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The world maritime community shares that one of the most impending challenges today is the shortage of qualified seafaring human resources of today and tomorrow. Need for qualified seafarers are increasing, and so does the need for the quality education and training of the young people of the next generations in this profession.

The parties to this Memorandum recognize and share that the mandatory periods of seagoing service, or on-board-training, are prime importance in learning the job of being a ship's officer and in achieving the overall standard of competence required as stipulated in STCW Convention, that on-board-training opportunities available for the young people worldwide are much less than required.

A Joint Initiative by:
Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy, Russia
Dalian Maritime University, China
Istanbul Techinical University Maritime Faculty, Turkey
John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, Philippines
Korea Maritime University, Republic of Korea
Maritime University named after Admiral G.I. Nevelskoy, Russia

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