THE MARITIME INDUSTRY
The fast growth and development of the global shipping industry and commercial shipping has led to this sector becoming a main contributor to the global economy. This has led to increasing employment oppurtunities offering
stimulating, fulfilling and well-paid career for men and women who enjoy challenges and responsibilities compared to the mundane ‘nine to five’ routine.
A career at sea is not only different but also provides individuals with a unique lifetime experience of rewarding challenges that can be later utilized in the long term both on-shore and off-shore.
Maritime careers are very versatile and full of option. While many would want to pursue the lines of being captain, chief engineer, chief electro-technical officer or hotel operations manager on-board ship, others may decide later to move back to land like many experienced mariners.
Examples of some typical shore based career opportunities include:
- lship management and fleet operations
- surveying ships to check seaworthiness
- ports and harbour management and pilotage
- lecturer in college, training the seafarers of the future
- maritime regulatory authorities
- ship repair and marine equipment production
- marine insurance
- ship broking and finance
- ship classification
- maritime law and arbitration
- Offshore exploration.
Officers with MCA certificates of competency enjoy a very good reputation in the global industry throughout the world and have a lot of high earning employment opportunities. Both technical and managerial skills learnt at sea are highly transferrable and can be used in other fields as well.