IBOM AIR Carry Out Ditching and Survival Drills At MAN
“We are determined to put the Academy on the world map”-Rector
In furtherance of its Safety Standards, passengers comfort and in a bid to be ahead of other competitors in the aviation industry, the management of Ibom Air has sent some of its aircraft crew to the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, MAN, for training and drills on ditching and other survival skills.
We gathered that Ditching is a regulatory practical training requirement of Wet Ditching Drills for operating Flight Crew.
Aviation experts say the Survival Training Program covers a number of procedures to follow in the event of a planned, unplanned or emergency landing on land or in water.
Understandably, the survival training swimming pools of the Academy which are of global standards are very suitable for such Survival and Safety drills.
Recall that the Academy has acquired the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training Equipment, HUET, Simulators and other sophisticated training equipment for Training purposes at MAN.
Only recently, the Academy unveiled a lighthouse meant to teach and train cadets of the Academy as well as maritime and Oil and Gas professionals who are desirous of improving their professional competences.
The lighthouse is the latest addition to the array of training equipment which have been acquired and installed for training by the management of the Academy led by the Rector, Commodore Duja Effedua Emmanuel.
Unarguably, the restructuring and repositioning of the Academy is gaining momentum progressively as International Oil Companies, IOCs, Oil and Gas firms/shipping companies are embracing the Academy for their training needs.
In the words of the Rector “Everything we are doing is part of our resolve to put the Academy on the world map and make it competitive and attractive. We are not looking at Nigeria alone but the entire West African Sub Region. The Nigerian Maritime Industry is set for a revolution in terms of professionalism and cutting edge expertise which will come from the training we provide.”
Definitely, the days to come are full of expectations from Nigerians on what the Academy will unleash.