The International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) has announced the recipients of its latest round of bursaries towards the Diploma in Harbour Masters Programme of Lloyd’s Maritime Academy.
The IHMA has been providing bursaries, which count towards 50% of course fees, since 2007. In that time, the association has awarded approximately 30 bursaries to aspiring harbour masters.
On this occasion the bursary recipients are as follows:
Greg Tandy, Hydrographic Surveyor, UK.
Damien Allen, Assistant Harbour Master, Port of Cork, Ireland.
Mohamed Alshereiqi, Maritime Pilot, Port Sultan Qaboos, Oman.
The course is aimed at those, particularly seafarers, preparing themselves to enter the Harbour Master profession. The programme has been developed jointly by the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the IHMA. It provides the marine safety and management knowledge required by Harbour Masters and deputy Harbour Masters, port captains and others with responsibility for marine functions in ports around the world.
The IHMA typically awards two bursaries for both spring and autumn intake of the? course each year. This year, however, the association awarded a third bursary due to the number and quality of applications.
IHMA President Paul O’Regan: “The Harbour Master has a key role to play in ensuring that people living and working in or close to the port, as well as those visiting the port environment, can go about their business safely and efficiently. Harbour Masters must be familiar with all relevant safety, environmental and health legislation at the international, national and local levels. We are pleased, as an organisation representing this important role internationally, to be able to support the development of the next generation of Harbour Masters in this way.”
The bursaries are just one example of the IHMA’s commitment to supporting the educational development of Harbour Masters. The association has teamed up with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy to provide access to a range of courses offering the knowledge of legislation, risk management, navigational equipment, security, marine operations and management skills required to overcome key industry challenges.
The partnership provides existing IHMA members with up to 15% discount on selected Lloyd’s Maritime Academy courses. Non-members enrolling on the courses, on the other hand, will receive a one-year complimentary associate membership of the IHMA.
The International Harbour Masters Association (IHMA) is the professional body for those responsible for the safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sound conduct of marine operations in port waters.
With over 235 members in more than 50 countries, the Association brings together Harbour Masters and all those who hold a managerial position in aspects of the control of marine operations within a port.
IHMA has Non–Governmental Organisation (NGO) consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The purpose of consultative status is to enable IMO to obtain critical information and expert advice from IHMA members.