Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 28
By Ali Mustafayev – Trend:
Kazakhstan intends to enter the white list of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and subsequently conclude agreements with the Caspian states on recognition of professional proficiency certificates, the Ministry of investments and development of Kazakhstan said in a statement.
Presently the country’s ship registries include about 300 vessels. The working personnel of the mentioned ships include more than 1,500 people. At the same time, the share of Kazakh citizens in the crews is slightly more than half (52 percent). Kazakh citizens in the command staff accounts only for 25 percent from the whole staff on all the mentioned ships.
The maritime administrations of the Caspian countries will conduct an audit to study the compliance of Kazakh sailors’ training system with international standards to conclude agreements on the recognition of professional proficiency certificates of Kazakhstan.
In this regard, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping is currently inspecting the educational institutions and training centers of the country. To date, Kazakh sailors and students of the Kazakhstan Maritime Academy are being trained in the training centers of Russia and Azerbaijan.