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UK shipping refutes seafarer training allegations

In response to claims that there had been little consultation with serving seafarers on proposals to replace some sea-time training with a simulator course, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said it had been transparent

Nautical institute fellow and seafaring expert Capt Michael Lloyd argues there has been a ‘naïve assumption’ by non-seafarers that sea-time was spent standing on the bridge, keeping watch. The UK Chamber, the MCA and MNTB all beg to differ

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