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Certificates for mariners



An essential criterion for safe navigation is adequate manning of vessels with qualified seafarers. The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (1978) as amended on 7 July 1995 (STCW Convention) set minimum standards for the qualification of seafarers and the issue of Certificates of Competency

The BSH has the following responsibilities under the provisions of the Convention:

  • issue of documents for seafarers
  • verification of German documents
  • Approval of maritime courses


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