The number of seafarers receiving training through Northern Marine’s Glasgow training centre has increased.
During the first six months of 2015 there was a 56% increase in trainee enrolment compared to the first half of last year.
Since January over 700 seafarers and cadets have received a range of accredited training through the centre which included outreach sessions to clients across the globe.
The new figures come as the centre successfully passed its annual inspection by industry accreditation body Bureau Veritas.
Tony Littler, Northern Marine Manning Services Head of Global Training, is pleased with the increasing enrolment and is confident growth will continue.
He said: “We welcome the recent positive enrolment figures through our Glasgow training centre which highlights our continuing growth in providing high quality, industry accredited training. Our state of the art training simulator facilities, as well as our hugely experienced maritime training team here in Glasgow, and Mumbai, offer seafarers an accredited means of gaining the qualifications and knowledge they need to succeed in their profession.”
Further approval has been granted by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to deliver Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity training, complementing the growth of passenger safety related training courses for seafarers working on RoRo vessels.
Drew Strannigan, Head of Training, added: “With the successful delivery of our BV approved LNG Membrane Liquid Cargo Operations Simulator course (LICOS Gas), we are pleased to confirm our portfolio has again increased with the addition of Oil Tanker Cargo and Ballast Handling Simulator (LICOS Oil), where BV approval was successfully gained earlier this year. The training centre continues to support industry needs with particular attention to the high volume of officers requiring to revalidate/refresh STCW 2010 basic training.”
The Glasgow centre holds a number of accreditations from industry bodies including Bureau Veritas, MCA, City & Guilds, The Swedish Club Academy and Sperry.
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