March 12th, 2013

International Shipping Federation Launches New on Board Training Book

The International Shipping Federation (ISF) has updated the On Board Training Record Book for Engine Cadets in line with the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments.

The update on the training record book will now include structured on board training tasks that takes into consideration the revised standards under STCW 2010. The revised training record book is the fourth in a series of updated ISF training record books following the recent publication of revised On Board Training Record Books for Deck Cadets, Deck Ratings and Engine Ratings.

“The competence of engine officers is critical to safety and environmental protection. The updated ISF Book enables cadets and their companies to monitor and evaluate their on board training in a structured manner in accordance with the new STCW Convention requirements,” said ISF Director Employment Affairs, Natalie Shaw.

ISF is now in discussion with the Philippines and other countries to ensure the use of the revised training record book for engine cadets is approved. The STCW 2010 standards must be applied to new trainees on July 2013.

“Many shipping companies are training cadets, across their fleets, from a variety of countries and it is important that they can use a standard international book,” adds Shaw.