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Superyacht M/Y Alamshar’s crew selects Red One for fire training

Superyacht Alamshar

Red One has been selected to provide Maritime Fire Fighting Refresher Training to crew members of the M/Y Alamshar, the 50 metre superyacht owned by the Aga Khan and built at the Devonport yard in Plymouth. Said to be named after one of the Aga Khan’s race horses, the Alamshar is designed for extremely high speeds, reportedly briefed to hit top speeds between 60 and 70 knots, powered by six gas turbine engines.

Fires and maritime incident’s on board superyachts and other vessels, either alongside or at sea, can be particularly dangerous, as depending upon where the vessel is, help from shore is not always readily available.  To help ensure the safety of the vessels crew responding to these incidents, Red One offers Maritime Coastguard Agency accredited STCW maritime fire fighting courses at both basic and advanced levels, as well as providing STCW 2010 refresher courses for both levels.

International Maritime Organisation recognised training for Superyacht crews

Under the International Maritime Organisation’s STCW 2010 requirements, updated proficiency training in fire prevention and fire fighting for superyacht and other ships crew must be completed every five years. The aim of Red One’s course is to give all those seeking refresher training for fire prevention and fire fighting the essential education and training required to maintain their STCW certification.

The Alamshar’s crew will be provided with knowledge and understanding through classroom based learning, demonstrations and most importantly, practical exercises in essential aspects of Marine Fire Fighting. This includes fighting real fires aboard Red One’s fire training ship simulator.

About Red One’s Maritime Fire Fighting Training School

The Red One Maritime School forms part of the Academy of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service and is a recognised leader in the provision of top quality maritime incident and fire training. Based in Plymouth, Devon, UK, the Maritime School offers a full suite of MCA accredited STCW courses. These courses, incorporating as appropriate a ‘real fire’ exercise on a purpose built ship training structure, are designed to ensure that officers and crew are fully competent to contain and extinguish a fire aboard their vessel.

Red One has the skills and expertise to meet all your industrial fire service training needs. For more information, call us on +44 (0)1392 353373 to find out how we can help make your staff safer.

 

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