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August 2016 - IALA Launch V103-5 Revailidation course

The new IALA Model Course V103/5 for VTS Refresher training which was issued in June 2016 was published earlier this this month.

As an STCW qualification VTS Operator and Supervisor qualifications should be revalidated every five years in keeping with other Certificates of Competency. Competent Authorities (Flag State Administrations) are expected to adopt the new Model Course.

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AFS Consultants have provided both the trainer and the courses for V103/1 Operator and V103/2 Supervisor training, delivered on behalf of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

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