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Training ships, cadets at 16 should make a comeback

Deck officers ought to become instinctive seamen by the time they are watch officers, so training should not be tailored too much to the electronic age

TRAINING acts not only as a career enhancer, but also plays an essential role in the modernisation of the shipping industry as a whole. That was the message Esben Poulsson, chairman of International Chamber of Shipping delivered in his keynote speech at this year's CrewConnect Global Conference

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