JPMA announces first MCA-accredited Workboat Operations course

John Percival Marine Associates (JPMA) UK maritime school has announced that it is the first crew training provider to gain MCA accreditation for the Workboat Operations course.

According to JPMA, the school’s late founder, Captain John Percival, “worked tirelessly over a number of years to develop the Master (Workboats <500GT) CoC”, alongside the MCA (Maritime and Coastguard Agency) and National Workboats Association.

The 10-day course “provides students with the expert knowledge and tailored workboat experience necessary to gain this Workboat specific CoC”, enabling Workboat Masters to understand the type of operations a workboat may undertake, as well as the level of understanding necessary for the safe, secure and lawful operation of private and commercially operated workboats.

The course follows on from the required ‘Yacht’ modules, and is recommended to follow completion of the Stability and Seamanship and Meteorology Master Yachts modules.

Anna Percival-Harris said, “JPMA is proud to be the first training provider to gain MCA accreditation to offer the Workboat Operations course, from our training centre in Hoylake, Wirral.

“The world’s first course took place at JPMA in April 2016, and was a huge success. Following the recent publication of the results for this exam, we are proud to announce that all candidates passed with impressive grades.”

JPMA will be running the course at regular intervals throughout the rest of 2016, with 2017 dates to be released soon.

For more information, visit John Percival Marine Associates (JPMA).

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