Following recent discussion on some of the yachting Facebook groups regarding online STCW refresher training offered by a Singapore-based training school, the PYA sought clarification from the MCA regarding whether or not these would be accepted. We received the following response from the MCA:
“If there is no practical training we will NOT be accepting these Certificates for Revalidation of UK CoCs.”
This will be officially communicated in a new MIN. Please be aware when booking refreshers that online courses will not be accepted by the MCA.