The Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) is pleased to award West Nautical Ltd ‘Course Recognition’ for its Yacht Captain’s Command and Control Simulator course. Glenys Jackson, MNTB Head commented: ‘Following a rigorous process, West Nautical has demonstrated that their course meets the MNTB’s exacting criteria for good practice in training course provision. This new Course Recognition Service that we are offering to the industry will enable any company that provides training to hold its head up in the market place and above its competitors, as its training has been recognised by an impartial industry body as meeting our good practice guidelines for quality training provision.Merchant Navy Training Board
We expect our Course Recognition Service to set the benchmark for training provision for companies and individuals seeking high quality training as much as for companies offering training, and I commend West Nautical for their achievementKevin Slade, MNTB Chairman
We often forget that anything can happen at sea and this was an ideal way to check how we react under pressure. The scenarios were realistic and tested us to the extreme. It also reminded us of the duty of care we owe to our crew, guests and owners both at sea and in portCaptain Jean Marc Bitouzet, MY St David Vessel
My last three simulator sessions have all been based on navigation and the “rules of the road”. This course focused on management decisions and communication skills and I found it very beneficial. The team at West Nautical has thought of everything that may cause problems at sea and then added even more pressure to really test us. I’m confident that the lessons learned here will be remembered always. I’m very impressed.Daniel George of the 68m MY Hermitage
The five delegates each had a number of opportunities to be in command of the bridge simulator during the exercises. I saw some great delegation, understanding of the crisis or situation and an awareness of the needs and abilities of their fellow crewmembers. By the end they were a tight team that could, and did, handle any situation together with ease.Geoff Moore, West Nautical Managing Director
I was particularly interested in the debriefs and at the experiential learning that the candidates took away with them. There were vast improvements in team working and the way that they developed themselves over the course. I could tell from their body language and tone of voice that they had developed rapidly in such a short space of time. I put that down to a combination of their existing knowledge, a willingness to learn more and the intensity of the course.Kate Gillespie