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Liberian Registry establishes ‘The Yoram Cohen Memorial Scholarship’ at WMU

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L-R: WMU: Dr. Tafsir Matin Johansson, Dr. Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr., President Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry. LISCR: Christine Doherty and Thomas Klenum
In recognition of the maritime contributions of LISCR Founder and Chairman Emeritus Yoram Cohen, the Liberian Registry has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Maritime University (WMU), to create “The Yoram Cohen Memorial Scholarship.”

The scholarship will promote wide-ranging research in maritime and ocean-related studies, focusing on areas such as safe decarbonisation of international shipping, innovation and seafarer safety and well-being.

 “Yoram Cohen had a lifelong love of the sea and devoted a significant part of his life to responsible environmental stewardship. We want to honour Yoram’s legacy by recognising the outstanding achievements of the WMU and advancing our mutual interests in the field of maritime education, research, and seafaring affairs,” said Thomas Klenum, Executive VP of Innovation & Regulatory Affairs at the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR).

“It is our hope that this scholarship will build upon the work of the WMU with advanced graduate research to support innovation and help develop new and sustainable practices for the maritime industry.”

Professor Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr., President of WMU noted, “The World Maritime University is delighted to collaborate with the Liberian Registry in establishing “The Yoram Cohen Memorial Scholarship”,” commented Professor Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr., President of WMU.

“This initiative, commemorating Mr. Yoram Cohen's profound maritime contributions, signifies a joint commitment to furthering maritime education and research for a safe, secure, efficient, and sustainable maritime and oceans future. Through this MoU, I am pleased that the Liberian Registry will fund research projects including a resident research fellow at WMU,” he added.