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Gard Guidance Masters


Each individual crew member should have the appropriate training and experience to perform their allocated duties. Upon the arrival of newly assigned crew members, the Master should satisfy himself that the crew member

  • possesses valid and authentic certificates of competency and relevant flag State endorsements (e.g. dangerous goods)
  • is properly familiarised with their duties on board, particularly those involved with watchkeeping requirements as specified by the STCW 95, and
  • is healthy and fit to withstand the physical and psychological demands of his/her assignment.Any deficiency should be reported to the Company and reinforcements or replacements requested.

    The Master may gain a quick overall impression of the qualifications of newly assigned crew members from their ISF Personal Training and Record Book, or any other similar documents, which should contain all the relevant information on their professional qualifications, training and service.