SafeMed II Project sponsored WMU students visit REMPEC – Mar 02, 2011

Mr Abed Al Dabet from Jordan and Mr Makram Chouchane from Tunisia, two SafeMed II Project sponsored students attending the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmö, Sweden, visited the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC), the implementing body of the EU-funded SafeMed II Project. The two students, who are currently following the Master of Science course in Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration (MSEA) at WMU, were in Malta on a field study visit with a group of other WMU students. Hosted by Transport Malta, the field visit forms an integral part of their postgraduate studies.

This visit was a good opportunity for the two students to meet with the Director of REMPEC, Mr Frederic Hebert, Mr Jonathan Pace, SafeMed II Project Coordinator, and Capt Joseph Zerafa, SafeMed II Project Officer (Maritime Safety) and to be updated on the ongoing activities at regional level within the implementation of the SafeMed II Project.

Postgraduate financing for long-term maritime training forms an integral part of the SafeMed II Project. These postgraduate courses are selected within the SafeMed framework as the staff of the maritime administrations and other government agencies dealing with maritime issues need to have specific expertise on the various aspects related to the responsibilities of the maritime administration.

The third SafeMed II sponsored postgraduate student presently studying at WMU during 2011 is the Turkish national, Mr Hakan Tarkan. He is following the MSc in Port Management course. So far, there have already been 14 students benefiting from WMU scholarships under the SafeMed Project.