Phuket Yacht Haven Opens Galileo Campus
Published: Thursday, 10 November 2016
Phuket Yacht Haven Marina and Galileo Maritime Academy have signed an agreement whereby a university style campus is to be built and developed at Yacht Haven Marina in Thailand to provide advanced international training for crew of superyachts, commercial shipping and offshore oil and gas facilities.
(Photo: Galileo Maritime Academy - Galileo Chairman and Director Anthony Gould exchanging contracts with Phuket Yacht Haven Deputy Managing Director Jean Phataraprasit)
The new Galileo campus was open for its first training course based at Phuket Yacht Haven with an international student group from Sweden, France and Tunisia. The Galileo facilities include a student residence, offices and a training centre, an advanced fire fighting school, a marine engineering school, survival craft and rescue boats and training yachts and tenders based in the marina.
Phuket Yacht Haven has become a major investor in Galileo and a strategic partner to expand the range of training services and facilities such that Galileo remains the leading centre for maritime training in the region. This alliance with the influential family behind Yacht Haven Marina and other major marine developments in Thailand is seen as key to maintaining Galileo's rapid growth in the world market for first class training and certification of seafarers. Galileo is the only maritime academy in the Asia-Pacific region to be accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) of the UK Department for Transport and to be approved to issue MCA certificates of competence to seafarers.
(Phuket Yacht Haven Marina)