Twelve years after the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) was established, it is yet to solve the problem of dearth of competent seafarers in the country. What alternatives are there to address this? How could the nation avail seafarers the mandatory seatime experience? Are there vessels to eventually absorb trained seafarers? Do Nigerian training institutions churn out cadets and marine officers that meet global standards? Can foreign ships be cajoled to take Nigerian seafarers onboard?