World Maritime Day 2015

Today is the World Maritime Day 2015, dedicated to the theme “Maritime education and training”.

As we can learn from the UN website, the theme was adopted to focus attention on the wider spectrum of maritime education and training, in particular its adequacy and quality, as the bedrock of a safe and secure shipping industry, which needs to preserve the quality, practical skills and competence of qualified human resources, in order to ensure its sustainability.

The IMO is holding a symposium on “Shipping’s future needs people: Is global maritime education and training on course?” Speakers from the shipping and maritime industry and academia will address three sessions, covering (1) Opportunities for the young generation in the maritime industry (2) Seafaring as a profession and (3) Developing seafarer skills through quality maritime education and training. More information on this event can be found here.

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