Education

  • Shell renews partnership with Philippines...

    Shell Marine has renewed its technical partnership with the University of Cebu, Philippines, Maritime Education and Training Center (UC METC).

    The partnership has been extended for a further four years under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Shell Marine Executive Director Jan Toschka and University of Cebu President Atty. Augusto W. Go.

  • New 38th Amendment of the IMDG Code becomes...

    From January 2018 the new 38th amendment of the IMDG Code will become mandatory. Already applied on a voluntary basis since January 2017, the amendments are quite extensive and may require additional training of your employees in order to be in full compliance. Maritime Academy’s training course has been fully revised in line with the new amendment.
    The dramatic consequences of the mishandling of Dangerous Goods continue to make the headlines the world over. We have all seen the images of spectacular explosions and fires onboard vessels and been shocked by the loss of lives, cargo and property.

  • Training for maritime law enforcement

    A three-week training course on maritime law enforcement for countries surrounding the Gulf of Aden concludes today (4 May) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The course brought together specialists from 14 signatory countries* to the Djibouti Code of Conduct – the IMO instrument helping to repress piracy and armed robbery against ships in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden.

  • DMCA delegation visits Maersk Maritime Training...

    A delegation from Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), recently visited the Maersk Maritime Training Center, the first-of-its-kind centre in the Middle East, in line with the authority’s ongoing commitment to promote real partnership with maritime leaders in Dubai, UAE.

    The delegation was headed by Amer Ali, executive director, DMCA, said a statement from the authority.

  • Bahamas: Work Permit ‘Restrictions’ Cost Shipping...

    The Bahamas lost an international shipping company’s investment to a rival Caribbean destination because of a “restrictive” work permit policy, an international consultant recommending this be restructured to drive economic growth. Oxford Economics, in a report commissioned by the Bahamas-based Organisation for Responsible Governance (ORG), called on this nation to tie foreign work permits to increased Bahamian employment, rather than identifying and training a local successor to take over.

  • RAK Marine Training Institute announce inaugural...

    The RAK Marine Training Institute, which was recently founded to meet the growing demand for specialist marine training in Ras Al Khaimah and the Northern Emirates, has announced its inaugural vessels up to 12 metre driver course.

  • Two Iranian Navy ships arrived on training visit

    Two ships of the Iranian Navy, Naghdi and Tonb, arrived here on Saturday on a goodwill and training visit. The visit is aimed at strengthening mutual collaboration and enhancing interoperability between the two navies through tabletop discussions and exercise at sea.

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Computer-based training for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 will help secure crew competence – and ballast water treatment compliance

Lack of crew knowledge is not a valid reason for non-compliance in ballast water treatment. This is clear from statements made by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and is also suggested by the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention guidelines. To help customers manage the challenge of keeping crews updated and trained, Alfa Laval is introducing Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Computer-Based Training (CBT).

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Global Knowledge To Benefit Jamaican Shipping Industry

"The knowledge I gained from studying at the World Maritime University (WMU) will benefit the wider Jamaican shipping industry," reflects Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) employee Abigail Bryan, who has successfully completed an MSc in Maritime Affairs, specialising in Maritime Education Training.

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Secretary Mattis Calls on USMMA Grads to Lead

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point graduated 187 new merchant marine and military officers in the Class of 2018. Secretary of Defense James Mattis delivered the keynote address before a crowd of about 4,500, including family members of the graduating class, senior officers from the U.S. military, executives from the maritime industry, alumni and others. 

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