scarica la  MIN in pdf     MIN524

Ancora una volta  siamo costretti ad arrancare dietro MCA amministrazione attentissima alle esigenze dei sui marittimi e ben conscia di quanto un registro navale valga per le casse dello stato.

Dopo anni che ripetiamo al MIT ed al Comando Generale delle CDP che  un marittimo , un ufficiale , un SEA FARER come e’ di moda chiamarli oggi , va’ dove trova il lavoro sia esso uno yacht privato, commerciale una barca da traffico o da pesca restano immutate nella nostra normativa nazionale una rigidissima divisione delle carriere.

Andare per mare e’ una professione antica , molto più’ antica di tutta la regolamentaizone e la normativa internazionale e nazionale.

Gli Inglesi hanno ben chiaro questo concetto infatti rendono  sempre più’ fruibile e meno ossessive le normative internazionale ,  di quanto non facciamo  in Italia da oltre venti anni,  con il risultato di mettere fuori mercato i marittimi italiani.

Qualcuno sospetta che a monte ci sia un dichiarato interesse ad eliminare la categoria per poter assumere marittimi extra EU, meno costi meno laccioli e formalità’. Io  non voglio credere che si sia scientemente negli anni voluto affondare  il reddito delle famiglie dei marittimi e l’ingente indotto che viene prodotto da questa professione.

MCA ha appena pubblicato una MIN 524 che accomuna il percorso ed i titoli degli ufficiali  di macchina a prescindere da dove esercitano .

Vi invito a leggere  con attenzione questo articolo   pubblicato da The Crew Report.

28 Jul 2016

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MCA issues new certification route for engineers
Bryony McCabe
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) has issued a new Marine Information Note, MIN 524, detailing the requirements relating to the certification structure and examination and training requirements for engineer officers wanting to work on fishing vessels, yachts, tugs, workboats, standby, seismic survey, oceanographic research vessels and government patrol vessels.

With discussions dating back to early 2014, representatives of the fishing, tug, workboat and yachting industries have been working together to create an engineering structure that will work across the whole small boat industry (under 3,000gt).

The news comes following efforts from the PYA’s engineering workgroup and Institution of Engineering and Technology to work towards a restructuring of engineering training and certification across the marine industry, with particular focus on educating engineers rather than teaching them how to pass exams – a common criticism of the current Y4 to Y1 route.

The change to the syllabi and exams aims to make them relevant and interchangeable across the sectors, so that engineers can get a better education that leads to transferability and recognition throughout different sectors, as well as a more structured training and certification system.

“The previous certification route was type-specific instead of looking at tonnage,” explains Edward Tuite, technical executive at the British Marine Federation.

“The jobs market can go up and down in certain sectors and this will allow a ‘freedom of movement’.”

“The overall idea of the new system is to allow engineers to jump from one side of the marine industry to another. The jobs market can go up and down in certain sectors and this will allow a ‘freedom of movement’.”

While there is likely to be an uncertain transitionary period as training providers decide on how best to implement the new system, the modernisation of the engineering training structure will hopefully create incentive and make engineering a more attractive career path. It may also play a positive role in attracting new blood to the superyacht sector and help with the shortage of engineers that this industry cites so often.

Look out for a more detailed look at how the new structure compares to the current yacht route on The Crew Report. In the meantime, the full MIN can be read here.

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