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    SeaOwl spreads its wings - opens DP training facility in Poland

    Training // February 7, 2014

    Sea Owl has opened a new DP training facility in Gdynia.

    SeaOwl has announced the opening of a new manpower recruitment and training facility including a DP simulator in Poland.

    Based in Gdynia and operated in partnership with the Gdynia Maritime School (GMS), SeaOwl Poland is opening its doors to corporate and seafarer clients wishing to pursue employment opportunities in the offshore and shipping industries, to access training capability and to equip themselves with increasingly sought after dynamic positioning (DP) skills.

    The new facility, located in close proximity to the GMS campus, offers a state of the art
    Kongsberg DP Class A simulator together with experienced and well qualified trainers to deliver a range of courses.

    These include a five-day advanced course, which provides participants with a range of practical DP operation experiences in realistic scenarios.

    A DP Sea Time Reduction course is also offered to individuals who have already successfully completed: the DP induction/basic Course, 30 days familiarization on board, undergone a DP Simulator/Advanced Course and have 30 days DP on-board watch keeping experience. The duration of the course is 37.5 hours [five days].

    Announcing the opening of the new facility, Tullio Biggi, Chairman of the SeaOwl Group said: “SeaOwl Poland’s new DP training centre is an integral part in our group’s ambitions to become a leading provider of specialised manpower supply and training services to the shipping and offshore markets.

    "Our selection of Poland and our decision to work in close association with the highly respected Gdynia Maritime School, is in many ways a logical step given the country’s
    long standing position as a preferred supplier of deck and engine officers. Understandably, this position has extended into the technically challenging and fast-growing field of dynamic positioning.”

    Echoing the comments expressed by Tullio Biggi, Captain Alfred Naskret, Head of GMS confirmed: “The new simulator will be used by seafarers intending to become DP operators together with shore-based personnel who need an understanding of DP as part of their job. We are offering the most advanced level DP simulator which will equip trainees to meet the demands of operating a broad range of offshore vessels including supply vessels, shuttle tankers and drillships.”

    SeaOwl Poland is part of the SeaOwl Group, a service provider specialised in a wide range of training, security and manpower supply services for the maritime, defence and oil and gas industries.

    The group’s senior management team is to be further expanded with the appointment of Brian Martis, formerly Group Manpower Director, V.Ships, to the role of Director of Manpower Strategy.


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