Registration open for Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association conference.
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk has received a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), totaling $484,955, that will allow nearly 2,000 area students to "explore how severe storms, erosion and other environmental hazards threaten their communities."
His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure, Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime (FTA) inaugurated the second edition of MARACAD 2016 the Maritime Academic Conference and Expo at Sheikh Maktoum Hall, Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.
The Marine Institute’s Explorers Education Programme is growing and is now available in Galway, Clare, Mayo, Cork and Waterford, delivered by centres including Galway Atlantaquaria, Loop Head Summer Hedge School, Redrose Developments, Lifetime Lab and Oceanic Surf School and the Marine Education Centre.
The Cyprus Maritime Academy, part of the University of Nicosia, is promising to help fill the global officer shortage and to get more Cypriots serving the merchant fleet. This June Captain Eberhard Koch of the ÖL Shipping Group was appointed chairman of the academy.
The management of Hudson Trident Training Centre has said the use of its facility will address the problem of capital flight in the country.
A former Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Capt. Adamu Biu, has urged the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, to compel Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Akwa Ibom State, to reduce intake of cadets.
The team of the Nevelskoy Maritime State University congratulates Novoship President Yury Tsvetkov and the entire personnel with the company’s fiftieth anniversary!
The maiden edition of the Ghana Maritime & Shipping Awards has been scheduled for March 2017 at the La Beach Hotel in Accra.
Singapore shipping companies that are currently facing a cyclical downturn are getting a helping hand from the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union in the form of 6,000 subsidised hotel rooms for the next 2 years to lighten their financial load. This Seafarers’ Accommodation Scheme will cost the union S$300,000 and aims to help shipping companies provide quality lodging at subsidised rates for their officers.
Students and researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) were given the opportunity to test their own Dynamic Positioning (DP) algorithms in a full-scale setting last week. The trials took place in the Trondheimsfjord aboard the ‘R/V Gunnerus’, the NTNU-owned research and education vessel to which KONGSBERG donated a state-of-the-art K-Pos DP system in 2015.