How to crew the fleet with qualified ships cooks is a taxing question. New MLC 2006 Regulations require Managers to ensure that cooks are trained, qualified and found competent.
The EU Seachefs pilot project completed with assistance from InterManager member Bernhardt Schulte’s Ship Management Training Centre in Cyprus, takes a new approach to the problem.
It focuses on delivering a standardised, fast-track, training for seagoing cooks. On the one hand, Seachefs aims to define uniform standards for cooks; on the other hand Seachefs charts a path to switch hotel and catering personnel to the maritime sector to address the shortage issue.
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