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Future Prospects

There are many opportunities for Deck Officers with Master Mariners Certificate of competency to work ashore. Because of demand and supply, there have not been many young people to acquire master certificate in the past 12 years, the average age of those working ashore has reached about 55 years old. There is great demand in young people to take up those posts ashore as follows:

  • Port Captains
  • Shipping Agency Managers
  • Operation Managers
  • Cargo Supervisors
  • Container Terminal Managers
  • Cargo Surveyors
  • Harbour Pilots
  • Marine Officers of HKSAR
  • Disciplinary Service Officer - i. e . Marine Police or Customs Officers
  • Marine Consultants

Deck officers can easily find a job if they want to work ashore. Hong Kong has been one of the most pronounced harbours in the world. There are hundreds of shipping companies, which require a port captain or superintendent in the office. The Marine Department is also looking for people with this qualification to fill up relevant posts as well. These posts have been opened for application internationally in the past.

There are also many opportunities for Engineer Officers with Chief Engineer Certificate of competency to work ashore as well. Similarly, because of demand and supply, there have not been many young people to acquire master certificate in the past 12 years, the average age of those working ashore has also reached about 55 years old. There is great demand in young people to take up those posts ashore as follows:-

  • Marine Superintendents
  • Ship Managers
  • Chartered Engineer in container terminal
  • Surveyors
  • Marine Surveyors in Marine Department
  • Disciplinary Service Officer - i . e . Marine Police or Customs Superintendent
  • Marine Consultants
  • Excise and Custom Officers

Marine engineers can easily find a job if they want to work ashore at later stage. Hong Kong has been one of the most pronounced harbours in the world. There are hundreds of shipping companies, which look for ship managers or superintendent in the office to look after their ships. Marine Department is also looking for people with this qualification to fill up relevant posts as well. These posts have been opened for application internationally in the past. There are many consultant companies looking for experience and qualified engineers to join them as shore surveyors or consultant.

There are some examples as follows :

Ms. Carmen Chan
Deck Officer

Sea Service: 2003 - Present

   

Mr. Cheung Tai Kee
BSc. (Hon) International Shipping & Maritime Law, Member of Hong Kong Port Operation Committee, Council Member of Hong Kong Institute of Maritime Technology, External Examiner of Vocational Training Council, China approved Compass Adjuster, Registered Gas Free Inspector, Director of Shipping Companies, Hong Kong Marine Department: Marine Officer, Ship Surveyor, Hong Kong Harbour Pilot, Marine Consultant

Master Mariner

   
   

Mr. C. K. Kong
Dock Manager
Hong Kong United Dockyards Ltd

Sea service period: 1972 - 1987 (until Chief Officer)

   

Captain Lothair Lam
Assistant Operation Manager

Sea Service: 1998 - 2007 (until Master, M.V. Cape Shanghai)

   
   

Ms. F. Y. Leung
General Manager
Applied Weather Technology Inc

Sea service period: 1980 - 1992 (until Radio Officer)

   

Mr. Peter Lau
Director of P&I UK

Sea service period: 1981 - 1987 (until 2nd Officer)

   

Mr. Jimmy Ng
Assistant Professor
Department of Shipping and Transport Logistics
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Sea service period: 1973 - 1986 (until Chief Officer)

   

Mr. Matt Lai
Senior Harbour Pilot
Hong Kong Pilots Association Ltd

Master Mariner

 

Mr. Liu Hon Bor
Director of Marine

Master Mariner