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103 new officers pass out from Warsash Maritime Academy

engineer-cadets-Nov-2013-webWarsash Maritime Academy’s newest officers celebrated their achievement at the Autumn Passing Out Ceremony at the Novotel Hotel, Southampton, on Saturday 30 November 2013.

The event marked the completion of a three-year training and education programme for navigation and engineering officer cadets at the Academy. The officer cadets passing out included; the September 2011 Marine Engineering Foundation Degree cohort, the Deck-cadets-nov-2013-webSeptember 2010 Deck HND and the January 2011 Deck Foundation Degree cohorts.

The event also welcomed representatives from many shipping organisations, friends and family of the officer cadets and Warsash Maritime Academy staff. The newly qualified officers will be embarking on their chosen careers in worldwide shipping, working with some of the most prestigious employers in the cruise, cargo, container, oil and gas sectors.

Andrew Hair, Director of the Academy said:  “The cadets have every reason to be proud, not only of what they have achieved during the last three years, but also of the importance of the work they have been trained to do. Their skills and expertise, and those of other professional mariners like them, will sustain the world’s shipping trades and support the global economy. I wish them every success as they embark upon their professional careers”.

The maritime industry’s top employers and sponsors attended the ceremony and included: Anglo Eastern (UK) Ltd, Bibby Ship Management (Europe) Ltd, BP Maritime Services (Isle of Man) Ltd, Carnival UK, Chiltern Maritime Ltd, Clyde Marine Training Ltd, Condor Marine Services Ltd, Maersk Crewing Ltd, NLNG Ship Manning Ltd, NYK LNG Shipmanagement (UK) Ltd, Princess Cruises, Sealion Shipping Ltd, Shell International Shipping Services Ltd, Ship Safe Training Group Ltd and Viking Recruitment Ltd.

Please follow the link for Officer Cadets, friends and family wishing to access and order the official photographs for the November 2013 Passing Out ceremony.