Training ship AIDA IV visited once again the port of Piraeus

Due to the events that were held in the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2015 in Athens, the Egyptian training ship AIDA IV visited once again the port of Piraeus.

During their staying,the members of the AASTMT (Arab Academy for Science,Technology and Maritime Transport) , the STI (Sea Training Institute) and the Captain and the officers of AIDA IV, hosted two receptions on 29 th and on 31st of May,in which there was a greeting speech by Cadet Mohamed Abd-Allah, AASTMT presentation by Capt. Ahmed Youssef Taha,STI presentation by Capt.Mohamed Rowihil, Word of Dean of STI by Capt.Abdel Hamid Elkady.

On 31st of May among the quests were the President of AASTMT Dr.Ismail Abdel Gafar Ismail,the Ambassador of Egypt H.E. Mr. Ahmed Bidaiwy,and the Deputy Maritime Minister and Aegean Theodoros Dritsas,as also many quests of the Egyptian diplomatic personnel.

On behalf of we would like to specially thanks to :Capt.Abdel Hamid Elkady ,Capt. Ahmed Youssef Taha, Captain of AIDA IV  Hossam Taha, Capt. Mamdouh Awad as also all the officers and crew members for their hospitality on boad.



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 About AIDA IV

AIDA is an Arabic female name meaning “returning” or “gift”,also used to describe a very beautiful maiden.As the ship was a gift from the Japan International Cooperation Agency JICA,and hopefully always “returning” safely to port,the name AIDA was an excellent choice. AIDA IV was donated by Japanese Government to the Egyptian Government ,represented by Ministry of Transport and the Egyptian Authority for Maritime Safety. AIDA IV provides deck and engineering cadets with practical and hands-on training in accordance with current national and international standards as indicated within STCW 78 as amended (Manila 2010)

The training ship ‘Aida IV’ is a sailing school of navigation. At sea, the lecturers teach coastal and celestial navigation, meteorology, regulations for preventing collisions at sea, practical seamanship, watch duty, ship technology, engine theory, etc. The cadets are trained in important aspects such as apprentice training, maritime safety, first-aid, and fire fighting. When the training ship ‘Aida IV’ is at sea, you have a 10 to 12 hours’ working day distributed on watch duty and on deck training. The cadets will follow a set training syllabus designed to provide them with the necessary experience, and to give them the opportunity to participate in everything that is done aboard ship.

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reportage Vaso Lekka / Dimitris Mentakis