Professional Development: A Lifelong Commitment

The marine industry is dynamic and ever-changing. The need of the hour is to keep ourselves updated with changes affecting our work environment, primarily including new regulations and latest technology. In addition, the protection of the environment, concerns around global warming, sustainability and supply chain security all take a central role, so we need to remain aware of new scenarios in each of these areas.

2012.07.13 -  Professional Development A Lifelong Commitment

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Offshore Emergency Training

New Training Requirements for Seafarers in Polar Areas

In the IMO, the countries have just agreed on training requirements for seafarers on board ships in Arctic regions. Thus, the IMO still follows the plan for finalizing the Polar Code which is to enhance safety of navigation in polar regions.

2014.03.16 - New Training Requirements for Seafarers in Polar Areas

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Examining ECDIS Education

Built on the advent of modern electronics, ECDIS is bringing in a whole new level of performance by transferring all chart work elements onto an electronic display screen. This allows the seamless integration of Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC), GPS position fixing and other navigational tools, including radar, echo sounder, AIS and NAVTEX. Multiple functions are made available with just one click on the computer keyboard, a tap on an icon or the use of a mouse. Suddenly, the supporting tools needed to operate paper charts are history.

2014.03.03 - Examining ECDIS Education

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Training for the Triple-E

Questionnaire on Maritime Training Quality

If you are a seafarer, tutor, lecturer, trainer, training manager, ship manager or ship owner, then you could help GlobalMET in collecting information and opinions on the quality of maritime education and training by completed one of the three questionnaires that can be found HERE. The purpose of these questionnaires is to gain a clearer insight into maritime education and training standards and perceptions. The intended output from this questionnaire and further research will be a best-practice guidance document based upon the OCIMF tanker management self-assessment model.

Sources: IMAREST

Filipino STCW compliance

Those who think that all’s well with the Philippines’ maritime education and training (MET) system cannot be more wrong. A letter from the European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA) to its members dated 1st October 2012 bolsters the view that the world’s top crew supplier is not yet over the hump.

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Intermanager on Ship Officer Qualifications

Ship officer qualifications should be regarded as the equivalent of a university degree in the opinion of InterManager president Alastair Evitt. That would help a great deal in improving the public image of shipping and encouraging more young people to choose a career at sea. The industry’s reputation has taken a dent as a result of the Costa Concordia caualty, Mr Evitt acknowledged, with the fact that 99% of all cargo arrives safely never making the news.

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