Jamaica and Canada have signed a Reciprocal Recognition Agreement that will allow seafarers from both countries to work on ships sailing under the Jamaican or Canadian flags. The agreement was signed at the International Maritime Organisation headquarters in London by Rear Admiral Peter Brady of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and Joanna Manger of Transport Canada. Rear Admiral Brady emphasizes the importance of the agreement, as it provides Jamaican seafarers with the opportunity to work on Canadian ships and earn fair wages. Jamaica currently has similar agreements with 22 other countries for the recognition of certification under the Convention.
The signing of the Reciprocal Recognition Agreement between Jamaica and Canada allows for increased opportunities for seafarers from both countries. This agreement enables Jamaican seafarers to work on Canadian ships, expanding their employment options and potentially improving their wages. The agreement was signed by Rear Admiral Peter Brady of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica and Joanna Manger of Transport Canada at the International Maritime Organisation headquarters in London. This agreement is significant for Jamaica, as it further solidifies their commitment to recognizing certification under the Convention, as they already have similar agreements in place with 22 other countries.
The signing of this agreement demonstrates the importance of international cooperation in the maritime industry. By allowing seafarers from Jamaica and Canada to work on each other’s ships, both countries can benefit from the skills and expertise of their respective seafarers. This agreement also highlights the efforts of Jamaica to ensure fair wages and opportunities for their seafarers. With this agreement in place, Jamaican seafarers can now seek employment on Canadian-flagged ships, potentially improving their financial situation. Overall, this agreement is a positive step towards enhancing the opportunities and rights of seafarers from both Jamaica and Canada.