#Seafarers - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) has launched its new Seafarers web resource for all seafarers, fishers, recreational craft users and others looking to obtain certification or qualification in the sector.
The new website is intended as a national and international resource for information relating to seafarers, which includes those involved in commercial shipping, the fishing industry and the recreational craft sector.
The site hosts all appropriate application forms and also provides for the verification of qualifications, listing details of approved training course providers in Ireland.
DTTAS says the Seafarers website forms part of a wider updating of seafarer education and training in Ireland, and is supported by a new Seafarers Information System, which provides for the registration of all seafarers and for life-long training and career development.
The department encourages seafarers who already hold Certificates of Competency or radio certificates issued in Ireland to register now on the new information system.