On 15th August the Nautical Institute, which has been serving the maritime professional since 1971 announced that it is to expand its accreditation services.
Members’ input, which has fed into the Institute’s current five year strategic plan, highlights that focus on competency and professionalism across the entire maritime industry is greater than ever.
The issue of competency in the modern era is consistently raised by members in
terms of the effectiveness of training, reduction of sea time and experience,
assessment and use of simulation. There is a strong perception that competency is
reducing across the board at sea and ashore, not merely due to the rapid promotion of officers but due to the shortage of suitably qualified personnel.