Seafarers

Certification of Seafarers

Seafarers working on board a ship must have the valid certification or endorsements, which comply with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers.

Singapore is a Party to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is the authority responsible for implementing the STCW.

MPA currently recognises certificates issued from 63 countries. Singapore issued certificates have been similarly evaluated by foreign maritime administrations. Singapore CoCs are currently recognised by 62 maritime administrations to enable Singapore certificate holders to work onboard foreign flagged ships.
 

MPA currently recognises certificates issued by 62 maritime administrations.
Application for the relevant certificates can be done online here.