Ships crews come from a wide array of backgrounds each with highly varying levels of qualification and skill. Continual advancement in ship technology has made it increasingly necessary for seafarers to continue their education to be able to be an effective and safe worker.
The ideal time for further education to take place would be on a voyage, but this is complicated by the fact that crews are often left without reliable internet access that is required for distance learning. However, there are multiple efforts to address these concerns to learn more visit our links below!
To learn more about seafarer education please visit: BBC Article- Reaching The Ships' Crews Cut Off From Learning, EMSA- Seafarer Education, AMSA- Seafarer Training