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Sana F., Başar E., Sarıalioğlu S.

Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Denizcilik Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.1, pp.20-42, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


In this study, the post-maritime careers of Turkish officers who have STCW A-II/1 and A-III/1 qualification at the undergraduate level were investigated, and their new career preferences were examined. The high salary profession has been identified as one of the main reasons why Turkish officers prefer the maritime profession. Turkish seafarers’ working periods on the ship were examined, and the shortness of these durations was observed to be noteworthy. This situation shows that due to not properly career planning, it is seen that they do less sea service because of factors such as family etc. than Filipinos. Therefore, properly planned career management serves both the goals of the institutions and the expectations of the employees. Studies also have shown that a significant majority of the sector's employees aim to have a second career after sea service in the same sector. It is a very remarkable result for the maritime industry that Turkish officers want to work on shore base of the sector. The survey method was used to obtain the data. The regression model in SPSS 22 program was used in the analysis of the obtained data. As a result of this study, it has been observed that most of the Turkish seafarers generally work in the maritime sector after sea services.