Lagos — Nigeria's first gas liquefaction company, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited says its sustained support for the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, has contributed in the elevation and recognition of the institution as reliable source qualified marine personnel in the country.
NLNG stated that its donation of N30 million equipment to the academy enabled it overcome crucial challenges for accreditation to offer a wide range of courses that would have otherwise necessitated overseas training.
The company which stands out as the major patron of the academy expressed hopes that marine safety in Nigeria would consequently improve remarkably with the recent accreditation of MAN by Maritime and Coastal Agency (MCA).
MAN is the only maritime institute in Nigeria.
According to the company, MAN now offers the highly sort after PSCRB (Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat) - training on management of injured persons, including the control of bleeding and shock, survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship.
This would enable it provide high quality training of international standards in marine safety locally; a mandatory certification for all seafarers which had before now only been offered internationally.
"MAN has been able to obtain this accreditation as a result of the donation of N30m worth of equipment for training in safety by Nigeria LNG Limited," the company stated.
The equipment is scheduled for commissioning weekend by MAN at its Oron base.
"NLNG recruit its entire cadet from the Maritime Academy of Nigeria" the statement added.