IMLA Spoke for Seafarers and Maritime Lecturers at “Seafarers Day 2020” Webinar Meeting

On June 25, 2020, IMLA was well represented by Capt. Quentin Cox and Prof. Alison Noble to participate a round-table online meeting on “Seafarers Day 2020 – Challenges and New Opportunities” organized by the Batumi Navigation Teaching University in celebration of this year’s Day of the Seafarer.

Speaking on behalf of IMLA, Capt. Quentin Cox and Prof. Alison Noble highlighted the dedication and resilience of seafarers at a time of global crises, and shared their experience and best practice of delivering education and training as maritime lecturers from their respective contexts in response to the major disruptions.

 “Maritime lecturers (and indeed all maritime stakeholders) are facing an unprecedented situation in the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to continue to support our young trainee seafarers and to nurture in them the resilience they will require in the future”, Prof. Alison Noble emphasized.

Professor Parmen Khvedelidze, Rector of Batumi Navigation Teaching University and Ms. Tamara Ioseliani, Director of the Maritime Transport Agency, Georgia opened the meeting. Representatives from maritime education institutions, maritime administrations, ports, logistics, maritime associations and crewing companies, and sailors from different parts of the world, were invited to join this enlightening discussion.

      Ms. Tamara Ioseliani, Director of the Maritime Transport Agency, Georgia gave an openning address

                                                                          The round table online meeting