Licensing & Training

Canadian Companies Continue Training Tradition

Newport, RI, (20 February 2008) - For more than 25 years, Canadian officers have travelled to MarineSafety International's Newport Simulator Center to attend training.  Seaway Marine Transport held a Piloting Course for four students there during the week of February…

Voith Schneider Turbo Propulsion Navigation Simulator Installed

Simulation of Vessels with Voith Schneider Propellers (VSP)(Press Release from Voith)The demands on the maneuverability of vessels are constantly rising. On the one hand, larger and larger amounts of goods are moved within shorter and shorter times on the world's…

Coast Guard pledges to end delays in license renewals

  The Coast Guard is centralizing licensing processing at its new National Maritime Center in West Virginia. (Photos courtesy U.S. Coast Guard) No license renewal can mean no livelihood for mariners like Capt. Mike Challancin. Challancin, who runs boat tours…

AMSEA releases new film on flooding control

(SITKA, AK -- December 4, 2007) Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to developing a cold water safety information and training network, has released a new film on vessel flooding control. The film, titled “Flooding Control:…

Bourbon Offshore inaugurates first training center in Marseilles

PARIS, FRANCE -- November 22, 2007, Bourbon Offshore inaugurated its first training center in France in the city of Marseilles. Developed by Offshore Simulator Center (OSC) in Norway, the training center was designed to provide seamen with theoretical knowledge and…

Kongsberg Maritime introduces new system for enhanced simulator training

The Neptune Instructor system from Kongsberg Maritime. (KONGSBERG, NORWAY -- November 12, 2007) Kongsberg Maritime, a supplier of maritime simulation systems, has introduced the Neptune Instructor system to enhance the quality of simulation training by providing complete, user-friendly control of…

How Ancient the Mariner? A new career as an AB

He went like one that hath been stunned And is of sense forlorn:A sadder and wiser man,He rose the morrow morn.  excerpt from:The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge  The recent popular news has been telling us about the…

Jeppesen Marine and Russian academy to cooperate on research and training

Pictured above, from left to right: Rector of Academy Mr. Mikheev Valery Leonidovich; Deputy Rector Afanasiev Victor Victorovich; Tor A. Svanes, Managing Director of Jeppesen Norway; and Sergey Gubernatorov, Managing Director of Jeppesen Russia.   (EGERSUND, NORWAY -- October 31, 2007) Jeppesen…

Maritime Administration partners with OSG to provide training opportunities

(CASTINE, ME -- October 15, 2007) The Maritime Administration and Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc, (OSG) today signed an agreement that will provide training opportunities for American maritime academy cadets on board OSG’s international vessels.  The public-private partnership is the first formal…

Altamira Pilots train at MarineSafety International

(NEWPORT, RI -- October 11, 2007) Pilots from the port of Altamira, Mexico, attended special training at MarineSafety International's Newport Simulator Center from October 1 to 5, 2007. The goal of the training was to improve the shiphandling skills, communications…

U.S Maritime Insitute offers Integrated Maritime Auditor course

The United States Maritime Institute announced the scheduling of an integrated training course for auditing both the ISM and ISPS Code simultaneously. The aim of the class is to impart the participants with detailed knowledge and understanding of the ISM…

San Diego colleges offering degree program for mariners

San Diego, CA -- California Maritime Institute, Inc. and San Diego City College have announced an Associate of Arts Degree program designed to prepare students for positions in the operation and management of a variety of private and commercial vessels.…

New tug simulator makes debut at West Coast training facility

By Gregory M. Walsh  Pacific Maritime Institute in Seattle has developed a training program incorporating what it said is the only full-scale marine simulation program in the United States developed exclusively for tugboat operators. PMI's marine simulation theater, designed as…

Itabo Pilots Attend Shiphandling Training

24 July 2007; Newport, RI: Itabo Pilots from the Dominican Republic attended a customized shiphandling course from June 19 to 21. The course was designed around major ship maneuvering evolutions: traffic situations, arrival/departure, anchoring, and maneuvering in channels. The Pilots…

LNG training agreement reached for U.S. mariners

Suez LNG, Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots (MM&P) have reached an agreement to recruit, train, and supply U.S citizen mariners for service on the LNG tankers owned or chartered by Suez LNG. Suez…