There is an exponential growth in the technology of modern ships driven mostly by the need for increased safety, better monitoring of ship’s engines, auxiliary plants and equipment, less emissions and other discharges into the environment, and better energy efficiency and to maintain, at the required standard, a ship still exists, and it is invariably greater in ageing ships.
At the same time, the traditional need for competent seafarers to work with tool machines, to inspect and maintain the shipboard equipment, to carry out testing and analysis by using the available portable means onboard and to maintain at the required standard a ship still exists and it is invariably bigger in ageing ships.
The establishment of the two Laboratories of the ATHINA Maritime Learning and Development Center serves the abovementioned needs, and their use is aimed at offering hands-on practice and familiarization of new Officers before they go onboard.
Our long-term aim is to make available as much equipment as possible found on deck or in the machinery spaces on ships, in cooperation with manufacturers, the contribution of which is highly appreciated.
The basement area of the ATHINA MLDC Building accommodates a 200 m2 Electromechanical Laboratory and an 80 m2 Ship Safety Workshop.