In the framework of the EU-funded project SAFEMED IV, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) hosted the seminar on “Enhancing your knowledge on Standards of Training and Certification and Watch-keeping (STCW)” on 8-10 October 2019. Overall, 14 participants from Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, attended the event. This training focused on the key aspects of the Convention on Minimum Standards of Training and Certification and Watch-keeping.
The STCW Convention was signed in 1978 and aims to promote safety of life and property at sea and at protecting the marine environment by establishing in common agreement international standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers. This training was an opportunity to support the effective implementation of the STCW Convention throughout the analysis of different case studies which enabled participants to exchange experiences and practices in the Mediterranean Region.
“Enhancing your knowledge on STCW” training allowed the signatory parties in the Mediterranean region to compare approaches, which contributes significantly to improving harmonisation of activities and strengthening cross-border cooperation.The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) is implementing SAFEMED IV project for technical assistance bringing together national, European and international stakeholders with the aim to raise the safety, security and protection of marine environment standards in the Mediterranean sea, with a view to implement the maritime aspects of the UfM Regional Transport Action Plan 2014-2020.