Maritime and aviation Training FUnd

Sea-going Training Incentive Scheme (SGTIS)

Objective

To attract Hong Kong youngsters to take on and complete sea-going training as cadets

To be qualified seafarers and professionals in maritime services through acquiring appropriate professional qualifications

Target

Deck or engine room 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

Deck cadets – HK$6,000 per month during the cadetship period, with a maximum of 18 months, plus an examination fee subsidy of HK$4,820

Engine room cadets – HK$6,000 per month during the cadetship period, with a maximum of 12 months, plus an examination fee subsidy of HK$1,930

Procedures for application

The Scheme will be 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 read the application form and “Notes to Applicants”

Enquiries

Telephone: 2852 4362 or 2852 4364 or 2852 4368

Email: sscrt@mardep.gov.hk