A comprehensive review of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and
Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (STCW 1978) commenced in January 2006 and culminated in a
Conference of Parties to the STCW Convention, held in Manila, Philippines, from 21 to 25 June 2010,
that adopted a significant number of amendments to the STCW Convention and STCW Code.
This publication contains the Final Act of the 2010 Conference of Parties to the 1978 STCW Convention,
resolutions adopted by that Conference, and a complete, consolidated text of the STCW Convention,
including its original articles, revised annex and supporting STCW Code.
This edition incorporates the 2014 amendments (MSC.373(93) and MSC.374(93)), the 2015 amendments
(MSC.396(95) and MSC.397(95)) and the 2016 amendments (MSC.416(97) and MSC.417(97) to STCW
Convention and Code.