Inauguration of world’s first accredited IMO OPRC e-courses


NGP Training Center is proud to announce both the UK Nautical Institute accreditation of our IMO OPRC e-learning courses, a world’s first unique service offered through a fully interactive video conference platform, and the establishment of our innovative and pioneering Training Center.

Our extensive experience and interaction with the industry has proven that getting trainees and trainers to the same place at the same time can be very challenging. This, in combination with the required minimum duration of the OPRC training courses, is a considerable factor which usually prevents many professionals e.g. ship crews during their service onboard, HSEQ personnel from high risk facilities, executive managers etc – from attending these courses.

Considering such we developed our e-learning courses, based on a fully interactive Video Conference platform and created to save MONEY, TIME and RESOURCES to all parties; now employees are not necessarily leaving the comfort of their offices, safety/critical personnel remain in the facility and organizations are saving the significant cost of traveling and accommodation. Moreover, our video conference platform provides realtime interaction and collaboration between the delegates, in line with IMO and UK Nautical Institute recommendations which have contributed to the development of this ground-braking service.

Furthermore, our instructors come from different backgrounds like experts and professionals with experience in the Oil Spill Response, Shipping/Maritime, Salvage and Environmental Industries and reputable Academics from well-known Institutes and Universities. Unlike other training providers, New Naval/NGP prefers to utilize not one or two but a number of instructors for each accredited course, making the courses more interesting, interactive and interdisciplinary. These instructors can also travel to our customer’slocation in case physical delivery of a course is preferred. New Naval and NPG Training Center also designed and built a state-of-the-art Training Center in Lavrion, Greece (only 30 mins drive from Athens Intl. airport) that provides classroom and tele-conference facilities, a fresh water test tank, a variety of OSR equipment and access to the nearby port and our fleet of Oil Recovery Vessels. The Center allows the participants to have a real and complete hands-on training and experience and participate in actual equipment deployments.