The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have launched a new seafarers website www.seafarer.ie. The site aims to be a national and international resource for information relating to seafarers which includes those involved in commercial shipping, the fishing industry and the recreational craft sector.
It provides full details of the career structures available and how to obtain the necessary qualifications for work in the sector, as well as for recreational craft users. The site contains all information about training, qualifications, course providers and has the necessary application forms.
The website forms part of a wider updating of seafarer education and training in Ireland and it is supported by a new Seafarers Information System, which provides for the registration of all seafarers and for life-long training and career development.
The Department would encourage seafarers who already hold Certificates of Competency or Radio certificates issued in Ireland to register now on the information system at: www.seafarers.ie/ERegister