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Name: Shipping (Amendment) Act, 1998 (No. 3 of 1998).
Country: Kiribati
Subject(s): Seafarers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1998-07-09
Entry into force:
ISN: KIR-1998-L-84069
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line PacLII, University of the South Pacific PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-07-06)
Abstract/Citation: The principal object of this Act is to enable Kiribati take at least some preliminary legal steps in order to comply with the minimum global standards of knowledge, understanding, experience, and professional competence which are required of seafarers with a view to raising their standards of competence and professionalism and upon whom the safety of life, property and the environment depends. These minimum global standards were adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the International Convention on the Training, Certification and Watchkeeping of seafarers ("STCW Conference") on 7 July 1995. Further these minimum standards of training, certification and competence of seafarers in accordance with the intent of the Parties to the STCW Convention, the industry, (shipowners, and seafarers through their organisations) and the general public are mandatory in that they must be complied with.
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