ISM Shipping Solutions is helping PMSCs and their contracted Armed Guards to obtain CDC and CT Certifications from Flag States
The Seaman’s Book is the common name for a Discharge Book. The British Seamen's Discharge Book, (not to be confused with Seamen's Card) is the official MCA and Red Ensign Group log book, for which any British citizen (or any non-British citizen employed on a UK flagged vessel) can apply.
As from 10th January 2014
MCA in the UK has stopped issuing certificates for Maritime Armed Guards
as they are not considered Seafarers
Since the MCA decision to stop issuing documentation to Armed Guards, our company has an alternative solution and currently, we are helping Armed Guards and Team Leaders to obtain CDC or CT certificate for them to use when travelling or at Ports.
ISM Shipping has been offering certification services for Seafarers and other on board personnel for over 15 years. We are approved filing agents to obtain documentation including CDC for crew and armed guards.
As filing agents, ISM Shipping is obliged to comply with a series of requirements with the different Flag States when applying for documents.
For Armed Guards or Team Leaders documentation, ISM Shipping is at the present ONLY working with PMSCs and to obtain these documents. However, we can always help individual applications on a case by case basis.
ISM Shipping can process applications and obtain the documents within the same day assuming all the requirements have been met. ISM works on a 24/7 basis to ensure your application is not delayed and Flag States will process it during their working hours.
PMSCs applying through ISM Shipping, for documents from any Flag State, will need to comply with our due diligence procedure to satisfy the Flag States.
For further information please contact us.