Verification of Certificates
STCW Certificates issued by the Merchant Shipping Directorate may be verified through the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Certification of Seafarers
In terms of law, certification of seafarers is the responsibility of the Registrar-General of Shipping and Seamen. Certificates of competence are issued only after successful completion of approved courses of training and, examinations held in Malta conducted to very rigorous standards. Although over these last 25 years there has been a steady stream of seafarers who have qualified for the issue of these certificates, the total number of certificated personnel remains rather small. With the coming into force of STCW 95 there has been a substantial expansion of the work of the Merchant Shipping Directorate to deal with the formal recognition of a large number of foreign certificated seafarers serving on Maltese ships.
The Maltese Administration has entered into bilateral agreements with over 46 foreign maritime Administrations for the recognition of certificates of competence issued to seafarers after having ascertained that such certificates are issued in full compliance with the STCW convention. By the end of June 2011, the Merchant Shipping Directorate had processed more than 133,630 applications from officers serving or wanting to serve on Maltese ships including endorsements attesting the recognition of a certificate of competence issued by a foreign Administration.
Malta has acceded to IMO Convention STCW 1978. Maltese ships are subject to the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act and ancillary regulations concerning the competency of officers and seamen.
There are no restrictions imposed on the nationality of the master, officers and crew engaged on Maltese Ships.
A Valid Minimum Safe Manning Certificate must be carried by all Maltese merchant ships of 500 gross tonnage and over. On the entry of a ship in the Malta register, the Merchant Shipping Directorate will issue a Minimum Safe Manning Certificate valid for five years from the date of provisional registration. Thereafter, prior to the expiry of the certificate or upon any change in the equipment, construction or trading of the ship, the Directorate will issue a new certificate again valid for five years to coincide with the date of the renewal of the certificate of registry.
The minimum safe manning guidelines shown below incorporate those contained in IMO Resolution A.890(21). Specific requirements will be considered although a practical demonstration of the ability of the crew may be required.
Certificates of competence are issued only after successful completion of approved courses of training and, examinations held in Malta.
The Maltese Administration has entered into bilateral agreements with a number of foreign maritime Administrations for the recognition of certificates of competence issued to seafarers after having ascertained that such certificates are issued in full compliance with the STCW Convention.
AOH Seafarer Certification - +356 9906 7197
Applications - Email: email@example.com
General - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payments - Email: email@example.com
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