DISCUSSION ABOUT SEAFARERS REFRESH COURSES

Monday, 19 November 2018

On 14th of November 2018 a meeting-discussion on improving the qualification courses of seafarers took place at the Lithuanian Maritime Academy.

The meeting was attended by Saulius Šiaučiūnas, Director of the Maritime Department of the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration, executive Director of the Lithuanian Shipowners Association Gintautas Kutka, representatives of the two largest Lithuanian shipping companies DFDS SEAWAYS and Limarko Shipping Company and head of Novikontas Seafarers training center Alekstandr Chropenko. The purpose of the meeting was to seek to shorten the duration of "refresh" courses for seafarers from 120 hours to 40 hours by focusing on the most relevant information and practical training of seafarers. All parties discussed agreed that planned changes have to meet international requirements of the seafarers and qualification system.

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