Through the agreement, both sides will be benefited as it will further provide Field Study Training exchanges for WMU students and EMSA beneficiaries as well as the exchange of lecturers.

Moreover, WMU officials announced pleased that shake hands with EMSA, as they believe that they will manage to achieve their goals in the fields of maritime safety, security, environmental protection and pollution response.

Credit: EMSA / Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry and Mrs Maja Markovčić Kostelac

With over 80% of the world’s goods carried by shipping, the maritime community is key to global financial sustainability. Our efforts relate to United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goal 17 focused on global partnerships, and our mutual cooperation will contribute to the achievement of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

...said Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU.

EMSA from its side announced glad for this collaboration as through this inked agreement and their approach on capacity building, EMSA is going a step towards while among others, advances the professional development programme for officials from Member States, Enlargement Countries and beneficiary states of the European Neighbourhood Policy.

WMU with its long-standing experience and expertise will offer valuable support, will foster our potentials and will enrich the knowledge and competencies of our subset experts that will be the cornerstone of our soon to be established EMSA Academy. Mrs Maja Markovčić Kostelac, Executive Director of EMSA concluded.

For the records, several months ago WMU has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with American P&I Club's American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company Limited (AHHIC) for future cooperation in line with IMO's sustainability principles.