What To Know About MARINA Daily Journal (STCW Circular No. 2014-02)?

The Daily Journal is prescribed under STCW Regulations II/1 2.3 and III/1 2.3. It is a record or documentation of activities or tasks undertaken during a bridge or engine room watch-keeping duty. According to STCW Circular No. 2014-02, it is mandatory for candidates for licensure examinations and application for Certificate of Competency (COC) as OIC-NW or OIC-EW to submit their Daily Journal.

STCW Circular No. 2014-02 also states that the Maritime Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs) are the ones responsible for the full and effective compliance of their students with regards to their Daily Journal.


It is also required that at least 180 days of watch-keeping duties or equivalent to 6 months should be recorded. The Daily Journal does not necessarily requires consecutive number of days but accumulated days are also accepted. The circular specifies that a day of watch-keeping duty is equivalent to a maximum of four hours of duty per day.

The Daily Journal should be done on a prescribed format. Any logbook or notebook which is A5 or larger in size can be used. All entries should be in English language and handwritten. Take note that each page is only allotted for a day’s duty and should have a page number (from 1 to 180 or more). Check a sample format at Annex 1 and Annex 2 of STCW Circular No. 2014-02. You can also check Rule V of the circular for specific procedures.

screenshot of a daily journal: courtesy of manship.com
Some people asked if the Daily Journal is different from the Training Record Book. The answer to that question is yes, as per STCW Circular No. 2014-02. It states that it is a separate document to be presented by any applicant. The Daily Journal and Training Record Book shall continue to be implemented and enforced until such time that it will be revoked or superseded.
The acceptable watch-keeping duties that should be inputted on the Daily Journal are Bridge watch-keeping and Engine watch-keeping only. Please also take note that when the ship is at port or at bay, Engine watch-keeping duties can still be logged on your Daily Journal but Bridge watch-keeping is not allowed.

The Daily Journal shall be mandatory by January 01, 2016 as per STCW Advisory No. 2015-08.

If you are looking for an example of a daily journal, you can try downloading from MANSHIP‘s official website.

source: www.marina.gov.ph

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