Annual meeting of HELMEPA Refresher Training Program contributors
On Wednesday, 13 March, it was our great pleasure to hold the regular annual working lunch for the Lecturers of the Refresher Training Program and the Members of the Training Committee (TC) of HELMEPA, at Athens Marriott Hotel. Despite the absences due to previous commitments, those who eventually managed to attend had the opportunity to discuss in a relaxed mood and share their experiences from their participation in the Program.
The Director General of HELMEPA, Mr. Dimitris Mitsatsos, welcomed the attendees expressing a warm thank personally to them as well as their Companies and Organizations for their voluntary contribution to the training initiatives of the Association. He also pointed out that the voluntary collaboration of numerous maritime companies and organizations in the framework of HELMEPA Seminars has significantly contributed to the recognition of HELMEPA’s efforts towards enhancing safety at sea and pollution prevention at an international level.
Along the same lines, the Chairman of the Training Committee and lecturer of the Program, Capt. Ioannis Drakogiannopoulos, referred to the appeal of the refresher training program of the recent years not only to vessel officers but also shore-based staff of Member Companies and emphasized that the Members of the Committee and HELMEPA staff are always eager to consider their proposals and ideas for further improving the Program.
Besides HELMEPA staff, the working lunch was attended by the following:
- Apostolidis Apostolos, Managing Director, Cleopatra Shipping Agency Ltd. (Member of TC)
- Aravanis Panagiotis, Head of Operations, Springfield Shipping Co. of Panama S.A. (Lecturer)
- Gavriil Michalis, DPA/HSQE Manager, Μ/Maritime Corp. (Member of TC)
- Drakogiannopoulos Ioannis, RS&Q Manager, DPA/CSO, Costamare Shipping Company S.A. (Chairman of TC & Lecturer)
- Koubouris Ilias, Deputy Operations Manager, Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd. (Lecturer)
- Mariaki Irini, Training Manager, Environmental Protection Engineering S.A. (Lecturer)
- Markogiannis Michalis, Manager, Plan Approval, RINA Hellas (Lecturer)
- Minaides Andreas, EMR and Training Manager, Diana Shipping Services S.A. (Member of TC & Lecturer)
- Stefanatos Jason, Senior Research Engineer, DNV GL (Lecturer)
- Tsoukatos Georgios, HSQ/Vetting Manager-DPA, Diana Shipping Services S.A. (Member of TC)
- Fradelos Stamatis, Director of Business Development, ABS (Lecturer)