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September 23, 2020
AMSA have issued the following announcement that is of importance to AMC Search stakeholders:
During this time of uncertainty that has been caused by COVID-19, and in line with the advice from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), AMSA has taken a pragmatic approach to seafarer certification.
As a result, AMSA has implemented arrangements that:
There is no requirement for vessel owners, operators or seafarers to apply to AMSA for the above measures to be used.
However, AMSA advises that those seafarers who can revalidation, and have the ability to make an application before the expiry date of the certificate, are strongly encouraged to apply to revalidate their certificate before it expires.
The full announcement can be found on the AMSA website.