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Introduction To Seafarer Affairs and Port Division

 

ASSESSMENT AND TRAINING STANDARD UNITSEAFARERS DEVELOPMENT UNIT



EXAMINATION AND AND SEAFARERS COMPETENCY UNITPORT, CARGO AND BARTER TRADE MANAGEMENT UNIT



OBJECTIVES
 
The primary objectives of Seafarer Affairs and Port Division are :
  1. To ensure recognition of the competencies of Malaysian Seafarers by both within and outside the country in accordance with the provisions of the STCW Convention and Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952.
  2. To protect the seafarers welfare and affairs
  3. To ensure all ports and jetties under the supervision of the Marine Department are safe and operational at all times.

ACTIVITIES

1. Management of Competencies Certification :

  • Plan and conduct Competencies Examinations
  • Process and issue Certificate of Competency
  • Evaluate and reaffirm Competencies Certification
  • Advise on Seafarers Competencies and Standards
2. Management of Maritime Training Institution Accreditation:-
  • Process application for Maritime Training Institution.
  • Audit Maritime Training Centre
  • Verify and recognise Competencies Certification
  • Determine safe manning of Malaysian ships

3. Management of Seafarers:-

  • Register and document seafarers
  • Monitor seafarers affairs and welfare
  • Co-ordinate preparation of facilities for seafarers
  • Secretariat to Central Mercantile Marine Fund
4. Management of Ports:-
  • Regulate transportation of hazardous cargo and ship-to-ship activities
  • Regulate barter trade cctivities at Malaysian Ports
  • Manage and operate ports and jetties under the Marine Department
  • Regulate ports activities affairs

ORGANISATION

1. ASSESSMENT AND TRAINING STANDARD UNIT

To ensure Maritime Training Institution and its conducted courses comply with the international standard prescribed under the Merchant Shipping (Training & Certification) Rules 1999 and STCW Convention 1995 through annual audit.

Primary Functions:-

  • Manage bilateral agreements in relation to recognition of seafarer competency under the STCW Convention
  • Issue Safe Manning Document.
  • Process the application by medical practitioner for the purposes of medical examination on seafarers
  • Issue Accreditation Certificate to Maritime Training Institution.

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2. SEAFARERS DEVELOPMENT UNIT

To implement and manage the affairs of seafarers� development in line with the Merchant Shipping (Central Mercantile Marine Fund) Rules 1984.

Primary Functions:-

  • Registration and documentation of seafarers
  • Seafarers welfare services
  • Seafarers career development
  • Management of seafarers recreational centres

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3. EXAMINATION AND AND SEAFARERS COMPETENCY UNIT

To ensure that all Certificate of Competency oral examinations are conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Rules 1999 and STCW 95 Convention.

Primary Functions:-

  • Management of seafarers competencies examnination
  • Process and issuance Certificate of Competency and Modular Courses Certificate which are conducted in accordance to the Merchant Shipping (Training and Certification) Rules 1999 and STCW 95 Convention.
  • Advice on standards of competence and qualification of seafarers
  • Coordinate pilotage activities

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4. PORT, CARGO AND BARTER TRADE MANAGEMENT UNIT

Planning and monitoring of port management programmes including ferry services for small port, terminal and jetty under the jurisdiction of the Marine Department of Malaysia.

Primary Functions:-

  • Regulate the arrival and departure of ships at ports
  • Manage and operate small ports and jetties under the jurisdiction of the Marine Department of Malaysia.
  • Coordinate and monitor the development of Barter Trade Activities.
  • Regulate and monitor passenger ferry services and cargo handling

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