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UK Ship Register Supports Seafarers Of The Future

The UK Ship Register (UKSR), renowned as a world class flag bearer for maritime safety and innovation, is supporting this year’s prestigious Lloyds List Greek Shipping Awards for the first time.

Recognising excellence in the Greek shipping community, this year’s event takes place on 4 December and it will be online for the first time in its 16 years’ history.

The UKSR, part of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), is providing the Award for Achievement in Education or Training. It’s a fitting complement to the MCA’s commitment to seafarer training services which are also now available online to ensure important education services can continue during the pandemic.

Supporting the awards is a further demonstration of the UKSR’s commitment to the Greek shipping community, following the opening of the first overseas office in Piraeus and a webinar in November, with leading industry guests including the UK’s Shipping Minister Robert Courts and the UK’s Ambassador to Greece.

Education and training for seafarers is a core element of the MCA’s work, together with the provision of world leading maritime services for the safety of shipping and crews. International shipping owners and management companies can access this through registration with the UKSR and importantly secure access to the innovations that are driving the industry’s future and smart shipping of tomorrow.

UKSR support for this virtual event comes at the end of an unprecedented year of challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, not least the use of the latest digital technologies which have helped to keep the shipping world moving. The latest step is the UKSR’s comprehensive online registration system that’s already collected industry accolades within just two months of its launch.