India has inked an agreement with South Korea that will open up the path for Indian mariners seeking jobs on Korean ships.“The signing of the agreement will benefit both countries,” Nitin Gadkari, the Indian Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, said in a statement on April 10. “Korea is a large ship owning nation. As of now, Korean entities own more than 500 foreign going ships, and need seafarers to work on their fleet. India has around 1,54,349 seafarers. The agreement will open up employment opportunities for Indian seafarers on Korean ships,” he added.Gadkari and his Korean counterpart Kim Young-choon signed the agreement for mutually recognizing the competency certificates of seafarers at a ceremony in Busan. The two leaders attended a business forum in Korea to enhance bilateral cooperation in areas of port development, marine transport, logistics and energy development.Gadkari began his four-day visit to Korea on April 9, with a focus on taking forward bilateral cooperation between the two countries in areas like shipping, ports, inland waterways, highways, river interlinking and infrastructure sector.The Ministry of Shipping posted the latest development on the social media, saying, “This will help Korea with its big shipping fleet and India with its large pool of seafarers.”India inks MOU on Mutual Recognition of Certificates of Competency of Seafarers in presence of Shri @nitin_gadkari & Minister of Oceans & Fisheries of Republic of Korea #ROK. This will help #Korea with its big shipping fleet & India with its large pool of sea-farers. #Sagarmala pic.twitter.com/C49KKsnwEd— Ministry of Shipping (@shipmin_india) April 10, 2018“India signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding) with the Republic of Korea on mutual recognition of certificates of competency of seafarers. This paves the way for the two governments to mutually recognize the certificates of maritime education and training, competency, endorsements and medical fitness of seafarers issued by each other,” the statement from Ministry of Shipping said.Gadkari also visited the Busan Port and attended the India-Korea Maritime Cooperation Forum (IKMCF).In April last year, India and South Korea signed a pact to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the field of defense shipbuilding. According to the Memorandum of Understanding, the two nations had to nominate one shipyard each. India chose the Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) at Visakhapatnam.“It will enable HSL to upgrade and modernize its facilities so as to enable it to execute naval projects in a timely manner,” Secretary of Defence Production Ashok Kumar Gupta had said at the time, PTI reported. Related ItemsEmploymentshippingSouth Korea
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The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Comments Share – / 42 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact We and Carson Palmer have something in common.When Andre Ellington raced 48-yards to the end zone in Seattle Sunday, cementing the Arizona Cardinals’ victory over the Seahawks, we reacted.Some of us threw our hands in the air, many of us yelled in celebration. Others, like backup QB Drew Stanton, probably did a dance.Palmer, the Cardinals’ quarterback, went in a different direction, and it cost him.The NFL announced Friday it had fined the veteran $11,576 for this move, which he told ESPN was meant for friends of his who were in the stands. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. The Cardinals beat the Seahawks 39-32. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Needless to say, we don’t think it’s fair to fine Palmer, so a GoFundMe page known as the “Carson Palmer Thrust Fund” has been created to help the Cards’ MVP candidate cover the costs of the big win. If Carson doesn’t accept the help, all funds raised will go to a deserving local charity.