IMO hosts school children for World Maritime Day

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) appears to be taking the imperative of getting young people into shipping quite literally as pupils from local and international schools paid a visit to its London headquarters yesterday as part of activities marking this year’s World Maritime Day.

In-keeping with the World Maritime Day theme of “Maritime Education and Training”, the students learned about various types of ships, the cargoes they carry, regulations for ships and a range of careers in the maritime world, and took part in interactive ship simulations, leaving them more with greater knowledge of the industry than the majority of British adults.

The children also took turns on ship simulators, loaned by ARI World, and were interviewed about what they had learned.

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