Service record book introduced

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 September, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 30 September, 1998, 12:00am

The International Shipping Federation has launched a personal training and service record book to help seafarers who are already qualified to demonstrate their compliance with the revised STCW Convention.

The passport-style book allows records of all STCW-related training and experience to be maintained in a single document that seafarers can carry with them throughout their careers.

It is intended to help seafarers demonstrate their competence to port state control inspectors or when seeking to revalidate their qualifications.