Pros of Newport, RI has recently joined the ranks of an elite group
of maritime training facilities offering world class training.
The company now offers International Yachtmaster Certification,
the most sought after global yachting certification for professional
yacht crews and the serious recreational yachtsmen. The programs
available at Ocean Pros are recognized by 24 governments throughout
the world. Upon successful completion of the training, graduates
will be licensed to work on almost any yacht in the world, including
red-ensign flagged yachts.
A difficult challenge for owners and crew members
is finding a training location and schedule that doesn’t conflict
with operation of their yacht. Ocean Pro’s waterfront location
on Goat Island can be accessed by any launch and will allow owners
and crews to meet their training demands, without having to leave
their yachts for extended periods of time. For crews not moored in
Newport, Ocean Pros can assist in finding accommodations.
Candidates can earn their certification with a concentration
on power or sail or both. Upon successful completion of the course,
candidates will receive the International Yachtmaster Training “Yachtmaster
Offshore” - Shore Based Certificate, a Radio Communications
Certificate, an S.T.C.W. 95 Basic Safety Training Certificate, a
British Maritime Coastguard Authority recognized IYT Yachtmaster
Offshore Certificate of Competency, and U.S. students will receive
a 200 Ton Masters license once they fulfill the US Coast Guard requirements
for the 200 Ton license.
On some yachts, S.T.C.W. Basic Safety Training
is required for all crew from the deck to steward’s departments.
Ocean Pros offers S.T.C.W. training as a stand-alone course to
accommodate varying needs of all yacht’s crews. Yachts with
larger crews can even elect to have Ocean Pros conduct their required
S.T.C.W. training exclusively for their crew members.
has developed a reputation over the years of training some of
the best captains available by operating on the simple yet effective
philosophy of quality over quantity. Ocean Pros’ objective
is for students to obtain the highest level of skill and knowledge
possible. Class sizes are small with a low student to teacher ratio
to ensure students receive the same level of quality in their training
that they’ll be expected to perform while running their yachts.
Prior sea-time is required for enrollment in the Yachtmaster program,
and the course is demanding. Throughout the three week program, students
will spend classroom time learning navigation and theory, complete
a five day training cruise, learn to fight live fires, practice in-the-water
survival techniques, and become certified in First-Aid and CPR. Each
week of the course is treated as a separate module and does not need
to be completed in consecutive weeks, allowing students flexibility
in scheduling their training.
For more information about Ocean Pros training programs, call (401)
849-1257 or visit their website: www.oceanpros.com
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