What is Adopt A Ship?

The "Adopt A Ship" Programme was initiated by the Cyprus Shipping Chamber in 2006 to bring together the Elementary Schools and Seafarers on board CSC Members ships in order to provide a real world learning experience for elementary school children. The program expanded into the Philippines, Poland, India, Greece, and North America. More than 15,000 children participated in 2018. More than 40,000 will participate in 2019 in classrooms, under privileged schools, shelters, and orphanages, etc. more...

Why Should You Participate?

It is FREE. Academic benefits have been objectively quantified. It has been formally recognized, highlighted, praised and/or endorsed by a United Nations Working Group, the International Maritime Organization etc. Adopt A Ship is an enjoyable and effective way for elementary school children to not only learn geography, but also to learn about commerce, culture, the marine environment, and thousands of professional maritime career opportunities onboard ships and ashore. more...

How can You Participate?

All Adopt A Ship programs require 3 elements: Children, Seafarers and someone to Coordinate communications

Teachers, School Administrators, Shelter and Orphanage Administrators, please email us your details and to let us know you want to participate.

Seafarers, Shipping and Maritime Associations, Shipping and Ship Management Companies, Crew Supply Companies, Maritime Service Supply Companies, Seafarer Unions, Seafarer Welfare Organizations, and Universities, etc., please email us your details and to let us know you want to participate.

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International Maritime Organization
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Cyprus Shipping Chamber & CYMEPA
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Minister of Education and Minister of Transport

..."Enhances government efforts to
further develop Cyprus Shipping"...

United Nations Working Group
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...should be welcomed and extended

and new activities should be

identified and encouraged...

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Connecting your classroom to the marine industry!

North American Marine Environment Protection Association Publication

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It's a valuable resource.

The Nautical Institute
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The Nautical Institute

Being part of the solution  

Connecting Children with Seafarers Onboard Ships
Areas where Adopt A Ship is operational Cyprus, Greece, India, Philippines, Poland and United States
Maritime Participation International Maritime Organization, the Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping, Cyprus Shipping Chamber, Cyprus Maritime Environmental Protection Association, InterManager, The Nautical Institute, PTC-CSJ Foundation, Maritime Awareness Program Society, International Women’s Seafarers Foundation, North American Maritime Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA), Maria Tsakos Public Benefit Foundation, Project Connect, Gold Foundation