The validity period of the seamen’s identity card, seamen’s qualification certificate, STCW certificates, and health examination certificates issued to seamen by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure General Directorate of Maritime Affairs has been extended until June 30 for seamen abroad.
The institution sent a letter regarding the decisions taken within the scope of struggle with the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic to the relevant institutions and organizations as well as the port authorities according to the information obtained from the General Directorate of Maritime Affairs.
Within this framework, seamen’s identity card, seamen’s qualification certificate and STCW certificates issued to seamen will be valid until June 30 for seamen abroad.
Considering that the certificate renewal process abroad will give rise to new problems, upon request of the General Directorate of Maritime Affairs, with a script issued by the General Directorate of Health for Borders and Coasts, health examination certificates of the seamen currently abroad will be used until 30 June without needing any approval.
Yet, the crew attending from Turkey needs to renew the documents.
The letter sent to the International Maritime Organization by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, General Directorate of Maritime Affairs, to be submitted to maritime administrations abroad in case of need, was also announced to other countries.