Shipping: Qualifications

Department for Transport written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Karl Turner Karl Turner Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the mutual recognition of seafarer qualifications with EU member states after 29 March 2019.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Seafarer qualifications are issued and recognised in accordance with the international convention on the Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping (STCW) 1978, as amended. This is an international Convention that is applicable to all seafarers working at sea. The UK will continue to recognise seafarer qualifications in accordance with procedures set out in the Convention.

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