THE ROLE OF BATUMI STATE MARITIME ACADEMY IN TRAINING OF THE FUTURE SEAFARERS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MODERN REQUIREMENTS
The present paper deals with a brief history of Georgian Maritime traditions and development of Georgian seafarers. It also describes the collapse of Georgian fleet and hard condition of Georgian seafarers. A negative dynamics of the last 20 years which damaged popularization of the seafarer profession and caused letting down of the high class specialists from the fleet and their degradation.
A positive dynamics of the last years – the state interest towards Maritime Education sphere is resulted in update of Maritime Academy infrastructure, material technical resources are also improved. The laboratories provided with the modern equipment and updated educational programmes tuned to the IMO requirements promote education and training of highly competitive seafarers in accordance with the international requirements.