly and effectively in the respective area of ​​responsibility.

By carrying out activities related to ships subject to the IGF Code, in accordance with generally accepted principles and
Procedures are guaranteed to ensure safe operations.

Precautions for avoiding hazards on a ship subject to the IGF CodeBasic knowledge of the dangers associated with activities on ships that are subject to the IGF Code, in particular about
  1. Health hazards
  2. Environmental hazards
  3. Hazards due to the reaction of several substances with one another
  4. Corrosion hazards
  5. Risk of ignition, explosion, and fire
  6. dangers arising from ignition sources
  7. Electrostatic discharge hazards
  8. Poisoning hazards
  9. leaks through which gases and vapors can escape, as well as gas and vapor clouds
  10. Hazards due to extremely low temperatures
  11. Hazards due to high pressure
  12. Differences between different batches of fuel

Basic knowledge of procedures to contain or eliminate hazards:

  1. Use of emptying processes, inert gas, drying agents and
    Monitoring procedures
  2. Measures against electrostatic charge
  3. ventilation
  4. Charge separation
  5. Reduced responsiveness
  6. Measures to prevent ignition, fire and explosion
  7. Monitoring and influencing the ambient air
  8. Check points on board for the presence of dangerous gases or vapors
  9. Protection against damage caused by frozen fluids (liquefied petroleum gas, LNG)


Understanding of the characteristic values ​​of fuels contained in a safety data sheet (SDS) on ships that are subject to the IGF code

Examination and assessment of verifiable achievements that have been performed in one or more of the following ways:
  1. recognized experience gained in regular service operations
  2. recognized experience gained on a training ship
  3. an approved training on simulator A an approved training program
The dangers for the ship and the people on board specified in a safety data sheet (SDS) are correctly identified and the appropriate measures are taken in accordance with generally recognized procedures.

The identification of a dangerous situation and the measures that are taken when a dangerous situation is noticed correspond to generally accepted procedures and what is generally believed to be the best course of action.

Use of precautionary measures for occupational safety and accident preventionAwareness of how gas detectors and similar equipment work:
  1. Checking points on board for the presence of dangerous gases
    or fumes

Knowledge of the correct use of special safety equipment and protective devices, in particular of

  1. Breathing apparatus
  2. Protective clothing
  3. Resuscitation devices
  4. Recovery and escape device

Basic knowledge of safe working procedures in accordance with the statutory provisions applicable to ships that are subject to the IGF Code, the industrial health and safety guidelines and the personal safety regulations applicable on board, in particular

  1. Precautions before entering dangerous rooms and zones
  2. Precautions before and during the implementation of repair and maintenance work
  3. Safety measures for welding, turning and milling


Basic knowledge of first aid with reference to safety data sheets (SDS)

Examination or assessment of verifiable achievements that have been performed in one or more of the following ways:
  1. recognized experience gained in regular service operations
  2. recognized experience gained on a training ship
  3. approved training on the simulator
  4. an approved training program
The procedures and safe working practices aimed at protecting the ship and the people on board from damage are observed at all times.

The appropriate safety and protective equipment is selected and used appropriately.

Attention is paid to what must be done when providing first aid and what must not be done under any circumstances.

Implementation of fire-fighting measures on ships that are subject to the IGF CodeAbility to organize fire protection measures on ships subject to the IGF Code as well as knowledge of the measures to be taken

Knowledge of special dangers in connection with fuel systems and the handling of fuels on ships that are subject to the IGF Code

Knowledge of extinguishing agents and methods used to contain and extinguish fires in connection with the various fuels on board ships subject to the IGF Code

Ability to operate fire fighting equipment

Evidence through instruction and practical exercises under approved and really realistic training conditions (for example on-board conditions generated on the simulator) and, if possible, in the darkThe immediate actions that are taken when an emergency situation is noticed and the follow-up actions are generally accepted procedures and procedures.

The measures that are taken when the signal to report at the assembly point is recognized are appropriate to the underlying emergency and are carried out in accordance with generally recognized procedures.

Clothing and equipment are appropriate for the type of fire fighting measures.

The timing and sequence of the individual measures are appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and circumstances. Fires are extinguished using appropriate procedures, techniques and extinguishing media.

Response to emergency situationsBasic knowledge of emergency procedures, especially emergency shutdownExamination and assessment of verifiable achievements that have been performed in one or more of the following ways:
  1. recognized experience gained in regular service operations
  2. recognized experience gained on a training ship
  3. approved training on the simulator
  4. an approved training program
The nature and intensity of the emergency are correctly identified immediately and the measures taken in response are in line with the relevant emergency procedures and plans.
Precautions to prevent pollution of the environment from the release of fuels such as those found on ships subject to the IGF CodeBasic knowledge of the measures to be taken in the event of fuel leakage / overflow or leakage / escape from ships that are subject to the IGF Code, in particular the need to
  1. to provide the responsible persons with the relevant information
  2. Be aware of the procedures common on board to respond to an overflow, leak, or fuel leak
  3. Appropriate personal protection when responding
    to be aware of an overflow or leakage / leak of fuels covered by the IGF Code
Examination or assessment of verifiable achievements that have been performed in one or more of the following ways:
  1. recognized experience gained in regular service operations
  2. recognized experience gained on a training ship
  3. approved training on the simulator
  4. an approved training program
Procedures are followed at all times that serve the purpose of protecting the environment from harm.

Table A-V / 3-2
Presentation of the minimum standard of proficiency in training with regard to ships subject to the IGF Code

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
QualificationKnowledge, understanding
and expertise
Procedure for the
Proof of qualification
criteria
for assessment
of qualification
Familiarity with the physical and chemical properties of fuels on board ships,
subject to the IGF code
Basic knowledge and understanding of simple chemistry and physics as well as the relevant definitions in connection with safe bunkering and the safe use of fuels on ships that are subject to the IGF Code, in particular knowledge of
  1. the chemical structure of various fuels used on ships subject to the IGF code
  2. the properties and characteristics of fuels used on ships that are subject to the IGF code, in particular about

    2.1 the simple laws of physics

    2.2 States of aggregation

    2.3 the density in the liquid and in the gaseous state

    2.4 the evaporation and aging of frozen fuels

    2.5 the compression and expansion of gases

    2.6 critical pressures and temperatures of gases

    2.7 the flash point, the upper and lower ignition limit value, the self-ignition temperature

    2.8 the relationship between the pressure of the saturated steam and the reference temperature

    2.9 the dew point and boiling point

    2.10 hydration

    2.11 the combustion properties: calorific values

    2.12 the methane number / knocking

    2.13 the pollutant properties of fuels subject to the IGF code

  3. the properties of unmixed liquids
  4. the essence and properties of solutions
  5. thermodynamic units
  6. basic thermodynamic laws in the form of texts and drawings
  7. Properties of materials
  8. Effects of low temperatures on liquid refrigerated fuels, especially brittle fracture


Understanding of the information contained in Safety Data Sheets (SDS) on fuels that are covered by the IGF Code

Examination and assessment of verifiable achievements that have been performed in one or more of the following ways:
  1. recognized experience gained in regular service operations
  2. recognized experience gained on a training ship
  3. approved training on the simulator
  4. an approved training program
The sources of information for identifying the properties and parameters of fuels that are subject to the IGF Code and their effects on safety, environmental protection and ship operation are used sensibly.
Operation of the fuel supply for the propulsion system and other machine-driven systems and service facilities as well as the safety devices on ships that are subject to the IGF codeMastery of the basics for the operation of machine systems on board ships

Knowledge of auxiliary machinery for ships

Knowledge of technical terminology for ships

Examination and assessment of verifiable achievements that have been performed in one or more of the following ways:
  1. recognized experience gained in regular service operations
  2. recognized experience gained on a training ship
  3. approved training on the simulator
  4. an approved training program
Main and auxiliary machines as well as other technical devices are operated at all times in accordance with the operating instructions and within safe operating performance limits.
Ability to safely perform and monitor all activities related to the fuels used on board ships subject to the IGF CodeKnowledge of the design and characteristics of ships subject to the IGF Code

Knowledge of the design of ships and of the systems and equipment found on ships subject to the IGF Code, in particular about

  1. Fuel systems for various prime movers
  2. the general layout and construction
  3. Systems for the storage of fuel on board ships that are subject to the IGF code, in particular about the materials for their construction and insulation
  4. the fuel handling equipment and its peripheral devices on board ships:

    .4.1 the fuel pumps and pumping devices

    .4.2 the fuel lines

    .4.3 the devices for measuring the expansion of the cargo volume

    .4.4 the flame deflectors

    .4.5 the temperature monitoring systems

    .4.6 the devices for checking the fuel level in the fuel tanks

    .4.7 the devices for monitoring and regulating the pressure in the tanks

  5. the devices for maintaining a constant temperature and pressure in tanks with frozen fuel
  6. the systems for regulating the atmosphere in the fuel system (for example with inert gas or nitrogen as operating medium), in particular their storage, generation and distribution
  7. the detection systems for toxic and flammable gases
  8. the emergency shutdown system for the fuel supply

Theoretical knowledge of fuel systems and knowledge of their characteristics, in particular knowledge of the different types of pumps in the fuel system and their safe operation on board ships subject to the IGF code:

  1. Low pressure pumps
  2. High pressure pumps
  3. Evaporator
  4. Preheater
  5. Pressure generating units

Knowledge of safe procedures and checklists for starting and stopping fuel tanks, especially in the following areas:

  1. Inert
  2. cooling down
  3. Initial filling
  4. Pressure regulation
  5. Fuel heating
  6. Emptying the systems
Examination and assessment of verifiable achievements that have been performed in one or more of the following ways:
  1. recognized experience gained in regular service operations
  2. recognized experience gained on a training ship
  3. approved training on the simulator
  4. an approved training program
Messages are clear and understood.

A successful ship operation is carried out using fuels treated in the IGF Code in a safe manner and taking into account the design, facilities and equipment of the ship.

Pumping operations are performed according to generally accepted principles and procedures and are appropriate for the type of fuel.

Thanks to the planning and execution of all activities, as well as the correct handling of the associated risks in accordance with established principles and procedures, safe operations are ensured and pollution of the marine environment is prevented.

Planning and monitoring the safe bunkering, stowing and securing of fuel on board ships that are subject to the IGF CodeGeneral knowledge of ships subject to the IGF Code

Ability to all available on board

Correct use of information relating to the bunkering, storage and securing of fuels that are subject to the IGF Code

Ability to create clear and concise linguistic communication between the ship on the one hand and the terminal, the tanker truck or the bunker ship on the other

Knowledge of the safety and emergency procedures for the operation of machines, fuel and control systems on ships that are subject to the IGF Code

In-depth ability to operate bunker systems on board ships subject to the IGF Code, in particular with regard to

  1. Bunker process
  2. Emergency procedures
  3. the interface between ship and land or between ship and ship
  4. the prevention of rollovers

In-depth ability to carry out measurements and calculations relating to the fuel system, in particular

  1. Measurement and calculation of the maximum filling quantity
  2. Measurement and calculation of the quantity carried on board ("On Board Quantity = OBQ")
  3. Measurement and calculation of the minimum quantity remaining on board ("Remain On Board = ROB")
  4. Calculation of fuel consumption

Ability to ensure the safe handling of the bunkering and other operational processes in connection with fuel according to the IGF Code while the rest of the on-board operations are running at the same time, both in port and at sea

Examination and assessment of verifiable achievements that have been performed in one or more of the following ways:
  1. recognized experience gained in regular service operations
  2. approved training on the simulator
  3. an approved training program
  4. Approved training on laboratory equipment or being present during bunker operations
Determining the fuel quality and quantity, taking into account the prevailing conditions and taking the necessary safety measures to remedy the situation

The procedures used for the monitoring of the safety-serving facilities and facilities ensure that all alarms are perceived immediately and that they are responded to in accordance with generally recognized procedures.

Planning and executing operations in accordance with the manuals and procedures for pumping fuel ensures safe operations and prevents damage from fuel overflow or leakage and pollution of the marine environment.

The assignment of tasks to the employees and their briefing on the procedures and labor standards to be observed are carried out in a manner appropriate to the individual and take safe working practices into account.

Take precautionary measures to prevent pollution of the environment from the release of fuels from ships subject to the IGF CodeKnowledge of the effects of pollution on people and the environment

Knowledge of what to do in the event of overflow or leakage / leakage / escape
measures to be taken of fuel

Examination and assessment of verifiable achievements that have been performed in one or more of the following ways:
  1. recognized experience gained in regular service operations
  2. recognized experience gained on a training ship
  3. approved training on the simulator
  4. an approved training program
Procedures are followed at all times that serve the purpose of protecting the environment from harm.
Monitoring the
Legal compliance
Knowledge and understanding of the relevant provisions of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) in its current version as well as other relevant IMO legal instruments, economic guidelines and the current regulations in the respective port

In-depth knowledge of the use of the IGF Code and related documents

Assessment of verifiable achievements that have been performed in one or more of the following ways:
  1. recognized experience gained in regular service operations
  2. recognized experience gained on a training ship
  3. approved training on the simulator
  4. an approved training program
The handling of fuels on board ships that are subject to the IGF Code complies with the relevant IMO legal instruments as well as generally recognized standards and industrial safety guidelines.

Operations are planned and carried out in accordance with approved procedures and legal requirements.

Precautions to avoid dangerKnowledge of and understanding of the dangers associated with the operation of the fuel system on board ships subject to the IGF Code and the measures to be taken against it, in particular about
  1. the fire hazard
  2. the risk of explosion
  3. Poisoning hazards
  4. Hazards due to the reactivity of substances
  5. Hazards due to the corrosive effects of substances
  6. Health hazards
  7. the composition of inert gases
  8. Electrostatic hazards
  9. Danger from pressurized gases
  10. Low temperature hazards

In-depth ability to calibrate and use individual fuel monitoring and sensing devices as well as systems and equipment of this type on board ships subject to the IGF Code

Knowledge of and understanding of the dangers that result from non-compliance with the relevant regulations and rules

Knowledge of and understanding of the analysis of risk assessment methods on board ships subject to the IGF Code

Ability to prepare and develop a risk analysis in relation to the risks present on board ships subject to the IGF Code

Ability to draft and develop safety plans and safety instructions for ships subject to the IGF Code
Knowledge of welding, closed spaces and entering tanks, including the relevant approval procedures for charging

Examination and assessment of verifiable achievements that have been performed in one or more of the following ways:
  1. recognized experience gained in regular service operations
  2. recognized experience gained on a training ship
  3. approved training on the simulator
  4. an approved training program
Dangers for the ship and the persons on board associated with the operation on board ships that are subject to the IGF Code are correctly identified and appropriate countermeasures are taken.

The detectors for flammable and poisonous gases are used in accordance with the relevant manuals and in accordance with good professional practice.

Application of precautionary measures for occupational safety and accident prevention on board ships that are subject to the IGF CodeKnowledge of the correct use of safety equipment and protective devices, in particular of
  1. Breathing apparatus and equipment for clearing hazardous areas
  2. Protective clothing and protective equipment
  3. Resuscitation devices
  4. Recovery and escape device

Knowledge of safe working procedures in accordance with statutory regulations, industrial health and safety guidelines and the personal safety regulations applicable on board, in particular

  1. Precautions that must be taken before, during and after repair and maintenance work on fuel systems that are subject to the IGF code
  2. Safety when handling electrical current (reference to IEC standard 600079-17)
  3. Safety checklist for the interfaces between ship and shore

Basic knowledge of first aid with reference to safety data sheets (SDS) for fuels subject to the IGF code

Examination and assessment of verifiable achievements that have been performed in one or more of the following ways:
  1. recognized won in regular service
    Experience
  2. recognized experience gained on a training ship
  3. an approved training on simulator A an approved training program
The appropriate safety and protective equipment is selected and used appropriately.

The procedures that serve the purpose of protecting people and the ship from harm are observed at all times.

The working method complies with legal regulations, codes of conduct and work permits and takes environmental protection into account.

Attention is paid to what must be done when providing first aid and what must not be done under any circumstances.

Knowledge of the prevention, containment and fighting of fires and the use of fire extinguishing systems on board ships that are subject to the IGF CodeKnowledge of the methods and fire fighting equipment used to report, contain and extinguish fires caused by fuels covered by the IGF CodeExamination and assessment of verifiable achievements that have been performed in one or more of the following ways:
  1. recognized experience gained in regular service operations
  2. recognized experience gained on a training ship
  3. approved training on the simulator
  4. an approved training program
The nature and scope of the problem will be correct immediately
recognized and the immediate measures taken correspond to the applicable emergency procedures for fuels,
which are dealt with by the IGF Code.
The procedures for clearing hazardous areas, for emergency shutdowns and for preventing further ventilation are appropriate for the fuels covered by the IGF Code.
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