One of the foremost maritime training institutions in the country, Charkin Maritime and Offshore Safety Centre has begun taking new intakes for the 2016/2017 academic session.
Situated in the Rivers State capital, Port Harcourt, the school is a leading provider of offshore safety and other skills training for the maritime and oil and gas industries.
Charkin Maritime and Offshore Safety Centre has state-of-the-art world-class facilities which were formally unveiled by the former governor of Rivers State now Minister of Transportation, Right Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi. The centre is the operator of Charkin Maritime Academy.
A statement issued by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Charkin Maritime and Offshore Safety Centre, Sir Chares Nwami said the courses are accredited by local and international accreditation bodies including Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), OPITO, International Well Control Forum (IWCF), and the International Standards Organization (ISO).
Others are the Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN), International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN), International Association for Safety and Survival Training (IASST), and the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).
According to him, applications are invited from qualified candidates for admission into Ordinary National Diploma (OND) programmes in Nautical Science and Marine Engineering. The programmes lead to the award of National Diploma in Nautical Science and Marine Engineering for Deck Cadets and Engine Room Cadets. Application forms are available at branches of First Bank nationwide. The application fee is N10, 000 payable at the bank branch where the form was collected. Completed forms should be scanned and returned, with copies of credentials, by email attachment, not later than October 18, 2016
He explained that those eligible would be awarded Certificate of Competency (CoC) as officers in charge of Navigational Watch and Engineering Watch, pointing out that admission requirements include a minimum of five credits in SSCE/GCE/NECO or equivalent at not more than two sittings.
He stated that in addition to the academic requirements for admission, candidates are required to be between 16 and 22 years; physically and medically fit without any form of deformity.