Training Service Expands

The on board Crew Training provided by the professional mariners of Da Gama Limited has continued its expansion following a successful year of working with a number of new build and operational yachts.

Created to work with operational vessels and those emerging from build or refit as a means of enhancing the skills and abilities of the crew, creating and examining the on board fire fighting procedures, running various exercises and drills and providing a full report to the Captain and Management Company, each package is personally tailored to the vessel following discussion with the Command team.

Steve Monk of Da Gama said, “Our training teams have years of professional experience at sea in a variety of vessels and as such, possess the knowledge and training necessary to build the skills of those on board to make the crew a more competent and capable team.

He went on to say, “Members of our training team are individually picked because of their knowledge of the industry and their professionalism in the instruction of fire safety.  Every vessel is unique and as such the programmes are tailored to the requirements of the Captain to give them confidence in knowing they have the most competently trained crew using their equipment on their vessel.

Having worked on new build and operational vessels between 50 to over 90 metres in length and with crew numbers from single digits to over 30, Da Gama are setting the standard within the industry for the enhancement of crew and guest safety.  A promotional video of the training provided can be viewed here.

In addition and aware of the new requirements under the Manila amends to STCW which came into effect on 1 January 2012, Da Gama offer an on board Bridge Resource Management programme to work with the officers and deck team in promoting their skills in maintaining the navigational safety of the vessel.

All this can be tied into the forthcoming ECDIS regulatory changes especially as the first vessels to be affected (new vessels over 500gt and more than 12 passengers) will be affected from 1 July 2012.  As such Da Gama provide training and advice on the use of ECDIS including the generic and type specific accreditation courses.


About Da Gama:

Da Gama is a company whose professional representatives work with the Command team of Superyachts emerging from build or refit, or on an operational basis to provide on board crew training and external audits to enhance the skills, standards and proficiency of the crew.

Our company ethos is to promote the safety of the professional mariner and this is achieved through three core areas, namely Supply, Training and Consultancy.

Da Gama specialise in ECDIS services including use and operation of this equipment.  They advise the world’s military forces as well as individual Captains, Project Managers and Management companies through the complexities of the rules with advice on equipment supply and training including the risk assessment necessary to allow a vessel or fleet to achieve flag state accreditation.

For more information visit Da Gama website at or call on +44 (0) 871 705 5000.

For more press information please contact Steve Monk at Da Gama Ltd, Tel:   +44 (0) 871 705 5000 or email:

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