Maritime institutions enter cooperation
Marstal Navigation School and Greenland Maritime Center, Imarsiornermik Ilinniarfik, entered a cooperation agreement on Tuesday, October 10, to strengthen the maritime ties between Denmark and Greenland. The agreement will, among other things, lead to the training of shipmasters specializing in arctic sailing.
"Marstal Navigation School has been working on courses in arctic shipping for several years, and this is strengthened through cooperation with Imarsiornermik Ilinniarfik. The cooperation also allows us to exchange experiences in the educational and didactic field, and we look forward to the exchange of teachers and staff between the institutions." Says Jeppe Carstensen, Principal at Marstal Navigation School.
Imarsiornermik Ilinniarfik looks forward to working with Marstal Navigation School, MarNav, which can be of major importance for the development and strengthening of maritime education in Greenland. Imarsiornermik Ilinniarfik, with its location in the Arctic, has expertise that cannot be achieved through theoretical approach to sailing under extreme conditions.
MarNav has been around for more than 150 years and has extremely well-established experience in maritime education, which the Greenland Maritime Center looks forward to taking advantage of.
For MarNav, close cooperation with Imarsiornermik Ilinniarfik is an important measure for building maritime skills in relation to a future where the Arctic waters are opened for sailing.
As an addition to the cooperation agreement, II and MarNav agree to work for the establishment of an Arctic Ship Training. It is a goal that the 'Arctic Shipmaster' becomes a specialist in the sailing and operation of ships in Arctic regions, and through this cooperation, each institution's expert experience will be used within each area.
In the near future, the two institutions will work on formalizing the mind of the 'Arctic Shipowner' through contact with relevant shipping companies and authorities.
Source: Imarsiornermik Ilinniarfik and Marstal Navigation School / Maritime Denmark