STCW Chapter VI
Emergency, Occupational Safety, Security,
Medical Care and Survival Functions
STCW NVICs

Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC) concerning STCW Chapter VI - Emergency, Occupational Safety, Security, Medical Care and Survival Functions are listed below.

Listing of NVIC documents that relate to Chapter VI of the new STCW requirements listed by title and document number.
Title Document Number
Guidance on Performance Measures Used to Assess Seafarers' Proficiency in Programs in Basic Safety Training Meeting the Requirements on the International Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as Amended NVIC 5-00,
Guidelines for assessing merchant mariners through demonstrations of proficiency in medical first aid. 05-04
Guidelines for assessing merchant mariners through demonstrations of proficiency for persons in charge of medical care. 02-04
Guidelines for assessment of merchant mariners' proficiency in survival-craft or rescue-boats through demonstration of skills. 03-02
Guidelines for seafarers' proficiency in fire fighting. 01-02
Guidance on STCW Quality Standards Systems (QSS) for merchant mariner courses or training programs. 09-01
Issuance of international forms required by the STCW to validate merchant mariner licenses and documents. 06-00
Guidance on performance measures used to assess seafarers' proficiency in programs in basic safety training meeting the requirements on the International Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended. 05-00
Manning and training guidance for fast rescue boats on United States vessels. 03-00
Promulgation of recommendations from the IMO in MSC Circulars 1047 and 1114, concerning periodic inspection and testing of immersion suits by ships' crews. 01-08
Servicing and Maintenance of Lifeboats, Launching Appliances and On-Load Release Gear. 04-07
Policy on Qualified Instructors and Designated Examiners who Train or Assess the Competence of Merchant Mariners 06-97
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
Policy on Qualified Instructors and Designated Examiners who Train or Assess the Competence of Merchant Mariners 06-97
Port State Control Guidelines for the Enforcement of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW) 03-98