Seafarers sometimes bring unprescribed drugs on ships to deal with their ailment while at sea. These medicines can put the ship master and the ship in danger when visting ports. A ship master must deal with undeclared drugs with utmost seriousness.
Even after all safety systems and checklists in place, accidents still place on board ships. Lives are often lost and damage to property at times is very severe. The basic questions that comes to one’s mind is – why in spite of all checks and preventive systems, accidents still take place on ships?
Continuous deterioration in quality of maritime training in India is seriously affecting future prospects of both the seafarers and the shipping industry. Find out why the maritime education system in India needs an urgent facelift.