By Daniel Alfred
IN an effort to boost maritime training in Nigeria and enable more professional indigenous participation in the sector, The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) company limited has supplied the Maritime Authority of Nigeria (MAN), with a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat (PSCRB) equipment, a major requirement for accreditation of the institute.
This was contained in a statement issued by the company and made available to Vanguard in Lagos recently.
It reads in part that the institute, situated in Oron was recently commissioned as the new equipment was said toÂ be a compulsory requirement needed for the accreditation of the Institute.
The release further indicated that Marine safety in Nigeria will improve tremendously with the recent accreditation of the Maritime Authority of Nigeria, Oron as an institute that offers PSCRB a training on management of injured persons, including the control of bleeding and shock, survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship. Before the accreditation, all training had been overseas.
According to the release, the course is a mandatory certification which all seafarers must obtain before gaining employment to work on a ship. In order words, NLNG recruits its entire cadet from the Maritime Academy of Nigeria.