The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ambassador for Spain and the General Direction of the Merchant Marine of Spain (DGMM) have endorsed the establishment of a Boarding Program in order to coordinate and open up to MARITIME CADETS to carry out their professional training at sea. The coordination of this Program will be the responsibility of the IMO Maritime Ambassador for Spain counting on the cooperation of principals and deans of the Maritime Institutes and Universities.
In order to carry out this program and thanks to the result of the efforts made mainly by Antonio M. Padron the Swedish entities MARINA LÄROVERKET and KLART SKEPP, integrated in the Maritime Institute of Stocksund (Stockholm, Sweden) will make available to the School vessels, starting with ÄLVA, which is consigned by the Grupo Stier in the Canary Islands and was visited last week by both the IMO Ambassador in Spain and the representatives of the Grupo Stier.
The ÄLVA School Ship that was built originally with the aim of engaging in freight transport on coastal shipping in the Baltic Sea, counts with 286 GT, has a length of 54,30 m, a breadth of 7.20 m and a draft of 3.00 m, having a propulsion engine with 550 hp and a sail area of 660 m2.
For those people interested in participating in this program can obtain more information and the form in the following links: