Maritime services outfit Kotug and the Australian Maritime College (AMC) signed a MoU to establish a long-term strategic partnership
The MoU applies to training tug masters, ships’ crews and pilots in Australia by certified Kotug trainers at AMC’s training facilities in Tasmania.
AMC operates a fully equipped maritime simulation centre in Tasmania and is facing an increasing demand for qualified maritime professionals. AMC Search, the college’s training and consultancy division, is looking increase its capabilities while maintaining best-in-class training.
An increasing number of ports and terminals are requesting joint pilot tug master training to increase port safety and efficiency.
Kotug is the only ISO 9001 certified tug training company at present and will offer AMC high-level trainers and training materials at the Tasmania centre. The company’s general manager Patrick Everts said, “We are extremely happy with this strategic partnership. Australia is one of the key growth markets and with its modern facilities, AMC Search meets our high standards for training facilities.”
“Our training method consists of three components, classroom and simulator training at state-of-the-art simulators, and on board training. It is a proven didactic method for the best training results, preparing the students for expected and unexpected real-life situations. We are looking forward to starting our training and providing students with our highly regarded Kotug training certificate, ensuring more safety and efficiency to the maritime industry.”
AMC Search chief executive Dean Cook believes the MoU will lead to a commercial partnership where Australian tugboat and port operators will have access to training services that will be delivered by world-class trainers in state-of-the-art simulators.
“With limited availability of tugboat simulation training capability in Australia, we look forward to working with Kotug Training & Consultancy to help the sector access the training it needs to maintain safety and improve efficiencies.”
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