This important event, organised by the Odessa National Maritime Academy, was well supported by many of the world’s leading ship managers and crewing agencies. This should come as no surprise, as Ukraine is the third largest provider of seafarers to IMEC companies after Philippines and India. There are estimated to be about 10,000 cadets in training in the Ukraine and 70,000 seafarers in the industry. Seafaring and shipping services are a respected profession in the Ukraine and due to economic issues, a long career at sea is a good career move.
World Maritime Day Symposium 26 September 2013 Opening Speech by Koji Sekimizu Secretary-General, IMO
Ladies and gentlemen,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to this World Maritime Day Symposium. This is the second symposium we have held this year. And, this is the first time that such an event has been associated specifically with World Maritime Day.
On April 9, 2008 , Law firm «International Law Officers», CJS Company «Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, Ukraine, Odessa» and the Nautical Institute of Ukraine held the first seminar from the serious of «SAFETY OF NAVIGATION, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND SECURITY AT SEA», planed to be held in 2008 – 2012.
Odessa National Maritime Academy
National Inspection on Certification and Training of Seafarers
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (Odessa Branch)
The Nautical Institute (Ukrainian Branch)
STATEMENT of the participants of the Conference of Nautical Institute of Ukraine (Ukrainian Branch of the Nautical Institute) “ISPS Code. Requirements. Training and Certification”
Conclusions and Recommendations of the Black Sea international Conference on “Training and certification of maritime pilots and VTS operators”
The Conference on its conclusion identified the following points and recommendations.
Volumes of sea transportation have a constantly increasing trend and consequently the traffic in coastal waters, channels and port approaches is increasing in countries of the Black Sea basin.
The efficient use of safety tools such as Pilotage and Vessel traffic services will lead to safer and more efficient shipping activity in such areas.