2018 Refresher Training Program
HELMEPA’s “Maritime Training Center for Pollution Prevention, Safety at Sea and Environmental Awareness”, certified by DNV GL, offers to its Members, seafarers and land-based officers, the 36th annual voluntary refresher training Program.
Continuous developments and changes in the international as well as national maritime regulations, in combination with an ever-growing social demand for a reduced environmental impact of any sector of human activity, including transport, are placing at the highest level the standards for safety and pollution prevention to be met by today’s merchant vessels.
At the core of quality shipping lies the human element, whose continuous information, training and awareness raising, and indeed on a voluntary basis, is the aim of HELMEPA since its inception, through its refresher training Programs.
As has been the case in the last years, the 2018 Refresher Training Program, having been structured in close collaboration with HELMEPA’s Training Committee, reflects the actual syllabus that Member Companies consider necessary and appropriate for the refresher training of their seafarers and shorebased personnel.
In 2018, 4 different kinds of Seminars are offered. The first three are two-day seminars scheduled 5 times each, and the fourth is a one-day seminar scheduled 8 times over the year, as follows:
Β. Pollution Prevention
C. Marine Environmental Awareness
– recognized by the Republic of Cyprus Maritime Authority as per ΙΜΟ Model Course 1.38
D. Human Element and Safety
The instructors are experts of 12 Member Companies and Organizations, scientific staff of the National Technical University of Athens, Officers of the Hellenic Coast Guard, independent associates and HELMEPA’s staff.
Our warm thanks go to all those who continue to contribute to the successful implementation of this training initiative, in which up to date 18,000 Greek seafarers and Member Company shore-based staff have participated.
To our Member seafarers, we wish Safe Voyages in Clean Seas.