01 Jul 2020 04:00PM – 03 Jul 2020 08:00PM Plymouth, UK UK/South West England
The Nautical Institute’s South West England Branch will be hosting the AGM for 2020. This important date will include technical content and a number of insightful talks, as well as a chance to network with members from around the world.
The conference is addressed to scientists and professionals in order to share their expert knowledge, experience and research results concerning all aspects of navigation, safety of navigation and sea transportation.
I was fortunate indeed to be able to travel to Odessa to attend the ETC Forum in June, to represent the President, Capt. Nick Nash FNI CMMar who was unfortunately indisposed. This well-attended and very well organised event is a major part of the Ukraine Maritime calendar, with attendance from as far afield as Hong Kong, West Europe and Scandinavia as well as the local region. These events benefit greatly from this sort of cosmopolitan makeup and it brings diversity of views conditioned by local events and practices all of which sparks debate, stimulates thought and makes the event lively and very worthwhile.
On the 3rd April 2019, the engaged meeting of All-Ukrainian Association of Crewing Companies (VOKK) took place in Odessa. Format of engaged meeting was chosen because of importance and urgency of matters arisen. There were just two items on the Agenda – work of the system of licensing seafarers in the conditions implemented by newly founded Marine Administration and revision of the draft law on labour migration.
On the middle of February 2019, the Second National Forum of Crewing Companies of Ukraine took place. The Forum was organized under close cooperation with the Nautical Institute of Ukraine and Chamber of Shipping of Ukraine. The general point of agenda was training and education of Ukrainian seafarers, their certification and prospects of employment.
First special conference “Maritime Arbitration” was held in Odessa on September 28, 2018, and gathered leading experts in transport industry. The members of the NI Ukrainian branch took an active part in the Conference.
It was a great pleasure to visit the historical port city of Odessa as President of The Nautical Institute in May. Through the efforts Professor Vladimir Torskiy FNI, Honourary Secretary and the members of the Ukraine Branch of the Nautical Institute, I was invited by Rector Mykhaylo Miyusov of the National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” to present the welcoming address and later present on The Nautical Institute’s Ice Navigator Training Accreditation and Certification schemes at the International Forum on Seafarers’ Education and Training.