What is the STCW?
The STCW is an International Convention for seafarers that was established in 1978. The convention prescribed minimum standards relating to training which all countries are obliged to meet, or exceed.
It is often referred to as STCW 95 but the ’95’ was the year in which major revisions were made to the original code. STCW 2010 is the latest, updated amendments to the original 1978 code.