NIMASA honours firm
For the second year running, Charkin Offshore Training and Safety Centre, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has won the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) recognition award.
The centre owned by maritime educationist and safety expert, Sir Charles Wami, won in the Maritime Education and Training Institute of the Year 2018, which it also won at the maiden edition of the awards in 2017.
Accepting the award, which was presented to the company at the NIMASA Awards and Dinner, in Lagos, by the Ooni of Ife, Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Wami, solicited stakeholders’ encouragement, to enable it continue to provide maritime education and training of international repute.
“The school has a trend of rendering and improving on high quality training to guarantee competence in a conducive and friendly environment. It is a one-stop-shop for marine, oil and gas training,” he said.
Wami is also the promoter of Charkin Maritime Academy (CMA), Port Harcourt, which boasts of the first ever land ship in Nigeria, MV Rivers Pride, formally unveiled on February 9, 2017, by Governor Nyesom Wike. CMA prides itself as an indigenous and privately-owned maritime training institution.
The land ship comprises full mission navigational bridge simulator; ECDIS Simulation Room; GMDSS (Navigation) Simulation Room, which conforms to the 2010 Manila Amendments by the global maritime watchdog, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO); and the basic dynamic positioning class.
Other components include advanced dynamic positioning and examination class; nautical institute examination room; and the drilling system crane simulator.
The school has the approval of local and international regulatory agencies across the globe. These include NIMASA, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), OPITO, United Kingdom, and the International Well Control Forum (IWCF), United Kingdom, among others.