Marlow & KSMA Renew Training Cooperation
Marlow Navigation & Kherson State Maritime Academy (KSMA) renew their maritime training cooperation in Ukraine.
The agreement was signed between Marlow Navigation’s Chairman, Hermann Eden and Rector of KSMA, Professor V.F. Khodakovsky during the inauguration ceremony of 2015’s new Ukrainian 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,”
As an industry partner to the Academy, Marlow Navigation continues to increase its intake of Ukrainian cadets on board crew managed ships as part of its ‘hands-on’
“Marlow Navigation has become our reliable partner and an employing company for the plenty of our graduates, as well as sufficient investor in the development of our educational and laboratory base,” commented Khodakovsky. “KSMA entered the list of the best-known higher educational establishments of our country, made by the Institute of Innovations and Technology, and was recognised 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. Marlow selects students to join the company 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 pledge and assure the necessary support for cadets, right from the very beginning, so that in good time they become marine officers,” said General Manager, Marlow Navigation, 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,” concludes Von Der Hoeh.