Minimum Safe Manning

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW and SOLAS 74/78) require the issuance of a Minimum Safe Manning (MSM) Certificate for the manning requirements of the registered ship.  Prior to registration, owners must submit their minimum safe manning proposal for approval prior to the issuance of the MSM by the administration.  The MSM validity is determined by the expiration date of the registration certificate.