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2017 Refresher Training Program

At the beginning of the 35th year of HELMEPA’s existence, it is a great pleasure to present the 2017 Voluntary Refresher Training Program for Greek seafarers and land-based staff of our Member Companies.

The fast-paced technological advances combined with climate change and the effort for sustainable development of the shipping industry fuel constant changes in the international legislation for the Safety and Pollution Prevention from ships.

As a result, modern shipping is called to comply with ever stricter requirements, which would not be possible unless the industry’s human factor is kept updated and informed, a vital task accomplished through continuous refresher training, even more when the latter is provided on a voluntary basis.

HELMEPA serves the task of voluntary refresher training since 1983 and as a DNV GL certified “Maritime Training Center for Pollution Prevention, Safety at Sea and Environmental Awareness” since 2011.   

The Program’s 24 scheduled seminars fall in the five following categories of which the first four include five 2-day seminars and the fifth category includes four 1-day seminars. The seminars’ content is briefly described in the following pages, whereas the Instructors are experts of 12 Member Companies and Organizations, academic staff of the national Technical University of Athens, officers of the Hellenic Coast Guard, independent scientific associates and HELMEPA’s scientific staff. 

- Α.  Best Practices for MARPOL Implementation 
- Β.  Challenges for Shipping and New Regulations 
- C.  Human Element and Operational Safety On Board 
- D.  Marine Environmental Awareness
         recognized by the Republic of Cyprus Maritime Authority
- Ε.  Modern Marine Meteorology

We are thankful to all those who actively contribute to the successful implementation of the Program, the Members of HELMEPA’s Training Committee for their advice in the selection of the topics and those who are going to attend the seminars during this year.

To our Member seafarers, we wish Safe Voyages in Clean Seas.

For the timetable of the seminars click here.

Detailed information about the Training Program can be found here.


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