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Friday, September 21, 2018

OPENING OF NEW LOCATION AND BRIDGE SIMULATOR EQUIPMENT IN BREVIK, NORWAY

The International Development and Environmental Shipping School (IDESS), which was the first maritime training institution to join INTERTANKO as an associate member, this year opened its new training centre on 15 May in Brevik, Norway.

INTERTANKO's Asia Representative, Minerva Alfonso, was invited to give a brief presentation during the official opening, attended by 90 shipping executives.

IDESS was established in Sweden and Norway in 1989.  Mr Yngvar Rønning-Olsen, President,  says that the idea, born out of concern over the consequences of tanker casualties, was to give seafarers access to specialised training that would help to reduce the number of incidents (and minimise their effects) that cause loss of life or damage to the environment.  Tanker courses for ship's personnel are not new, but they are usually run as a small part of the operation of a large maritime institute.  From the start IDESS concentrated solely on tanker operations and safety, rapidly achieving a high level of expertise.  This continues to be the focus of its training operation. IDESS also has a training centre in Subic Bay, Philippines.

For more information please visit the IDESS homepage www.idess.com