Challenges of Maritime Education in Iran

نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی


دانشگاه دریانوردی


The safety of life at sea is the major priority of international shipping industry. In this regard, the issues such as seafarer training, improvements to navigational safety and the promotion of effective safety culture have been appropriately and effectively addressed by international maritime regulatory bodies such as IMO.
Human error contributes to more than 80% of all maritime accidents. In many cases, the information that could prevent the accident is available to but not used appropriately by those responsible for safe navigation of the vessels concerned. This is mainly because of the lack of sufficient knowledge in using navigational equipment and interpretation of the available information.Therefore, the importance of maritime training cannot be neglected. This paper aims to highlight the issue of global seafarer’s shortage in the future, and its effect on Maritime Education and Training (MET). Additionally, it attempts to explicate the role of MET in general and Iranian Met in particular. Finally, the paper outlines the challenges that the Iranian MET faces at present and in the future.