12 Sep 2016

Fijian sailors pleased

From , 5:02 am on 12 September 2016

Fijian sailors are relieved after news a vital safety training course will likely be held in mid-September.

In 2010 the International Maritime Organisation updated the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers and gave governments until the end of 2016 to update certification procedures and training.

Without the training, sailors' Certificates of Competency would expire at the end of this year leaving many out of a job.

Third engineer Maverick Maharaj told Eleanor Wenman about his frustrations and relief while waiting for the course.