"Adopt a Ship" Programme


In March 2006 the Cyprus Shipping Chamber launched the “Cyprus Shipping Public Relations Campaign” with the official approval of the Ministry of Communications and Works and the Ministry of Education and Culture. The aim of the Campaign is to highlight the positive side and benefits of Shipping and its huge contribution to the society in Cyprus.

One aspect of the Campaign is the “Educational Activities” which concentrates on the promotion to schools of the employment opportunities that exist in the Shipping Industry, through the organisation of presentations, visits to shipping companies, and vessels etc.

A specific project of the Educational Activities is the “Adopt-a-Ship” Programme which is organized in close Cooperation with the Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association (CYMEPA). The aim of the Programme is to assign to a number of primary schools’ classrooms particular vessels for email communication between the children and the masters and crew of the vessels. A world map is provided to all classes participating in the Programme in order to keep track of the vessel’s voyage.

This Programme had a huge success through the years. The communication between the classroom and the vessel was excellent due to the great interest and enthusiasm shown by both the children and the crew. In the academic year 2012-2013, 44 schools on a Pancyprian basis and 44 ships operated by Members of the Chamber participated in the Programme.

Member’s wishing to enter ships in the “Adopt a Ship” Programme are kindly requested to send an email to: c.efthymiou@csc-cy.org

Schools wishing to participate in the “Adopt a Ship” Programme are kindly requested to contact the Chamber at tel: 25360717 (email: csc@csc-cy.org ) or CYMEPA at tel: 25343311 (email: cymepa@cytanet.com.cy)

P.s Applications to participate in the “Adopt a Ship” Programme start in September and end in December every year.

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  • 30

    10:30 -13:00
    Four Seasons Hotel
    67/69 Amathountos Avenue Ag.Tychonas, Limassol, 4532


    The Chamber’s 30th Annual General Meeting will take place on 30 May 2019, at the Four Seasons Hotel.

    More information with regard to the organisational arrangements of the afore-mentioned event will be provided by the Secretariat in due course.

  • 31

    09:00 -13:00
    Mediterranean Hotel
    71 Amathus Avenue, 4533 Agios Tychonas, Limassol


    The Chamber is organising an e-Navigation Seminar titled “e-Now: An ocean supply chain” on Friday, 31 May 2019, 09:00-13:00 hours at the Mediterranean Hotel in Limassol.

    The aim of the Seminar is to receive an update on e-navigation developments from various sources and have a discussion with our Members on their questions and concerns on e-navigation.

    In this respect, the Chamber has invited top panelists from across the industry and secured the attendance of representatives from the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe, International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA), Nautical Institute, Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) and others.