MSAF extend seafarers’ certificates

February 15, 2021 12:25 pm

The Maritime and Safety Authority has extended the duration of seafarers certain maritime documents to a period of six months.

Chief Executive, Simon Gravenall, says this only applies to seafarers onboard international vessels who are unable to return due to COVID-19 restrictions to revalidate.

Gravenall says this includes Standards of Training Certification, Watch Keeping Certificates and Medical Certificates.

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He says this is also done after the advice from the International Maritime Organization.

Seafarers are further reminded that once they apply for re-validation of certificates, their new certificate will be renewed for a period of five years, effective from the date their original certificate expires.

The MSAF will be working with other Flag States to recognize their short courses for re-validation of certificates.