STCW Code in Part A contains mandatory provisions with the minimum standards required in order for a seafarer, based on his/her rank, to be able to get on a vessel.
What is STCW? STCW stands for Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. From a legal aspect, STCW is an International Convention adopted in 1978 by Conference at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London. Subsequently, it has been oftentimes revised, with the most significant amendments taking place in 1995 and 2010.