Vocational training for seafarers

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, sets the standards of competence for seafarers internationally.


One key STCW Convention provision requires Parties to provide information to allow others to check the validity and authenticity of seafarers’ certificates of competency. This is important as unqualified seafarers holding fraudulent certificates of competency are a clear danger to themselves, others on board and the marine environment.


SIEM Ship Management makes every effort to ensure that the crews of its ships have the highest and confirmed professional qualifications.


We also try to provide our employees with free specialized courses and highly specialized maneuvering training for our Captains and Senior Officers in one of the best training centers in the world – the Ship Handling Research and Training Center in Iława/Poland