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Conference on Maritime Training and Role of Crewing Companies in Developing of Employment Sector

Conference on maritime training took place in Odessa on 15 November 2017. It was organized by All-Ukrainian Association of Crewing Companies, jointly with some other associations and professional bodies. As soon as Olvia Maritime is an active member of mentioned association, it was represented in the Conference.

 

New Schengen visa requirements and Ukrainian seafarers

We have already couple of months experience with new Schengen requirements for Ukrainians. We can travel now easily around Europe, having biometric passport on hands. That’s a good and pleasant experience, great opportunity to see Europe and have nice vacations, but it is also new business opportunities for crewing companies!

 

Training ships as the basic training for seafarers

It is not secret – nautical cadets have the real problem of obtaining seagoing experience. Sometimes we can meet even those, who graduated already, but still don’t get his License because of absence of proper sea time in his Seaman’s book. It is a problem, because we can’t consider such persons as a seamen – it is impossible to become a maritime professional, just sitting at the desk in maritime academy. Training on board is the most significant part of the study, but the opportunities are really limited.

 

Round Table in Kiev

12 December 2017 the Round Table event took place in Kiev. It was dedicated to the new initiatives of Ukrainian Government, which might strongly affect the whole maritime labour market in Ukraine

 

Vital Necessity of Maritime Administration Creation

It is quite interesting situation in Ukraine: maritime business is widely represented in the country by ports, export-import operations, forwarding and many mariners. However, the official maritime policy of the Government is still absent.