Author: James Buchan

Please visit the following website for detailed information –

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/878370/Fishermen_s_Short_Course_Requirements.pdf

The restricted or unrestricted certificates now require both the Stability Awareness for Experienced Fishermen and the Advanced Stability courses to be completed.

Anyone holding the Under 16.5m Limited or Unlimited tickets needs to refresh their Safety Awareness certificate every 5 year to retain it.

Due to proposed changes to certification it will be a legal requirement to have a skippers ticket from 7m up to 16.5m on a UK registered fishing vessel.
This STCW requirement are in addition to the ILO requirements coming on stream.