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Nov14passing-webOn Saturday 29 November, 61 new navigation officers celebrated the completion of their three year training and education programme at Warsash Maritime Academy. Their passing out ceremony was hosted by the academy and held at the Novotel Hotel, Southampton. The special evening marked the qualification of officers from September 2011 Deck HND and January 2012 Foundation Degree cohorts. The ceremony also welcomed representatives from many shipping organisations, friends and family of the officer cadets and Warsash Maritime Academy staff. The maritime industry’s top employers and sponsors attended the ceremony and included: Anglo Eastern (UK) Ltd, Government of Bermuda - Ministry of Home Affairs, BP Maritime Services (Isle of Man) Ltd, Carisbrooke Shipping, Carnival UK, Chiltern Maritime Ltd, Clyde Marine Training Ltd, Concordia Maritime AB, Graig Ship Management, Maersk Crewing Ltd, Princess Cruises, RCL (UK) Ltd, Ship Safe Training Group Ltd, Thomas Miller & Co Ltd and Viking Recruitment Ltd. Andrew Hair, Director of the Academy said: “A Warsash Maritime Academy qualification is not easily gained but is recognised to be the best in the world. The cadets who graduated as officers on Saturday, and their families and friends, have every reason to be proud, not only of what they have achieved during the last three years, but also of the importance of the work they have trained to do. It is their expertise, and the expertise of professional mariners like them, that enables the global economy to function, and which safeguards our oceans and coastlines.”
We wish our newly qualified officers the best of luck as they embark on their chosen careers in worldwide shipping.
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