There is an urge to increase the supply of seafarers from India both Officers and Ratings.Maritime Training Institutes (MTIs) have been gearing up to increase the intake of seafarers and to compete with other nationalities.
Orientation is important to new hires. Not only does it acclimate the new hires to the environment, but it also provides valuable insight into the career path and contributes to the growth. RL Institute of Nautical Sciences (RLINS) conducted a detailedOrientation Program for their new Batch of GP Rating of 120 candidates on 12th July 2023 at the Institute.
President Dr. R. Lakshmipathywelcomed the students and the faculty members. He emphasized that education imparted is to bring people employable and on the career side, the tag line- Sail To Prosper.
Capt. Edison Raj, Principal, RLINS welcomed the gathering and highlighted the brief activities covered for GP Ratings.
Dr. L. Ramasubhu, Joint Secretary, and Mr. Ram Kumar, Management Executive, participated in the function and Mr Ram Kumar addressed to motivate the students.
Mr. Ashok Advani, Advisor RLINS addressed the candidates on lucrative career ahead but stressed on the expectations required by the Shipowners/ Shipmanagers for getting placements on board the ships, thoroughly explaining the details of the job on board, and compliance with regulations namely MARPOL and safety aspects, clearly defining overarching expectations.
The function was closed with a Vote of Thanks from Dr. M. Kumarasamy, Vice Principal, RLINS.