Global Initiative Readies Seafarers For Low-Emission Shipping Era

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An effort is currently in line towards building a new training initiative that will prepare seafarers to work in zero or near-zero emission vessels compatible with the modern global shipping industry emission reduction objectives. Following the recommendations of the Maritime Just Transition Task Force, this project intends to identify and implement additional training opportunities to compensate for capacity shortfalls.

Seafarer Training for Decarbonization

A commissioned study shows that some 800 thousand masters by the middle of the thirties will require retraining to drive ships with no sulfur fuel to get out from the dock. The project is sponsored by IMO and Lloyd’s Register Foundation which are expected to equip Seamen with important skills and trainers with adequate direction towards a just transition to a green maritime sector.

Collaborative Framework for a Sustainable Transition

The IMO, together with Lloyd’s register and the Just Transition task force on maritime workforce transition. The trainee framework will be based upon decarbonization skills and its contribution towards the 2023 IMO Strategy objective of net zero carbon emission from international shipping by 2050. This project highlights safety as well as the incorporation and evaluation of future advanced technological systems with revision of the International STCW. This is meant to train seafarers across the globe towards a decarbonized future. point

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