The Maritime and Port Bureau (MPB), Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said today (27th) that it successfully completely training courses with Canada under the Taiwan-Canada Maritime System Technological Cooperation MOU. The courses can be expected to improve Taiwan’s maritime safety management ability and benefit maritime safety.
Kuo Tien-Kui, Director-General of the MPB, said that Taiwan attaches great importance to maritime investigation and professional training of port state control (PSC) inspectors to fulfill its international duties. Taiwan thus signed the Taiwan-Canada Maritime System Technological Cooperation MOU with the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (CTOT), and plans training courses based on the latest international conventions and Tokyo MOU CIC. Besides gathering information on the latest developments in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and updating inspection and investigation knowledge of PSC inspectors and maritime investigators, Taiwan also executes CIC together with PSC MOU countries around the world, which greatly benefits Taiwan’s maritime management and maritime casualty investigation.
CIC this year (2019) included “ensure crew members are familiar with emergency response system operations” and “properly judging and handling emergency situations.” A total of 24 PSC inspectors participated in two batches of training that were completed on September 27 this year. The training was an advanced course designed for inspections with an abundance of practical experience, and included lectures in class and practical training on ships, which helped improve their professional abilities at work.
In addition to the training above, maritime investigation, maritime English, and senior PSC inspector training courses were previously completed in 2019, training international maritime professionals for Taiwan through study and writing reports on cases of vessel aground, and conversation practice for common scenarios during onboard inspections.
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