The Kingdom and Bangladesh. Mutual recognition of the testimonies of seafarers

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Public Transport Authority, has signed a memorandum of understanding for the mutual recognition of navigation certificates between the government of the Kingdom and the Republic of Bangladesh, Bathory, on the sidelines of the meetings of the fourteenth session of the Saudi-Bangladesh Joint Committee in Riyadh.

The signed memorandum of understanding aims to recognize the certificates of education, training and qualification of seafarers working on ships between the Kingdom and the Republic of Bangladesh and to implement the provisions of the International Convention (STCW) of 1978 and its amendments at the levels of training, certification and shift work for seafarers, and to ensure the competence of officers and seamen working on board the ships of the two countries and their suitability to perform their duties and to achieve standard optimal for maritime safety, property protection and marine environment protection, as well as meeting the requirements for the duties of each of them in carrying out their work on board ships Assessment of the certification of seafarers of the two countries.

This memorandum is also part of the Kingdom government’s enthusiasm and interest in seafarers, supporting them with education and training programs, developing their capacities in the maritime sector and opening new horizons for cooperation and joint work in the fields. knowledge and rehabilitation, in a way to ensure the improvement of the quality and efficiency of the Saudi seafarers and to complete the donation process and to make more integrative efforts with the participation of their seafarers from various countries of the world to ensure the continuous flow of shipping chains. global procurement and logistics.

The Memorandum of Understanding includes the mutual recognition of seafaring certificates between the Kingdom and the Republic of Bangladesh, a set of important regulatory materials, such as requirements for the recognition of certificates, training and assessment of seafarers in compliance with the basic provisions of the STCW agreement, and how the maritime authority issues a certificate of recognition after verifying the recognition requirements, that the assessment of standard compliance with the requirements of Regulation (I / 8) of the basic agreement and that those responsible for training and assessment are adequately qualified with respect to standard of the agreement, as well as the mechanisms for auditing and verifying the validity of the issuance of certificates and their validity, and the exchange of the visit necessary to verify the implementation of the requirements, including the possibility of visiting maritime administrations and educational institutions and The other party’s Navy training in order to verify each party’s capabilities in implementing maritime training, education and certification requirements, standard certification, certification procedures, renewal, suspension or revocation of certificates, as well as the exchange of information on the validity of the certificate and the guarantee of its validity, and the creation of a special electronic database for seafarers and other levels of organization and work joint, including sailors in service on board serve ships in Both countries.