Teens look to maritime future


21640377382_35d3449181_zOpportunities in the maritime sector, from officer cadet training, maritime law and marine biology, through to transport logistics, were outlined to young people who attended an open morning at IMO today (23 September), as part of the Headquarters’ celebrations of World Maritime Day, under the theme “Maritime education and training”.

The students, from local and international schools based in London, heard speakers from Southampton Solent University (Warsash Maritime Academy); the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST); Plymouth University (School of Marine Science and Engineering and Plymouth Business School); and from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

The 120 students then enjoyed trying out ship simulators, loaned by ARI World, and were able to quiz people working in the maritime field, including current students and cadets, on maritime training and careers. The event was supported by Careers at Sea, Institute of Chartered shipbrokers, IMarEST, Plymouth University and Southampton Solent University (Warsash Maritime Academy).