NOTICE REGARDING ENDORSEMENTS ISSUED BY THE LITHUANIAN MARITIME SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration informs all parties concerned, that education and training of all seafarers, who are certified by Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration and hold endorsements attesting the issue of the certificates and the qualification certificates issued on or after 4 February 2014, fully complies with the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, and its associated Code, including the 2010 Manila Amendments.
All endorsements issued prior to 4 February 2014 are valid till 31 December 2016.
From 1 May 2016 a correction using asterisk (*) on the format of endorsement was introduced: “The original of this endorsement must be kept available in accordance with regulation I/2, paragraph 9* of the Convention while its holder is serving on a ship.
*shall be considered as regulation I/2.11”.
Both formats of the endorsement – with asterisk (*), issued on or after 1 May 2016, and without asterisk, issued between 4 February 2014 and 1 May 2016, – are to be considered equally valid.
Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration has issued this Notice to avoid potential uncertainties that may arise due to the fact that format of the endorsement issued is the same as used prior to the entry into force of the Manila Amendments.