Merchant Navy Training Board technical committee held at Clyde Marine Training Ltd
The second of this year’s Merchant Navy Training Board’s Technical Committee meetings was held on Wed 20th June at Clyde Marine Training’s offices in Glasgow.
With a history stretching back to 1937, when it was founded by the Chamber of Shipping and its predecessors, the MNTB is the authoritative centre of expertise and information on careers, qualifications, education and training, and skill needs and issues in the industry.
The MNTB is a voluntary body and a part of the Chamber of Shipping, the trade association for the UK shipping industry. The work of the MNTB is overseen by a board made up of representatives of shipping companies, seafarer unions, maritime educational establishments and interests, and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The Department for Transport and the Maritime Skills Alliance are also represented on the Board.
The meeting had a large agenda with some of the highlights being the revision of the STCW short course criteria to comply with the new Manila amendments.
Colin McMurray Managing Director of Clyde Marine Training said’ I am delighted that the MNTB chose Glasgow as the location for one of its meetings and more specifically our offices’. The warm hospitality offered by CMT was warmly welcomed and remarked on by Chairman Allan Graveson. Colin went on to thank his staff for their hard work in preparing for the meeting.