FSA develops maritime education and training

The Finnish Shipowners’ Association (FSA) continues to work for ensuring that maritime education and training is safe and competitive.

The maritime sector constitutes perhaps the most international form of trade (see www.marisec.org ) in which certificates are recognised globally, in principle in all flag states.

The FSA has its own education policy programme that takes into account international provisions on the competences required in the sector, such as the IMO STCW Convention and the EU directive on the training of seafarers. FSA has participated for years in the preparation and development of the STCW Convention in the IMO, the EU and our own international organisations. We have for long been involved in the work of the Finnish National Education and Training Committee for the Maritime Sector which has the key task of transposing international conventions and laws into national legislation.

We also believe that it is important to follow and develop national provisions on education and training so that they would better meet the needs of the maritime sector.