Officers participate in reflective learning

30th May 2019

The historic Romanian city of Constanta on the Black Sea coast, and Sestroretsk, a coastal region near St Petersburg, were the locations for two Officer Seminars held in May.

The historic Romanian city of Constanta on the Black Sea coast, and Sestroretsk, a coastal region near St Petersburg, were the locations for two Officer Seminars held in May.

European seafarers from the NMM-managed fleet attended the events alongside representatives from onshore management.

The latest in a series of 2019 seminars; the events followed a seminar held in Clydebank (Glasgow) and Riga, and precede a Mumbai event, scheduled for mid-June.

The seminars included presentations from senior management on a variety of topics including safety and leadership, as well as interactive training through reflective learning exercises.

Chief Officer Andrei Sergeev attended the St Petersburg event. He said: “The seminar was very well organised.

“Regarding the seminar topics, I would like to say that information given to us was presented in very accessible form and is useful in our future job.

“Especially good was that junior officers also took part in the meeting and got an explanation about the importance of working as a team both on board and in communication with the superintendents.

“It was also important that we were not only listening to presentations, but also participating in discussions as part of reflective learning. It was interesting to see how different people were given their own opinions about the same situations. It was really good sharing of experience.

“Last what I like to mention is that such seminars are also a good opportunity to meet friends from other places in Russia with whom we worked with before but currently sailing in same ranks and have no chance to meet on board. Many thanks.”

ENDS

Pictured: Douglas Cowden, Director of Ship Management, Northern Marine Management, in discussion with officers during reflective learning workshop in St Petersburg.