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SSM Work with Marine Catering Training Consultancy (MCTC)




Steamship Mutual has been working with Marine Catering Training Consultancy (MCTC) of Limassol to develop a computer based training course on Safe Food Handling and Nutrition Course Outline . This project was selected because the objectives of this training course are perfectly aligned with one of the key messages contained in the Club’s “Fit for Life” DVD – the importance of a balanced diet and nutritious food in maintaining crew health and physical wellbeing. 

With financial support from The Ship Safety Trust, Steamship Mutual has been closely involved in the development of the five modules which comprise the course. These modules cover an “Introduction to the Galley”, “The Basics of Cooking”, “Health and Nutrition”, “Managing a Budget” and “Food Safety Management”. The course is intended for existing or aspiring sea-going cooks and should enable users to cater effectively to accommodate cultural diversity and to generate efficiencies through improved stock and cost control.

With the support and consultancy from MCTC that is available as an adjunct to this course, further advice and guidance can be provided on issues such as menu selection with direct reference to the supplies that are available on the vessel. The Club’s loss prevention posters on Galley Safety and Hygiene are also incorporated in the course. Further details will be provided to Members once the course has been completed and released.

Chris Adams, Head of European Syndicate and Loss Prevention said:

"The health and wellbeing of seafarers is vitally important to safe shipping operations. This training course from MCTC will make an extremely valuable contribution to that objective, and we are delighted to have had the opportunity to participate in its development.”

Further information relating to courses offered by Marine Catering Training Consultancy can be found via their website


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