LIVERPOOL, UK -- Bibby Ship Management has opened a dynamic positioning (DP) training center and offices in Sevastopol, Ukraine.
The $1.5-million purpose-built center will employ Kongsberg simulators to deliver basic and advanced competence assessment programs to almost 250 students during its first year.
Each training program is set against potential scenarios and led by Oleg Legovka, a Ukrainian master mariner with more than 15 years' experience in the offshore industry. The facility has been accredited by the Nautical Institute.
Graduate numbers are expected to double in 2010 when the company increases the regularity of its DP courses and makes additional offshore industry programs available.