Developing a World-class Maritime University in Turkey

The Turkish Maritime Education Foundation (TUDEV) was established by the Turkish Chamber of Shipping in 1993 with the task of providing financial support to maritime institutions in Turkey with a view to increase their capacity to recruit more cadet officers in response to the identified officer shortages in the shipping industry in Turkey. This was noted to be a unique contribution and a positive intervention by the Chamber by the maritime community in the country. Throughout the 1990s TUDEV generously extended financial support to maritime centres and universities who intended to start maritime courses with the same intention of improving the supply side of the officer education and training.

The Turkish Chamber of Shipping through TUDEV was one of the top two sponsors of International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) inaugurate Congress held in Istanbul, Turkey in 1999. An outcome of this sponsorship was the election of Turkey to STW Chairmanship at IMO (2002-2004), the first time in the history of Turkey and IMO. The Chamber therefore not only supported local developments but also had a global vision of maritime education and training (MET). In 1995, the Turkish Chamber of Shipping/TUDEV started its own Training Centre providing MET in Turkey which led to many officers (over 1300 during the period 1993-2003) being trained for the Turkish shipping industry. Read More

eWoggle – Sailing and Boating Guide

eWoggle is the ultimate sailing and boating holiday website, offering the chance to search through a variety of different companies for a number of different sailing and boating holidays or charters all on one website for free. eWoggle also offers the latest news and user-driven articles and amusing stories on all things nautical.

eWoggle provides users with articles and stories on different topics in reference to sailing and boating, so that everybody can find something of interest. The website also has an informative blog complete with funny sailing videos. As the website grows and evolves, new and novel features will be added to enable the website to reach out to the masses. In addition we plan to expand into other areas of sailing and boating.

eWoggle acts as a portal for sailing and boating holiday and charter providers from across the Globe for individuals to find their dream holiday in their ideal location. Anybody can search for a sailing or boating holiday or charter. There are even handy guides to help you decide what type of holiday is for you or if you are new to sailing and boating how best to get involved when you are back at home.

With the help of our professional maritime partners we have created a range of FREE online courses and quizzes, which will improve your knowledge of simple but essential equipment like the VHF Radio. Our courses, which include simulators and instructional animations, will help you practice or simply refresh your knowledge of these vital pieces of equipment.

It is our hope that eWoggle will lead you to safety and proficiency on the water. Through online courses as well as exciting practical holidays, we trust that you will soon be enjoying the adventures of sailing and boating with confidence.