Commercial Vessel Compliance

7/8/2014: STCW Rule Frequently asked questions – Update

The Coast Guard updated the frequently asked questions for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Rule. The STCW Rule frequently asked questions are updated regularly to provide useful information to the professional mariner.

Here is a list of the items that were updated:

General sea service

Course approvals, course completion certificates


Towing endorsements

Basic training

National- officer- deck

National- officer- engine

National- rating- deck

STCW- officer- deck

For the complete FAQ:

Complete updated FAQ listing

For additional questions, send an email to the National Maritime Center .

This blog is not a replacement or substitute for the formal posting of regulations and updates or existing processes for receiving formal feedback of the same. Links provided on this blog will direct the reader to official source documents, such as the Federal Register, Homeport and the Code of Federal Regulations. These documents remain the official source for regulatory information published by the Coast Guard.

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