All Barbados registered ships are subject to the provisions of the Shipping Act 1994, and officers should familiarise themselves with Parts II & IV of the Shipping Act in particular.
Every foreign-going ship must carry certificated officers in both deck and engine departments. Barbados has undertakings in place under the STCW Convention Reg. 1/10. with a number of certificate issuing countries, all of which are white-listed under STCW. Updates to this list are published via our Bulletins.
We do not issue endorsements to ratings but we may issue endorsements to officers from a country which issues STCW compliant certificates of competency. Certificates of competency must carry an English translation if issued in a foreign language.