Bibby Ship Management has opened a new dynamic positioning training centre in New Delhi to cater for increasing demand to train seafarers from Northern India, building upon the current success of its Mumbai training centre.
The new facility in the Indian capital, a joint venture with established Indian marine training provider Oceans XV, will be named the Sir Derek Bibby Oceans XV Maritime Training Centre.
Accredited by the Nautical Institute, it will also offer Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) courses ahead of their inclusion in the obligatory Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping regulations (STCW).
Prakash Agarwal, Managing Director of Bibby Ship Management (India), said: “The new centre will expand our provision of DP training services and has been built on the success we have had with our first centre in Mumbai, which has trained more than 1,300 students in less than four years.
“The New Delhi centre will extend our geographical reach and put high quality DP training courses at the disposal of seafarers across India.”
The company has also announced plans to build further classroom space at the Sir Derek Bibby Training centre in Mumbai to accommodate growing student numbers and also introduce High Voltage Safety (HV), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and ECDIS courses at the centre.