Tugfan Sahin


Mr. Tugfan SAHIN was born in Canakkale, located in the western part of Turkey. He started his maritime career when he was just 14 years old, by enrolling into Deck Programme at Maritime High School next to Dardannel Strait, in 2002. Upon his graduation as top student, he enrolled into Merchant Maritime Academy in Istanbul from which he has graduated as top student too.

Since he was still at High School, he has started working onboard ferries and general cargo ships as Deck Cadet and Radio Officer in 2005.
Throughout his all study at Maritime Academy, he has worked onboard different types of cargo ships during his summer vacation periods.

He received his Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Marine Studies (Merchant Shipping) from the University of Plymouth, England in 2012, and Master Science degree in Maritime Transportation and Management Engineering from the ITU (Istanbul Technical University) in Istanbul/Turkey.
He has worked onboard different types of ships including Passenger Cruise Ships between 2005 and 2011 on different positions, related to Navigation and Safety.

Between 2012 and 2015, he has worked ashore for shipowner companies in the positions of Crew Manager, Deck Superintendent and DPA respectively.

In 2015, he was honoured to be invited by Turkish Maritime Education Foundation to contribute for the establishment of Career Planning and Crew Manning section within the Foundation. He has still been working as Deputy General Manager of Turkish Maritime Education Foundation at the moment.
He also holds the position of Training Coordinator onboard T/S SAMSUN Training Ship which belongs to same Foundation. Lately, he has sailed onboard T/S SAMSUN with 219 cadets between 10th July and 10th September in 2017, organized a lot of practical trainings at sea.

From time to time, Mr. Sahin provides speak and presentation in professional or academic conferences.

Istanbul Technical University, MSc-Maritime Transportation Management Engineering
Plymouth University, BSc (Hons)-Marine Studies
TUDEV Institute of Maritime Studies, HND -Navigation
Gelibolu Maritime High School, Deck


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