Maritime sector needs more seamen
İZMİR - Anatolia News Agency
Turkish captains are in high demand, says the Chamber of Sea Trade.The Turkish maritime industry needs an additional 7,000 qualified employees, according to the Chamber of Sea Trade (DTO).
DTO Chairman Geza Dologh said that in order to attract employees, they are planning to hold career planning seminars for high school students in the Aegean city of İzmir, Turkey’s third largest city.
Speaking at the DTO İzmir branch August meeting, Dologh stressed that there was a shortage of qualified personnel in the maritime sector.
“The Turkish maritime sector needs close to 7,000 seamen. Captains, chief engineers, deck hands and machine workers are the most in demand. In order to meet this demand, there needs to be better education in this area and the number of universities and other education institutions providing such education needs to be increased,” he said.