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REF NO.: 73

SUBJECT: Memorial University’s Marine Institute to hold third annual Nautical Skills Competition

DATE: Jan. 23,2014

Note to editors: 
The third annual Nautical Skills Competition will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Marine Institute’s Ridge Road campus, in the Centre for Marine Simulation. The event will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Nautical Skills Competition, hosted by the Company of Master Mariners of Canada (N.L. Division), in collaboration with the Marine Institute, is a series of challenging exercises designed not only to test marine knowledge and ability but also to develop leadership skills and confidence.
Directed toward nautical science students, this competition looks to promote the maritime sector, encourage team building and professionalism, and foster a culture of safety.
By participating in the event, students will network with some of the region’s most experienced mariners, interact with fellow cadets and put their education to the test in the pursuit for top prize and their name on the Captain Jim Thorpe trophy.
 
The competition is sponsored by the following companies:
 
Lloyds Register North America Inc.
Atlantic Pilotage Authority
Newfoundland Transshipment Limited           .
Canship Ugland Ltd
Rutter Inc.     
Husky Energy
Fednav Ltd.  
Group Ocean
Maersk Supply Service      
McKeil Marine
Kongsberg Maritime
Secunda Canada LP
Atlantic Towing Inc.
Wrightway
Woodwards  
Transocean
Suncor          
Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
Oceanex       
Virtual Marine Technology Inc.
Noble Denton Canada Ltd.           
Canadian Coast Guard/Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

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For more information, please contact Naomi Osborne, public relations and communications officer, Fisheries and Marine Institute, at 709-778-0677, 709-730-3918, naomi.osborne@mi.mun.ca.
 

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