Seafarers' Training Equipment
Approximately 80% of marine accidents are caused by human error, and demand for qualified seafarers is increasing in response to moves to strengthen international safety standards. We provide seafarers' educational institutions in developing countries with support for planning the installation of seafarers' educational equipment, such as ship maneuvering simulators, and provide simulator training for seafarers in developing countries.
- The International Standards for Seafarers' Qualification are set out in the "INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON STANDARDS OF TRAINING, CERTIFICATION AND WATCHKEEPING FOR SEAFARERS, 1978 (STCW Convention)". In accordance with the Convention, the governments of the Convention member countries ensure a stable supply of qualified seafarers through the implementation of seafarers' education and training in accordance with the regulations. At the same time, they operate and supervise seafarers' educational institutions and issue certificates of competency with the aim of ensuring safe ship operations.
In order to train seafarers in accordance with the STCW Convention, it is essential to provide training for a certain period of time. In many countries, seafarers training institutions train seafarers who will on board domestic and ocean-going ships. However, in developed countries, the number of seafarers employed in their countries is decreasing, and mainly foreign seafarers with low employment costs are employed. In fact, 95% of the crew in our country's merchant ships are foreign, and 75% of them are Filipino. On the other hand, about 80% of marine accidents are thought to be caused by human error, and the demand for qualified seafarers is increasing in response to moves to strengthen international safety standards. For this reason, support for the training of seafarers in developing countries is required. For seafarers' training institutions in various countries, we have installed seafarers' training equipment, including ship maneuvering simulators, and have provided training for seafarers in developing countries including trainers.
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The Project for seafarers' education equipment for Developing Countries through ODA
As ship technology advances day by day and the requirements of the STCW Convention become more stringent, many seafarers' educational institutions in developing countries do not have sufficient educational equipment, and in some cases they only provide education using old textbooks and issue certificates of completion, so there are cases in which seafarers' abilities are questioned. Therefore, in the seafarers' education project through ODA, buildings for seafarers' education facilities, educational equipment such as simulators, ECDIS and GMDSS, and safety training equipment such as lifeboats and high-speed boats are mainly planned to install or renewal.
For seafarers' educational institutions in developing countries, we will support the training of qualified seafarers in developing countries by conducting surveys for the preparation of various educational equipment specifications, support for the selection of operators, and supervision of construction in accordance with regulations and requirements.
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Implementation of simulator training for seafarers in developing countries
In seafarers' educational institutions in developing countries, there is a shortage in the number of teachers and instructors, and in some cases, the quality, ability, and knowledge of instructors themselves are insufficient. Therefore, it is an urgent task to train instructors who can conduct education and training in accordance with the STCW Convention. In order to obtain a seafarer's license, a certain period of onboard training is required, but there is no dedicated training ship in developing countries. We have asked merchant ships to provide practical training on board, but this is not sufficient education and the number of merchant ships we can accept is limited.
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