Following amendments were adopted to STCW (Manila Amendments)
1. Improved measures to counteract fraudulent practices of CoC.
2. Revised work hours and rest requirements and updated medical standards for crew fitness.
3. New certification for AB’s.
4. New requirements for ECDIS training.
5. New requirements for training in leadership and teamwork.
6. New training and certification requirements for ETO’s.
7. New requirements for security training.
8. Introduction to modern training methods including web training.
9. New training guidance for DPO’s.
10New training guidance for personnel operating in polar region.