20.10.2006 IASST Issue

At the 50st IASST International Meeting following issue was agreed by the members:

The 50th International Meeting of the International Association of Safety and Survival Training (IASST) would like to highlight the great numbers of fishermen worldwide who receive no safety training and the significant number of lives lost each year.


It is clear that major progress in accident reduction has now been made in the safety training of seamen through the STCW Convention, so IASST Officers and Members call upon IMO member states to endorse the STCW-F Convention as the first step in an international campaign to reduce fatal accidents to fishermen.