Harvard Marine International Ghana Limited has negotiated an agreement with Go Marine Group Australia, to act as their agent in the tender for marine contracts essential to the development of the Offshore Industry.

The purpose of the agreement with Go Offshore Australia is to manage and operate offshore supply vessels on the West Coast of Africa based in

The agreement currently allows additional personnel to be accommodated on board of their vessels for training purposes. As part of the deal, Harvard Marine will receive a large fleet of state-of-the-art newly built sea vessels owned by Go Marine Group Australia. The agreement was sealed with a Memorandum of Understanding at the Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare in Accra, Ghana.

The vessels will be operated by Harvard Marine in conjunction with Go Marine Group and crewed mainly by Ghanaians but will go under the high certifications and standards of the Australian company, one of the leading operators in the offshore oil fields.

Captain Ronald McGrath, CEO of Harvard Marine International Ghana, signed for the Ghanaian company, whilst Mal Wardle, Executive Director of the Go Marine Group initialled for the Australian company.

The ceremony was hosted by the. Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, Hon. Bosiako Sekyere and witnessed by the Deputy Minister of Energy, Hon. Emmanuel Armah Buah, among other dignitaries.

Moreover, the agreement provides not only for the crewing of the vessels by Ghanaians but also opens up avenues for employment in specialised fields such as ROV Operators, Divers, Logistic Managers, Surveyors and many other well sought after vocations in the petroleum and marine industries for graduates of Harvard Marine Petroleum Training Institute. Harvard Marine International Ghana Limited operates the Harvard Marine Petroleum Training Institute in Takoradi.

It is an internationally accredited training facility specialised in training and certification for occupational health, safety and environment in the petroleum, mining, energy, construction and allied industries.