Marine professionals, be they either qualified or still in training, that are working within the shipping industry get little hands-on opportunities to visit the types of ships that their work will bring them into contact with.
The purpose of the course is to therefore de-mystify the world of ships and the terminals at which they operate. Many people’s experience of ships is limited to photographs and videos but these do not give the true feeling of scale. The course is therefore intended to allow attending delegates to truly appreciate the scale of dockside machinery, ships and their various compartments. It also gives delegates a better understanding of how a ship works and a brief insight into life on board a merchant vessel.
The course is designed for anyone working within the shipping industry and has attracted delegates who have just started out on their careers to, in one case, someone who had worked for the same ship insurer for 43 years. PA’s to Syndicate Heads, Post Boys to global heads of shipping departments have all attended over the years.
Prior knowledge of ships is not required but on completion of the course attendees will have a much greater understanding of the world of ships.