The Department of Merchant Shipping recently issued an updated list of countries whose certificates of competency are recognised by Cyprus under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, as amended.

The only change from the previous list, issued in November 2014, is the addition of Jordan.

The complete list is now as follows:

Algeria

Denmark

Indonesia

Morocco

Singapore

Argentina

Egypt

Iran

Myanmar

Slovakia

Australia

Estonia

Ireland

the Netherlands

Slovenia

Bangladesh

Ethiopia

Israel

New Zealand

South Africa

Belgium

Finland

Italy

Nigeria(1)

South Korea

Brazil

France

Jamaica

Norway

Spain

Bulgaria

Georgia

Japan

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Canada

Germany

Jordan

Peru

Sweden

Cape Verde

Ghana

Latvia

the Philippines

Turkey

Chile

Greece

Lithuania

Poland

Ukraine

China

Hong Kong

Malaysia

Portugal

the United Kingdom

Croatia

Hungary

Malta

Romania

Uruguay

Cuba

Iceland

Mexico

Russia

the United States

the Czech Republic

India

Montenegro

Serbia

Vietnam

For further information on this topic please contact Costas Stamatiou at Elias Neocleous & Co LLC by telephone (+357 25 110 110) or email (costas.stamatiou@neo.law). The Elias Neocleous & Co LLC website can be accessed at www.neo.law.

Endnotes

(1) Under evaluation by the European Commission.

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