Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) has agreed a new online training arrangement with Samson Rope, a manufacturer of synthetic rope systems, to provide seafarers with on-demand access to Samson’s courses in rope handling, inspection, fabrication, and installation.
The courses on efficient use of ships’ mooring lines and equipment will be available on OTG’s Ocean Learning Platform for remote access by crew as and when required, to maintain required competency levels when travel for training is restricted.
“Partnering with like-minded maritime companies such as Samson is core to our strategic vision for our learning platform. Opening it up to manufacturers so that they can provide best-in-class knowledge and training alongside our core library allows our customers to build joined-up learning pathways that maximise efficiency,” said Raal Harris, OTG’s Group Creative Director.
“Samson’s commitment to supporting its extensive product range with detailed eLearning courses is admirable, as all too often serious accidents can occur from a lack of knowledge in using ropes correctly when mooring a ship to a berth.”
“We have had requests for more detailed material on OCIMF’s Mooring Equipment Guidelines (MEG4), so having Samson’s courses available on our platform will give our customers access to the most comprehensive material available on the subject.”