Crewing and competence issues
A sufficient number of competent crewmembers is the basis for safe seafaring. The sufficient and competent level of the crew is decided by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency according to the STCW general agreement. The Finnish Shipowners’ Association gives a statement on the level of sufficiency and competency of crew on ships, based on Traficom’s suggestion. The competence requirements are an essential part of the seafaring education, and The Finnish Shipowners’ Association takes part in developing of them.