A team of tugboat masters just finished a training programme in Denmark as part of a strategic sector cooperation between Denmark and Ghana. The training provided the tugboat masters with new tools on how to perform tugboat missions in the Port of Tema.
The tugboat masters have shared in kind their views and experiences from tug operations in their own territorial waters.
The training programme has been compiled by the Danish Maritime Authority, in cooperation with Danpilot and the Port of Aarhus. The tugboat masters have undergone an intensive tugboat course at Force Technology, completed a safety course at RelyonNutec in Esbjerg, and conducted tugboat missions in the Port of Aarhus.
Charlotte Ahrendt Steen, Deputy Director at the Danish Maritime Authority, stated:
“The two weeks of training in Denmark is a great example of how the maritime sector cooperation improves the collaboration between Denmark and Ghana for mutual benefit.”
Since 2016, Denmark and Ghana have been engaged in official maritime sector cooperation, which will continue until 2021.
One of the main goals of the cooperation is to help with capacity development in the maritime sector in Ghana, for the mutual benefit of Ghana and Denmark. This regards training of tugboat masters as part of the Port of Tema’s combined measures to handle larger container ships.