We have had 5 instances since the beginning of Covid-19 to extend their certificates without having completed the required
Refresher Training. For these 5, we
extended the expiration date for each certificate for 6 months.
We have reached out to the Republic of Marshall Islands for
guidance on how to handle this moving forward and they have provided a Marine
Safety Advisory document regarding this circumstance.
If you hold an IYT Marshall Islands STCW’95 Basic Training Certificate and it is time for renewal during Covid-19 and you are unable to undertake Refresher Training due to travel restrictions or school closures, please read this RMI Marine Safety Advisory “MSA 27-20” section 5.
If your IYT Marshall Islands STCW’95 Basic Training
Certificate expires between now and January 1, 2021, please download and print "MSA 27-20" document and keep with your certificate to present to authorities requesting to see
We will continue to check the Republic of Marshall Islands
site for new advisories if Covid-19 continues to be an issue beyond January 1,
The IYT Team