Alpina Briggs received the Nautical Institute Certificate

Alpina Briggs Defesa Ambiental S/A, the Brazilian / UK joint venture company of Alpina Ambiental Sao Paulo Brazil and Briggs Environmental Services Limited Burntisland Scotland received the Nautical Institute Certificate of Accreditation for Oil Spill Response Training to MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) and IMO (International Maritime Organization) standards for the third time on Tuesday 21st October 2008.

A presentation ceremony was held in the Alpina Briggs training offices in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday evening in front of a number of guests from Petrobras, Transpetro, SMIT, Rio de Janeiro Port Authority and the Brazilian Navy.

Captain Robbie Middleton past President of the N.I. presented Mark Francis, Alpina Briggs Training Manager and Captain Bill Boyle Alpina Briggs Operations Director with a Nautical Institute Headquarters Plaque and letter of Accreditation Confirmation.

Captain Middleton explained the importance of Oil Spill Response Training Accreditation and also complemented the high standard that Alpina Briggs have achieved over their eight years of operation.

Commander Peter Aylott Director of Training for the Nautical Institute also commented on the high standards that Alpina Briggs have set in Brazil and the importance of continued training in Oil Spill Response.

Captain Boyle thanked Mark and his team for their dedication and hard work. He also mentioned the importance of the close working relationship between the Briggs International Centres of Excellence and Alpina Briggs in exploring new training solutions around the world.

Alpina Briggs are accredited by the Nautical Institute to deliver Oil Spill Response Training to MCA and IMO Standards, IMO Level 1 – MCA 3/3p, IMO Level 2 – MCA 2/2p, Ports & Harbours - MCA 2/2p, Environmental Agents MCA 1/1p.

Alpina Briggs are the only company in the world that deliver Accredited Environmental Agents courses which are aimed at local communities especially local fishermen that will be the first effected if an oil spill occurs.

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