Hellenic Management Centre and ICS Greek Branch had the pleasure to organize a visit on- board SS Liberty Museum for the high school students of HAEF, on Thursday 7 March 2019.
A welcome address was given by Mrs Natalia Margioli, Managing Director of HMC / ICS Greek Branch and then Cpt Evangelos Kouzilos, the museum’s manager, made a presentation on the history of Hellas Liberty ships, explaining how Liberty Ships were donated by America to Greece as a sign of recognition for their contribution during World War II.
Also, the students had the opportunity to attend a 1-hour session within the museum on the topic “Why Shipping Matters?” delivered by Mr Simon Ward, Managing Director of Ursa Shipbrokers and a Fellow Member and lecturer of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. It was a good first insight into shipping’s contribution in world trade, commodities, shipping management structure and other basic factors of commercial shipping.
Last but not least, all students were given a guided tour through the vessel starting from the permanent photo exhibition that is hosted on board and ending with bridge and engine room, while Cpr Kouzilos willingly answered to all of their questions.
All students were grateful for having the chance not only to familiarize with the idea of “shipping” but also understand how they can combine their undergraduate/postgraduate studies with Professional Qualifications, such as ICS Membership, mark of competence for shipping professionals worldwide.HMC