On 7th May 2018, 3rd-year students of Transport with specialisation in Yacht Port Operation took part in a study visit to West Pomerania yacht ports. The trip began with visiting the base of the Maritime Search and Rescue Services (SAR). The students got acquainted with the Polish maritime rescue system, visited the coordination centre and the rescue vessel.


Photo1. Visiting the SAR rescue vessel in Świnoujście

The next point of the programme was a visit to the Marina in the North Basin in Świnoujście. The trip participants were also acquainted with the system of serving customers and the services available in the port. Other ports visited during the trip included the marine in Wapnica and two ports in Stepnica - the Mill Canal marina and the Captain Robert Hilgendorf marina.


Photo 2. A visit to the Marina in the North Basin in Świnoujście


Photo 3. Visiting the port in Wapnica

The study visit enabled students to structure their theoretical knowledge gained during classes at the university.


Photo 4. A visit to Stepnica

We would like to express our thanks for the warm welcome to port employees, who patiently answered all the questions, as well as the West Pomerania Sailing Trail for their assistance in organisation of the trip.
The trip was financed from the resources of the project South Coast Baltic - Establishing durable cross-border boating destination management on the basis of the MARRIAGE cooperation network, financed as a part of the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020.

The specialisation of Yacht Port Operation is under the honorary patronage of the Association of Yacht Ports and Marinas - the Local Tourist Organisation of the West Pomerania Sailing Trail. Both the West Pomerania Sailing Trail and the Maritime University of Szczecin are partners of the international project South Coast Baltic - Establishing durable cross-border boating destination management on the basis of the MARRIAGE cooperation network, financed as a part of the Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014-2020.