【视角】Top 8 Essential Qualities of a Seafarer 海员必备的8要素

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Interview with APL’s Head of Global Marine Operations, Captain Lee Chee Seong


APL全球海事营运负责人李志祥船长访谈录


Keen to take on a seafaring career? Find out what key traits one must have in order to ‘make it’ as a seafarer.


你是否热衷于从事航海事业?你是否知道成为一个成功海员的必备特质?




1: Hunger


Hunger is a key element in succeeding in the seafaring career. Hunger is what makes a candidate go ‘all out’ – to obtain and retain the job. Hunger also produces drive; an unstoppable drive that causes one to keep learning and growing. Candidates who hunger to become a captain eventually (i.e. cadet to captain), will usually be the ones who are shortlisted for the job – because their drive to succeed shine through.


1. 欲望


  欲望是航海事业成功的关键因素。一个船员有欲望才会拼尽全力去争取并保有海员这份工作。欲望会成转变为船员的驱动力,这种强大的驱动力促使船员持续不断的学习和成长,当一个船员迫切的渴望成为船长 (即从cadet到船长),通常他就是我们愿意录用的人——因为这种欲望让他们全身散发出对成功的渴望。


2: Boldness


As the saying goes, “your attitude determines your altitude”. This is indeed true for one who desires to get ahead as a seafarer. More specifically, it is to have a bold attitude. Boldness to step out and step up is vital. This job is not for the shy, intimidated and fearful. A seafarer needs to possess courage and boldness as the job requires him to step out of one’s comfort zone – rather often.


2. 魄力


  “态度决定高度”,这句话对真正想要想要成为海员的人可谓真知灼见。海员需要魄力,海员要有魄力和勇气在至关重要的时刻向前迈进。海员这项工作注定与害羞,害怕和恐惧绝缘——这本就不是一份安逸的工作。


3: Adaptability


It is highly possible that a seafarer will work with an estimate of ten (or more) different nationalities on a ship. Thus, the ability to adapt to the varying cultures is integral as to how he will survive and thrive in this career. The seafarer must be willing and able to adapt his communication form to connect effectively with his co-workers.


3:适应性

  

  在船的船员将很可能面临与十个(甚至更多)不同国籍的船员一起工作。因此,适应不同国家文化的能力必不可少,只有这样他才能在这个职业中生存并发展。海员必须有意愿并且能够与不同国籍同事有效沟通。

  

4: Think on Your Feet

  

A seafarer needs to be independent and ‘think on his feet’. When one is on a ship, unforeseen circumstances (or weather) are bound to occur. When a seafarer is able to respond fast and well, he will definitely succeed in this trade.


4:快速反应力


  海员需要具备独立和思考和快速反应的能力。船员在船时会发生许多突发情况(如天气变化等)。当意外发生时,海员需要做出快速且正确的反应,这样他才能在这一行业中胜出。




5: Good Command of English


A good seafarer ought to possess a good command of written and spoken English. While it does not have to be the Queen’s English, a seafarer must be able to communicate in (basic) understandable English. In the shipping trade, English is the common spoken language amongst the seafarers. It is also APL’s policy that everyone communicates in this language when on board a ship. For job candidates who do not speak eloquent English, fret not – so long as you are willing to work hard at polishing up this language, you will still be eligible for the job.


5:良好的英语能力


  一个好船员需要具备良好的口头和书面英语表达能力。虽然不需要他讲一口地道的英国皇家口音,但作为一个海员必须能够运用英语进行基本沟通。在航运业,英语是海员最常用的语言。APL的政策是每个船员在船时都要使用英语沟通。我们不雇佣不能流利使用英语的人,除非船员有意愿并尽力提高自己的英语水平,这样他才有资格获得这份工作。

  

6: Leadership


Leadership is another valued trait in a seafarer. Regardless the rank, a seafarer will be placed in situations where he has to lead and solve problems. Knowing how to solve problems (and not problem-blame or problem-avoid), plus the ability to thrive under pressure, make one a valued seafarer. As Captain Lee puts it, “when a seafarer is on the ship, he is a leader”.


6.领导力


  领导力是船员必须具备的又一特质,不管船员处在什么职位,都需要具备在特定场合下领导并解决问题的能力,要知道如何解决问题,而不是一味去抱怨问题或规避问题,一个有价值的船员面对压力时会使这种能力愈发强大,李基雄船长认为,“当一个船员在船时,他就是这个船的领导者”。


7: Effective Team Player


Beyond leadership, a seafarer needs to be a good team player. A collaborative spirit is vital in order to work effectively on board a ship that consists of co-workers with various responsibilities and ranks. Good team players are also people with initiative – initiative to make things happen. Their can-do approach contributes to the overall team success.

  

7. 高效的团队合作精神


  除了领导力,船员还需要具备良好的团队合作精神。团队协作精神对有效的在船工作至关重要,团队协作需要不同职责不同职位的船员相互配合。一个良好的团队,各成员具有主动性,会主动发现问题,以乐观进取的精神帮助整个团队获得成功。


8: Loyalty


Loyalty is another aspect Captain Lee looks out for in a potential seafarer. He eyes for seafarers who will stick by for the long haul. He believes in a careful selection of the seafarers whom he grooms to become captains. After all, no point investing in capable and quality seafarers when their hearts are not for you (or the company). Loyalty is definitely a trait Captain Lee values highly.


8:忠诚


  忠诚是李船长在雇佣船员时极为认可的又一重要品质,李船长十分重视海员的长期坚持。他坚信自己精挑细选出的海员都将成为船长。毕竟,没有公司愿意为一个身在曹营心在汉的船员投资,即使这个船员再有能力和素质。忠诚,绝对是李船长高度重视的一个特质。


About Captain Lee Chee Seong (Head of Global Marine Operations, APL)

Captain Lee is a Master Mariner trained in Australia and holds an MS in Maritime Studies (NTU). He is entrusted to formulate innovative and pragmatic policies designed to attract, motivate and retain sea-going personnel. These are directed in ensuring that ample opportunities are accorded to officers so they can reach their full potential. He made significant contribution to APL’s operation cost control initiatives and enjoys working with people to achieve results.


  李志祥船长,APL全球海事运营负责人

  李船长海事研究硕士学位,曾在澳大利亚受训并成为船长,他制定了许多创新和务实的政策,吸引和激励了许多愿意从事海事的船员。这些政策为船员提供充裕的机会并充分发挥他们的潜能。他在营运成本控制方面对APL有重大贡献,他热情积极,喜欢与人合作。

 



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