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SUBJECT: Marine Institute to hold fifth annual Nautical Skills Competition

DATE: Jan. 29

The Company of Master Mariners of Canada (N.L. Division), in partnership with the Marine Institute (MI), will host its fifth annual Nautical Skills Competition on Saturday, Jan. 30.

The event will take place at the institute’s Ridge Road campus from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

This year, 53 first-, second- and third-year nautical science students from MI will take part in the competition, which aims to promote the maritime sector, encourage team building and professionalism and foster a culture of safety.

Participating students will have an opportunity to network with some of this region’s most experienced mariners, interact with fellow cadets and put their education to the test in pursuit of the top prize and their name on the Captain Jim Thorpe trophy.

The Nautical Skills Competition includes a series of challenging exercises designed to test marine knowledge and develop leadership skills and confidence.

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For more information, please contact Leslie Earle, public relations and communications Officer, Fisheries and Marine Institute, at 709-778-0677, 709-330-3918,



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