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Maritime Skills Academy opens new 'Survival Complex'

Maritime Skills Academy opens new 'Survival Complex'
The Maritime Skills Academy (MSA) has launched a new “Survival Complex” in Dover.

Including new training and conference facilities the new complex will enable the MSA to extend the range and number of courses it offers.

These in include a wide portfolio Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) accredited Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) courses; together with refresher training, professional development, and business to business services. Also through through recent partnership with Aviation specialists, MAST, it will be offering a full suite of MCA accredited Helideck Safety Training courses.

Sir Alan Massey, chief executive, of the MCA officially opened the Complex, together with Guy Platten, ceo of the UK Chamber of Shipping and Dieter Jaenicke, chairman and founder of the MSA.

“The Jaenicke family has done so much for UK shipping and the maritime community, and I’m sure will continue to do so, for generations to come,” said Platten.

“All of you recognise that the UK needs to enhance its training capability, and that the private sector has a role to play. What you recognise is that training, by its very nature, has to evolve and meet the needs of the industry not only as it is today, but as it will be tomorrow.”

The MSA is part of the Viking family of companies.