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AtoN Manager Courses in Spanish language in Colombia

During the IMO World Maritime Day Parallel Event in Cartagena, IALA signed an Agreement with the Escuela Naval Almirante Padilla (ENAP) Colombia on Aids to Navigation Managers training. This is an important development as it is the first Accredited Training Organisation in Spanish language for the region. The first Level 1 AtoN Manager Course is scheduled to take place next year. ENAP will also host the Training Seminar on the Use of the IALA Risk Management Toolbox in November this year. It is a great pleasure to work with such a professional organisation and motivated team. Watch the video provided by ENAP.


IALA Level 1 Marine Aids to Navigation Manager Course Distance Learning Programme 2019

The IALA World Wide Academy offers a distance learning programme to achieve qualification as an international IALA Level 1.1 Marine Aids to Navigation Manager. The programme consists of two modules of online learning, activities, case studies and examinations in addition to a residential course at an Accredited Training Organisation at various international locations. If all three modules are completed consecutively the qualification should be achieved within a year.

Registration is now available. Further details are attached in the course fact sheet and registration form.

The pictures were taking during the closing ceremony of the Level 2 training at the training facilitations of DIMAR, congratulations to all participants!


As there is a great demand for Spanish training in the region of Meso America and South America IALA will deliver the next Training Seminar on the Use of the IALA Risk Management Toolbox in Colombia between the 18 till 22 November. This event will be hosted by DIMAR Colombia and they will arrange for simultaneous translation to Spanish. This will be the first Spanish Seminar on the Risk Management Toolbox, a great achievement for the region. The seminar will provide an international overview of risk management stressing the importance of stakeholder liaison before demonstrating the value of the four IALA Risk Management Tools – IWRAP Mk 2; PAWSA, SIRA and Simulation in waterway planning. The seminar is targeted at those involved in the design, marking and management of waterways.


Achievements of the Academy

During the 19th IALA Conference in Incheon, Republic of Korea, a brochure was launched on the success story of the World-Wide Academy. It informs on the achievements of the Academy from 2012 till May 2018. This visual shows you how conducting technical missions in combination with training people lead to a significant decrease of States in Need.