STCW Chapter II
Master and Deck Department
STCW NVICs

Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC) concerning STCW Chapter II - Master and Deck Department are listed below.

Listing of NVIC documents that relate to Chapter II of the new STCW requirements listed by title and document number.
Title Document Number
Guidelines for assessment of seafarers' proficiency for certification as ratings, forming part of a navigational watch through demonstration of skills. 02-02
Guidance on STCW Quality Standards Systems (QSS) for merchant mariner courses or training programs. 09-01
Licensing and manning for officers of towing vessels. 04-01
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Clarification of the application of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, to vessels less than 200 gross register tons (GRT). 07-00
Guidelines for assessing merchant mariners through demonstrations of proficiency as officers in charge of a navigational watches and master on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage as measured under the International Tonnage Convention (ITC) while engaged on near-coastal voyages. 05-02
Guidelines for assessing merchant mariners through demonstration of proficiency as officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more as measured under the International Tonnage Convention (ITC). 08-02
Issuance of international forms required by the STCW to validate merchant mariner licenses and documents. 06-00
Ch-1 to 05-01, guidance for enhancing the operational safety of domestic high-speed vessels. 05-01 CH-1
Guidance on Company Roles and Responsibilities Under the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) 04-97
Port State Control Guidelines for the Enforcement of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW) 03-98
Special Training Requirements for Merchant Mariners Serving on Roll-on-Roll-off (RO-RO) Passenger Ships 06-98
Refresher Courses for Continued Professional Competence for License Renewals 01-99