Seafarer mentorship is key to a complete training required for building competence.
President of the Nigerian Association of Master Mariners, Capt. Tajudeen Alao, who spoke on the need for improving training of seafarers, said every young seafarer must have a competent mentor to guide him/her through years of training.
He, however, noted the availability of competent and experienced hands, but that they must be remunerated adequately. And when that is not the case, “the experienced hands will prefer to work as mooring masters than being lecturers.”