Proposed legislation to update the Merchant Shipping (Manning & STCW) Regulations

Closed 21 Sep 2020

Opened 10 Aug 2020


The Isle of Man Ship Registry is consulting on Regulations to update the Ship Registry’s existing Merchant Shipping (Manning & STCW) Regulations to give effect to the latest amendments to the STCW Convention. The purpose of the STCW Convention is to promote safety of life at sea and to protect the marine environment by establishing international standards on training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers. The latest amendments are for training and certification for seafarers working on ships subject to the IGF Code, ships operating in Polar waters and additional training for seafarers working on passenger ships. We are also proposing to correct an omission in the existing Regulations by including specific provisions for the withdrawal, suspension or cancellation of a seafarer’s Isle of Man endorsement.

Why we are consulting

To provide the opportunity for our clients to review and comment on the proposals.

What happens next

We will respond directly to any clients who respond to the Consultation. Any feedback will be published on the Isle of Man Government Consultation Hub.


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