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Landmarks in the Development of the Program

  • 1991: A 4-day seminar in English takes place at HELMEPA and is audited by functionaries of IMO Divisions of Marine Environment and   Maritime Safety following the instructions of the Secretary General of ΙΜΟ, William O’ Neil.
  • 1992: The SG of ΙΜΟ reports on the evaluation of HELMEPA’s seminar to the 23rd Sub-Committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping, which recognizes with appreciation the contribution of HELMEPA’s Training Courses to Safer Shipping and Cleaner Oceans.
  • 1992: Introduction of Voluntary Training onboard Member Vessels.
  • 1996: The syllabus focuses on the ISM Code, the human element and the new requirements of competence and training of seafarers.
  • 2000: The syllabus focuses on the review of the implementation of the ISM Code in relation to the Standards of Competence of Seafarers of the new STCW and the Code.
  • 2003: Special program for Ship and Company Security Officers according to the new requirements of the ISPS Code and production of the bilingual Model Ship Security Plan.
  • 2005: Lecturers-staff of Member Classification Societies enrich the program.
  • 2007: Preparation of the Maritime Sector towards becoming certified by Germanischer Lloyd in accordance with the Quality Standards of ISO 9001:2000.
  • 2008: Germanischer Lloyd certifies, on 4 February, the Maritime Sector of HELMEPA as a Maritime Training Center in accordance with the Quality Standards of ISO 9001:2000.
  • 2009: Two different types of seminars, three and one-day, that allow member managing companies to offer their officers and staff technical and environmental information in a reduced time period.
  • 2010: Τhe Seatrade Award in the category Investment in People is presented to HELMEPA for the voluntary refresher training it offers to the Greek shipping community. The Training Program is further specialized with 5 different types of seminars (4 two-day and 1 single-day) to meet the increased needs in training, as reflected by the new environmental challenges facing the shipping industry, coupled with the complexity of operation regulations for ships and the enhanced role of the supervising Authorities.
  • 2011: On 26 January, Germanischer Lloyd renews and extends the certification of HELMEPA, all of which now serves as “Maritime Training Centre for the Prevention of Pollution, Maritime Safety and Environmental Awareness”, according to Quality Standard ISO 9001:2008.
  • 2012: In June, Germanischer Lloyd certifies the HELMEPA’s training course titled Marine Environmental Awareness as complying with the requirements of the STCW International Convention and Code and the requirements of IMO.2014: The validity of the certification of the Maritime Training Center of HELMEPA according to the international Quality Standard ISO 9001:2008, is renewed for three more years following the successful audit conducted by the Germanischer Lloyd.

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MARITIME SECTION TRAINING Landmarks in the Development of the Program