• Українською
  • Seafarers training and certification system rebooted in line with international requirements and practices
    Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, posted 13 January 2023 12:33

    The Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “Certain issues of assigning ranks to seafarers” introduces a set of international requirements and procedures that allow seafarers to obtain or confirm their professional qualifications through a simplified and transparent mechanism.

    The implementation is based on maximum digitalization of the process, which allows at least to halve the time for certification, as well as eliminates any corruption risks by minimizing the influence of human factor.

    The Resolution is a practical step towards implementation of the Law of Ukraine “On amendments to Article 51 of the Merchant Shipping Code of Ukraine regarding the requirements for qualification of crew members” No. 1578-IX of June 29, 2021, as well as Ukraine’s obligations under international treaties, in particular the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, and the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Fishing Vessel Personnel, 1995.