Introduction - Crew & Manning
Welcome to the Crew and Manning pages. Crews for Isle of Man registered ships may be sourced from a variety of labour supply countries. The Isle of Man subscribes fully to the requirements of STCW95, the detailed requirements of which may be found in the relevant Manx legislation.
Ratings may be of any nationality provided that they have completed the basic training as required under STCW 95.
Every Officer, unless holding a UK issued certificate of competency, must have an Isle of Man endorsement as required by Regulation I/10 of STCW95 to accompany the national Certificate of Competency.
Minimum Safe Manning
To ensure that all Isle of Man registered vessels are sufficiently, efficiently and safely manned with properly trained and certified personnel a Minimum Safe Manning Document issued under the provisions of Chapter V/14.2 (Safety of Navigation) of SOLAS 1974 as amended, must be carried by all vessels to which Chapter I of SOLAS applies.
Familiarisation Training Approval
All Isle of Man registered merchant vessels should carry a ‘Familiarisation Training Approval’ Document. This is required by Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. One document is issued to each company, a copy should be on board each vessel. To obtain one please forward the portions of the company Safety Management System relating to crew familiarisation training to firstname.lastname@example.org .
A copy of a sample form can be found attached.