Maritime authority offers scholarships

The Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI) is inviting applications for its annual maritime scholarship allocations.

Caymanians wishing to undertake a programme of study to pursue a career in the maritime industry may apply for a scholarship to pursue an undergraduate, post-graduate or professional qualification in the disciplines of naval architecture, maritime administration, marine engineering, nautical studies and marine surveying.

Consideration will also be given in areas such as specialist maritime legal services, human resources management, accounting, information technology and other areas in support of the maritime sector. The deadline for applications is 31 March.

A public relations media blitz, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Training, Employment, Youth, Sports & Culture, will be undertaken to attract top students for the scholarship spots. However, mature people with experience or a strong interest in the maritime sector, are also encouraged to apply, says Mr. Walton.

This year a new scholarship has been added to MACI’s offerings, named in honour of David Anderson, the first Caymanian to attain certification as a naval surveyor from Lloyd’s College in London, who passed away last year.

The Cayman Islands is the maritime flag of choice for many of the world’s mega-yachts as Cayman is a member of the United Kingdom’s prestigious Red Ensign Group and is rated Category 1, meaning it can register vessels of any size and description.

As part of its continuing global outreach, the Registry this month launched a new European office on the French Riviera in the Mediterranean port city of Cannes, France.

Additional information about MACI/CISR and maritime scholarships can be found at www.cishipping.com or by emailing [email protected].

Scholarship application forms and details can be found online at www.brighterfutures. gov.ky or by emailing scholarships @brighterfutures.gov.ky. or call 244-2417.

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