The recent spate of fires on yachts is a harsh reminder about the importance of safety on board every single yacht. No matter what a yacht’s size, whether it’s considered as private or commercial, the most important priority should be – and thankfully usually is – the safety of those on board, followed by the safety of the yacht itself and the safety of the marine environment.
Category Archives: training
It’s the time of year when a lot of aspiring superyacht crew are making their way to yachting hubs in the Mediterranean to find that elusive first job. In order to be allowed to work on a chartering or commercial superyacht, for safety reasons, all crewmembers are required to have certain basic qualifications or certificates, including the STCW Basic Safety Training and the ENG1 medical certificate.
In September, representatives from the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Cayman Islands Registries met to discuss the latter formally accepting the RMI Master (Yachts) Unlimited Tonnage qualification, and the two authorities came to positive agreement.
Great to see the yachting media picking up on important crew training issues such as the STCW refresher courses. We are so pleased to have been able to share our thoughts on the issue through the article from Edge Yachts Founder and Director Anthony Sands.
Are you and your crew prepared for the upcoming deadline for the STCW refresher courses? If not you could face a very difficult situation preventing your superyacht from operating come 2017. With only a year to go, courses are booking up fast and there looks likely to be a shortfall of spaces. Make sure you know the facts with an update from Mikaela Favill…