Seafarers' Documentation refers to the issuance of Officers Certificates, Special Qualification Certificates, Seafarer Identification and Record Books to qualified applicants. Issuance is based either on acceptance of recognized national certificates or through passing of specific examinations. All seafarers employed onboard are certified in accordance with the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended in 1995 (STCW Convention) and the ships are duly manned taking into consideration the national and international requirements and guidelines. It is mandatory for all seafarers to hold a "Continuous Discharge Certificate and Identity Document (CDC)", also commonly known as a Discharge Book or Seamen's Book. A Certificate of Endorsement (CoE) shall be issued to Officers holding Certificates of Competency - (CoC) and title endorsement from a "White Listed" country under Regulation I/10 of the STCW 1978/95 Convention and for Ratings holding appropriate certification from their home country or any "White Listed" country.
IMS undertakes all relative procedures to provide Seafarers with all the appropriate documents.
TRAINING OF SEAFARERS
The international shipping community, through the International Maritime Organization (IMO) channels, has fully recognized the importance of the human factor in the effort of maintaining and improving the maritime safety and environmental standards. Following this very significant development, the human element must be properly selected, monitored and adequately trained.
To achieve these goals, the International Conventions on the standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping of Seafarers (STCW) and on the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) have been thoroughly amended. These conventions constitute now the cornerstone of an international system which sets the requirements that seafarers need to fulfil. The system also links the seafarers, the shore based personnel, the management and the training centres in a way that innovates and ensures overall safety and quality procedures through a teamwork spirit and regular audits.
Within this framework we strongly believe that International Maritime Services, in association with the HELLENIC MARINE TRAINING CENTER LTD., could contribute in promoting training updating and auditing. In the offices of the Training Centre we dispose classrooms, workshops and all the related facilities.
IMS ensures cooperation with the most experienced and specialized, in the field of marine training, teachers, lecturers and professors, coming mainly from the Hellenic Coast Guard, the active shipping industry, local and foreign institutions.
In order to be informed about the extended list of courses offered, please contact us.