Ongoing Education Programs for Captains and Crews, coincides with the HEPCA Mooring Project, has trained more than 800 boat captains and hundreds of boat crews throughout the region and continues to do so currently. These workshops add safety awareness, which has a direct impact on decreasing the accident ratio in the Red Sea. The ongoing educational project demonstrates the preservation of the coral reefs and marine life through the correct use of mooring buoys. One of the leading causes of mooring damage is improper use, such as ramming into and tying too many boats onto a single mooring.
Objectives for supplemental educational workshops for captains are:
- To train on standardized protocol of the mooring system.
- To increase knowledge of marine environment.
- To foster efficiency via modernized nautical knowledge.
- Crew Training guides the crews on the use of mooring buoys, including environmental threats and impacts, how to interact with tourists, and topics on over-fishing and shell collecting.
- Tour Representative Training prepares the tour representatives on environmental sustainable behavior in the region since they are the first point of contact with the tourist to impart the knowledge and importance of conservation of the Red Sea.
Furthermore, HEPCA intends to introduce the rank and file workers category to language courses to improve their ability to communicate with their guests