HM Customs undertook this five-day refresher course across various locations in Gibraltar including the Airport, Europa Pool and the University’s Europa Point Campus. HM Customs Officer, Arthur Asquez said, “This course has given me confidence and skills to tackle a number of potential scenarios which we could quite easily encounter during our daily marine duties at HM Customs – be it on our own vessel or whilst on board a vessel that we could be clearing or searching. The course was very informative, run by instructors that had a great depth of knowledge, all completed in iconic surroundings, without the need to travel abroad, especially in these uncertain times”
The University of Gibraltar Maritime Academy is keen to capitalise on the 10,000 commercial vessel calls at the port of Gibraltar each year by offering visiting seafarers the opportunity to take advantage of its refresher courses and basic safety training programmes. Similarly, as the cruise industry begins to open up again, the University is also able to provide the necessary mandatory training essential for the crews that make up the hundreds of Cruise Liner calls at the port of Gibraltar each year.