Chen Jiang, chief mate of the ocean-going bulk carrier “Jinhaifa” of Fujian Shipping Group, watched the sunset at sea during the voyage. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Cai Yang
The reporter learned from the Ministry of Transport on the 25th that as of the end of last year, my country had a total of 1.716 million registered crew members, a year-on-year increase of 3.5%, and the crew ranks first in the world. Among them, there are approximately 808,000 and 908,000 seagoing crew members and 908,000 crew members on inland waterways, respectively, with more than 258,000 female crew members.
According to the “China Crew Development Report 2020” released by the Ministry of Transport on the same day, in 2020, the Ministry of Transport will further promote the reform of crew training, examination and certification management, and continue to improve the professional skills and overall quality of crews. It enrolled 19,000 students, a year-on-year increase of 1.6%, and issued 146,000 certificates of competency and 156,000 training certificates.
Cao Desheng, director of the Maritime Bureau of the Ministry of Transport, said that this year the maritime department will evaluate the graduates of relevant maritime colleges. Students with excellent grades do not need to go through a period of airworthiness training after graduation, and can obtain a job certificate upon graduation. This will help speed up the progress of crew employment and increase the attractiveness of maritime schools.
The container ship departed from the container terminal in Jingtang Port Area of Tangshan Port. Photo by Xinhua News Agency reporter Yang Shiyao
The report shows that last year there were 250 seafarer dispatch agencies in my country, with more than 122,000 dispatched seafarers. Cao Desheng believes that, compared with traditional seafarer expatriates, our seafarers had no language advantage before. In recent years, thanks to training, the scale of overseas assignments of seafarers in my country has gradually increased, and it has been among the forefront of the world.
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