The changes mean that the first and third phases of cadet training for the cohort of students affected by the pandemic can be conducted in succession. Nautilus has accepted the changes to existing cadets affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, provided that each sea period does not exceed five months and that it has, if necessary, free access to the internet and communications, as well as regular checks with the company, as well as with friends and family. A 12-month cadet at sea, required to complete his training, could therefore be four months on and one month free in three stages. Newspapers have reported that a 19-year-old cadet from India was killed on 29 March 2017 aboard a merchant ship in Brussels, Belgium. Earlier, the MS Starlite Atlantic sank on the morning of December 26, 2016 in front of Tingloy in Batangas, due to the onslaught of Typhoon Nina. 14 of the 33 crew members on board the vessel were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard and 18 others are still missing. There have been eleven (11) students on board since October. Nautilus has successfully committed to extending funding for ThS for urgent cases where cadets disrupted their studies during the coronavirus pandemic. Newspapers reported that on 6 March 2018, at 15:20 GMT, a major fire broke out aboard Maersk Honam while the ship was in the Arabian Sea, killing two Filipino cadets from Iloilo. A cadet refers to a student in marine training who is leading to a bachelor`s degree (BSMT or BSMarE) who must undergo on-board training in order to meet the academic requirements of maritime or technical studies. In accordance with Article II, point f) of the 2006 Maritime Labour Convention (MLC), naval cadets are included in the definition of a “seaman” as “any person employed or employed on board a ship, or who works in any capacity. This agreement applies. On the other hand, it is the responsibility of the cadet (a) to carry out the on-board training program on time (b) to perform all designated tasks, tasks, tasks and to comply with the ship`s requirements, rules, directives and procedures; (c) behave in an orderly and respectful manner towards shipmates, passengers, shippers, Stevedores, port authorities and others working with the vessel.
Incidents such as the sinking of the MS Starlite Atlantic and the death of the Indian cadet raised the issue of cadet protection during training. This step was to benefit the Phase 1 cadets, who arrived in Phase 2 when the global pandemic struck. These cadets were unable to participate in their vessels and were stranded at home with closed training schools. The Standard Cadet Training Agreement on Ships Engaged in International Voyage came into effect on August 25, 2013 to ensure compliance with MLC 2006 requirements to protect the rights of naval cadets and provide them with social protection while they undergo mandatory on-board training.