Galileo Maritime Academy and the Thai Yachting Business Associa-tion (TYBA), in conjunction with Phuket News and Live 89.
5 radio, has launched a marine safety training campaign for all crew of vessels engaged in the Thai marine tourism industry.
Galileo has based this training program on the widely accepted international standards developed over the last ten years by the Interna-tional Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) known as MGN 280.
This was designed for captains and crew ofvessels under 24 meters in length engaged in commercial tourism, work boats and pilot boats, and is currently used in many countries.
Starting in April 2019, there will be regular radio broadcasts on Live 89.
5 of daily tips and advice for all crew and yacht operators covering fire prevention and fire-fighting, personal safety and care of the marine envi-ronment, survival skills in an emergency, first aid and being a first responder, crowd man-agement and crisis handling skills, collision regulations and basic navigation, voyage and weather planning, seamanship and heavy weather handling, safety equipment and VHF radio communication.
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