Antiguan based sailing charter and training company, ondeck has announced that they are now able to offer STCW ’95 Basic Safety Training in Antigua.Â STCW 95 Basic Safety Training is a globally recognised qualification and a requirement for all levels of crew from chef to deckhand to skipper working on commercial vessels over 24 m long.
The UK based Maritime and Coastguard agency which sets the global standard in marine training, have issued ondeck with a prestigious approval to run the STCW’95 Basic Safety Training week after a recent visit to Antigua to assess the facilities and course components.Â The training week is the only one of its kind in the Caribbean, other than Trinidad, that has been awarded the stamp of approval from the MCA.
Ondeck has invested over $200,000 USD in the program including a new firefighting facility and equipment.Â Â The course aims to simulate real fire and safety situations that may be encountered onboard and the training boasts a demanding syllabus which has been impressively received by the first of its candidates.
Peter Anthony, Chairman of ondeck commented; “It is an extremely exciting time for ondeck and for Antigua.Â With this new facility we are looking forward to raising the bar for Superyacht training and local safety training in the Caribbean.Â I hope this will enable many more people to realize their dreams within the maritime industry.”
Ondeck is headquartered in the UK and runs operations in Antigua, Portugal, and the US. Ondeck is equipped to take complete beginners to seasoned sailors out on the water and the Antiguan operation is renowned for its match racing, sail training and race charter events. To find out further information about the company,Â please contact Liz BrookesÂ +1 268 720 3660 International mobile telephone number) or emailÂ [email protected]