Managing Director OSM Crew Management, Bjørn Simonsen, Training Manager Mikael Lindberg (OSM), Head of International and Economic Cooperation Department, Marina. V. Chesnokova (ONMA) and Rector of ONMA, Mykhaylo V. Miyusov.
OSM has signed a contract with Odessa National Maritime Academy (ONMA).
OSM will already in 2011 recruit 17 cadets from ONMA, and sees big potential for growing numbers of cadets in the years to come. These cadets will mainly join Gram Car Carrier fleet but there will also be Ukrainian cadets in other fleets.
ONMA is one of the leading world centres of higher marine education. Since 1944 ONMA has trained skilled specialists for the merchant marine, fishing fleet, enterprises and organizations of the marine transport.
Since the time of foundation the leading scientists and scientific schools of the academy made a considerable contribution to the development of native and world marine science and technology, with training of specialists for the marine branch of Ukraine and many foreign countries.
About 8.000 cadets and students study at ONMA. The annual graduation counts 1.000 specialists.