The Union Cabinet
chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the United Arab
Emirates on the Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Competency.
The proposed MoU will pave way for recognition of maritime education and
training, certificates of competency, endorsements, training documentary
evidence and medical fitness certificates for seafarers issued by the
Government of the other country in accordance with the provisions of
Regulation 1/10 of the Convention, and cooperation between the two
countries in training and management of seafarers.
The MoU will ensure that the education, training and assessment of
seafarers, as required by the STCW Convention, are administered and
monitored in accordance with of the STCW Code for each type and level of
training assessment involved.