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 your qualification. 

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, 2021. 

Thank you,

The IYT Team