Marlow and Kherson maritime academy renew training cooperation in Ukraine
Limassol-based Marlow Navigation and Kherson State Maritime Academy (KSMA) have renewed their longstanding maritime training cooperation in Ukraine with a new agreement signed by Marlow Chairman Hermann Eden and the Rector of KSMA, Professor V.F. Khodakovsky during the inauguration ceremony of the 2015 new marine cadets.
“Over the last eight years, we have built a solid foundation for excellent collaboration. I am pleased to renew our cooperation, and look towards additional long term projects for upgrading training programmes, and facilities at the academy,” stated Eden.
“These will no doubt help firmly position the Academy as the best maritime institution in Ukraine, and as a leading international maritime centre of excellence,” he added.
As an industry partner to the Academy, Marlow Navigation continues to increase its intake of Ukrainian cadets on board its fleet of managed ships as part of its ‘hands-on’ approach in training and developing maritime officers. At the same time, it is concentrating efforts in modernising and enriching specialised training and educational facilities at the academy, both in shipping and the offshore sector.
“Marlow Navigation has become our reliable partner and an employer for the plenty of our graduates, as well as sufficient investor in the development of our educational and laboratory base,” commented Khodakovsky. “KSMA is listed among the best-known higher educational establishments of our country, according to the Institute of Innovations and Technology, and was recognised as the best among maritime educational establishments of Ukraine,” he added.
To date, Ukraine is the largest provider of deck and engine officers for Marlow Navigation as the ship management company selects students to join its ranks after their second study year as cadets. These students continue their studies in designated Marlow classes and return to the company when they have graduated as officers.
“Our role in the preparation of maritime specialists is to assure the necessary support for cadets, right from the very beginning, so that in good time they become marine officers,” said Marlow’s General Manager, Captain Alfred Von Der Hoeh in his address at the ceremony.
“We are committed to continue doing our part for this mutual benefit, and also for the promotion and assistance of Kherson’s cadets – future Ukrainian marine officers,” concluded Von Der Hoeh.
Marlow Navigation, www.marlownavigation.com provides comprehensive third party ship and crew management services, backed by a global network of offices, recruitment agencies and training centres.
Since 1982, Marlow has grown to become a world renowned and trusted name in ship management. Today, the network spans more than ten countries, with 800 shorebased staff and over 14,000 crew on-board managed vessels at any given time.
Maritime management activities, including crew management, technical management, new building supervision, finance and administration, crew training and safety, and offshore crewing are from offices in Limassol, Hamburg and Rotterdam, together with new generation training centres in the Philippines, Ukraine, Russia and Germany, as well as a worldwide network of seafarer recruiting agencies.