Consideration of Improvement Plans about the Current Status and Problems of Administrative Disciplinary Action for the Ship Officers

해기사 행정처분 현황과 문제점 및 개선방안에 관한 고찰

Na, Song-Jin

  • Received : 2019.04.05
  • Accepted : 2019.06.25
  • Published : 2019.06.30


Marine accidents and legal violations result from mistakes and negligences of ship officers, deck officers and engine officers, during the ship navigation and lay days. Due to these accidents and violations, these officers are subjected to disciplinary actions for certification. The disciplinary action, namely certificate punishment is carried out by right rules, processes and equity. However, it is revealed that present situations are different from the principles. For the purpose of finding current states relating to certificate punishment, this study examines and analyses 737 punishment cases, accomplished in 'B' regional office of oceans & fisheries for 5 years from 2014 to 2018. The contents to be analyzed are reprimand agencies, certificate kinds, officers ranks at that time, disciplinary level, violated acts, annual reprimand state, punishment rule and it process, and disciplinary reduction levels. From such valuations various problems, such as disciplinary level deviations among laws, insufficient punishments rules, disciplinary certificate deviation, insufficient reprimand reduction rules, and lack function of crew administrative disciplinary council, are identified. Finally, methods to alleviate the problems identified will be proposed. This study, for the first time analyses the actual administrative disciplinary cases for ship officers'certificates and proposes improvement plans for its incorporation in Korea, This analysis will be useful in the examination of the study for the ship officers and making a plan for them.


Administrative Disciplinary Action;Certificate Punishment;Punishment Rule;Violated Acts;Disciplinary Level