• MOL branded class to be created in Admiral...

    Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL group) and Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping (Admiral Makarov SUMIS) have reached an agreement to create a branded class at the University, intended for seafarers training and professional development, Admiral Makarov SUMIS says in a press release.

  • Public-private partnership needed to secure...

    Caps and Partners Inc. (CAPS), a policy think tank, is alarmed over the future of the Filipino seafarers who are facing a “double whammy” due to the adverse effects of  COVID-19 on the global maritime industry and the uncertain findings of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) audit.

  • BIMCO and ICS Prepare for New Seafarer Report

    With the future of crewing high on the agenda, BIMCO and ICS are preparing for the launch of the latest Seafarer Workforce Report (previously known as the Manpower Report), the industry standard resource for ship operators, agencies and governments seeking the market intelligence they need to develop crewing and training strategies fit for the future.

  • Solis Marine Consultants introduces new 2020...

    Solis Marine Consultants is introducing a series of tailored webinars over the summer and autumn period, providing expert technical content to marine insurers, lawyers, ship owners and managers on a range of global topics.

  • Mass Maritime lands $75K to study rescue training

    The Baker-Polito Administration recently announced $1.3 million in grants to nine Massachusetts institutions and organizations to establish or expand workforce training and development programs that support the state’s emerging offshore wind industry.


VR training for BP's greater Tortue Ahmeyim personnel

Oil major BP has hired Aberdeen-based offshore training company, Survivex, to develop and deliver a four-week training program for the operational personnel on the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim development project in Senegal/Mauritania offshore area.


New York launches largest public investment in wind workforce training

The state of New York announced a new training initiative to develop a workforce for the renewable energy industry which it says is part of the largest public investment in offshore wind workforce development by any state in the U.S. In its first phase, New York’s Offshore Wind Training Institute (OWTI) will train 2,500 workers designed to support the state’s goal of developing 9,000 megawatts of offshore wind by 2035.


U.S. Navy launches community college for sailors and coast guardsmen

The Navy's newly-launched United States Naval Community College (USNCC) is launching a pilot program this month with about 600 enlisted students from the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The cohort is part of a six month trial of the program and will serve as a template for future expansion. 


New Bedford High School awarded $250,000 grant for marine technology program

New Bedford High School has been awarded a $250,000 grant through the Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant Program, the Baker-Polito Administration announced recently. The grant funding will be used to construct a state-of-the-art Marine Technology Laboratory to support New Bedford High School’s Career Vocational Technical Education programming in maritime industry skill training. The new facilities will prepare students for careers in marine and maritime industries, according to a school department press release.