Training · Competence

The minimum standards for the qualification of seafarers as well as for the issuance of the corresponding certificates are primarily regulated in the STCW-Übereinkommen(in German only), which is binding under international law, as well as in national regulations. The STCW Convention has been and continues to be revised and adapted.

Please also see our information on employment opportunities for refugees in maritime shipping.

Every year, the Day of the Seafarer is celebrated on June 25 which the IMO uses as an opportunity to draw attention to the training of seafarers and to arouse the interest of young people in a profession at sea, a profession with many facets.

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