- Unit: Maritime Training
WMU and DNV GL’s Maritime Academy announced their cooperation for another “Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Safety and Security” after the successful first year of the “Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management” which is just completed and will run for a second time commencing end of August 2016.
WMU President, Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry visited the DNV GL stand during the Posidonia Exhibition that took place on 6-10 June in Athens and discussed the cooperation between the two organizations with Dr. Ilias Visvikis, WMU Professor and Program Coordinator, and Dr. Marina Papaioannou of DNV GL’s Maritime Academy Hellas. They all agreed that it was a successful first year and there is certainly room for more joint projects.
With the new Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Safety and Security, already announced to start late 2017, the two organizations focus both on safety as always, and security, recently gaining increasing attention given the global context. Within the maritime sector this covers the headline issue of piracy and terrorism but also includes trafficking, illegal fishing, port security and marine environmental protection, including the dumping of toxic waste.
Furthermore there is the successful implementation of the ISPS provisions and how to respond to the continuous flows of irregular migrants and/or refugees using various means of transport and related infrastructure. Capacity for dealing with contemporary safety and security issues is essential not only for the numerous government officials responsible for performing tasks related to safety and security, but also for profitability and maintaining a good reputation in general of the sector.
The new Diploma consists of five Modules that cover the following topics:
1. Maritime Transport & Shipping Operations
2. Safety and Environmental Protection Issues
3. Maritime Safety: Requirements and Implementation
4. Legal and Operational Aspects of Maritime Security
5. Leadership and best practices in Port Management
More information can be found at http://www.wmu.se/distance-learning and more to come soon via our ezine.