Classification Society to Run Courses

RINA Academy launches new courses

RINA Academy, the external marine training arm of Genoa-based classification society has launched new training courses for planning renewal surveys of ESP ships and Condition Based Maintenance.

These courses, new for 2010, build on a portfolio of training courses for ship operators and shipyards, which includes in conjunction with NACE a course for the qualification of coating inspectors according to the IMO’s Performance Standards for Protective Coatings (PSPC).

RINA is currently the only classification society able to provide a specific marine NACE course to obtain this qualification.

Antonio Pingiori, managing director of RINA’s Marine Division, says, “In

2009 our Academy was very successful in attracting students to courses on the ISM and ISPS Codes, on updating international rules and on how to prepare and be ready for Port State Control inspections. We already have courses planned for this year in Naples, Ravenna, Genoa and Palermo, and outside Italy in Turkey, South America and the Far East. We run the courses wherever companies want them, and also make them open to the public, and we find it both a useful skill transfer system and also a useful method of getting feedback from people in service.”