Pushing women's careers in shipping
A programme to support the qualification of female seafarers has been launched by the Palau International Ship Registry (PISR). Special emphasis is given to the certificates of competency (CoC), certificates of proficiency (CoP) and certificates of endorsement (CoE) as part of the IMO’s continuing drive to empower women working in the maritime sector.
PISR is building on the IMO’s 31-year women in maritime programme by offering free of charge CoC, CoP and CoE certificates to women looking to develop their maritime careers in global shipping. Panos Kirnidis, CEO of PISR, sees the registry’s offer of free certification as an endorsement of his registry’s values.
PISR offers CoC certification to candidates - officers who qualify under the provisions of STCW and successfully complete their appropriate examination. This certificate entitles its lawful holder to serve in the capacity and perform the functions involved at the level of responsibility specified therein. (mw)