Journal of Navigation and Port Research 2012;36(4):291-298.
Published online May 31, 2012.
a Study on the Need for Enhancing Collaboration between Shipping Companies & Maritime Academies
The Right Person for the Right Job
James G. Davy, Chang-Kyun Noh
Working onboard large ocean-going vessels is one of many industries that is by its very nature extremely error-provoking. In industries such as aviation, nuclear power, healthcare and transport, the need for mental preparedness and professionalism are amongst the qualities essential for the management of complex hazardous systems. Recruiting, training, and more importantly retaining the right people to work in these industries is of paramount importance if safety is to be continuously improved and economic benefits realized.Through consideration of extant empirical literature this paper will explore the need for enhancing collaboration between shipping companies and maritime training insitutes in order to provide the industry with those most capable for the job. It will be concluded that by providing a strong maritime foundation from the outset of training, maritime academies in South Korea can provide shipping companies with a wealth of highly qualified, motivated officers who will contribute to safety and remain valuable assets within the industry for years to come.
Key Words: Collaboration;Recruitment;Training;Retention;Safety;Qualified
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