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IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping

Update:- 3 May 2019

Outcome of HTW 6

The 6th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 6) was held on 29 April to 3 May 2019. Here is a brief summary of the outcome on following items:

  1. Amendments to Table B-I/2 of the STCW Code finalised
  2. Appendices 8 and 11 of the Procedures for Port State Control, 2017 amended
  3. Model training courses and e-learning
  4. Other issues
  • Comprehensive review of the STCW Convention and Code
  • Operational level of electro-technical officer
  • Definition of High-voltage
  • Electronic certificates and documents of seafarers
  • Interim Guidelines for the safety of ships using methyl/ethyl alcohol as fuel
  • Development of training provisions for seafarers related to the BWM Convention
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