From the Caribbean to the Irish Sea – World Maritime University student visits INS

This week INS welcomed a student from the World Maritime University to our marine terminal in Barrow, Cumbria.

Esther Cecilia Derrick is from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and joined the WMU in September 2017, as part of a fellowship funded by the World Nuclear Transport Institute (WNTI).

WNTI turned 20 years old this year. This not-for-profit organisation, co-founded by INS, helps to build consensus, co-operation and understanding of nuclear transports.

As part of WNTI’s commitment to future generations it sponsors a student at the World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden. The students undertake an MSc level programme over a period of just over 1 year.

Esther is the 8th student to be funded by WNTI and is enrolled on WMU’s Master of Science in Maritime Administration programme, specialising in Maritime Law & Policy.

On a sunny day in Barrow, Esther took a tour of one of our specialist vessels, the Pacific Egret and was struck by the emphasis INS puts on the safety and quality of our operations, commenting that she felt more comfortable with the prospect of nuclear materials being transported through the Caribbean now.

As well as visiting INS, Esther also visited WNTI HQ and the Port of London Vessel Traffic Service control centre at Gravesend.