Philippines has until July to fix crewing deficiencies

Manila: The EU said Friday deficiencies in audit and monitoring of maritime schools in the Philippines have yet to be fully addressed and a new July deadline has been put in place.

The 28-member EU asked Manila to “provide by end of July 2014 the necessary evidence to demonstrate that all outstanding deficiencies have been resolved and that they have fully implemented the requirements of the STCW convention.” It was referring to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers.

“Failure to resolve any remaining issue may result in the loss of EU recognition,” the EU said.  [05/05/14]

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