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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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Seagull Releases Bulker Industry Training Standard

Industry leader, Seagull, has just released a new Bulker Industry Training Standard (BITS), which is a pre-defined competence management system designed specifically for the dry bulk industry. According to the company, the BITS is a computer-based tool, designed for officers on board a ship with unique maintenance, cargo handling, and operating practices.  The system can [...]

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New Training Program from Videotel Addresses STCW Regulations

Videotel Marine International has introduced a new training program, “Deep Water Handling”, which examines situations that vessels face in deep water, and addresses the best ways to handle those situations. Extreme weather and rough seas often make sailing very dangerous, and having a crew that is trained to minimize the risks and handle their ship [...]

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Recent Superyacht Fire Highlights Importance of New Training Requirements

A recent fire on Italian superyacht, Callisto, highlights the importance of the new safety training requirements, which are part of the Manila Amendments. Images of the fire show extensive damage of the vessel; however, it is clear looking at the photographs that any external damage was contained.  Said Steve Monk, managing director of safety training [...]

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Seagull Announces Release of Equipment-Specific Training Module

Seagull, a leading maritime training provider, has just announced the release of its new equipment-specific training module for Japan Radio Company, Ltd. (JRC)’s ECDIS systems. Seagull developed the eLearning module in cooperation with JRC, one of the world’s leading ECDIS manufacturers, and this latest module is designed to give navigators equipment-specific familiarization training for the [...]

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Mandatory Security Awareness Training Requirement Goes into Effect on January 1st

As we head into the holiday season, it’s important to remember that with the new year comes more deadlines for required training under the Manila Amendments.  The STCW-95 Manila Amendments are quickly going into effect around the world, with the next, fast-approaching deadline being the mandatory security awareness training for all seafarers, which you will [...]

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Online Training with Calhoon MEBA Engineering School

The Calhoon MEBA Engineering School has recently announced two new National Maritime Center (NMC)-approved online courses for Deck Officer. These online programs are designed to help deck officers upgrade or renew their licenses.  The programs allow self-paced completion, and testing at approximately 340 Prometric testing centers nationwide, offering a convenient option for those constantly travelling [...]

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