Monday, 8 April 2013


The Ministry of Maritime and Fishery (KKP) had their commitment to employ Indonesian ship crew for Indonesian fish boats of foreign flagged fish boats. Crew of Indonesian flagged ships must be 100% national and for foreign flagged ships at least 70% of the crew must be Indonesians. Re­cruitment of national personnel for Indonesian flagged fish vessels and foreign flagged fish vassals was final decision of KKP. The Ministry’s policy closed any pos­sibility of foreign crew in Indonesian flagged ships. “I underscore that the discourse of employing foreign crew in national armada could never be reaized. The Ministry of Maritime and Fishery remained to refer to Law no. 45 2009 on the amendment of Law no. 31 year 2004 on fishery. According to the Law Indone­sian ships must employ 100 percent national craw and foreign flagged ships were obliged to employ at least 70 percent national crew” Minister of Maritime and Fishery Sharif C. Sutardjo told Business News (20/11).

The Ministry would keep on augmenting quality and quantity of human resources in the maritime and fishery sector the strengthen the national armada of fish vessels through the Maritime Vocational School (SUPM-N) or the Fishery Institute (STP) help by KKP. “This measure is taken because job opportunities in this sector is wide but the absorption of personnel was not maximized.” Minister Sjarief remarked.

In a different location PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (persero) or IPC and the Indonesian Kalabia Foundation I signed MoU on Collaboration in Marine Conservation Education for the Young Generation through the Kalibia Training ship. IOPC had their commitment to support financing for the Environmental Conservation Educational Program for the next there years. The two institutions were running marine conservation educational program in the Kalibia training ship in the island of Raja Ampat Papua. The objective was to motivate the young generation to conserve the environment.

The educational program in the Kalabla adopted the learning while sailing system for children of grade 4-6 Elementary School The ship which was manned by trainers and equipped with library and radio equipments and video, would sail for 20 days to various coastal villages and islands in the Regency of Raja Ampat. Thereafter the ship would return to Sorong to fill the fuel tank and logistics for ten days before returning to the villages visited. In the villages the ship would anchor for 3 days, Each day around 30-50 children in the villages could learn in the ship. The kalabia ship was originally a Tuna ship of 32 meters long the name Klabia itself was taken from the local name of a certain species of endemic Shark of North Papua called “Walking shark” which crawled on their fins; they were the new species of Genus Hemiscylidae.

“As a maritime country, it is our common responsibility the manage Indonesia marine resources which are rich, it is important for us to enhance people’s awareness of the importance of better environmental conservation. What’s more how to make a future generation who would care for the environment, especially in the Raja Ampat islands which treasures enormous marine wealth: RJ Lino, President Director of PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) disclosed to Business News sometime ago.

In the Training Ship of Kalibia there were six teaching modules given, i.e., module on mangrove eco-system, seaweed and coral reefs and protected species. Other modules included education on wastage management and connectivity between Man and the environment. While learning, students were invited to play a games to stimulate their creativity and encourage care for the environment.

Up to 4 years since inauguration the Kalabia Teaching Ship had taught children in 120 villages in the regency of Raja Ampat. This program was also continuously being developed by giving similar education to children in 12 region of Kaimana since 2010.

Business News - November 23, 2012

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