The Mapping of Career Paths in the Maritime Industries

A petición de los navieros europeos y de los representantes de los trabajadores, usando los dineros del rey. Muestra en 150 páginas el panorama marítimo europeo, no sólo para los futuros marinos. Lo mejor del informe es poder compararnos con el resto de europa para tratar de copiar lo bueno. Ahora todos a mirar como les va en Latvia 😉 para consolarnos.

En la página 108 está España, destaco algo, pero lo mejor es leerlo entero, y de paso saber cuántos somos.

The Canary registry began in 1993 and has expanded rapidly so that in 2004, the main register had disappeared and the second register accounted for the remaining 55% of tonnage (approximately 2.2 million tonnes).

The major domestic employer of seafarers is Trasmediterranea that employs 300 officers on permanent contracts.

There are good opportunities for those with a vocation for seagoing, and many young people can enter the university system and join the shore-based maritime professions with minimum seagoing required. Consequently, there are no artificial barriers to those who wish to seek shore-based maritime employment. A potential shortage of seafaring experience has led to concerns among those shore-based professions where seagoing experience is considered essential, for example, pilotage. However, as with the relationship between UK and India, it may be that a new source of Spanish speaking seafarers may become available in the future from Latin America, which will fill any increased demand for officers.

The most popular shore based sectors for ex merchant marine officers still in maritime employment are: the maritime administration; technical and operations management within shipping companies; shipping agents; pilotage and other port services, and SASEMAR.

SASEMAR was formed in 1993 and currently about 90% of its employees are ex-seafarers. The average age of the ex-seafaring employees, who are mainly senior officers, is 45-60 so the company does anticipate a human resource shortage in a few years time. It is accepted that the company may have to accept less seagoing experience in the personnel who are recruited in the future.

Employment in the Spanish Maritime Administration is an attractive option for those graduates from University who are seeking a shore-based occupation in the marine field with a minimum of seagoing commitment. The Spanish Maritime Administration currently employs 201 merchant marine officers, 2 of them are women. These posts include the three departments of Deck, Engine and Radio. In addition, there are 61 naval architects, 4 of whom are women.

The Spanish dual route system for academic and professional qualification means that graduates can pursue good careers ashore in maritime related professions with a minimum amount of sea time. This has the benefit of ensuring that some necessary maritime posts, for example, in the Administration are not dependent on ex-seafarers. However, the disadvantage is that posts that do require sea experience are harder

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