Maritime Skills Academy due to open in September

21/07/2016 0 Comments

The Maritime Skills Academy in Whitfield, Dover has confirmed that it will officially launch its new state-of-the-art training facility on 8 September 2016.

The new maritime survival complex will provide training and conference facilities and a wide portfolio of MCA accredited Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) courses; together with refresher training, professional development, and business to business services.

The complex is perfectly located to provide training courses for the global maritime industry, including cruise ships, superyachts, renewable support vessels and the oil & gas sector.

Sir Alan Massey KCB CBE, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, and Guy Platten, CEO of UK Chamber of Shipping, will officially open the training facility.

At the launch, attendees will be able to tour the facilities and see live demonstrations; enabling them to see the onsite fire ground and training pool first-hand.

Mark Jaenicke, Recruitment and HR Director at the Maritime Skills Academy (MCA) said: “We are delighted to be opening the new complex, and have the opportunity to showcase it to the maritime industry. Having worked closely with the MCA, we are especially delighted to have Sir Alan Massey opening the facility, allowing us to showcase UK maritime excellence.

“Extending our existing offering of courses and services will enable us to offer greater flexibility to companies and individuals to deliver their training needs. We are very excited about the future of the Maritime Skills Academy!”

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