The 6th International Forum on Seafarer’s Education, Training and Crewing is being held for the 4th time. The Forum is organized by National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” and the Exhibition Centre “Odessa Home”. Traditionally, the Forum has been supported by International Transport Federation (ITF), International Maritime Employers’Council (IMEC), BIMCO, InterManager, International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), the Nautical Institute, the Institute of Maritime Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), as well as the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine. More than 160 delegates, 75 organizations and companies from 20 countries from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong (China), India, Isle of Man, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine participate in the conference.

The delegates represent maritime educational institutions, training centres, shipping and crewing companies, simulators and software developers and other representatives of the maritime industry.

The event was solemly opened by: Y.M. Rashkevich, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, D.S. Petrenko, Chairman of the State Service for Marine and River Transport of Ukraine, Pradeep Chawla, Managing Director of Anglo-Eastern Ship Management, Johan Ekvall, Solutions Manager Transas, Terje Heierstad, Vice President of Business Development Maritime Simulation Kongsberg Digital, Mykhaylo Miyusov, Professor, Rector of NU «OMA».

Anglo-Eastern Ship Management, a leading, independent provider of ship management services to ship owners around the world is the General Partner of the Forum.

The Exhibition General Partner is TRANSAS – a world leading provider of high tech equipment, software applications, integrated solutions and services for the maritime industry. The Conference General Partner is V.Ships (Ukraine), one of the biggest crewing agencies in Ukraine.

The general partner of the conference is Kongsberg Maritime, a leading global company that provides systems for dynamic positioning and navigation, marine automation, safety management, cargo operations, underwater research and construction, maritime training and satellite positioning.

The forum brings together partners who are interested in high-quality training, training and employment of seamen, safe and efficient operation of seagoing vessels, and provides excellent opportunities for discussing the issues facing the marine industry.