Maritime Week: MPA launches SailMAP

The programme aims to incentivise seafarers for key career milestones.

The Maritime Port Authority (MPA) has launched a programme that will incentive seafarers for key milestones in their careers.

One of the incentives provided by the Sail Milestone Achievement Programme (SailMAP) is a sign-on bonus of $10,000 when they sign on their first vessel as a Certificate of Competency (CoC) Class 3 (deck officer) or 5 (marine engineer) holder.

MPA said the incentives given under the SailMAP programme are aimed at supporting seafarers’ income when they are not sailing.

This way, MPA said seafarers can also “focus on upgrading their seafaring skills and knowledge.”

Meanwhile, MPA is also reopening applications for their Tripartite Maritime Scholarship (TMSS) starting 22 April.

Interested applicants can learn more about the programme via https://www.mpa.gov.sg/web/portal/home/maritime-singapore/education-and-scholarships/maritime-scholarships/tripartite-maritime-scholarship-scheme-tmss.

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