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Career options

After gaining experience at sea, there are many opportunities for career advancement ashore.

It's common for captains, officers and crew to seek shore-based jobs once they have started a family or decided to put down permanent roots. These may be within a shipping company or in one of many other marine related activities where skills gained as a seafarer are in great demand.

Examples of some typical shore based career opportunities include:

  • Ship management and fleet operations
  • Surveying ships to check seaworthiness
  • Ports and harbour management and pilotage
  • Lecturer in college, training the seafarers of the future
  • Maritime regulatory authorities
  • Ship repair and marine equipment production
  • Marine insurance
  • Ship broking and finance
  • Ship classification
  • Maritime law and arbitration
  • Offshore exploration