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Grimaldi sponsors simulator upgrade and awards cadets

Date: 12/06/2014

Grimaldi Group and its local company Malta Motorways of the Sea Ltd presented the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology with a €20,000 donation to upgrade its Bridge and Communication Simulator and another €10,000 in cash prizes to three of its Maritime Institute cadets who distinguished themselves with outstanding results in their studies.

Simulation exercises offer a safe way for cadets to learn to become proficient in bridge and communication control situations before moving on to consolidate their experience with actual navigation at sea.

The simulator is an essential part of Mcast’s maritime training especially as the institute offers training that can lead to job opportunities in Europe and internationally. Simulation training is also an International Maritime Organisation requirement for international maritime certifications.

The three cadets, Kenneth Grima, Aris Giorgio Papanicolos and Philip Andrew Muscat, received received their award after obtaining the best results during their studies and sea training in the three-year Officer in Charge Navigational Watch course that they successfully completed last year.

The cadets were also offered the opportunity to undertake their sea time training on board vessels sailing under the flag of Malta Motorways of the Sea and other companies of the Grimaldi Group.

Students who join this course spend two academic years studying at the institute and 12 months training as cadets on board different ships, travelling international sea routes and visiting many ports across the globe.

The award is part of a long-established collaboration with the Mcast Maritime Institute.


Source: Times of Malta

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