Former Scottish Maritime Academy student Daniel Moore was recently presented with the Trainee Deckhand 2016 Award by John Wallace, former chief executive of Peterhead Port Authority – sponsors of the trainee deckhand course.
The 12-week programme runs three times a year and is designed for new entrants into commercial seafishing and the merchant fleet. Students study basic seamanship skills and mandatory health and safety qualifications at the Academy, which is the maritime centre for North East Scotland College. The next course begins on September 5.
Daniel (19), from Peterhead, was selected by lecturers as the best trainee across all of the deckhand classes across the academic year 2015-16. Lecturers commended Daniel for his attitude and commitment across both the theoretical and practical elements of the programme.
Afte4vcompleting the course Daniel was offered a position with J. Marr on board the Hull 5rawler Farnella.
John Wallace congratulated Daniel on his achievement and presented him with a trophy in addition to va monetary prize. He addressed the current cohort of trainees present and said: “As you move on from the Academy you must now trust in your own ability. The knowledge you now have, combined with hard work and determination will open doors for you. Once you have gained your sea time you can then start to choose the direction you wish to take.”
Linda Hope, Centre Manager added: “I would like to congratulate Daniel who is a very worthy recipient of this award.”