29.01.2021

Seafarers with fake diplomas are not allowed on board of vessels

 The Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky City Court ruled to restrict access to eight sites that sold fake diplomas of maritime transport specialists. Court decisions were sent to the Federal Service for supervision in the sphere of Telecom, Information, Technologies and mass communications (Roskomnadzor) of the Kamchatka Territory. It was possible to identify resources offering to purchase documents on secondary and higher professional education during the monitoring of the Internet. To eliminate the violations, the transport prosecutor filed administrative lawsuits with the court for the recognition of the information posted on the websites prohibited for distribution on the territory of Russia, and for the inclusion of the websites in the unified register of prohibited domains.  The court allowed the claim. The Far Eastern Transport Prosecutor's Office indicated that free access to resources that provide an opportunity to acquire fake diplomas can threaten the life and health of a large number of people. Moreover criminal and administrative liability is provided for forgery, manufacture and sale of official documents. The Seafarers Union of Russia notes that the lack of training for even one crewmember on board is a real danger for the entire crew. Any job requires qualified specialists, the merchant fleet is no exception, Websites offering to become a seafarer in an hour should be monitored and immediately closed, and their owners should be severely punished.

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