The US Coast Guard issued a notice stating that it will publish in an upcoming Federal Register a notice announcing steps for implementation of the 2010 amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW Convention) concerning hours of rest and security-related training requirements. Because the final rule implementing the 2010 amendments to the STCW will not be published before those amendments come into force on January 1, 2012, there is a need to provide guidance on the implementation of the amendments, as they will impact US-flag vessels subject to STCW.

MSIB 058-11 (12/30/11).