Career Paths and Different Maritime Sectors

Information on the Industry: Merchant Maritime Sector

  1. Maritime Sector – Merchant ships are primarily used to carry cargo as trading vessels or carries passengers, basically the ships that are engaged in active commercial transportation.

1.1 Merchant vessels are the main tool of ocean transportation, carrying crude oil and goods throughout the world, in varied sizes of tankers, containers and bulk carriers.

he types of Merchant Vessels are divided into different categories according to their size and purpose such as:

1.1.1 Dry Cargo Ships used as Bulk carriers and Container ships. Tankers used for transporting crude oil, finished petroleum products, liquefied natural gas (LNG), chemicals and other liquids in bulk.

1.1.2 Specialized ships are designed to transport specific goods such as vehicles and machinery.  Offshore Vessels for transporting goods and personnel to offshore oil platform that operate deep in oceans.

Medical requirements:

  • SAMSA Medicals for Merchant Vessels

Entry Level STCW course requirements:

  1. Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  2. Personal Survival Techniques
  3. Medical First Aid incl Elementary First Aid
  4. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  5. Designated Security Duties

1.1.3 Passenger ships used for carrying passengers, including Cruise Ships that are mainly used for pleasure voyages.

Medical requirements:

  • SAMSA ENG1 Medicals for onboard Cruise Ships

STCW course requirements:

  1. Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  2. Personal Survival Techniques
  3. Medical First Aid incl Elementary First Aid
  4. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  5. Security Awareness
  6. Crowd Management and Passenger Safety

Note:

Some Cruise Ship companies require an additional course:

  • Crisis Management and Human Behaviour

Information on the Industry: Commercial Maritime Sector

  1. Maritime Sector – Commercial ships are primarily vessels varied by the different jobs they are required to do.
  2. The commercial ships’ categories are as below:
  • Tugs (Port Operations) – a vessel designed to push or pull other vessels to another location or maneuver them into position within Ports.

2.1.1 Medical requirements: SAMSA Medicals

2.1.2 Entry Level STCW course requirements:

  1. Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  2. Personal Survival Techniques
  3. Medical First Aid incl Elementary First Aid
  4. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  5. Security Awareness
  • Barges – a vessel designed to be loaded either on top or inside of it to carry a product to a location. Most barges are either pushed or pulled by tugs, but some are also self-propelled.

2.2.1 Medical requirements: SAMSA Medicals

2.2.2 Entry Level STCW course requirements:

  1. Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  2. Personal Survival Techniques
  3. Medical First Aid incl Elementary First Aid.
  4. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  5. Security Awareness
  • Crew Boats – a boat designed to carry personnel/crew to other locations, crew boats have large back decks that can accommodate deck cargos. They are the virtual sea-going taxis

2.3.1 Medical requirements: SAMSA Medicals

2.3.2 Entry Level STCW course requirements:

  1. Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  2. Personal Survival Techniques
  3. Medical First Aid incl Elementary First Aid
  4. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  5. Security Awareness
  • Supply Boats – a boat designed to carry large amounts of deck cargo, having internal tanks for various liquid products to oil field rigs. These are known as the sea-going trucks.

2.4.1 Medical requirements: SAMSA Medicals

2.4.2 Entry Level STCW course requirements:

  1. Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  2. Personal Survival Techniques
  3. Medical First Aid incl Elementary First Aid
  4. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  5. Security Awareness
  • Small Fishing Vessels – a vessel designed to conduct fishing activities close in-shore coastal ranges.

2.5.1 Medical requirements:

  • SAMSA Medicals
  • Entry Level STCW course requirements:
  1. Safety Familiarization (Pre-Sea)
  • Patrol Security Vessel – a vessel designed for patrolling the coast in an enforcement of regulations activities, where these vessels are used in the harbour/port to enforce closures, enforce laws and keep unwanted vessels a safe distance from a location or a ship.             

2.6.1 Medical requirements: SAMSA Medicals

  • Entry Level STCW course requirements:
  1. Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  2. Personal Survival Techniques
  3. Medical First Aid incl Elementary First Aid
  4. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  5. Designated Security Duties
  • Passenger Vessels/Ferry Charters – a vessel used for purposes of from tourism and sightseeing vessels to cruise ship. With their primary function being to accommodate passengers.

2.7.1 Medical requirements: SAMSA Medicals

2.7.2 Entry Level STCW course requirements:

  1. Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  2. Personal Survival Techniques
  3. Medical First Aid incl Elementary First Aid
  4. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  5. Security Awareness

Information on the Industry: Oil and Gas Maritime Sector

  1. Maritime Sector – Oil and Gas Platforms are an oil platform, offshore platform, or offshore drilling rig is a large structure with facilities for well drilling to explore, extract, store, and process petroleum and natural gas that lies in rock formations beneath the seabed.

1.1 1. Floating Offshore Production Systems: Semi-submersibles and Drill ships are the main floating rigs hundreds of miles in deep waters are a type of permanent oil production systems.

Medical requirements:

  • SAMSA Medicals for Oil and Gas Platforms

Entry Level STCW course requirements:

  1. Safety Familiarization (Pre-Sea)
  2. Personal Safety and Social Responsibility.
  3. Personal Survival Techniques
  4. Medical First Aid incl Elementary First Aid
  5. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  6. Designated Security Duties

Information on the Industry: Fishing (High Seas) Maritime Sector

  1. Maritime Sector – Fishing High Seas Vessels are the high seas, or fishing vessels operating within the international waters, beyond the 200 miles exclusive economic zone (eez) offshore from any country.

1.1 Fishing High Seas vessels are the factory fishing fleets with different fishing methods of drift netting and bottom trawling fishing operations.

Medical requirements:

  • SAMSA Medicals for Merchant Vessels

Entry Level STCW course requirements:

  1. Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
  2. Personal Survival Techniques
  3. Medical First Aid incl Elementary First Aid
  4. Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  5. Designated Security Duties

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