Maritime Administration prohibits Harbour Masters from accepting the State Qualifying Commission protocols
The Maritime Administration prohibited Seaport Captains from accepting the State Qualifying Commission protocols, which were formed after July 16th.
On September 8th, the State Maritime and River Transport Service has published a decree, according to which it asks Harbour Masters to refrain from accepting protocols for issuing seafarers’ qualification documents, which were formed by the SQC after July 16th.
“I entrust the Heads of the Authorities and Departments (services) – the seaports captains, on personal responsibility, to refrain from accepting the minutes of the SQC meeting, formed after July 16th, 2021, to draw up qualifying documents,” the document says.
If the Harbour Masters accept the SQC protocols, which were formed after July 16th, 2021, they will have to notify the Chairman of the Maritime Administration about this.
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