Supporting KSMA Cadets Continue Studies

08 Apr 2022
Marlow Navigation

Marlow assisting KSMA in the arrangements for cadets’ safe continuation of studies and training.

Marlow assisting KSMA in arrangements for cadets’ safe continuation of studies and training


Further to Marlow’s response in support for people in Ukraine, the company moved quickly to assist cadets and their families in these dire circumstances, as well as sustain the training of crew in general.

“We have been doing everything we can to help our cadets and their families remain safe and have a way to continue their studies and training,” stated Training Director, Marlow Navigation, Joern Clodius.

Marlow has been working closely with Kherson State Maritime Academy (KSMA) to provide Ukrainian cadets with the opportunity to maintain their studies. Where possible, Kherson cadets continued online. In addition, many are being given the opportunity to pursue their education and training at KSMA’s partner maritime academies in neighbouring countries.

A cooperation agreement has already been setup between KSMA and Lithuanian Maritime Academy (LMA) in Klaipeda. LMA has agreed to recognise cadets’ previous studies at KSMA and incorporate them into their own programmes by issuing dual diplomas at the completion of their studies. Marlow is contributing substantially to cadets’ studying and living expenses during their time in Lithuania.

“Additional efforts are undertaken to have academies in neighbouring countries also join the cause. Collectively, we are supporting our cadets to continue their training and careers in commercial shipping,” added Training Manager, Marlow Navigation, Captain Martin Bankov.

There will be another course at LMA starting in September 2022 to accommodate those who were not able to join earlier. For these cadets, their seagoing practice will be extended to match the commencement date of the studies.

Meanwhile, Marlow’s training department at headquarters in Cyprus, Ukrainian office colleagues, and the faculty at KSMA remain in constant communication with cadets, to keep them informed about possibilities, and to help them with all necessary arrangements.



Since the company’s beginnings in 1982 from the maritime hub of Limassol, Marlow Navigation has grown to become a globally renowned and trusted name in the ship management industry. Today, a network spanning 12 countries, with over 1,000 shore-based staff, 15,000 crew on board managed vessels and 32,000 active seafarers in the employment pool, underpins the company’s progress, business sustainability and client-focussed ethos.

Scope of services have over the past four decades broadened to fully-fledged maritime activities, including crew management, full technical ship management, new ship building supervision, finance and administration, crew recruitment, training and safety, and offshore services.

These are provided out of management offices in Limassol, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Mumbai and Hong Kong, together a global network of seafarer recruiting agencies, state-of-the-art maritime academies and international naval training centres.

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