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(044) 463-70-43

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04080, м. Київ, вул. Оленівська 25

План заходів щодо запобігання і протидії корупційним правопорушенням в Інспекції на 2017 рік

Антикорупційна програма Інспекції з питань підготовки та дипломування моряків на 2017 рік

Склад Комісії з оцінки корупційних ризиків в Інспекції

Hotline of the Inspectorate

 

+38 044 463-72-50

About the Inspectorate

Over the past years, from the day of its establishment, the Inspectorate for Training and Certification of Seafarers (ITCS) has performed a large amount of work to improve the national system of training and certification of seafarers, and to develop regulatory framework complying with the international requirements. The achieved results allow Ukrainian seafarers to serve on ships entitled to fly the flags of almost all countries, in all basins of the oceans, and contribute to the high prestige of our maritime personnel and enhancement of the positive image of Ukraine. There has been established the common State Register of Seafarers` Documents that provides reliable control of documents issued in our country to seafarers to confirm their professional competence. With the participation of the ITCS, the Maritime Administration has signed agreements on the recognition of our seafarers’ certificates with 53 countries. The ITCS staff prepares and publishes numerous information, education, reference materials for training, assessment of competence and certification of seafarers, prepares reports to IMO and much more. The considerable and comprehensive activities of the ITCS pay off: in recent years the level of professionalism of Ukrainian seafarers has improved and their demand on the global maritime labour market has increased.

The Inspectorate for Training and Certification of Seafarers is a state organization and operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

Accordingly to the main tasks, the ITCS participates in the formation of staff resources of maritime transport professionals in compliance with the requirements of the STCW Convention, ratified by Ukraine, and national regulations in the field of training and certification of seafarers.

The main tasks of the ITCS are:

analysis of national and international experience in the field of training, assessment of competence and certification of crew members on seagoing merchant vessels;

proficiency endorsement for seafarers at permanent state qualification commissions (SQC) and also endorsements for seafarers’ documents that attest their qualification;

representation and protection, on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, of Ukrainian interests in the field of training, assessment of competence and certification of seafarers at IMO.

According to the imposed tasks, the ITCS:

establishes permanent SQCs for endorsement of seafarers’ qualifications;

maintain a register of all documents issued on the territory of Ukraine that have expired or have been revalidated, suspended, cancelled or reported lost or destroyed and also of dispensations issued;

confirm the validity of documents;

under instructions of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, envisages drafts of legal acts, standards, training programmes and other documents on training, assessment of competence and certification of seafarers; submits its remarks and propositions for them;

prepares and publishes analytical, informative, educational, methodic, popular scientific and other materials on training, assessment of competence and certification of seafarers;

under instructions of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, organizes scientific and research works concerning the improvement of the national training system, assessment of competence and certification of seafarers; takes part in their implementation;

under instructions of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, represents and protects interests of Ukraine on training, assessment of competence and certification of seafarers at IMO, analyzes and accommodates propositions of ministries, other central authorities of the executive branch concerning the afore-mentioned issues at IMO and submits summarized proposals to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, prepares reports and other information for IMO;

performs other functions to accomplish tasks envisaged for the ITCS in accordance with the applicable legislation of Ukraine.

When performing basic tasks, the ITCS provides services in the field of safety of navigation, including:

assessment of knowledge and proficiency endorsement of seafarers at permanent state qualification commissions, as well as endorsement of certificates, certificates of competency and other seafarers’ qualification documents specified by the legislation of Ukraine;

assessment of knowledge of workers of dangerous goods carriage entities on maritime and inland water transport;

issue of endorsements attesting recognition of certificates in accordance with the requirements of regulation I/10 of the STCW Convention;

maintenance of register of all seafarers’ documents issued on the territory of Ukraine and their validation.

The process of providing the above-mentioned ITCS services is resolved within the framework of the ITCS quality management system. The ITCS quality management system is certified under the established procedure by the certification body – the Shipping Register of Ukraine. The Quality Management System Certificate № UA 2.036.08150-15 was issued on 18.11.2013 and it is valid until 17.11.2018. The procedure for validation of the quality management system certificate envisages an annual inspection supervision of the system. Over the period of validity of the compliance certificate, the inspection audit has covered the central office and all branches of the ITCS.

The ITCS consists of the common State Register of Seafarers’ Documents and branches located in the cities of Izmail, Mariupol, Mykolaiv and Odessa.
The Common State Register of Seafarers’ Documents is a structural subdivision of the ITCS and acts to meet the requirements of paragraphs 14-16 of regulation I/2 of the STCW Convention and the Statute on the ITCS.

Responsibility for the functioning of the common State Register of Seafarers’ Documents has been imposed on the ITCS.

According to the Statute on the common State Register of Seafarers’ Documents, its main tasks are:

acquisition, record keeping and storage of information concerning qualification documents of seafarers of Ukraine (certificates of competency and endorsements);

acquisition and record keeping of information from maritime education institutions regarding educational documents;

acquisition, record keeping and verification of information from training institutions regarding certificates upon completion of training courses for the specified areas;

verification of the validity of documents of Ukrainian seafarers attesting their qualification and provide results of such verification to the Parties concerned;

necessary database maintenance, technical protection of information in accordance with the applicable requirements.

The list of information that is entered into the common State Register of Seafarers’ Documents in accordance with paragraph 12 of section B-I/6 of the STCW Code, the format, Rules of data transmission, responsibility for verifying provided information are specified by the above-mentioned Statute on the common State Register of Seafarers’ Documents.

Today the common State Register of Seafarers’ Documents keeps a record of more than 700 thousand seafarers’ documents issued by harbour masters of Ukraine, more than 1.9 million training institution certificates (record keeping since 1998). Information is entered in Ukrainian and English.

The documents listed in the common State Register of Seafarers’ Documents are allocated in accordance with the status of a document at the moment, namely:

Valid

Cancelled

Expired

Suspended

Lost (reported as lost)

Destroyed

Information is updated daily and revised in the course of verification. The system provides a database backup and effective measures have been taken to protect information and more.

The State Register is constantly evolving and improving in a qualitative manner. The automated system of the State Register of Seafarer's Documents of Ukraine, which operates up to date, has been created in recent years. The established activities of the Register essentially eliminate the possibility for seafarers to use illegal documents. This system aims to provide a clear interaction between the Register, state qualification commissions and harbour masters’ offices, and allows to keep up-to-date electronic records of all documents issued to seafarers, and to verify the legitimacy of documents.

These measures help to comply with both national and international up-to-date requirements with regard to combating document forgery. At present, almost all organizations, world government institutions are concerned with the fact that only seafarers with legally obtained documents serve on ships. This is particularly essential at the moment of seriously increased risk of terrorism and the implementation of the ISPS Code.

The activities of the common State Register of Seafarers’ Documents, in compliance with the requirements of regulation I/8 «Quality standards» of the STCW Convention, is certified as part of the ITCS.

State qualification commissions (SQC) are independent collective bodies established by the ITCS to assess the competence of seafarers.

Powers and functions of the SQC are specified by:

Article 51 of the Merchant Shipping Code of Ukraine;

Provisions for awarding ranks of officers of seagoing vessels;

Procedure for qualification and certification of officers of seagoing vessels, yacht personnel not engaged in commercial transportations, and crew members of seagoing vessels;

Procedure for SQC activities.

These documents specify the criteria for the selection of heads and members of SQCs, procedures for assessment of competence, responsibility and documentation of the process.

SQCs are established in accordance with areas of confirmation of the qualification, as follows:

Navigators;

Ship engineer officers, ship electro-technical officers, ship refrigeration engineer officers;

Ship radio officers;

Specialists of port, auxiliary, industrial fleet and small vessels;

Ship security officers;

Ship crew members;

Pleasure yacht crew members not engaged in commercial transportation.

Also since April 2014 the SQC conducts assessment of competence and confirmation of qualifications of persons in cargo operations on tankers.

Standards for assessment of competence of seafarers are based on the requirements of the STCW Convention, other international conventions, resolutions and other IMO documents, national requirements for training and certification of seafarers, standards and procedures governing the safety of navigation, and are designed for use of not only traditional methods of evaluation of knowledge and skills, but also of new technologies using simulator, laboratory equipment and computer technology.

SQC members are designated from among highly qualified specialists who have at least five years of seagoing service on ships in capacities at the management level, experience in assessment of competence and instructor work using the particular type of simulator and laboratory equipment. All SQC members conduct assessment of competence pursuant to relevant guidelines on methods and evaluation practice.

During the assessment of competence and confirmation of qualification of seafarers, validity of documents on education, qualification and training, submitted by seafarers to SQCs, is verified at the common State Register of Seafarers’ Documents. It is necessarily verified that submitted medical certificates are valid and issued by medical institutions approved by the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

The SQC confirms seafarers’ qualifications to the extent of programmes for areas of training approved by the ITCS with the help of application of modern methods of evaluation of knowledge and skills using computer tests, simulators, shipboard and laboratory equipment, oral and/or written debriefing.

Since July 1, 2013 SQCs conduct assessment of competence pursuant to programmes that fully comply with the requirements of the Manila amendments to the STCW Convention.

The assessment of competence of a candidate is conducted by demonstrating to SQC members:

personal qualities necessary for awarding a rank or confirmation of qualification entitling to serve in a capacity on a seagoing vessel corresponding to that rank/qualification. The assessment is conducted by interview;

opportunities to apply knowledge and skills to perform on board their duties. It is defined by preliminary computer-based testing, written and oral examinations.

The SQC decision is documented by the Protocol of the SQC meeting attesting compliance of a seafarer’s competence with the requirements of the STCW Convention and national requirements. On the basis of this Protocol, seafarers are entitled to obtain a corresponding certificate or certificate of proficiency and endorsement to serve in a relevant capacity on a seagoing vessel from a harbour master. The Protocol itself does not entitle the seafarer to serve in relevant capacities or perform certain functions. The rest of the documents required to obtain qualification documents include documents on education, documentary evidence of complete mandatory training, documentary evidence of seagoing service, certificate of medical fitness, identification documents.

After the successful confirmation of qualification at the SQC, the seafarer has the right, within 12 months from the date of the SQC meeting, to obtain a certificate or certificate of proficiency on awarding a rank/confirmation of qualification and endorsement to the certificate from a harbour master.
Seafarers can undergo confirmation of qualifications at SQCs in the cities of Kyiv, Odessa, Izmail, Mykolaiv and Mariupol.