It’s been a little over a year since we achieved ClassNK accreditation last year for our tug master training programs. SeaWays Global was and remains the first and only company within the towage sector to receive such recognition of the quality training it delivers.
Having already established itself as a leader in delivering world-class, independent Tug Master training, SeaWays were sought out by ClassNK to assist with and establish a gold standard for Tug Master training for their clients. The year-long accreditation process included a complete rewrite of the SeaWays CTS, ASD, ATD, VSP & RotorTug Tug Master training manuals, taking theory learning online via an eLearning platform, a full review of all training material, scrutinising of Training Masters’ qualifications and experience. ClassNK attended an actual training course to audit the processes and delivery.
In addition to ensuring safe and effective operations, this formal accreditation by ClassNK will assist towage companies and their stakeholders to meet the ever increasing need to prove compliance and the competency of key personnel.
Steve Sandy, Managing Director of SeaWays Global – Europe, Africa, and Asia, said: It is a privilege to be the only training provider in the industry to receive such accreditation. Not only does this accreditation give confidence in our training programs, but raises the bar for the entire industry.
ClassNK is one of the world’s leading ship classification societies, dedicated to supporting the growth and development of the maritime industry and to ensuring the safety of ships, their crews, and the marine environment.