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State of Maine Maritime Academy – Day 3

Posted: July 1, 2015

SNO are extremely busy this week as 240 delegates from Maine Maritime Academy train at the NMCI. The delegates are currently completing exercises in the pool such as a PST , exercises in our Damage Repair Unit and completing training on our jetty.

It is an honour for the NMCI to be chosen as the training providers & we welcome all delegates. We will be keeping our twitter account updated with pictures of the delegates completing different elements of training but as a taster we have some for you below from day 3 of their visit.

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TG4 film at the NMCI

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Today we were delighted to welcome crew members from “Meangadh Fíbín” who are currently filming a new series called “Is Eolaí Mé” for TG4 which is scheduled to be aired in January 2016. The series, “Is Eolaí Mé” (I’m a scientist) , looks at the various aspects of science, technology and the maritime sector. To date the crew have filmed in a recycling centre, on the Celtic Voyager, the National Maritime College of Ireland and have a busy schedule lined up for the coming weeks before going to the studio back in Galway in September to edit.

Peadar, the show’s presenter, was introduced to the life of a mariner this morning at the NMCI as he donned gear and experienced our environmental pool (Check out the environmental pool facilities below).  Peadar was filmed in stormy conditions in one of our life rafts.

Once the crew arrived on site, they began filming outside the college where Peadar spoke about the college facilities, the ever changing weather in Ireland and how many professions are reliant on the weather e.g. Mariners . Once this scene had been shot the crew moved up to the pool area where Peadar was getting ready to experience the “Stormy” weather conditions. The film crew took several shots and even sued a Go Pro Camera & Drone to film some scenes. Two of our instructors, Elizabeth & Cillian, were with the film crew this morning alongside our Senior SNO Instructor Terry O’Brien. Safety is paramount during any training exercise and even during filming the safety of delegates is paramount. Check out some of the behind the scenes pictures below which were taken this morning.

Coiméad súil amach ar an laethanach seo le haghaidh tuilleadh eolas faoin sraith nua a bheadh ag teacht amach i mí Éanáir 2016. We had to put in some Gaeilge there as the show will be as Gaeilge . Keep an eye out on our page here for further information on the new tv series which is due to be aired in January 2016.

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Our “Sea Survival Pool”  is 20m x 8m indoor pool where the temperature is maintained at 21oC. It has a depth of 5m at its deepest end which extends for 7.5m and a depth of 2.5m at the shallow end. The environmental conditions which can be created include :

  • Wave generator with variable setting
  • Wind generated by large fans
  • Rain sprinkler system
  • Thunder and lightning using strobe lights and audio effects
  • Day and night capability

Equipment and facilities at the environmental pool include :

  • A dive tank (8m deep, 4m diameter) for training divers in underwater burning and welding
  • Helicopter Underwater Escape Trainer (HUET) for ditched helicopter evacuation training
  • Marine evacuation system (MES) including landing platform
  • A large variety of inflatable life rafts and associated equipment
  • Jumping platforms at 1, 2, 4 and 6 metre heights
  • A comprehensive selection of dry suits, wetsuits, life jackets and PFD’s
  • Pool side safety equipment
  • Numerous survival equipment display boards
  • Life raft repair room
  • Divers workshop
  • Changing rooms with showers, lockers and WC’s
  • Disabled changing facilities

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State of Maine Maritime Academy – Day 2

Posted: June 30, 2015

SNO are extremely busy this week as 240 delegates from Maine Maritime Academy train at the NMCI. The delegates are currently completing exercises in the pool such as a PST , exercises in our Damage Repair Unit and completing training on our jetty.

It is an honour for the NMCI to be chosen as the training providers & we welcome all delegates. We will be keeping our twitter account updated with pictures of the delegates completing different elements of training but as a taster we have some for you below from day 2 of their visit.

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State of Maine Maritime Academy

Posted: June 29, 2015

 

Once again SNO (SEFtec NMCI Offshore) are set to break records by training over 240 delegates from the State of Maine Maritime Academy over a 4 day period this week. With all hands on deck it’s set to be a busy week here at the National Maritime College of Ireland. The delegates who are currently on a trip to Ireland decided to use the world class facilities at the NMCI to complete training.

The delegates are currently completing exercises in the pool such as a PST , completing exercises in our Damage Repair Unit and completing training on our jetty. It is an honour for the NMCI to be chosen as the training providers and we would like to officially welcome all delegates. We will be keeping our twitter account updated with pictures of the delegates completing different elements of training but as a taster we have some for you below.    

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Maritime Industry Awards 2015

Posted: June 24, 2015

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Where do we even begin?

The awards took place in Dublin at the Ballsbridge Hotel last Thursday and were hosted by Colm O’Regan of ‘Irish Mammies’ fame. A charismatic host who had over 240 guests laughing in their seats from the beginning. The night kicked off with a champagne reception at the Ballsbridge Hotel which was a great way to begin networking with the guests at the event. The bell rang and the doors opened into the ball room which took your breathe away. The room was beautifully decorated, seating arrangements even had guest names with company logos on them. Event Strategies thought of everything for this night. Once we were seated the Starter, West Cork Black Pudding, arrived followed by an option of either Beef or Hake. Dessert was then presented, a trio of chocolate, followed by tea & coffee.

The awards ceremony kicked off then at 10pm on the dot. With two large screens showcasing the award winners receiving their trophies nobody missed the moments which we had all been waiting for. All pictures from the night of the awards can be found on our Twitter Page here.

Some pictures from the event can be seen below.

Seán Mowlds (SEFtec) & Joy Gillen (GTSS)

Seán Mowlds (SEFtec) & Joy Gillen (GTSS)

NMCI Gents at the Maritime Industry Awards

NMCI Gents at the Maritime Industry Awards

James O'Byrne, Conor Mowlds & Roderick Cooke (NMCI)

James O’Byrne, Conor Mowlds & Roderick Cooke (NMCI)

Annette Coughlan (NMCI) , Giuesseppe from D'amico & Helena Day (NMCI)

Annette Coughlan (NMCI) , Giuesseppe from D’amico & Helena Day (NMCI)

Ball Room at Ballsbridge Hotel

Ball Room at Ballsbridge Hotel

Background to the event

The inaugural Maritime Industry Awards is something which we had been working towards for some time now. A lot of people may not be aware of the work which went on behind the scenes prior to the event but there were several key industry players involved in getting these awards off the ground. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those people involved in the awards, namely; Conor Mowlds – Head of the National Maritime College of Ireland, Liam Lacy -Director of the IMDO, Capt. Kevin Allen -Harbour Master, Belfast Harbour , Geoffrey O’Sullivan – (Retired) formerly Senior Science Policy Advisor, Marine Institute (Ireland)  , Conchur O’Bradaigh – Director, Professor of Energy Engineering, Marine Renewable Energy Ireland, Lorcan O’Cinnéide – Irish Fish Processors, Dr. David Jackson – Inspector of Fisheries/Section Manager, Marine Institute, Capt. Dave Hopkins – Marine Director, Irish Mainport Holdings, Prof. Patrick Shannon – Irish Offshore Operators’ Association, Minister Simon Coveney, Event Strategies and the Team at the National Maritime College of Ireland.

 

Overall Category Winners at the Maritime Industry Awards

In total there were 15 prestigious trophies which were presented to individuals and organisations within Ireland’s maritime industry.

The 2015 Awards Winners are listed below. 

Overall Maritime Excellence Award: Resolute Marine Energy

Lifetime Achievement Award: Eoin Sweeney

Ship Operator of the Year: Atlantic Towage & Marine

Excellence in Maritime Environmental Protection Award: Commissioners of Irish Lights

Excellence in Maritime Education & Training Award: Marine Data Network – SEA-Tech Evolution

Excellence in Marine Renewable Energy Award: Resolute Marine Energy

Excellence in Vessel Repair & Maintenance Award: Mooney Boats

Special Recognition Award: Helen Noble

Excellence in Marine Tourism & Leisure Award: Port of Cork Company

Excellence in Aquaculture Award: Marine Harvest Ireland

Offshore Ireland Award: Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Shipyard of the Year: Bere Island Boat Yard

Innovation in Maritime Safety Award: SafeTrx – DeCare Systems Ireland

Innovation in Marine Technology Award: SeaFi Horizon – Port of Cork Company and SEA-Tech Evolution

Commercial Dive and Marine Contractors of the Year: Inland and Coastal Marina Systems

 

 

Category Winners at the Maritime Industry Awards 2015

Category Winners at the Maritime Industry Awards 2015

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who was shortlisted for an award and the overall category winners. It was great to see companies being recognised for their efforts in supporting the growing maritime sector in Ireland.  For pictures of each category winner receiving their award  click here.

A huge thank you goes to our  Minister Simon Coveney for his motivating and heartfelt speech at the awards about the potential of Ireland’s Maritime Sector. It was an honour for the NMCI, as patrons to the awards, to have the Minister both attend and speak at the inaugural maritime awards.

 

 

 

 

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