Guidelines - Second Mate (FG) Course.

Training Circular No. 12 of 2010

No: TR/CIR/6(1)/2010                                                                                               Dated: 07.10.2010

Subject : Guidelines - Second Mate (FG) Course

Maritime safety and efficiency is of utmost concern to the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), the constituted authority of the Government of India for all maritime affairs.

In view of the 2010 amendments to STCW 78, the syllabus for the Second Mates (FG) course has been revised. . The revision has been carried out by the DGS in consultation with the training institutes and employers (shipowners and manning agencies). Draft guidelines were displayed on the website of the DGS and comments invited from interested parties, regardless of the position or office held.

T Meetings of interested parties were held and modification made to the draft guidelines. In keeping with Government policy, the guidelines have been made in as transparent manner as practicable. The final guidelines for Second Mate (FG) Course is attached herewith.

It is expected that training institute would follow these guidelines in letter and spirit.

The above guidelines shall come into force on commencement of the Second Mate (FG) course from 15.12.2010.

This issues with the approval of the Director General of Shipping and ex-officio Addl. Secretary to the Government of India.


(Samuel Darse)

Dy. Director General of Shipping

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