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Ethiopian training academy makes Posidonia debut

Ethiopian training academy makes Posidonia debut
As shipping begins to look toward the African continent for investment opportunities, the Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute (EMTI) has joined Posidonia for the first time, exhibiting its portfolio of maritime training expertise at stand 3.221.

EMTI, based on a lake in the northern part of land-locked Ethiopia, forms part of the YCF Group, chaired by Yoram Cohen. Sister crewing company Ethiopian Manning Agency (EMA) is based in Hamburg with a small branch office in Athens.

YCF’s other maritime activities include the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), which claims a 17% share of the Greek controlled fleet.

Pictured here are Yoram Cohen (centre right) and the md of LISCR Greece Michalis Pantazopoulos, during a visit to their stand by Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (centre left) and Merchant Marine minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis (far left).

All of EMTI’s cadets – one of whom is also pictured - have either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science (BSc) degrees, and are trained for a maritime career at EMTI’s facilities, which include new lecture halls, a marine equipment workshop, electrical engineering laboratories, and lifeboat systems with davits.

More than 800 cadets and officers have been successfully trained at EMTI and are now employed on vessels around the world. A further 100 electro-technical cadets and 100 engine cadets are currently ready for recruitment, said Marcus Illies, EMA marketing, sales & client relationship manager.