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FIDENA to Receive NAUTIS Simulators in Line with STCW Regulations

FIDENA, the educational institution in charge of the comprehensive education of all seafarers in Mexico, will soon receive FMB and Tug simulators at all three of their maritime schools. FIDENA is the only school system in Mexico that offers high-level programs in the maritime field.  It has three nautical schools located in Tampico, Mazatlan, and [...]

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The Manila Amendments: What’s So Different?

By now, most maritime professionals have heard about STCW-95 and the Manila Amendments.  Mariners across the country are setting out to acquire the new and updated endorsements required, and seamen everywhere are making sure their MMC’s reflect the new requirements in advance of the January 2014 deadline. Though it is imperative to have the right [...]

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STCW Courses are Necessary for Maritime Careers

STCW certification is for mariners who are looking to get a career in the industry or renew their training credentials. For new mariners, the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) courses that are available focus on basic training and skills that are necessary on the job. These courses can be augmented with advanced training [...]

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A New Mariner’s Guide to STCW Compliance under Maritime Law

If you are a new mariner, maritime law requires for you to understand STCW compliance. This ensures that all necessary licenses and certifications are up to date before you start working in the industry. An Overview of STCW Compliance If you have entered into the maritime profession, depending on your specific job, you may need [...]

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STCW Compliance Dates for Courses from Manila Amendments

The Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping, or STCW, convened in 2010 to update the Manila Amendments. While this does not happen often, with the advent of new technologies and other changes affecting mariners, STCW compliance is changing also; therefore, you may take an STCW course refresher. These updates went into effect on January 1, [...]

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STCW: Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping through Courses

Are you looking for a way to advance your maritime career? If so, consider taking Standards of training, certification and watchkeeping (STCW) courses to become a certified professional mariner. This can open up many more maritime opportunities because it shows you know many of the important procedures on a wide range of vessels.  Basics of [...]

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You Should Seek STCW Certification Whether You Need it or Not

There are 2 major benefits to obtaining your STCW certification, whether you need it or not. The first benefit is that you will become qualified to serve in many more advanced maritime professions.  The second benefit is that the STCW training is practical knowledge that anyone on a vessel should have to help promote a [...]

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STCW-95 Certification: 4 Steps to Take Courses

There are many types of certifications and licenses a mariner can hold to allow them employment in certain job fields. No matter if you are a first-time mariner seeking your initial STCW certification, or a seasoned seamen looking to upgrade your license or later compliance, you will be taking courses to complete your certification.  By following [...]

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4 Things to Know about the STCW Deck Exam and STCW Practice Tests

Mariners both new and old may find it necessary to obtain an STCW-95 Certificate. Whether your vessel assignment has changed during your employment or if you’re seeking your first job in the maritime industry, the STCW is a maritime convention that can impact many workers employed in maritime industries.  There is a deck exam required [...]

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