Rowers representing South Shields Marine School are in buoyant mood – after claiming victory in an annual river race.
They triumphed in the eighth Tyne Row – an eight-nautical mile challenge, from Newcastle Quayside to South Shields – crossing the finishing line a minute ahead of their nearest rival.
It was a second successive win for the marine school’s squad, who overcame five other teams to win in one-hour and 21 minutes, two minutes faster than in 2016.

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Schoolchildren can access a route into the Merchant Navy through the expansion into new waters of a pioneering South Tyneside College-based education and training initiative.


From September 2017, those aged just 14 can join Career College North East’s (CCNE) new two-year specialist maritime training programme.


It launches with a recruitment event from 5.30pm on Tuesday, June 27, at our Westoe campus in St George's Avenue, South Shields.

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Discover your route into the Merchant Navy at South Shields Marine School's Shipping Day on Saturday, April 28 - 10am - 3pm. 

Are you looking for a challenging career in a dynamic and exciting environment? If the answer is yes, then a career at sea could be for you!

A career at sea will give you a life-changing experience and no two days will ever be the same...

For those seeking adventure, get yourself along to our Shipping Day and meet major British shipping companies and start you career at sea with South Shields Marine School.

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There is no messing about on the river for Merchant Navy cadets who are spending 24-hours floating on the Tyne for an intrepid charity challenge.
Braving the elements – including an expected westerly wind and night chill - they will huddle in a survival raft, tethered to a jetty only by rope from midday on Monday, July 3.
Ten cadets from South Shields Marine School have volunteered for a venture which aims to raise at least £500 for good causes.
They donned survival suits – and were able to request sea sickness tablets - before they stepped into the inflatable.

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A South Shields Marine School student who put his career on hold to pay for medical care for his father has finally gained his dream qualification – proving he is an officer as well as a gentleman.

Murali Balakrishnan has passed exams at our world-leading marine school - six years after using £12,000 of savings, meant for course fees and living costs, to cover hospital expenses.

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