NW Maritime Academy Chosen for Training

Northwest Maritime and MITAGS-PMI

CAPTAIN THOMAS E. BLISS – NOVEMBER 30, 2016

By MarEx  2016-11-29 14:52:51

Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard is pleased to announce that its Maritime Training Division, The Northwest Maritime Academy, has been chosen by MITAGS-PMI, the leading national provider of Professional Maritime Training, to helm its Proficiency In Survival Craft Programs.

Glen Paine, Executive Director of MITAGS-PMI announced that Northwest Maritime Academy in Seattle will offer the Institute’s U.S. Coast Guard approved enclosed lifeboat training.

“We chose Northwest Maritime Academy because its lifeboat training equipment includes modern release and retrieval systems,” said Paine, executive director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies-Pacific Maritime Institute (MITAGS-PMI). “They are the only West Coast facility that can provide STCW approved lifeboat training utilizing enclosed lifeboats, which will benefit those training at PMI in Seattle.”

STCW stands for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping, which sets qualification requirements for seafarers.

MITAGS-PMI Chooses Northwest Maritime Academy for Lifeboat, Survival Training

A Seafarers International Research Center report concluded that tight vessel schedules allow little time for mariners to train for lifeboat drills and this causes an unfamiliarity with survival craft equipment that can be catastrophic in emergencies. The report went on to say that empowering mariners with the proper knowledge and training can improve safety and save lives.

Lifeboat trainingThe International Maritime Organization (IMO) issued the mandatory requirements for Life-Saving Appliances (LSA) Code in 1996. Mariners must be SOLAS compliant and demonstrate proficiency with survival craft by Jan. 1, 2017, as well as with the LSA Code and SOLAS III/1.5 to no later than July 1, 2019.

With campuses in Baltimore and Seattle, MITAGS-PMI is a nonprofit vocational training center for individuals seeking to enter the maritime profession and for professional mariners seeking to advance their careers. It is the leader in maritime training, pilot licensing, ship simulation and operational research. To learn more about MITAGS-PMI and NSAP®, visit www.mitags-pmi.org.
The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.

 

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