The Maritime Charities Group (MCG) has doubled its bursary fund for seafarer training, an initiative launched in November aimed at UK-based merchant seafarers who are facing redundancy as a direct result of Covid-19.
The Nautical Institute is launching an online campaign promoting mentoring at sea. Entitled ‘Mentoring at Sea – The 10 Minute Challenge’, the campaign features a series of five short films that cast a spotlight on the many ways in which mentoring improves life at sea while helping mariners to grow professionally.
The Nautical Institute (NI) announced the formal launch of The Nautical Institute Foundation, a new charitable initiative extending NI’s current activities and aiming to improve standards in maritime safety and marine environmental protection.
Bristol Community College’s National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) has entered a global partnership with Maersk Training to take the next step in basic safety training and basic technical training programs certified by the Global Wind Organization (GWO).
SafeLearn, a product line of Safebridge, launches a new online training called “Mastering Daily Navigation.” The course is designed to educate and refresh the knowledge of all watchkeeping ranks on how to combine traditional navigation with modern-day technology.
The University of Turku along with the shipbuilding company Meyer Turku, shake their hands and inked a strategic partnership in order to develop and boost education and research in the field of engineering.
The US Department of Labor has chosen the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) for a grant of $5,888,738, under the Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap grant program. This is expected to help AAPA to expand leadership within maritime community regarding professional development and training.
The SkillSea project was presented to an audience during the European Shipping Week event, with details concerning the four-year project and its goals to improve European seafarers’ place in the shipping industry.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority and Erasmus University Rotterdam have launched a programme for future port executives. On this occasion, the first group of participants will take part in the Port Executive Leadership Circle from 3 to 7 February 2020.
During the 2020 SMART4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA, asked technology experts to choose one thing, that would have either a profound or an immediate impact, and could move the industry forward for a smarter and more sustainable shipping industry.
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