• SUNY Maritime will fit training ship with digital...

    State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College will install Ocean Guardian, a digital environmental compliance tool, aboard the Training Ship Empire State for Summer Sea Term 2018 to provide cadets with hands-on environmental compliance training with the latest technology.

  • Interactive, online courses on the rise

    Danish Shipping Academy introduced an interactive, online version of the mandatory “§16 Safety and Health” course and courses in Danish Maritime Legislation with success in November 2017. There has been a significant increase in the number of seafarers taking these courses and satisfaction has been very high.

  • Port security training organized by IMO held in...

    Ports provide the critical interface between the ship and the shore. For maritime trade to flow effectively, this vital infrastructure needs to be secure – and this involves people at all levels. IMO says a national maritime security training workshop in Djibouti (19-23 March)

  • Maritime Malta: where is the workforce?

    We regularly hear or read that Malta needs to become a centre of maritime excellence. A holistic vision, goals, strategies and consultations – a lot of work has been done and continues to be done. The effort is there and the government, together with the private sector, is working hard to improve the situation. Our ports and harbours have established themselves as a busy maritime hub. We have a maritime flag which is the sixth largest worldwide and the largest in Europe and the yachting and superyacht sector is showing concrete signs of growth.

  • Middlesex University Dubai law students to...

    Middlesex University Dubai students along with Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre  and Fichte & Co travel to Vienna for the second time in a  row to compete in the world’s most prestigious moot court competition

  • Environmental awareness training course launched

    At a press conference held during the annual CMA Conference, Christian Mollitor of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) and Carleen Lyden Walker of North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) launched their Marine Environmental Awareness Training Program for seafarers and shoreside staff.

  • New simulator training centre opens in Mumbai

    MITAGS-PMI has established its latest Navigation Skills Assessment Program (NSAP) training centre in Mumbai, on the campus of the Anglo-Eastern Maritime Training Centre (AEMTC), one of India’s leading maritime institutes. NSAP uses navigational simulators to objectively measure mariner skill compliance against internationally accepted STCW standards. It focuses specifically on the core skills required of licensed deck officers and includes a one-on-one discussion about the specific skills of each mariner assessed by the program.


Study begins at Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah

In support of its strategy to empower the Arab maritime sector with academically-qualified professionals, study has started for the first semester of the 2019-2020 academic year at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah “AASTS”, at its headquarters in Khorfakkan. The first batch of students started their educational journey in maritime engineering and marine transportation, and also received merit scholarships from His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The grant also covered the Academy’s construction, providing it with state-of-the-art equipment, educational aids, and simulation and training systems. The grant provided a scholarship to 100 Emirati students from Sharjah.


Impress with maritime knowledge

The Lawhill Maritime Centre at Simon’s Town School in the Western Cape, which focuses on maritime education, held its annual awards ceremony on 15 October.