Any one interested to participate on this course “Media Training” - A day course in Mumbai .
Media training specifically in relation to piracy and to a lesser extent, criminalisation of seafarers.
the target audience is essentially those who have responsibility for managing the crew management business on a day to day basis and particularly those who have to deal with families in a “distress” situation whether it be due to criminalisation or piracy.
“Sorry to be a few days coming back to you; we have had a number of pirate hijacks over the past week which have needed some considerable attention, particularly as the latest has some 19 Indian nationals on board and there is considerable agitation in India and with the Indian media, who will be watching closely the actions of the Company and all those involved.”
Even if the ERP says no one can talk to the media, the vessel can still be called and seafarers and their managers can still be door stepped! What to do?
It is not necessarily the head of crew management Mumbai talking to the media, but if he is not to be briefed to do so, he must understand why!