Please review the STCW NVICs as the information on vessel sec. officers pertains to some of our members.

The US Coast Guard issued a notice announcing availability of five Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVICs) implementing the agency’s final rule aligning regulations with amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention) and changes to national endorsements.

This third set of STCW NVICs entered into effect on 24 October and consist of:

(1) Guidelines for Qualifications for High-Speed Craft Type-Rating Endorsements (NVIC 20-14)

(2) Guidelines on Qualification for Endorsements for Vessel Security Officers, Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties, and Security awareness (NVIC 21-14)

(3) Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements for Officers and Ratings on Oil, Chemical, and Liquefied Gas Tank Vessels (NVIC 22-14)

(4) Guidelines for Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Electro-Technical Officer on Vessels Powered by main Propulsion Machinery of 750 kW/1,000 HP or More (NVIC 23-14)

(5) Guidelines on Qualification for STCW Endorsements as Electro-Technical Rating on Vessels Powered by Main Propulsion Machinery of 750 kW/1,000 HP or More (NVIC 24-14).

79 Fed. Reg. 63547 [located at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-10-24/pdf/2014-24869.pdf ] (10/24/14).

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