The future of the sector

Recently I’ve been pondering about what kind of changes it would be possible to expect from the industry. I know the automation is a big trend along with LNG engines, but that’s about it.

Career wise I’ve been wondering what do you guys think of ship electricians? Is it a position that is in high demand or easily replaceable etc. In the past I’ve gone through 1 year of maritime trade school earning the papers of deck hand and going to continue this degree next year because higher education in Finland doesn’t really offer anything (university degree in liberal arts).



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2 thoughts on “The future of the sector

  • April 13, 2020 at 10:54 pm
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    I know O&G has a high demand for ETO’s – however the pay is not the greatest. The perks are good though.

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  • April 13, 2020 at 10:54 pm
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    I think the electricians position will be one of the last to disappear on board. At the companies I worked so far, ETO’s have a wage between 2nd and Chief Officer (or 3rd and 2nd Engineer, if you like). At the other hand, being from Finland it will be progressively intenser to find a job at sea. Western European seafarers are pushed out of the market by cheaper labour from abroad.

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