First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Georgia, Koka
Seperteladze and Minister of Education, Culture and Sport of Adjara, Gia
Abuladze visited the Ship “Academy”
. Service Agency
of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia
presented the educational institution with the ship free of charge in February,
2010. The Ministry allocated 50,000 GEL for the rehabilitation of the ship.
Important renovation works were held in the scope of this sum.
Before presenting the ship, graduates of Batumi State
were only awarded with the diplomas. They had to pass practical experience on
the different ships. From now on, students will pass training on their own
ship. After passing six-month course, the sailor will receive the working
diploma for the first time in the history of the academy.
Future sailors master the following specialties on the ship: helmsman,
engineer of ship and electro engineer that fully satisfy the requirements of
the sea convention.
5,000 Georgian sailors are being employed in different leading crewing companies throughout the world.