PNG Ports sponsoring nine maritime cadets

PNG Ports chief pilot Capt George Manary (front left) and fleet engineer Jason Rida (back left) with six of the nine cadets who visited PNG Ports’ pilotage department last week in Port Moresby. – Picture supplied

THE PNG Ports Corporation Ltd is sponsoring nine young people to study to become pilots and engineers at the Maritime College in Madang.
Managing director Fego Kiniafa said the nine, including three females, signed their contracts with PNG Ports last week as maritime cadets.
“The field you are embarking is a highly specialised area and very focused on safety,” Kiniafa said.
The maritime cadetship programme pays for their study fees, living allowance and medical cover.
They then will spend time at sea to obtain their licences before they are employed full-time with PNG Ports.
“PNG Ports is investing in its pilotage sector as we look to new opportunities within the oil and gas industry,” Kiniafa said.
“Their induction period commenced this (last) week where they will get to know the business.
“They will be based in four ports: Port Moresby, Lae, Madang and Alotau.
“They leave for studies in Madang early next year.”
The nine cadets are Jemma Paeke, Jeremy Yaul, Shane Gabonen, Janice Semoso, Joseph Steven, Frank Morerei, Nason Dumo, Rayleen Inawasa and Linson Malonga.