Marine Institute graduate sets course on career at sea
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

A behind-the-scenes look at the annual Nautical Skills Competition at the Marine Institute more than four years ago set Nathan Mullins on course to becoming a mariner.Nathan Mullins

As a high school student in Torbay, he explored post-secondary options.

“I did a tour of the Marine Institute and was shown the different simulators. I learned a lot about the programs and nautical science really piqued my interest.

“A few weeks later, I was invited to the Nautical Skills Competition and that really solidified my choice.”

Hosted by the Master Mariners of Canada (N.L. Division), the competition is held annually MI. Teams complete a series of challenging marine exercises and each team is randomly selected from participating students in each year of the nautical science program.

“I really enjoyed it. I was impressed seeing the students from all years working together in groups and learning from one another.”

Learn more about his experiences.