Solent University's Naval Academy to Open WSA Division in Montenegro

By , 01 Oct 2018, 09:49 AM Business

October 1, 2018 - The famous Naval Academy - Warsash Center of the Solent University from Southampton, UK, will open its Warsash Superyacht Academy (WSA) division in Montenegro.

The WSA Maritime Training Center for the crews of super and mega yachts will be opened in cooperation with the Porto Montenegro- nautical-tourist center in Tivat, and the first courses for its participants will be organized this autumn. The news was announced at the recently finished Monako Superyacht Fair in Monte Carlo, where Porto Montenegro and WSA participated.

The opening of the WSA training center in Porto Montenegro is part of the ambitious Warsash investment plan to improve their seagoing training capabilities both in the UK and abroad, worth over 43 million euros. Their new center in Porto Montenegro offers nautical, yacht masters training and training for the so-called "White staff" (steward, hostesses and hospitality staff) on superyachts.

Among the 38 courses offered by WSA in Porto Montenegro are the most important of the STCW, ISM and SOLAS conventions in the field of maritime security, anti-terrorism and medical support, as well as more advanced courses for staff at the management level to manage the superyacht crew, resources on the Ship Bridge and engine room resources.

Porto Montenegro is the largest marina for super and mega yachts in the northwestern Mediterranean region, capable of accepting yachts of up to 250 meters long, still not built in the world. In the Tivat Marina as its home port, there are many foreign mega and super yachts, including the largest 124-meter-long superyacht "Golden Odyssey" by Arab owners. These and similar yachts and their crew spend most of the year in Tivat, and in the management of Porto Montenegro, they have decided to establish cooperation with WSA and open the new naval training center in Boka, so to give superyacht owners and operators another motive to keep their ships and crew in Montenegro.

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