Maritime and aviation Training FUnd

Sea-going Training Incentive Scheme (SGTIS)

Objective

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

Target

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

Phase 1
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

Phase 2
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

Phase 3
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

Enquiries

Telephone: 2852 3069

Email: sasmcrt@mardep.gov.hk