SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that CSMART Training Center has received the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Training Award at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on October the 2nd at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the SAFETY4SEA Conference.
CSMART Training Center received the SAFETY4SEA Training Award, sponsored by NAMEPA, for meeting the changing needs and regulations as well as for providing high quality maritime training services for industry-wide safety, sustainability and operational excellence. Other short-listed nominees for this category were: Hellenic Naval Academy, KVH Videotel, Safebridge and SQLearn.
Presenting the award Mrs. Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director of NAMEPA & IMO Maritime Ambassador said: “Safety is the most critical link in the shipping chain, requiring continuous training using state of the art technology and tools. CSMART provides such an invaluable service to our industry, resulting in their receiving the 2018 Safety4Sea Award for training. Their work saves lives, saves the marine environment, and helps the maritime industry provide safe transportation services.”
Accepting the award on behalf of CSMART Training Center, Captain Hans Hederström, Managing Director, stated: “Training becomes more and more important with ever-increasing operational complexity size of vessels, dense traffic and new technology. A seafarer must be adaptive to emerging risks and changing situations, and always needs to apply good and professional judgement. With our simulator training we support and optimize proficiency with a culture of continuous professional development. Our training methods and expert trainers strive to maximize learning experience and effectiveness, based on individual needs and by connecting theory and practice.“
In July 2016 Carnival Corporation expanded its training operations with the opening of the Arison Maritime Center, a state-of-the-art campus located in Almere, featuring CSMART Academy. At around 11,000 m², CSMART Academy enables Carnival Corporation to train more officers more often and provide more real-time feedback to officers than ever before. CSMART Academy features the most advanced bridge and engine room simulator technology and equipment available in the industry. In 2018, CSMART Academy has been recognized as the world’s first Center of Safety Excellence by DNVGL. CSMART Academy provides annual safety training to 7,000 bridge and engineering officers from corporation’s nine cruise line brands. In addition, CSMART Academy provides related services including continuous development programs, physical wellness evaluations and extensive port studies. CSMART Academy Instructors and staff have served as officers, directors, consultants and lecturers at major European maritime academies. “The future of maritime training lies in recognizing that basic skills need to be refreshed in order not to be lost” Capt. Hans Hederstrom argues.
CSMART Training Center attracted the most votes by the end of the voting period which held online during a two-month period. SAFETY4SEA Awards are held annually within the scope of awarding industry’s outstanding practices for Excellence, Sustainability, Training, Technology, Initiative and Leadership. Other winners of the 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards are: Norbulk Shipping UK Ltd for the Dry Bulk Operator Award, Arcadia Shipmanagement Co.Ltd for the Tanker Operator Award, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) for the Sustainability Award, Inmarsat for the Technology Award, UK P&I Club for the Initiative Award and Capt. Panagiotis Tsakos for the Leadership Award.
Find photos from the awards ceremony at Flickr and explore more about the nomination & voting procedure and the winners of 2018 SAFETY4SEA Awards at https://events.safety4sea.com/2018-safety4sea-awards/