The Manila Agreement, which came into force on 01/01/2012, includes the implementation of regular STCW refresher courses. It is therefore necessary that every 5 years after the issue, the STCW courses such as basic safety training, proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats and advanced fire-fighting must be refreshed.
The extension of Certificates of Competency depends on the validity of the Documentary Evidences.
If possible, a STCW refresher course should include several safety courses such as basic safety, proficieny in survival craft and advanced fire fighting.
- Basic Safety Training (BST)
- Survival craft and rescue boat (SCARB)
- Advanced fire-fighting (ADFF)
The original documents must be submitted at the beginning of the course.