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9 June 2022 - GlobalMet visits MARINA STCW Office in Manila

As part of our activities to encourage cross-industry cooperation, GlobalMET held a meeting with key personnel from the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) in Manila, the Philippines in early June, 2022.

GlobalMET Chairman Capt. Pradeep Chawla interacted with key government personnel involved in the supervision of maritime education and training activities in the Philippines. They discussed matters of mutual interest related to maritime education and training. The need for MET to embrace digital learning solutions and methodologies to keep pace with the unique learning styles of the present and future generations of young seafarers was highlighted.

The meeting was attended by the following:

  • VADM Rene V. Medina, AFP [Retd] (Executive Director, STCW Office, MARINA)
  • Commd. Ronald F. Sediego (Maritime Education and Training Standards Supervisor - METSS, MARINA)
  • Mr. Harold G. Tarun (METSS, MARINA)
  • Capt. Pradeep Kumar Chawla (Chairman, GlobalMET; Managing Director, Group QHSE & Training, Anglo Eastern Ship Management, Hong Kong).

Members were represented by:

  • Mr. Jessie Rex P. Martin (President & Operations Manager, AECMP Inc., Manila)
  • Capt. Deepankar M. Das (Training Manager, AEMTC Manila)
  • Mr. Mohit Sah (Training Superintendent – Engineering, AEMTC Manila).

About MARINA: Created on 1st June 1974 as an attached agency to the Office of the President of the Philippines, MARINA is the single Philippine government maritime administration body for the purpose of implementing the STCW Convention through a majority membership in the Technical Panel on Maritime Education (TPME). It holds a lead role in the evaluation and monitoring of Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation and Marine Engineering and other higher education programs with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), as well as the establishment of medical standards for issuance of certificates to and relevant control procedures governing Filipino seafarers with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

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25 May 2022 - GlobalMET is now part of the IMO Correspondence Group on Life Saving Appliances (LSA CG)

GlobalMET has been made part of the IMO Correspondence Group on Life Saving Appliances (LSA CG). Over the next few months, the correspondence group will be discussing various proposals regarding regulations for lifesaving appliances on ships. Members are invited to send their inputs to Capt. Sriram Rajagopal, with a cc to Capt. Vinayak Mohla and the Secretariat. Please see the April and May 2022 issues of the GlobalMET Newsletter for their email addresses and details.

15 May 2022 - GlobalMET meets IMU Vice Chancellor, Ex IRI COO and MASSA CEO

As part of GlobalMET’s efforts to interact with leading decision makers from different parts of the maritime sector, GlobalMET Chairman Capt. Pradeep Chawla (Managing Director - Group QHSE & Training, Anglo Eastern Ship Management ) met with Dr. Malini V. Shankar (Vice Chancellor, Indian Maritime University (IMU), IAS (Retd.)), Mr. John Ramage (Ex Chief operating officer, International Registries, Inc (IRI) and its affiliates, who provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry (RMI)) and Capt Shivanand Halbe (CEO, Maritime Association of Shipowners Shipmanagers and Agents (MASSA)) in Mumbai, India. They discussed current issues facing shipping and ways in which maritime education and training can be improved to address these issues.

30 April 2022 - GlobalMET attends MSC 105

GlobalMET attended the 105th session of the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) from 20 to 29 April 2022. During the nearly two week session, a number of pertinent matters were discussed. This included safety and security in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov, amendments related to GMDSS, amendments to IMDG and IMSBC codes, domestic ferry model regulations, maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) and lithium battery fires on ships. Details can be found in the report published in the GlobalMET Newsletter.

9 April 2022 - GlobalMET Chairman visits IMO

GlobalMET Chairman, Capt. Pradeep Chawla visited the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on 9th April 2022. Discussions related to maritime education training were held with the following:

  • Ms. H. Deggim, Director, Maritime Safety Division
  • Mr. Jongchul Park, Technical Officer, Subdivision for Operational Safety and Human Element, Maritime Safety Division

GlobalMET’s participation in various meetings and working groups, and its contribution to the IMO model courses was appreciated.

8 April 2022 - GlobalMET attends IMO PPR 9

GlobalMET attended the 9th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR 9). The meeting was held from Monday, 4 April to Friday, 8 April 2022. Draft ammendments to MARPOL Annex V regarding garbage record books on smaller ships (100 to 400 gross tons) were agreed upon. Issues related to the transport of plastic pellets, highlighted in the X-press Pearl incident of May 2021 were discussed. The marking of fishing gear, Arctic protection and guidance for the discharge of water of exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) were also deliberated upon. Details can be found in the report published in the GlobalMET Newsletter.

7 April 2022 - GlobalMET completes shifting its base to Hong Kong

GlobalMET has completed the formalities for shifting its base from Australia to Hong Kong. This will help it be closer to its members, with greater interaction with members. The decision to shift was taken by the Board of Directors in 2021. The process was commenced in 2021 and was completed in April 2022, with a press release in Splash 247. GlobalMET was formed in 1989 by a group of maritime education and training (MET) institutions with a mission to work together and help improve MET standards around the world.

You can read more about GlobalMET’s more than three decades long history here.

31 March 2022 - GlobalMET is part of the IMO HTW 8 Correspondence Group on Maritime Training

GlobalMET has been confirmed as a member of the IMO Correspondence Group on Maritime Training. This group has been formed as instructed by the Chair of HTW 8 Sub-Committee and will work as per the CG working plan over the next few months. Its scope will include the development of provisions directly influencing the quality of the on-board training. Capt. Sriram and Capt. Vinayak will be representing GlobalMET in the Correspondence Group.

Members who wish to contribute to the deliberations of the WG are welcome to send their inputs to Capt. Sriram Rajagopal and Capt. Vinayak Mohla.

28 March 2022 - GlobalMET attends IMO ISWG – GHG 11

GlobalMET represented its members at the IMO meetings for the Intersessional Working Group on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships (ISWG-GHG 11), which met 14-18 March 2022. The Working Group discussed different short and long term methods to address issues related to the reduction of GHG emissions from ships including the use of alternative fuels. Capt. Sriram Rajagopal (Head of Outreach Activities, GlobalMET) attended the ISWG-GHG11 meetings on behalf of GlobalMET.

Details can be found in the report published in the GlobalMET Newsletter.

20 March 2022 - GlobalMET is appointed as the review group Coordinator for revised model course 1.35

GlobalMET (represented by Capt. Vinayak Mohla) has been confirmed as the review group Coordinator for revised model course 1.35 on Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker cargo and ballast handling simulator. This was announced in HTW 8/16.

19 March 2022 - GlobalMET is part of the review group on revised model course 1.32 (IBS including INS)

GlobalMET, represented by Capt. Vinayak Mohla and Capt. Sriram Rajagopal, has been confirmed as part of the review group on revised IMO model course 1.32 on operational use of integrated bridge systems including integrated navigational systems.

Members who wish to contribute to the deliberations of this group are welcome to send their inputs to Capt. Sriram Rajagopal (sriram.rajagopal@globalmet.org) and Capt. Vinayak Mohla (mohlav@angloeastern.com).

5 March 2022 - GlobalMET attends IMO SSE 8

GlobalMET represented its members at the 8th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE). The meeting was held from 28 February to 4 March 2022. A revision of IMO model course 3.03 (survey of machinery installations) was initiated. Draft new ventilation requirements for lifeboats and liferafts, and draft new guidelines for the design, construction, installation, testing, maintenance and operation of lifting appliances and anchor handling winches were agreed upon. Progress continued to be made on the new mandatory requirements to minimize the incidence and consequences of fires on ro-ro passenger ships, and on the work to improve the safety of commercial diving operations.

Several GlobalMET members attended this meeting. Details can be found in the report published in the GlobalMET Newsletter.

12 February 2022 - GlobalMET attends IMO HTW 8

GlobalMET attended the 8th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW), held from 7-11 February 2022. A number of discussions took place during the meeting, and GlobalMET was able to put forth the views of its members in them.

GlobalMET has volunteered to be part of the relevant working groups that will review certain model courses and the correspondence group on maritime training.

HTW 8 considered a proposal to prioritize the revision of the IMO model course 1.21 on Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, with a view to including specific content to establish appropriate maritime workplace behavioural norms and essential human elements of psychological safety. This includes psychological safety, mental health and wellbeing (including sexual assault and sexual harassment (SASH)), all of which are issues of serious concern in the maritime sector. The recognition of Electronic seafarer’s certificates and fishing vessel certifications were discussed.

The validation of model courses, measures to ensure the quality of on board training, and the facilitation of mandatory seagoing experience were discussed in detail. Details can be found in the reports published in the GlobalMET Newsletter.

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22 January 2022 - GlobalMET attends IMO SDC 8

GlobalMET attended the 8th session of the IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction, held from 17-21 January 2022. Details of the discussions that took place can be found in the report published in the GlobalMET Newsletter.

In Memoriam – Capt. Richard Teo passes away
Capt. Richard Teo (Late) Executive Secretary GlobalMET Ltd

13 November 2021.

It is with complete shock and disbelief that we received the news of the sudden demise of the Executive Secretary (GlobalMET), Captain Richard Teo (Dr Hon), on 13th November 2021.

Richard was associated with GlobalMET for most of the organisation’s life and undertook various activities for its members. He spoke very highly of GlobalMET and was proud to be Board Member. He will be greatly missed both here and internationally within the maritime and political spheres

The December 2021 issue of the GlobalMET Newsletter is dedicated to Capt. Teo’s memory. In Memoriam messages from members reflecting on their experiences with Capt Teo can be found in this issue.

5th November 2021 - HKMW ICS HK Panel Discussion supported by GlobalMET Click here to read more

GlobalMET is proud to support the below event. The panel discussion is being jointly organized by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Hong Kong and Hong Kong Maritime Week.

29 Sep 2021 – GlobalMET participates in ThaiMET webinar

GlobalMET participated in a webinar that was held by Thai Maritime Education and Training Association (ThaiMET) on 29 September 2021. The webinar included presentations by various prominent maritime entities including representatives from ship owners, ship managers, training institutions and other maritime associations. GlobalMET was represented by Capt. Pradeep Chawla who spoke on “Competencies and learning methodologies for the future”.

The focus of the presentation was to explore how maritime education and training can use new technologies to help improve seafarer competencies. Experiences of using these were discussed. The role that cross organizational collaborations can play in overcoming current issues was emphasized. The use of auto intelligent routine, just in time (JIT) arrivals, augmented reality, apps, interactive goggles with real imagery to help familiarize new recruits with parts of a ship and live machinery data were some topics that were explored.

Other speakers included Capt. Maneesh Varma (The Nautical Institute), Capt. Sarabjit Singh Butalia (IMO Ambassador), Capt. Sutep Tranantasin (RCL), Capt. M.P.Bhasin (MASSA), Mr. Andrew Airey (Highlands maritime), Capt. W.Rammaroeng (CTI) and Capt. C.Thansuvan (ThaiMET).

This was followed by an interactive Q&A session. The entire webinar is available free to watch on You Tube here -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HaoAelO7Pk.

8th September 2021 – GlobalMET supported the WISTA - ICS HK Webinar Click here to read more

On 8th September 2021, a webinar jointly organized by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Hong Kong and WISTA Hong Kong was supported by GlobalMET. Legal and practical aspects related to the validity of Notice of Readiness (NOR) and the commencement of laytime were discussed by experts from the maritime sector.

22 July 2021

In July 2021, GlobalMET supported two industry events, the first being related to Master Pilot navigation issues and the second related to the relationship between ship-owners and ship-managers. Titled “Shipowners and shipmanagers – experiences with SHIPMAN”, the webinar was conducted by Mr. Jagmeet Makkar FICS, a maritime arbitrator with more than 39 years of maritime experience. It identified different contractual requirements and aspects of the SHIPMAN agreement. The session was garnished with practical examples from Mr. Makkar’s experience and was organized by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Hong Kong branch).

17 July 2021

In July 2021, GlobalMET supported the industry event “Revisiting roles and responsibilities of Pilots and Masters - a need of the industry”. The webinar was conducted by Mr. Jagmeet Makkar FICS, a maritime arbitrator with more than 39 years of maritime experience. The program explored various operational and legal aspects of the relationship between the Master and Pilot, citing maritime incidents to illustrate them. The event was organized by AMICIE.

16 June 2021

In June 2021, GlobalMET supported the industry event “Safe Port – Eastern City to Ocean Victory and beyond?”. The webinar was part of the “Charter party disputes and prevention – practical considerations” series of lectures organized by Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Hong Kong branch) and WISTA Hong Kong. It was conducted by Mr. Jagmeet Makkar, FICS, MSc (Cass), PCBA, FICS, FRINA, FIMarE (I), MCIArb., a maritime arbitrator with more than 39 years of maritime experience in all aspects of shipping. The program discussed the safe port definition as per Leeds Shipping v Société Française Bunge (the EASTERN CITY) [1958] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 127, the more recent Court of Appeal judgement in OCEAN VICTORY [2015] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 381 and various cases in between.

8 April 2021

In April 2021, GlobalMET supported the industry event “Is there more to a contract than meets the eye?”. The webinar was conducted by Mr. Jagmeet Makkar FICS, a maritime arbitrator with more than 39 years of maritime experience. The program discussed commercial aspects of maritime contracts, legal requirements and established case law. The event was organized by London Maritime Arbitrators Association and Institute of Charterered Shipbrokers (Hong Kong branch).

February 2021 – GlobalMET at IMO HTW 7

From 15 to 19 February 2021, GlobalMET attended the 7th session of the IMO’s Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW 7). The meetings were conducted remotely this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic with nearly 300 members participating in them. GlobalMET is a member of several IMO working groups. Please see our Work at IMO page for details. If you would like to get involved in any of them, please send us a message using the online contact form or directly to the email addresses on the contacts page.

August 2020 – GlobalMET supported Nautical Institute Intercargo book “A Guide to Bulk carrier Operations” released.

The Nautical Institute and INTERCARGO publication “A guide to bulk carrier operations” was launched on 26 August 2020. Five chapters of this book were authored by through GlobalMET by its members. GlobalMET was involved in the compiling and writing of this book for three years. You can read more about this by visiting The Nutical Institue webpage on this book.
Discussions by the authors on bulk carrier operations can be read here on ResearchGate.

February 2020

The world began to be gradually affected by COVID-19 and so was the maritime sector. This prevented many earlier planned conferences from being held in person and some had to be cancelled in view of travel restrictions and in the interest of everyone’s health. However, we were able to carry out and attend some events remotely and our members were able to undertake some activities within the given limitations. You can read more about these by visiting: Link 1 & Link 2.

September 2019 – IMO ISWG MASS1

GlobalMET attended IMO meeting ISWG MASS1 (Intersessional Working Group on Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships). You can read more about this on the “our work at IMO” page and in our 2019-2021 report to the IMO.

June 2019 – MSC 101

GlobalMET represented its members at MSC 101 at the IMO from 5 to 14 June. A summary of the meeting can be seen here. Please see the “our work at IMO” page and our 2019-2021 report to the IMO for the role that GlobalMET played during the same. Other IMO meeting summaries can be seen here.

April and May 2019 – IMO HTW 6

GlobalMET attended the 6th session of the IMO HTW. You can read more about this on the “our work at IMO” page, and in our 2019-2021 report to the IMO. A summary of the important regulations that were discussed can be seen here.

GlobalMET News update – 10 November 2017

2017 annual conference held in Mumbai

The GlobalMET annual conference for 2017 was held in Mumbai, India on 3rd and 4th November 2017. With more than 20 speakers from a wide range of organizations including IMO, US Coast Guard, Directorate general of Shipping, Dalian Maritime University and WISTA, the conference was a resounding success. It was attended by more than 100 delegates including GlobalMET members from around the world. It included panel discussing with various personalities from the world of shipping and maritime training.

Please see the photo gallery for the photos of various events.

A detailed report of the conference is available on the website’s “Our activities – meetings, conferences and seminars” page.

Presentations of the conference are available for members in the members section of this website.

GlobalMET News – 4 September 2017

In response to feedback from our members, GlobalMET revamped its website www.globalmet.org in September 2017. The new website is easy to navigate, contains more updated information on our current and future activities and has an extensive photo gallery. In view of our work at IMO, We have dedicated an entire page to our work at the IMO and HTW sub committees. The new website has been made by Core Competency Marine Training Pvt Ltd, a company with more than a decade of experience in the maritime sector.

GlobalMET News – 28 August 2017

Global Maritime Education & Training Association’ (GlobalMET) proudly announces the 1st ever conference and exhibition of International standards in India - ‘Marine HR and Education – Today & Beyond’.

Dates: 03rd & 04th November 2017. Venue: Holiday Inn (Mumbai International Airport)

This is expected to be an event of much relevance for Ship Management, Crew Management, Training and all other stakeholders of the Maritime Industry. International speakers from USA, UK, Norway, Ukraine, China, Philippines, Hong Kong and India have been invited to speak at the venue.

Please see www.globalmetconf.com for the detailed agenda and to book your seats. Exhibition stalls are available, but seats are limited, hence please contact us at the earliest to ensure a place for yourself. A visit to leading Training Institutes around Mumbai is also being planned for 01 & 02 November.

News from Our Members
News from Our Members

MAAP (Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific), The Philippines

Website: http://maap.edu.ph/

On June 25, 2021,

MAAP President VADM Santos and SPU President Sister Merceditas Ang of St. Paul University (3rd Place Winner) served as panel discussants in a webinar discussing the role of internationalization during and after COVID-19.

Click here to watch the webinar video.

May 27 and June 10, 2021 – Chaired session APEC SEN EG3 - APEC SEN (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Seafarer Excellence Network)

On May 27, 2021, the first session of the Expert Group 3 meeting was chaired by EG3 Vice-Chair Dr. Angelica Baylon from MAAP. Issues related to seafarer recruitment, career development, and job transition were discussed. Click here to read more.

May and June 2021 – MAAP awarded Internationalization Award and participates in the panel discussion at the Internationalization Forum

May 19, 2021, under the leadership of its President VADM Eduardo Ma R Santos, AFP (Ret), the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP), was declared Second Place Winner in the First Philippine Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) Internationalization Award. There are 2300 HEIS with 87 Maritime HEIs in the Philippines.

The Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) awarded the prestigious recognition to MAAP. Dr. Angelica M Baylon is MAAP External Relations Director.

On June 25, 2021, MAAP President VADM Santos and SPU President Sister Merceditas Ang of St. Paul University (3rd Place Winner) served as panel discussants in a webinar discussing the role of internationalization during and after COVID-19. The session was conducted as part of the Forum on Higher Education of the Future facilitated by UPOU Chancellor Dr. Melinda Baldarama via FB live stream, youtube, and zoom.

Video available here.

MAAP is an active regular member of GlobalMET. MAAP President VADM Santos, who is also GLOBALMET Vice-Chair, thanked and acknowledged the support of its international affiliations, such as GlobalMET and other partners, both maritime and non-maritime organizations thru his PowerPoint presentation. For MAAP internationalization, GlobalMET had helped the Academy improve its quality education and training towards global competitiveness, and the same has been shared with other maritime HEIs in the country. GlobalMET has been part of the PAEPI initiative.

May 27, 2021, and June 10, 2021 – Chaired session APEC SEN EG3

APEC SEN (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Seafarer Excellence Network)

On May 27, 2021, the first session of the Expert Group 3 meeting was chaired by EG3 Vice-Chair Dr. Angelica Baylon from MAAP. Issues related to seafarer recruitment, career development, and job transition were discussed. Detailed report here.

This was followed up through a second session of the APEC SEN Recruitment, Career Development, and Job Transition (Expert Group 3) meeting discussion group on 10 June 2021. Detailed report here.

Maritime experts from around the globe participated in the meeting and discussed initiatives to facilitate the intended APEC SEN Conference and Job Fair project. GlobalMET was represented by Capt. Richard Teo from Australia. Details on the discussion are available here and here.

MAAP and GlobalMET are active expert members of APEC SEN Group 3 (Recruitment, Career Development, and Job Transition) and jointly support the envisioned APEC SEN Capacity Building Conference and Job Fair to maximize cross labor mobility of seafarers for the digital age.

Click here to read more and for photos of the webinar.

March 2021 – Women in the maritime sector webinar

On March 29, 2021, MAAP ERO Director Dr. Angelica Baylon joined the Women in Maritime Webinar – “Exploring Difficulties Endured by Women in the Maritime Industry and Importance of MET Institutions in Increasing Awareness and Eradicating the Gap”. Watch the video and interview on Seaversity’s you tube channel here

Dr. Bayon spoke about the challenges faced by women in seafarers towards gender equity in the maritime workplace and the role of MET institutions, especially MAAP, in increasing awareness of gender equity. Webinar recap available here. Manila Times news item here. MAAP, as a member of GlobalMET, also supports its advocacy in contributing its share to accomplish SDG 5 (Gender Equality and Inclusivity) for sustainability.

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October 2019 – Inauguration of APEC SEN office with KIMFT Busan

From October 19-24, 2019, the Korea Institute of Maritime Fisheries and Technology (KIMFT) in Busan hosted the opening ceremonies and launching of the APEC SEN Secretariat Office. MAAP President Vadm Eduardo Ma R Santos, AFP (Ret), also the AMOSUP Executive VP represented MAAP as guest of honor and speaker. Read the detailed report here. The video can be seen here

Dr. Angelica Baylon, MAAP ERO Director, as one of the resource speakers and session chair, was elected Vice-Chair of APEC SEN EG3, with Dr. Xiuying Bi from Guangzhou Maritime University, China, as elected Chair of APEC SEN EG3 from 2019 to date. Expert group discussions also commenced. Photos here.

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Other than our work at the IMO, GlobalMET is active in organizing and supporting webinars, meetings and conferences on subjects related to the maritime sector and maritime education and training (MET). We promote the interests of our members and put forward their viewpoint at various venues.

A new page added on this website enables our members to share news and happenings at their organization with other GlobalMET members as well as the rest of the world.

25 February 2021 - Cadets’ Graduation Parade held at BMA Bangladesh

With inputs from Dr. Sajid Hussain CEng CMarEng FIMarEST, Commandant, Bangladesh Marine Academy.

Member website: www.macademy.gov.bd

On 25 February 2021, the Graduation Parade of 192 marine cadets (including 6 lady marine cadets) of the 55th Batch was organized at the Bangladesh Marine Academy (BMA).

  • BMA Main entrance (Source: Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chattogram)

  • BMA Cadets 55th Graduation Parade (Source: Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chattogram)

H E Sheikh Hasina – Hon’ble Prime Minister attended the program virtually as the Chief Guest. Mr. Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury MP – Hon’ble Shipping Minister, Mr. Mezbah Uddin Chowdhury – Shipping Secretary and marine dignitaries attended the ceremony.

Cadet Abir Mohammad Sadman Noor was awarded the President’s Gold Medal for being the best all-round cadet of the batch.

Naturally, health and safety precautions were taken and social distancing was maintained among the participants and audience due to the current pandemic. For the 3 year program at BMA, officer cadets attend classes for 24 months (2 years) followed by 12 months (3rd year) on board ocean going ships.

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  • BMA Cadets 55th Graduation Parade (Source: Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chattogram)

  • The Commandant’s address at the BMA Cadets 55th Graduation Parade (Source: Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chattogram)

Online attendance by the Bangladesh Prime Minister HE Sheikh Hasina at the BMA Cadets 55th Graduation Parade (Source: Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chattogram)

Located in Chattogram (earlier known as Chittagong), Bangladesh Marine Academy has been a member of GlobalMET since 2010 and has been active in conducting Bachelor of Maritime Science (Hons) degree courses, Pre-Sea Nautical/Engineering courses and various STCW Courses at its premises (www.macademy.gov.bd) in Bangladesh.

BMA is a proud member of GlobalMET.

IMEC (The International Maritime Employers' Council)

With inputs from: Adam Lewis, Head of Training & Operations, International Maritime Employers’ Council Ltd., UK.

Website: http://www.imec.org.uk/

News from our members – May 2021 – MAAP IMEC cadet graduation

Despite the Covid related disruptions, 95 cadets of the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) graduated after their training at the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP). They are a part of the almost 1,500 graduates belonging to the IMEC cadet program. IMEC and MAAP are proud members of GlobalMET.

University of Trinidad and Tobago - MTCC

August 2021

MTCC Caribbean Presents at MTCC Africa’s Webinar on GHG Reduction Measures

In August 2021, a series of webinars was hosted by MTCC Caribbean. Its Deputy Direct and GHG Adviser, Mr. Stephan Nanan, and Technical Head, Captain Sukhjit Singh, delivered two featured presentations at MTCC Africa’s webinar titled GHG Reduction Measures in The African Maritime Sector In-Line with The International and National Regulations. This internal collaboration within the GMN was part of an effort to drive global efforts towards the decarbonisation of maritime transport by promoting technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency and help navigate shipping into a low-carbon future. The webinar also featured presentations from Engineer Denis Mulwa, Energy Efficiency Expert, MTCC Africa and Engineer Luke Samba, GHG Expert, MTCC Africa.

The Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) Caribbean is one of 5 regional MTCCs developed under the Global MTCC Network (GMN) project. This project is finance by the European Union and implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is the host institution for the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre for the Caribbean (MTCC Caribbean) and is a member of GlobalMET.

29 June 2021 – Webinar on Maritime Energy Efficiency Technologies

On 29th June, UTC-MTCC held a webinar to discuss the barriers to maritime energy efficiency technologies with respect to the Caribbean as well as opportunities in the sector. Further details can be found here.

UTT is a member of GlobalMET. Their maritime campus at Chaguaramas, Carenage in Trinidad and Tobago contains world class faculty teaching international programmes accredited by IMaREST and MCA as well as bridge and engine simulators. Further details can be found on their website https://mtcc-caribbean.com/.

Maritime Training Institute (Karachi, Pakistan)

GlobalMET member Maritime Training Institute (MTI) was established in 1998 and has since then, grown in size and the scope of its training activities. With two large campuses in Karachi, full mission navigation simulators, a swimming pool for survival at sea courses, a davit launched enclosed lifeboat, chemical and oil tanker simulators and crane simulator training, MTI has grown to be an internationally recognized training institute. More recently, it has expanded its course offerings with shore-based maritime, supply chain and logistics courses.

Website https://mti.edu.pk;   www.mintship.com
Email info@mti.edu.pk
Address Mariners Fairway, 43 Timber Pond, Keamari, P.O. Box 4668, Karachi – 75620, Pakistan
Phone +9221 32858050 +9221 32858051 +9221 32858052 +9221 32858053
  • HND students obtaining hands-on experience of navigation on the state of art full mission ship handling simulators at MTI, Karachi, Pakistan.

  • Professionals attending the Cranes Simulator Training session at MTI, Karachi, Pakistan.

  • Practical demonstration of Life Boat operation during an STCW approved PSCRB training course at MTI, Karachi, Pakistan.

  • Participants simulating cargo operations during an Advanced Chemical & Oil Tanker Simulator Course at MTI, Karachi, Pakistan.

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