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SEAFARER TRAINING CENTRE AND CREW RESIDENCE OPENS IN THAILAND

Thursday, October 4, 2018 

Galileo Maritime Academy has announced the completion of its new architect designed professional crew training centre and crew residence in Phuket, Thailand.

The T-shaped buildings comprise training and recreation rooms, a seafarer medical centre, a culinary arts and hospitality school, a 3m deep survival training pool and accommodation for 30 students.

Galileo is accredited by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and approved to provide 21 MCA professional seafarer courses and to issue MCA Certificates of Proficiency including basic and advanced STCW qualifications and refresher courses. Over the last five years Galileo Maritime Academy has established itself as a professional seafarer training facility and the only such comprehensively approved and equipped facility in Asia.

Galileo now provides seafarer training and certification for the cruise ship, merchant shipping, offshore oil & gas and superyacht industries.

This central complex is located just above Yacht Haven Marina, the largest superyacht marina in Asia, just a few minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport. Students can walk to all the Galileo campus facilities in the 200 acre site which includes a marine engineering school, a survival craft and fast rescue boats training jetty, an advanced fire-fighting school and eight training vessels moored in the marina.

Commenting on this announcement the company’s Chairman and CEO, Anthony Gould (pictured), said: “It is with much pride and satisfaction that we are able to announce this major step forward in maritime training facilities in the Asia region where there has been a shortage of quality training for professional seafarers and an obvious need to provide higher standards of safety and crew competence. Our students come from all around the world and from every branch of the maritime industry and what they experience here is outstanding quality of practical instruction, modern top standard facilities and equipment, help in starting in the industry and in developing their careers and future prospects, as well as a lot of fun and valuable friendships and connections. Phuket is a wonderful location for this type of training and right at the heart of the marine industry in Asia.

“In all 174 maritime nations and states that are members of the IMO, the STCW (Standards of Training and Certification for Watch-keepers) training and certification as provided to seafarers by Galileo is a requirement under international maritime regulations for all crew working on vessels of 24m length and above.”

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