A.P. Moller-Maersk is launching a ‘rating’ course for women with Training Ship Rahaman, one of India’s oldest maritime training institutions affiliated with the University of Mumbai and authorised by the Directorate General of Shipping.
s informed, in maritime terminology, “Rating” refers to personnel responsible for undertaking general-purpose tasks on board a ship. Maersk’s forward-thinking approach is encouraging female candidates to apply for this course, marking a significant step toward inclusivity in a traditionally male-dominated field.
The deadline for submitting applications is November 25. Women who complete the course successfully will be hired by Maersk to serve as trainee ordinary seaman/sea women, trainee wipers, or trainee cook on Maersk ships.
Furthermore, for its ships, Maersk will give six months of trainee rating sea experience. During onboarding training, women will get $500 each month. Cadets must undergo ship-board training to receive the Certificate of Competency (CoC) to work aboard ships.
Women, to be eligible for this programme, these women must have achieved a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in their final year of the course. Additionally, they must have obtained a minimum of 40% marks in the subject of English. This programme aims to provide further opportunities and support for women.
As informed, the goal was also to encourage orphans and wards of the seafaring community, regardless of religion, caste, or creed, to follow in the steps of their predecessors at a time when the country’s indigenous mercantile marine was suffering from a dearth of skilled deck workers and commanders.