In recognition of the profound maritime contributions of LISCR Founder and Chairman Emeritus Yoram Cohen, the Liberian Registry has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the World Maritime University (WMU), creating The Yoram Cohen Memorial Scholarship. This undertaking will promote wide-ranging research in maritime and ocean-related studies, focusing on areas such as safe decarbonisation of international shipping, innovation and seafarer safety and well-being.
“Yoram Cohen had a lifelong love of the sea and devoted a significant part of his life to responsible environmental stewardship,” Thomas Klenum, Executive VP of Innovation & Regulatory Affairs at LISCR, commented. “We want to honour Yoram’s legacy by recognising the outstanding achievements of the WMU and advancing our mutual interests in the field of maritime education, research, and seafaring affairs. It is our hope that this scholarship will build upon the work of the WMU with advanced graduate research to support innovation and help develop new and sustainable practices for the maritime industry.”
“The World Maritime University is delighted to collaborate with the Liberian Registry in establishing The Yoram Cohen Memorial Scholarship,” Professor Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr., President of WMU, said. “This initiative, commemorating Mr. Yoram Cohen’s profound maritime contributions, signifies a joint commitment to furthering maritime education and research for a safe, secure, efficient, and sustainable maritime and oceans future. Through this MoU, I am pleased that the Liberian Registry will fund research projects including a resident research fellow at WMU.”
The Liberian Registry has a long-established track record of combining the highest standards of safety for vessels and crews with the highest levels of responsive and innovative service to owners. Comprised of over 5,600 vessels aggregating over 242 million gross tonnes, representing 15 per cent of the world’s ocean-going fleet. Moreover, the Liberian Registry has a well-deserved reputation for supporting international legislation designed to maintain and improve the safety and effectiveness of the shipping industry and protection of the marine environment.