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SafeLearn launches new ‘Mastering Daily Navigation’ course

SafeLearn, a product line of Safebridge, launches a new online training called “Mastering Daily Navigation.” The course is designed to educate and refresh the knowledge of all watchkeeping ranks on how to combine traditional navigation with modern-day technology.

AAPA granted over $5,8 million under ‘Closing the Skills Gap’ program

The US Department of Labor has chosen the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) for a grant of $5,888,738, under the Apprenticeship: Closing the Skills Gap grant program. This is expected to help AAPA to expand leadership within maritime community regarding professional development and training.

Smart Watch: If you could change one thing in shipping, what would it be?

During the 2020 SMART4SEA Athens Forum, Mr. Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA, asked technology experts to choose one thing, that would have either a profound or an immediate impact, and could move the industry forward for a smarter and more sustainable shipping industry.

Dutch initiative promotes offshore wind careers to adolescents

The Dutch Wind Energy Association (NWEA), offshore energy education institute DOB-Academy and international leading recruitment company Atlas Professionals have teamed up on an initiative to promote careers at the offshore wind sector to adolescents. 

Competent crew and safer seas from the flag state perspective

During the first SAFETY4SEA Forum in Manila, Leo M. Bolivar, Country Manager, International Registries (Far East) Limited, which provides administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry, noted that global demand for competent seafarers has been constantly growing over the years with shortage expected to peak in the next five years. He then described how the RMI Registry together with other industry stakeholders is proactively developing future seafarers through its work at the IMO, as well as human resources programs on education, training, and experience to produce quality crew for safer ships.

STCW: How to obtain a certificate of competency as Master

With respect to masters, the STCW Convention clarifies which requirements concerning previous certificate & seagoing service, education & training and age should be met for masters serving on ships of 3,000 gt or 500 — 3,000 gt or less than 500 gt and the table in the end summarizes all mentioned requirements.