Maritime Administration of Latvia

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Transcript Maritime Administration of Latvia

XI International Seminar
“Quality Shipping: XXI Century Standard”
St Petersburg, 22-23 October, 2008
SEAFARING CAREERS: RAISING THE PROFILE.
LATVIA’S EXPERIENCE
Ansis Zeltiņš
Director
Maritime Administration of Latvia
HYSTORICAL BACKGROUND
 Major competence from soviet time
 95% of Latvian seafarers work on foreign
flag vessels
 Vast majority use service of local crewing
companies
 Not unified system of certification
 Not standardized educational programs
 Comparatively high number of fraud
STRATEGIC GOALS
 Highly competent seafarers
 Quality education
 Elimination of frauds
SOLUTIONS
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Change of national legal framework
Principles of certification
Increased document protection
Industry involvement
New concept of national maritime
education system
PRINCIPLES OF CERTIFICATION
 Management level certificate after
management level professional program
 Engine Room Simulator course mandatory for
engineers
 All seafarers are certified, including ratings
and non-STCW officers
 Two-level examination for new STCW
qualification applicants
NEW EDUCATIONAL CONCEPT
 STCW officers on ships above 500 GT trained on the
basis of secondary education
 QMS is a mandatory requirement for educational
institutions and training centers
 Combined professional bachelor’s programs
(operational+management) as well as masters programs
 Lifelong education
 Professional courses for management level officers
 Maritime educational programs agreed by the Registry
of Seamen
CURRENT DATA ON SEAFARERS
Statistics of certified Latvian seafarers
25000
Masters and
officers
Ratings
20000
15000
Fishermen
10000
Domestic and
auxilary fleet
Total
5000
0
2006
2007
2008
CURRENT DATA ON SEAFARERS
Latvian seafarers on international merchant fleet vessels
Deck department
Masters above 3000 GT
2754
909
Engine department
Chief Engineers above 3000 kW
Non STCW officers
Ratings
2668
901
660
6728
Deck ratings (O/S, A/B, Bosun)
Engine ratings (oilers)
Non STCW ratings
4673
2055
1841
Total:
14 651
CURRENT DATA ON SEAFARERS
Split of age between Latvian seafarers
Masters
Up to 40 years of age 40 – 50 years of age
12%
50 – 60 years of age
Over 60 years of age
40%
37%
11%
30 – 40 years of age
40 – 50 years of age
Over 50 years of age
Officers
Up to 30 years of age
19%
21%
30%
30%
Ratings
Up to 30 years of age 30 – 40 years of age
36%
23%
40 – 50 years of age
23%
Over 50 years of age
18%
MARITIME EDUCATION
Graduates in 2008
Latvian Maritime Academy
(academical)
Maritime School
(vocational)
Liepāja Maritime College
(college)
Deck
department
Engine
department
72
24
57
18
94
110
OFFICERS’EDUCATION
Percentage of academic and college education of Latvian officers
Qualification
% with academic
education
% with college
education
Master on ships of 3000 GT and more
59.12
39.3
Chief mate on ships of 3000 GT and more
26.53
72.11
Watch officer on ships of 500 GT and more
16.54
82.82
Chief engineer on ships of 3000 kW and more
34.8
63.31
Second engineer on ships of 3000 kW and more
17.3
81.15
Watch engineer on ships of 750 kW and more
9.7
89.1
28.6
69.99
Total:
LEONARDO DA VINCI Pilot project “Seafarer
Certificate Forgery: the Threat Undermining the Quality
of Training (GETQUALITY)”
 EU funded project
 Launched on 1 October 2006
 4 countries, 7 partners
Goals:
 Awareness of the situation
 Development of anti-fraud tool package
 Safeguard to protect ships from seafarers without genuine
documents
 Improve co-operation among maritime seamen’s registers and
educational institutions
 increase the reliability in recognition of certificates among
members of the IMO
NUMBER OF ISSUED CERTIFICATES
Masters
2500
Navigators
2000
Engineers
1500
El. Engineers
1000
Ref. Engineers
500
0
2004
2005
2006
2007
GMDSS
operators
Raitings
FORGERY
Statistics of document forgery
2004
2005
2006
2007
Officers’ competency certificates
30%
24%
13%
8%
Ratings’ competency certificates
28%
14%
24%
12%
Educational diplomas
28%
35%
37%
49%
Course certificates
14%
21%
24%
22%
Certificates of medical fitness
0,5%
1%
2%
Unlicensed entries in Seamen's books
4%
10%
RAISING PUBLIC AWARENESS OF
SEAFARERS PROFESSION AND MARITIME
INDUSTRY
THE KEY IS REALISTIC INFORMATION ABOUT:
 Maritime industry (different segments)
 The scope of job opportunities through different
segments
 Importance of marine industry to everyone’s daily life
 Nature of responsibilities onboard
Thank you!