Sea-going Training Incentive Scheme (SGTIS)
To encourage Hong Kong youngsters to take on and complete sea-going training with a view to developing their future careers in the port and maritime support industries
Deck or engineer cadets on sea-going vessels
The Scheme is open for application all year round. All serving cadets or cadets that previously terminated sea‐going and now would like to take up the sea‐going training again are welcome to join the Scheme.
Level of subsidy
Provides a monthly subsidy of $6,000 to deck or engineer cadets on ocean-going vessels for a maximum period of 18 months (for deck cadets) or 12 months (for engineer cadets) plus an examination subsidy
Provides a monthly subsidy of $3,000 for a maximum period of 6 months to deck or engineer cadets who are preparing for the Marine Department Deck Officer Class 3 / Marine Engineer Officer Class 3 Examination ashore after the completion of cadetship
Provides a monthly subsidy of $6,000 to holders of Deck Officer Class 3 / Marine Engineer Officer Class 3 Certificate of Competency issued by the Marine Department who are working in the relevant department on sea-going ships as cadets, for a maximum period of 6 months
Procedures for application
The Scheme is administered by the Marine Department. Application form and required supporting documents should be submitted in person or by post to the Seafarers’ Certification Section of Marine Department (3rd Floor of Harbour Building, 38 Pier Road, Central).
For more details, please refer to Marine Department's website
Telephone: 2852 3069