The ‘Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaign wins the SMART4SEA Training award at the Athens Yacht Club

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Navarino was proud to again sponsor and present at the SMART4SEA Awards. The winners of this year’s SMART4SEA Awards were announced at a prestigious ceremony which took place on Tuesday 6th of March, 2018 at the Yacht Club of Greece. Winners demonstrated outstanding performance within the scope of fostering Smart Excellence and Sustainable Shipping following a combination of open nomination and audience-vote.

Mr Jordan Wylie, founder of the ’Be Cyber Aware at Sea’ campaign, was presented with the award for training by Navarino’s VP Media Communications, Christian Vakarelis, who said ‘Navarino is delighted to be working alongside JWC International and the Be Cyber Aware At Sea team. We have seen a great deal of interest among our customers in this cyber training for crews and we are very pleased that the hard work of the JWC team and their excellent initiative has been recognized with this award. It will help to bring further awareness of the critical importance of cyber security to the maritime industry and as shipping becomes ever more reliant on IT, that can only be a good thing.’

Mr Wylie said ‘Awareness, Education and Training are without a doubt the first steps which all organizations in the global shipping industry must embrace in 2018, both on land and at sea, if they are to be prepared for the future challenges that the digital era of shipping will continue to bring.

I would like to thank everyone who has supported the campaign, including shipowners, managers, operators, marine insurers, ship to shore communications providers and most importantly the seafarers who work tirelessly everyday – these are the people that literally make the world go round and it is our duty to ensure they are safe and secure from all risks, some of which continue to emerge and are perhaps less obvious than the usual physical threats we are used to facing.’