The 2018 HELMEPA Refresher Training Program kicks off

Associations, Environment, Maritime Education and Training — By on January 15, 2018 at 1:40 PM

HELMEPA, operating as a DNV GL certified “Maritime Training Center for Pollution Prevention, Safety at Sea and Environmental Awareness” launches tomorrow, 16 January 2018, its 36th Annual Program of Voluntary Refresher Training.

The Program kicks off with the 2-day Seminar “Marine Environmental Awareness”, based on IMO Model Course 1.38 and certified by the Maritime Authority of the Republic of Cyprus.

The 2018 Program offers also the 2-day “Safety” and “Pollution Prevention” and the 1-day “Human Element and Safety” Seminars. Again this year, these new Seminars have been developed in close cooperation with HELMEPA’s Training Committee, in a way that their syllabus meets the actual training needs of Member Companies.

New topics presented this year include cyber security, prevention of enclosed lifeboat release accidents, MRV implementation, response to oil pollution from ships, the Safety II approach to safety issues and leadership-communication principles for the management of human resources on board.

Each 2-day Seminar is to be offered 5 times during the year, while the 1-day Seminar is scheduled 8 times in total. HELMEPA warmly thanks all those who are actively involved in the successful implementation of the Program, in particular the lecturers, who are experts of 12 Member Companies and Organizations, scientific staff of the National Technical University of Athens, Officers of the Hellenic Coast Guard and independent associates.

Detailed information on the Seminars is included in the Refresher Training 2018 booklet, available at HELMEPA’s website :


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