The new training centre will also expand to provide training for cruise companies, regarding safety and security.

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Moreover, it includes a Helicopter Under Water Escape Training (HUET) and Helicopter Rescue training facilities, a lifeboat facility, as well as training and social facilities.

During the opening of the center, trainers presented how they can rescue people from the helicopter in case of an emergency. Namely, according to data from the US Navy, without training only 66% survive, while with safety training this number increases to 91%.

Speaking about the importance of safety training, ma-co CEO, Gerrit Küther, mentioned:

 This education can save lives. The ability to demonstrate and use all available life-saving appliances not only in theory, but also in practice, enables a qualitatively optimal education

The new training facility was co-funded by the ITF International Transport Workers 'Federation, the IMEC International Maritime Employers' Council and the and the Department of Economic Affairs, Transport and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

Its overall cost was about 2.85 million euros.