Da Gama crew training service expands

The on board Crew Training provided by the professional mariners of Da Gama Limited has continued its expansion following a successful year of working with a number of new build and operational yachts.

Created to work with operational vessels and those emerging from build or refit as a means of enhancing the skills and abilities of the crew, creating and examining the on board fire fighting procedures, running various exercises and drills and providing a full report to the Captain and Management Company, each package is personally tailored to the vessel following discussion with the Command team.

Steve Monk of Da Gama said, “Our training teams have years of professional experience at sea in a variety of vessels and as such, possess the knowledge and training necessary to build the skills of those on board to make the crew a more competent and capable team.” He went on to say, “Members of our training team are individually picked because of their knowledge of the industry and their professionalism in the instruction of fire safety. Every vessel is unique and as such the programmes are tailored to the requirements of the Captain to give them confidence in knowing they have the most competently trained crew using their equipment on their vessel.”

Having worked on new build and operational vessels between 50 to over 90 metres in length and with crew numbers from single digits to over 30, Da Gama are setting the standard within the industry for the enhancement of crew and guest safety. A promotional video of the training provided can be viewed via this website.

In addition and aware of the new requirements under the Manila amends to STCW which came into effect on 1 January 2012, Da Gama offer an on board Bridge Resource Management programme to work with the officers and deck team in promoting their skills in maintaining the navigational safety of the vessel. All this can be tied into the forthcoming ECDIS regulatory changes especially as the first vessels to be affected (new vessels over 500gt and more than 12 passengers) will be affected from 1 July 2012. As such Da Gama provide training and advice on the use of ECDIS including the generic and type specific accreditation courses.

Da Gama Limited
+44 (0)871 705 5000
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