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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Guidance relating to the certification of seafarers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Guidance relating to the certification of seafarers
In light of the foregoing, issuing Administrations are encouraged to take a pragmatic and practical approach with regard to the extension of the above-mentioned certificates and endorsements, as strictly necessary, and to notify ships, seafarers and relevant Administrations accordingly.
Port State control authorities are also encouraged to take a pragmatic and practical approach in relation to these certificate and endorsement extensions, and their acceptance in the exercise of control procedures in accordance with article X (Control) and regulation I/4 (Control procedures) of the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended.
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Posted: Mar 24, 2020,
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