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  • Hellenic MET System

    Greece has developed a public MET (Maritime Education and Training) system corresponding to its needs and to the provisions of the relevant International legislation and European Union acquis as well.

    The competent Directorate of the Headquarters of the Hellenic Coast Guard, for maritime education and training (MET) of the Greek seafarers is the Seafarers’ Training Directorate (STD). The STD is responsible for the development and implementation of relevant regulations for the operation and training programmes of the Public Merchant Marine Schools, seafarers’ education and post training, for issuing Certificates of Competency, for the implementation of measures in order to attract young people to the maritime profession and for supervising the proper operation of the Merchant Marine Schools.

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    Seafarers’ Training Directorate

    The Seafarers’ Training Directorate consists of the following units:

    1. Regulations and Educational Programs
    2. Organization and Operation of Merchant Marine Schools
    3. Seafarers’ Education and Post Training
    4. Seafarers’ Certification (SC)
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    QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    Τhe STD and the Merchant Marine Schools have established, documented and implemented a Quality Management System, whose effectiveness is continually improved in accordance with the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015 International Standard.

    MERCHANT MARINE SCHOOLS

    The Greek MET System consists of:

    • Eleven (11) Merchant Marine Academies (MMA) for Deck Officers and Engine Officers,
    • Three (3) Centers of Further Education for Seafarers (CFES) for Deck Officers, Engine Officers and Radio Communications Officers,
    • Two (2) Schools of Life Saving and Fire-fighting Means (SLSFFM).
    • The Public School of Merchant Marine Further Training for Steward officers (PSMM/FT/Stewards)

    MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMIES (MMA) FOR DECK AND ENGINE OFFICERS:

    MMA ADDRESS PHONE (+30) E-MAIL
    Aspropyrgos Paralia Aspropyrgou, GR – 193 00 Aspropyrgos Attikis, Greece 210 – 5574171-3, 210 – 5575987, 210 – 5575563 aenasprop@hcg.gr
    Epirus GR – 481 00 Vathi Prevezas, Greece 26820 – 22095-7, 26820 – 89511-12 aenipi@hcg.gr
    Ionian islands Maitland Square, GR – 281 00 Argostoli Kefalonia, Greece 26710 – 28608 aenionia@hcg.gr
    Crete Vlites Soudas GR – 732 00 Chania, Crete, Greece 28210 – 89356 aenkritis@hcg.gr
    Kalymnos Enoria Kalamiotissas, GR- 85200 Kalymnos, Greece 22430 – 22551 aenkalymnou@hcg.gr
    Kimi GR – 340 03 Paralia Kimis, Evia, Greece 22220 – 22602 aenkimis@hcg.gr
    Macedonia GR-570 04 Nea Michaniona Thessalonikis, Greece 23920-31222, 23920-36506, 23920-33415 aenmakedonias@hcg.gr
    Oinousses GR – 821 01 Oinousses Chiou, Greece 22710 – 55209 aenoinousson@hcg.gr
    Syros Ep. Papadam 1, GR – 841 00 Ermoupoli Syrou, Greece 22810 – 82450 aensyrou@hcg.gr
    Hydra GR – 180 40 Hydra, Greece 22980 – 52208 aenydra@hcg.gr
    Chios 26, Dimokratias Str., GR – 821 00 Chios, Greece 22710 – 44431 aenchiou@hcg.gr

    CENTERS OF FURTHER EDUCATION FOR SEAFARERS

    To the Merchant Marine Officers, following their graduation from Merchant Marine Academies, are offered further training lessons, while specialty training is offered for service on certain types of vessels (tankers – passenger ships, safety – security) to be able to follow specialized technologies of their work.

    For this purpose, there are three Centers of Further Education for Seafarers (CFES), where the Officers receive the necessary training necessary for the development of their career:

    1. Centre of Further Education for Deck Officers

    43, Fleming, GR – 182 33 Agios Ioannis Rentis, Greece
    Tel: 210 4821281, 4813963, 4823853 ‐ 854, Fax: 210 4813314
    E‐mail: kesenpl@hcg.gr

    2. Centre of Further Education for Engine Officers

    43, Fleming, GR – 182 33 Agios Ioannis Rentis, Greece
    Tel: 210 4821281, 4813963, 4823853 ‐ 854, Fax: 210 4813314
    E‐mail: kesenm@hcg.gr

    3. Centre of Further Education for Radio Communications’ Officers

    Paralia Aspropyrgou, GR – 193 00 Aspropyrgos Attikis, Greece
    Tel: 210 5570450 ‐ 5574956, Fax: 210 5574955
    Ε‐mail: kesenrhre@hcg.gr

    Schools of Life Saving and Fire-fighting Means (SLSFFM)

    Additionally, there are two Schools of Life Saving and Fire-fighting Means (SLSFFM), where basic and advanced training to seafarers of all levels is provided on the use of the survival and firefighting means on board of ships:

    1. School of Life Saving and Fire Fighting Means of Aspropyrgos

    Paralia Aspropyrgou, GR – 193 00 Aspropyrgos Attikis, Greece
    Tel: 210 5574204 ‐ 5570629 – 2105579385, Fax: 210 5574246
    E‐mail: sspma@hcg.gr

    2. School of Life Saving and Fire Fighting Means of Macedonia

    GR-570 04 Nea Michaniona Thessalonikis, Greece
    Tel: 23920 34200, Fax: 23920 21602,
    Ε‐mail: sspm.mak@hcg.gr

    Finally there is the Public School of Merchant Marine Further Training for Steward Officers (PSMM/FT/Stewards)

    43, Fleming Str., GR-18233, Agios Ioannis Rentis, Greece
    Tel: 210 4220713, Fax: 210 4126554
    Ε-mail: thalamip@hcg.gr

    PROFESSIONAL CAREER

    Graduates of MMA acquire a third level of education title and at the same time a nautical identity certificate of Grade C as a deck or engine officer of Merchant Marine. They can also carry out postgraduate studies at national univerisities (third degree level of education) or abroad in specialties that are necessary in the field of Shipping. Once a high school graduate has chosen a career in shipping, he has prospects for immediate professional rehabilitation and then professional development with significant financial gains.

    Graduates of MMA can rank up into Grade B Deck or Engine Officers and then to Grade A Deck or Engine Officers after they have a seagoing service and proper training. Today, the required seagoing service for promotion to deck or engine officers of Grade B is 24 months and for promotion to deck or engine officers of Grade A is 24 months.

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    Career in Shipping is not limited to ships. A number of other sectors of economic activity, such as shipping companies, shipbuilding, repairs, supplies, agencies, classification societies, insurance, similar Public and Private Organizations, etc. are also active. They offer alternative employment opportunities and substantial development prospects. With the knowledge and experience acquired by an Officer when serving on board, he/she is prepeared to create a career later, on land.

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