On 29th May, Columbia Cyprus welcomed visitors as part of the ‘Adopt a Ship’ initiative. Entering its 12th year, the ‘Adopt a Ship’ educational programme puts school children in touch with Captains and crew via CSC member companies. Students learn about shipping first-hand by emailing the Captain on a weekly basis with their questions. The campaign is arranged by CYMEPA (Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association) and supported by the Department of Merchant Shipping and Cyprus Shipping Chamber. The visitors to CSM included Shipping Deputy Minister to the President, Mrs Natasa Pilides, as well as 35 teachers from participating schools together with CSC and CYMEPA representatives.