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Friday in Genoa the assembly of the confederation European Master of Ships

Among the associates the Italian USCLAC

Friday in Genoa, at the NH Collection Marina Hotel, yes will hold the twenty-seventh general assembly of the Confederation of European Shipmasters' Associations (CESMA), the European confederation founded in 1995 which brings together the associations of ship masters of which the Italian USCLAC.



Registration and welcome coffee


Welcome Address

President of USCLAC - Capt. Claudio Tomei

President of CESMA - Capt. Dimitar Dimitrov


Mayor of Genoa - Marco Bucci

Liguria Region president - Giovanni Toti (invited)

"Ports of Genoa" Port Authority System president - Paolo Emilio Signorini (invited)

Coast Guard - Liguria Maritime Director - Adm. Sergio Liardo


Italian Shipping Academy, president - Eugenio Massolo "The Academy's role and its offer for students" (presentation by Paola Strata)


Seminar 1

"Unmanned vessels: master ashore? The masters' responsibility"

Moderator: Riccardo Masnata (journalist)

Michele Martelli (University of Genoa - DITEN, Dept. of Naval Architecture, Electric, Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering)
"The current research on autonomous vessels"

Andrea Leboffe (Rina, Italy Naval ship centre manager)
"Regulatory framework, master role and responsibility"

Leendert Bal (European Maritime Safety Agency - Head of Safety, Security and Surveillance)

Giacomo Gavarone (Confitarma, President of Human Resources and Industrial Relations Technical Group)
"Unmanned vessels: the role of the human factor"






Seminar 2

"LNG powered ships, what future and safety?

Stefano Messina (Assarmatori, president)
"The LNG solution: from transition tool to strategic fuel"

Alberto Bottarel (Coast Guard, Genoa Harbour Master Office)
"The use of LNG as a fuel on board - The international rules in force"

Massimo Garbarino (shipmaster)
"Managing a powered ship LNG. My personal experience"

Giampiero De Cubellis (Wartsila, Head of Strategic Account Management, Marine Business)
"From LNG ships to future fuels and autonomous ships"

Massimo Figari (University of Genoa - DITEN - Marine Engineering)
"Regulations and human factor"




CESMA Annual General Assembly


CESMA Annual General Assembly Meeting

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