Thursday, June 6, 2013

764 shipping companies named... No more crying of cadets for sea-time


Reeling out a list of 764 registered shipping companies to benefit the pre-sea training institutes seeking sea-time for their trainee cadets, DG Shipping has come out with a list of shipping companies that could be contacted by the institutes for the availability of mandatory onboard sea-time slots.
The same is also made available with Indian National Shipowners Association (INSA) Office and can be obtained by an e-mail request, says the circular.
It is worth mentioning at this juncture that Sagar Sandesh and R. L Institute of Nautical Sciences, Madurai, have been crusading the cause of these hapless cadets ever since their inception.
In a bid to redress the non-availability of slots for mandatory onboard training of pre-sea cadets, DG Shipping has been taking slew of steps, says a note issued by Assistant Director General of Shipping S. K. Jaiswal. 
The various efforts initiated by the Directorate to increase the maritime shipboard training slots and to mitigate the severe shortage of onboard training berths in shipping industry have been duly communicated to all maritime training institutes, adds the note.


All the pre-sea maritime training institutes are advised to provide the details of cadets who are awaiting training berths to INSA for facilitation to charterers. In continuation to the above, a list of Indian shipping companies with details of tonnage owned by them as of March 31, 2012 is released. 
This will facilitate the maritime training institutes to make use of this information for the purpose of placing their trainee cadets for training programs/sea time on ships.


All the maritime training institutes conducting DG approved pre-sea courses are also advised to submit the placement details of their trainees on a monthly basis to this Directorate, to enable the organisation keep records updated and review the matter at regular intervals.

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