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Shipping: Training

Department for Transport written question – answered on 21st December 2017.

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Photo of Karl Turner Karl Turner Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2017 to Question 117856, on shipping: training, what the international visits are which have been undertaken by Maritime and Coastguard Agency officials since May 2010 which included (a) the provision of advice on or (b) official discussions of seafarer training standards.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) may share information and guidance on the UK standards with other countries. MCA officials have not undertaken any international visits since May 2010 to provide advice to other countries on how they should set their own seafarer training policy.

MCA officials have visited the Maritime Administrations of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Federal Republic of Germany since May 2010 for official discussions of seafarer training standards.

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