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Maritime Officers propose million dollar education fund

The responsibility of training the vast majority of the future Danish ship officers currently rests on a small number of shipping companies – and those companies are thus responsible for maintaining the supply chain of the nation’s maritime competencies. This is not fair, says the Danish Maritime Officers, which proposes the addition of a competence fund financed by the Danish maritime cluster.

Danish Maritime Officers proposes the establishment of a maritime competence fund with financial contributions from all the shipping companies, offshore businesses, ports, and authorities that might employ the maritime officers that are sailing with, as well as being trained practically by, primarily five shipping companies: A.P. Moeller-Maersk, Norden, DFDS, Torm, and Herning Shipping.

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