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Tukana Elected Into PACWIMA Committee

Tukana Elected Into PACWIMA Committee
The new executive committee of Pacific Women In Maritime Association PACWIMA.
June 27
10:00 2018


Working in a male dominated field, has assisted  Anaseini Ratulailai Tukana to not only understand and know her work better but has also expanded her knowledge on maritime.

The 45-year-old mother of two from Ravitaki village in the province of Kadavu is the seafarers’ certification officer with the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji.

Her attending maritime seminars, conferences and workshops the past 17 years has boosted her knowledge and expanded her network.

In April this year she was part of the Fiji delegation to the one week second Pacific Women in Maritime conference, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

She is one of the two Fijian delegates that are members of PACWIMA Committee; she is its Public Relations Officer.

“I first joined just as a young mother looking for a job and after a few years my passion towards my job and the uniqueness of the service MSAF provides, made me stay since,” Mrs Tukana said.

“I had started with Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji as a database operator then moved up to be seafarers and ships registration officer,” she said.

“Hopefully this regional task will put Fiji as the benchmark where other member countries can take cue from.

“Fiji is quiet advanced in many areas in the marine and hopefully we can build bridges to assist those whom we can assist.”

Mrs Tukana is now a seafarer’s certification officer where she is the eam leader.

“Meeting deadlines is vital in regards to seafarer’s certification workload, good performance and commitment is paramount,” she said.

She is one of the four staff that collects data and design pages for the maritime safety database system. The team is responsible in data collection designing of the seafarers and maritime investigation pages.

With MSAF her work includes printing of seafarers certificates (Certificate of Competency, Certificate of Proficiency, Safety Certificates, Certificate of Recognition, Cook Certificate, on the Marine Certification System (TARDIS).

This includes maintaining and upgrading of the system as well.

With pilot licences, she is responsible in printing pilot licences from an electronic typewriter as this particular licence is yet to be formatted in the Tardis Certification System.

With the seafarers online enquiry, MSAF is responsible in updating of all seafarers data and photos as and when there is additional or upgrading of certificates.

Mrs Tukana also corresponds with local and overseas agencies in authenticating seafarers’ certificates capacities and limitations by guiding them through the online enquiry page or  confirmation letters to meet their enquiries.

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