In the following article, Mr Rohit Agarwal, Managing Partner at GUIDESHIP CONSULTING SERVICES LLP, discusses the benefits and drawbacks of being a ship recycling professional and helps anyone interest in joining the field to make an informed decision about their career plan with more information about what working at ship recycling facility can offer.
he ship recycling is an attractive area of employment for those who love adventure. The industry includes many roles in a wide range of roles for freshers and experienced Maritime Professionals like Master/ Senior Engineer, Naval Architect, Bosun. Being a ship recycling professional comes with a wide range of benefits that can be broken down into the following categories. Find out if they’re suited to your lifestyle.
There’s a wide range of career opportunities available for those who want to work in the ship recycling industry. High-skilled career paths such as naval engineers and architects are in high demand. Master / Engineers overlook the auditable implementations and operations of all systems, procedures and practises. Naval architects prepare the Ship Recycling Plan and establish practical cutting of the ship following all relevant international and local laws and regulations.
Bosuns can get paid significantly more than their on-shore counterparts, as wages are higher. Role and responsibility are to implementation of safe lifting, pulling, slinging and rigging management system, including both regular testing and use of cranes, winches, fixed and loose lifting gear. Those working at ship recycling facility also can enjoy free room and as well as other expenses which are covered by their employer.
Rapid career advancement
Professionals can move up the ranks in the industry fairly quickly because the industry as a whole is often understaffed.
While there are major benefits to working in the ship recycling industry, there are more significant drawbacks as well. Learn what they are before making a commitment.
Ship Recycling industry professionals are more exposed to danger than professionals in other industries. Dangers ship recycling professional face include the following:
- Slips and falls
- Broken bones
- Exposure to Hazardous substances
- Muscle and joint injuries
When you look closer, work at ship recycling facility is no bowl of cherries at all. Your working day sometimes exceeds 12 hours, there are no weekends and fatigue are aggravated. Job at ship recycling facility is rather traumatic and may lead to serious health damage in case safety rules are not rigidly followed.
Separation from the loved ones and staying in a confined space
The ship recycling industry could take you far from home for much of the year. While some people wont mind the isolation, it can wear on others.
It takes training ( But it’s free)
You will need to go through training to learn how to work safely around ships and heavy equipment. One of the ship recycling profession’s disadvantages is the need to conduct regular retraining and revalidation of certificates. This doesn’t only take time from a well-owned break, but also costs a great deal of money. Some ship recycling companies, however, cover expenses for the training as a bonus for work.
Should you decide to pursue a career in the ship recycling industry, you will face a different regulatory structure than that you would have encountered in other industries, and your relationship with your employer will be different as well.
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