Press launch of OMT's STCW site @ Southampton Airport
Southampton Airport introduces new maritime training
05 February 2015 by Louise Neville
Southampton Airport and OMT Training Ltd have together launched a new STCW Basic Safety Training week course, accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), based at Southampton Airport.
The new five-day course covers personal survival techniques, elementary first aid, personal security awareness, social responsibility, fire fighting and prevention. The course is a requirement for those wanting a career on vessels over 24 metres and is therefore perfect for those looking to start off in the marine industry or to further their career with additional qualifications (including from nannies, chefs, deckhands and workboat users including wind farm vessels and cruise liners). The fire fighting elements are delivered by Southampton Airport’s professional fire crew within a purpose-built facility featuring high-quality training rooms.
The airport’s location means that the course can be offered on a ‘fly in, fly out’ basis, making it easily accessible from the north of England, the Channel Islands, Scotland, Ireland and Europe.
Peter Hart, Fire Service, Watch Manager at Southampton Airport commented: “We are delighted that Southampton Airport Fire Service and OMT have put together a great package for any professional or aspiring seafarers. This course will give each student the qualifications needed to either maintain competence or gain new qualifications in order to help land their dream job. We have a very enthusiastic team of trusted and competent trainers that will deliver a fantastic product. Coupled with our expanding flight network we can offer a rare experience of a ‘fly in fly out’ course.”
Graeme Johnston, Managing Director of OMT Training Ltd added “OMT training Ltd is delighted to launch our own Maritime Coastguard Agency, STCW Basic Training Course. With the collaboration of the Fire Service at Southampton Airport, we believe that this NEW site will be the gateway to many maritime companies and individuals within the UK and further afield .With the continued growth of Southampton Airport's destinations, this will create a hub of maritime training across Europe”