Merchant Shipping: Training

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Nigel Dodds Nigel Dodds Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Reform and Constitutional Issues), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Brexit), DUP Westminster Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what training is provided to members of the merchant navy who are involved in assisting to retrieve passengers from migrant vessels.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 and the International Safety Management Code (ISM) require all merchant navy seafarers to be prepared for the recovery of anyone in the water, hyperthermia, drowning and applicable emergency drills.

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