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MSAF invests in seafarers

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, November 01, 2017

THE Fiji Government has invested in maritime training for Fijian and regional seafarers who attend seafaring courses in Fiji, says Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) CEO John Tunidau.

He said the procurement of state-of-the-art training equipment cost millions of dollars.

"The Fiji Maritime Academy is recruiting and training lecturers and instructors who will be able to effectively use this training equipment for teaching Fijians and students from the region who would like to become seafarers and ply the maritime trade," he said.

"MSAF has issued 7567 seafarer certificates, about 585 of these are plying their trade internationally and the rest on Fiji ships on domestic voyage.

"Maritime training is a vital component of the maritime transport system since qualified and experienced seafarers will ensure safe, secure, efficient and sustainable shipping movements within Fiji waters and in international waters."

Mr Tunidau said MSAF had trained boat owners, operators, villages, government workers and prisoners for the past 15 years in the boat masters course.

Since 2015, MSAF has undertaken class six master engineer restricted training for maritime rural communities. MSAF has trained more than 13,800 small boat owners.

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