Director General of Seafarers Affairs, Specialized and International Organizations of the Ports and Maritime Organization: Following the Coronavirus Epidemic, appropriate measures and strategies have been devised to continue maritime training courses and to renew the seafarer certificate of competency.
PMO News Portal - Regarding the holding of maritime training
courses obline and the renewal of seafarers’ certificate of competency during
the Corona outbreak, Ali Akbar Marzban stated that the appropriate approach to hold
online maritime training courses has been stablished and communicated to
educational centers all over the country, so the theoretical part of all
courses has been launched using virtual training software.
Marzban noted that the practical and workshop section of the
courses will be held in accordance with the protocols of keeping social
distance and added: along with other IMO member states, as well as the
organization's recommendations on global pandemic conditions, seafarers’
certificate of competency, which have been expired, will be renewed without
passing any training course or referring to the Maritime Affairs Departments in
Tehran or ports for 6 months.