Good afternoon Martin,
Ship Safety Bulletin Number 05/2017 (“Update on how to meet STCW 2010 Manila Convention Requirements for Officers and Ratings of the Engine Department”) has been rescinded as of November 7, 2017. A new ship safety bulletin will follow in the coming weeks and will apply to seafarers whose applications have not yet been fully processed and to seafarers making a new application.
Transport Canada is assessing issues that have arisen as a result of the Ship Safety Bulletin Number 05/2017 being rescinded. Once the assessment is complete, Transport Canada will contact those seafarers directly affected.
Transport Canada staff will process all pending and future applications, with affected applications treated on a priority basis.
Envoyé : lundi, novembre 13, 2017 7:28 PM
Objet : Info on cancelation of SSB 05 2017
My peers and I are perplexed at the sudden change of course on the certification process for Marine Engineers in Canada. The sudden cancellation of the Ship Safety Bulletin (SSB) and the lack of clear updated regulations is resulting in many questions. I read on the website that Transport Canada Marine Safety is planning to release another SSB to cover this topic, but is there any way you can provide some context to these issues, as they have a very real and significant impact on the average Marine Engineer in Canada.
For instance, the following questions come to mind:
• Are the Certificate of Competency that were issued under the aforementioned SSB valid?
• Does the licensing system “revert” to the exiting Personnel Regulations TP2293 – CoC issued not compliant with STCW2010?
• What happens to the application to upgrade a Marine Engineering CoC that have been made, but that have not been processed?
• What is the time frame until we see the new SSB outlining how Marine Engineers can obtain STCW2010 compliant CoC?
• What kind of additional resources, if any, are being deployed to remedy this situation and deal with backlogs?
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