Capt. John Dickie, Managing Director, Joint Development Associates Ltd., says that the biggest safety challenge facing shipping in 2017 is that of retaining the best crews on board and professionals ashore in the office. Therefore, industry should focus on a more practical approach to enforcement of the new STCW certification requirements for seafarers that enter into effect on 1 January 2017.
Capt. John Dickie
Captain Dickie has spent 44 years in the maritime industry, in roles from Master, to cargo surveyor, to marine superintendent, operations director and working in class. From his exposure to various disciplines he moved into teaching and training and as such developed the skills needed to do this work. To this end he achieved a degree in Tertiary Education and other academic qualifications. In 2010 he set up Joint Development Associates Ltd and created a platform for training and education both on board and ashore. Courses and projects are directed to fit the client's needs and are not off the shelf courses of one size fits all. Under hs company is Academic Course Director for courses provided by Lloyds Maritime Academy and also is Secretary General of the International Federation of Shipmasters Associations. He has also managed to be a published author. Expertise in most ship types and the relevant legislation and its application has seen him develop a world wide client set.
Opinions | 05/11/15
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Opinions | 07/11/11
The latest revision of the STCW convention has mentioned the word competent - Nothing has really changed S4S: What's new about STCW 2010, training, certificates and competency? JD : Our crews and our officers have to be better...
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