New entry cadets from India and China converged on Mumbai recently to participate in training seminars ahead of their first voyages.
Two days of soft skills training, including lessons on human dynamics, was followed by a one day communications seminar.
Cadet electro-technical officers joined an almost equal split of deck and engine cadets during the week.
35 Indian Cadets from three national maritime institutes and ten Chinese cadets from Dalian Maritime University were joined by five experienced cadets who passed on guidance based on their own experiences.
Thomas Campbell, Cadets and Fleet Training Manager, said: “Cadets who attended the event will soon undertake their first voyages at sea.
“Events such as last week’s seminars better prepare them for these voyages by raising their awareness and understanding of effective onboard communications as well as preparing trainees to work in multi-cultural environments.
“To ensure cadets are aware of the importance of safety processes, we welcomed Ian Quinn, Fleet Safety Specialist to present to the group.
A small group of senior officers from our fleet also attended the event to provide further guidance to the cadets.
“This particular 2017 Asia grouping has shown much promise and ability, and we are very hopeful they will continue their development in line with company expectations.”
Simultaneous safety seminars for Senior Officers and Ratings also took place in Mumbai recently with Northern Marine head office representation speaking to the respective groupings.
Cadet events take place throughout the year in various recruiting regions, also including the UK and Russia.