The current COVID-19 measures calling for social distancing have enabled the shipping industry to develop and improve its digitalized revolution, as many are those who turn to e-learning and online training.

It is stated that the courses will be taken online to avoid any problems associated with international travel restrictions and quarantine rules.

The statement highlights that except its 36 courses, the training also provides courses concerning seafarers' mental health wellbeing, which is a topic currently affecting the industry. 

This course deal with essential aspects in understanding and managing mental health and in providing psychological first aid for those experiencing mental health issues.

Referring on the new partnership, Henrik Jensen, Managing Director of Danica Crewing Specialists said

We are delighted to be able to continue to assist our clients and seafarers in their competency development efforts by offering high-quality online training courses in an even more efficient, flexible, and cost-effective way than traditional classroom-based learning.

Concluding, the pandemic lockdown and the obstacles arising has led many shipping stakeholders take their training online. For instance, BIMCO collaborated with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Ocean Technologies Group subsidiary Videotel to create a high-quality educational resource and assist maritime students continue their studies remotely. Similarly, Safebridge announced the launch of SafeLearn for Business.