KMSTC Finalists at OPITO Awards 2017

23 Nov 2017
by Marlow Ukraine

Congratulations to KMSTC for being a finalist at the recent OPITO Safety and Competence Conference held in Malaysia.

KMSTC recognised as a leading 'New Generation' training centre at OPITO's OSCC event


Kherson Maritime Specialized Training Centre (KMSTC) was recently chosen as a finalist in the category "New Generation", as part of the OPITO Safety and Competence Conference (OSCC) 2017, held on the 8th November at the Royale Chulan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

"This is a fantastic achievement and recognition of KMSTC’s work over the years in providing quality training, and setting new benchmarks in the industry," said Crew Training Manager, Marlow Navigation, Captain Martin Bankov. "This acknowledgment is something all involved at KMSTC should be proud of; for their great work, leadership and dedication to safety and competence," he added.

OSCC was introduced in 2009 to bring operators, contractors and the supply chain together with training organisations and provide a forum for improving standards of safety and competency that protect the workforce and the industry’s reputation.

With these awards, OSCC explores what the industry offers the next generation in terms of current support, how the learning and education experience is changing with regards to safety training; and the role technology will play in this process. As OPITO explains, it is vital that the oil and gas industry evolves and adapts its learning processes to meet the needs and demands of the future workforce.

"This year’s awards have been developed into two new categories to celebrate new technologies, methods and continuous development in the oil and gas industry, and recognise our findings that the expectations of the younger generation are impacting business approaches," stated chief executive officer, OPITO, John McDonald in a recent press release.



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 more than 10 countries, with 1,000 shore-based staff, 14,000 crew on board managed vessels and approximately 24,000 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, a state-of-the-art maritime academy in the Philippines, and international naval training centres in Ukraine, Russia and Germany.

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