Profile of the Thai Mariners
by Assoc.Prof. Chintana Bunbongkarn & Mr.Sutham
Chitranukroh in 1984 *(The Full Text view in Thai Language only)*
Thai fleet was
recognized as the smallest one among that of other ASEAN countries. This made up only 5%
of Thai foreign trade volume carried by Thai vessels. Human resource was a major factor in
enhancing the capacity of Thai fleet, in particular, the Thais do not have the proper
qualifications to be mariners. The study on “Profile of the Thai mariner” explored the
general qualifications needed to be a mariner. The basic data were obtained from both
primary and secondary sources.
It was discovered that key elements required to
be a mariner included the strong physical body, the specialized knowledge or experience,
the self-discipline, the ability to work with other people, and the personal interest to
work on ship. This paper mentioned the reasons the Thais were not interested to work on
board and also provided broad recommendations for further development.
This research was conducted during the fiscal year of
1984 and written by Chintana Bhunbongkarn, Associate Professor of Merchant Marine -
Chulalongkorn University, and Sutham Chitranukror, Director of the Transportation Institute.