Phuket Yacht Haven Marina and Galileo Maritime Academy have signed an agreement to build a university style campus at Yacht Haven Marina to provide international training for crew working onboard superyachts, commercial ships and offshore oil and gas facilities.
The new Galileo campus has opened for its first training course based at Phuket Yacht Haven Marina, welcoming international students from Sweden, France and Tunisia. The training facilities include offices, a training centre for advanced fire fighting, marine engineering, survival craft, rescue boats, training yachts and tenders and student accomodation.
Galileo is the only maritime academy in the Asia Pacific region to be accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to issue MCA certificates of competence to seafarers. Investment from Phuket Yacht Haven and support from other key marine stakeholders in Thailand will allow Galileo to expand its facilities and retain its position as the leading centre for maritime training in the region.
Pictured: Mr Anthony Gould, Chairman and Director of Galileo, exchanging contracts with Ms Jean Phataraprasit, Deputy Managing Director of Phuket Yacht Haven, who joins the Board of Galileo Maritime Academy, with key executives from both companies.