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HELMEPA’s new Refresher Training Program for Maritime Professionals

The Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA) announced the 2022 Voluntary Refresher Training Program. It is the most thematically diverse, specialized, synergetic annual training program of the Association enhanced with new topics following a focused mapping of the training needs of shipping companies and organizations.


For the first time, HELMEPA’s Refresher Training Program extends its reach to organizations and companies of the wider maritime sector, with over 50 topics on 16 key thematic areas and 34 scheduled webinars throughout the year.


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), ESG reporting, sustainable finance, soft skills, and labs on Sustainable Development, complete this holistic proposal for the development and empowerment of professional skills.


In line with the 2022 World Maritime Day theme of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) “New Technologies for Greener Shipping”, HELMEPA’s new training program supports the green and digital transition of the maritime sector into a sustainable and decarbonized future, while focusing at the same time on safe maritime operations.


Developed in close consultation with HELMEPA’s Training Committee, which consists of 21 experts of the Association’s member companies, the program also incorporates current and emerging developments in maritime regulations, and weak areas revealed by PSC inspections.


60+ top experts from 23 member companies and organizations, as well as major entities in Greece and abroad such as the Hellenic Navy and the Hellenic Coast Guard, the National and Technical University of Athens, World Maritime University and the Nautical Institute contribute to the program, bringing forth a prototype voluntary model of knowledge sharing and expertise for the benefit of all.


The first webinar on “Zero harm behavioral safety & leadership” is scheduled on Thursday 24 February 2022, 10.00 to 13.00 EET, featuring Mr. Dimitrios Simakis (Lead Area HSES Manager South Europe, Lloyd’s Register) and forms part of the 3-year project on Enhancing Maritime Safety Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean (supported by LR Foundation).


More information and the preliminary calendar of the Program are available here.