With this implementation in mind, the following requirements are listed in the COP revalidation application for Basic Training (BT), Lifeboats and Rescue Boats (SCRB), Rapid Rescue Boats (FRBs), and Advanced Firefighters (AFF): Remember that only 1 MB is the file size. After uploading all the required requests, you can scroll up and click the Submit button. Instead of refresher training to maintain a standard level of competence, seafarers may submit their training and experience on board in accordance with tables A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/2-1, A-VI/2-2 and A-VI/3. As entered into force above, these are the new requirements applicable to the following COPs: (2) Seafarers with training and experience on board 12 months every five (5) years to maintain the required level of competence set out in Table A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/2, A-VI/3 will be accepted as evidence instead of the corresponding refresher training. Although training centers suffer a great loss for this, there may not be a requirement that corresponds in the same way as refresher courses. We appreciate MARINA`s efforts to put an end to this long misery. To obtain the certificate and the COP, seafarers must acquire the skills set out in section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. These are the mandatory minimum training requirements and basic safety instructions for all seafarers. Fourth, after clicking Continue, you will be redirected to the app page. Your application will be saved as a draft until you click on the „Submit“ button. But before you click on it, download the requirements first.

The Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) has issued a new guideline for requirements in the application for revalidation of the Certificate of Fitness (CoP) of Filipino seafarers. This is a great relief for all my Filipino friends because it really makes a difference. This saves us time, money and effort by outsourcing this recycling requirement. It aims to promote the skills of the country`s maritime professionals, as the global shortage of officers was estimated at 92,000 in 2020 and 147,500 five years later. If only the administration accepts our training and exercises on board as proof, it is likely that we will not take these refresher courses. Because the training centers would assume that our old BT certificate is old, which advises us to take the full course. In fact, a two-day refresher or refresh course may be enough. I already fixed this issue in my previous blog post. A certificate of competency or COP refers to a certificate that is not a certificate of competency and that is issued to a seafarer under the supervision of the administration.

This certificate indicates that the relevant requirements for skills training or maritime services under the STCW Convention are met. Third, the transaction window appears. Select Certification. Check Revalidation and the same with Emission, select COP as the class, and then operate as BASIC TRAINING (BT). Marina`s policies focused on stcw membership, improving marine education, and improving the well-being of the maritime workforce. In addition, PSC, inspection and flag State inspectors are interested in these things. This makes it more valid to use it as proof of competence. After you sign in, return to the Application tab to view your pending application. This time, a blue „For Appointment“ button will appear and click on it. Basic training (BT) is one of the basic certificates needed for anyone who wants to work on ships.

It is formerly known as SOLAS or Basic Safety Training and Instruction (BSTI). If you want to work in oil tankers, cruise ships, cargo ships or any type of ship, BT with COP is one of your tickets. Seafarers know that the exercises on board are better than on land, because the scenarios and surroundings make it close to reality. However, this applies only to seafarers qualified under sections A-VI/1, A-VI/2 and A-VI/3 of the Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW). Recently, MARINA published Circular STCW 2018-05, which establishes rules for the RE-VALIDATION of your COPs. It focuses more on providing lead times for your marine service experience. Most importantly, it sets specific deadlines for filing your competency certificate, including basic training. That`s your requirements for COP revalidation of basic training. Your BT COP looks like this: finally, go to the appointment you have set in MISMO. Bring all original documents for review. Your BT COP will be released once everything has been checked and verified. It`s not enough to just take your basic safety course.

Even if you get the certificate for this training, you will still need to apply for a certificate of competence in MARINA. Cop and certificate of completion are completely different documents. You must apply for a COP before being allowed to work on board. This is a question I have also asked the trainers and other seafarers. When MARINA first introduced the COP, confusion reigned everywhere. Even on board and in VHF. We can`t help but stick to it (and pay for another workout). Again, we felt like the training centers were processing our bags.

Here I will explain why the certificate of competency is mandatory. This is a common issue that we need to clarify. Don`t be confused about what basic training to take. There are 2 types of BT courses – Basic Training (which is a full 10-day course) and Basic Training Refresher (2-3 days). They said the online assessment can take up to 24 hours during business days. Therefore, it takes up to 1-2 days for the assessment to be completed within an 8-hour workday. Note: Please bring the original documents with you for verification. „Skilled and reliable seafarers will increase the competitiveness of the Philippine maritime industry while increasing the contribution of the maritime sector to the country`s gross domestic product (GDP),“ he added. What to take? If you have not taken BT in the past, you will need to take the full basic training course.

Only participate in basic training if you wish to revalidate or renew your COP in basic training. This event occurs every 5 years. This module aims to raise awareness among other crew members and safety. It stresses the importance of cultivating the culture of safety on board. In addition, the PSSR deals with proper communication, good human relations and respect for the rights of the individual. Our administration, in this case MARINA, assures each inspection authority that the carrier is competently and competently trained. As you have noticed, all our COPs do not refer to the training centres, but to MARINA itself. In a recommendation issued on August 26, Marina said Filipino seafarers must provide proof of their service at sea, which should not be less than 12 months, and a certificate from their ship master/shipowner/personnel agent attesting that they have undergone training and other practical training on board. Such qualified seafarers are required to submit such documents to Marina every five years to demonstrate that they have met the required standard of competence based on the Manila amendments to the 2010 STCW Convention. PST establishes a minimum skill for survival training at sea. This module trains sailors to properly dress life jackets, wetsuits and thermal insulation aids. He will become familiar with the operation of survival vehicles and their equipment, tracking devices and radios.

In addition, he will learn a certain swimming technique that prolongs survival in the water. Recently, there has been a lot of confusion about what kind of basic training to enroll. Choosing between BT-U, BT-R and Full Course can bring us money and time. „We are focused on accelerating the development of a nationally integrated and globally competitive maritime industry through education, innovation, technology and sustainability,“ marina said. Unlike BT COP Issuance, I am convinced that the end user already has an active MISMO account. No MISMO yet? Click here to create one.