Shipping lawyers from Humber-based Myton Law were put through their paces at a maritime training session at the Modal Training facility in Immingham at the heart of the UK’s largest port network on 10 July.
Lawyers John Habergham, Scott Yates and Sam Minall, specialists in law relating to maritime incidents, carriage of goods by sea and personal injury, underwent a bespoke training course covering passage planning, course plotting, maritime navigation, position fixing, hazard identification, contingency planning, navigational aids, monitoring ships’ progress on route, and bridge good practice and procedures.
Modal Training uses state of the art simulators to provide scenario-based training for the maritime, offshore, ports and logistics sectors, which replicates real world working environments.
Commenting on the training event, Yates of Myton Law said: “Having Modal Training in the Humber region means we can keep abreast of current maritime technology and practices. Modal Training created a training event to meet our specific needs encompassing both theory and practical elements, which is great and we were even able to simulate a casualty incident that we have been advising upon.
“The opportunity to get right up to date with modern equipment and technology and the ship’s bridge simulator experience we’ve gained today will be a great help to us as we act for clients in maritime, cargo and personal injury cases. It’s been a challenging and fascinating day.”
Hugh Callaway of Modal Training added: “Modal works across many sectors within the Maritime industry. We’re delighted to welcome the team from Myton to greatly enhance their understanding of day to day working life on a bridge through simulation.”
Myton Law provides commercial legal services from offices on Hull’s Humber waterfront. In addition to shipping, road and rail freight, logistics, insurance and offshore renewables, Myton Law’s expertise includes commercial property and international trade.
Modal Training is a £7 million investment opened at Immingham, North East Lincolnshire, in 2016. It is wholly owned by the Grimsby Institute Group.