The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency said it would has said it will engage more cadets on ”seatime” training.
Deputy Director, Seafarers Standard Training and Certification in NIMASA, Sunday Umoren made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
Captain Umoren said the agency was working on an arrangement with some foreign training vessel owners to engage more cadets in seatime training.
“We don’t really have too many foreign-going ships for the cadets to be posted to for the sake of having enhanced on training- the practical phase of their training.
“I can assure you that the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.
He said that the director- general was making efforts to engage all cadets that passed through NIMASA’s-accredited maritime institutions in seatime training.
Captain Umoren said that the problem of seafarers’ joblessness was being addressed under the Cabotage Act which stated that every foreign vessel working in Nigeria waters should engage Nigerian seafarers.