New mental health awareness and wellbeing standard launched

On the occasion of Seafarers Awareness Week, the Maritime Charities Group, comprising 10 major maritime charities, has joined forces with the Merchant Navy Training Board to publish a good practice guide to designing a training course for seafarers on mental health and wellbeing awareness.

TSB investigation: Three safety concerns after bottom contact of passenger vessel

TSB Canada issued an investigation report into the bottom contact of the passenger vessel Island Queen III near Whiskey Island off Kingston, in August 2017. The Board issued three safety concerns relating to carriage of lifejackets, the evacuation of passengers during an emergency, and specialized training for crew.

Expertise at Sea

Captain VS Parani discusses the need of expertise, as the keel of effective leadership at sea. Citing maritime casualties and personal experience, he argues that STCW certificates are only the starting point.

ABS boosts e-learning training courses for safe operations

ABS Group recently launched an e-learning training platform in order further develop educational tools and provide professional training courses to technical crewmembers around the global. In fact, through this new training initiative, ABS goals to boost shipping industry’s operational challenges.

UK MCA issues advice on seafarers training amid COVID-19

As the shipping industry is facing challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK issued information concerning seafarers training including, COVID-19 update, career information, written and oral exam syllabuses and details for nautical colleges and training centres.

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.

Filipino seafarers undergo EMSA final audit

According to Manila Bulletin, the Filipino seafarers started to go through the European Maritime Safety Agency’s final audit, in which will be determined whether the region’s performance meets the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) requirements.

Dutch navy students accomplish virtual reality training

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding through its Virtual Reality (VR) program gave the ability to technical students from the Royal Netherlands Navy to make virtual contact with naval vessels. For the records, the training program was commissioned on 20 February, before the signing agreement of a new supply vessel.


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