Project Description

Ocean Safety donates equipment to new Jubilee Sailing Trust Training Centre

30th September 2015 

Ocean Safety has been instrumental in helping the Jubilee Sailing Trust (JST) set up a training centre to offer safety training to the professional crews and volunteer bosuns’ mates who man the charity’s ships.

Ocean Safety has donated a wide range of safety equipment to the initiative which establishes the Jubilee Sailing Trust as a Marine & Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved training centre for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Basic Safety Training. The equipment enables the JST to carry out necessary training elements to help protect lives at sea including personal surviving techniques, first aid, security awareness and fire fighting.

“This training centre would not have been possible without the very generous support of Ocean Safety,” says Andy Spark, Ship Operations Manager at the Trust. “The list of equipment we needed to provide these courses was lengthy. We charge no money to our volunteers to cover the cost of the courses, so the cost of life rafts, immersion suits and life jackets would have meant we just could not have afforded to run the courses.” He adds “The course in part enables the volunteer Bosuns’ Mates to work towards their final training goals as Navigational Watch Ratings. Once again Ocean Safety came to our rescue and provided all the equipment we needed free of charge, a fantastic gesture from them.”

Ocean Safety, specialists in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine safety equipment, have been a long term supporter of the Jubilee Sailing Trust, and have already donated 16 inflatable lifejackets to their ships this year.

Training elements offered include Personal Survival Techniques, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities, Proficiency in Security Awareness, Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting. This training is a legal requirement of all professional seafarers. The courses have been carefully designed by JST Ship Operations Manager Andy Spark, Chief Mate Richard Cruse and Lord Nelson Medical Purser Darren Hardy and have taken a year and a half to develop.