Due to the uncertainty that has been caused by COVID-19, AMSA informed that it is extending the duration of some certificates.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
In the context of Black and Caspian Sea Project, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) awarded Environmental Protection Engineering (EPE) for the provision of Oil pollution, Preparedness, Response and Cooperation (OPRC) training to European Neighbouring Partner (ENP) countries’ OPRC national staff centres.
Kongsberg Digital along with the Norwegian Sea Rescue Society (NSRS), shake their hands and agreed a deal so as to deliver a new K-Sim Safety Advanced Fire Fighting Simulator (AFFS) to be installed at the NSRS’s Horten-based training center in Norway.
Maritime Training Trust, owned by the Indian government and the local shipping industry, will provide scholarships up to Rs. 1.00.000, to women seafarers in order to encourage and promote their career in the shipping industry. The initiative was approved by the Directorate General of Shipping.
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