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Misconceptions on the maritime industry that it is purely a seafaring career must be cleared, says Parveen Kumar. The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport said we must do away with
30 Sep 2015 10:10
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Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Kumar (middle), during the World Maritime Day celebrations in Suva last week. Photos: DEPTFO News

Misconceptions on the maritime industry that it is purely a seafaring career must be cleared, says Parveen Kumar.

The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport said we must do away with this misleading perception because the maritime industry  is a more wider wide field than most think.

He said not only did it provide offshore job opportunities, but also onshore.

Mr Kumar spoke to students and youth groups at the World Maritime Day celebrations last week, encouraging them to consider a career in the industry as there were many opportunities available.

“I wish to clear a misconception on the maritime industry that it is purely a seafaring career,” he said.

“This is a fallacy. I implore the youths and high school students, who will visit the various booths over the next two days, to enquire on these career opportunities.”

This year, unlike other years, the Maritime Careers Expo was held together with the celebrations because of the theme Maritime Education and Training.

Mr Kumar also called on stakeholders to guide students and youths who visited their booths about the opportunities available in their organisations and the maritime industry in general whether it is at sea or shore.

Maritime and Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) acting chief executive officer, John Tunidau acknowledged Government’s contribution towards the maritime sector’s achievements over the past five years.

“This year the celebrations are running concurrently with the maritime career exposition and will showcase the achievements of the maritime industry, but importantly in line with the theme which is the appreciation of maritime education and training in Fiji,” Mr Tunidau said.

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