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KVH Videotel SVP Urges Maritime Industry to Aim for Excellence, not Minimum Training Standards

Ship owners, managers, and operators should aim for training excellence, rather than just attaining the minimum standards required, and use training as a key tool for attracting and retaining high-calibre seafarers in a competitive market, according to Mark Woodhead, KVH Videotel senior vice president EMEA, who spoke at CrewConnect Global, in Manila, today. “Training needs […]

Offline ACAT Courses Now Available

The successful ECDIS Type Specific ACAT (Annual Competency Assurance Training) from eMaritime Group is now available in an offline format.  This new option allows the same simple “per hull” pricing structure, whilst enabling training with no internet connection. At the end of each course an internet connection is however required to upload the students results […]

When is Online Training More Useful Than Classroom-Based?

The benefits of classroom based learning vs online training  are clear; hands on experience, one-to one-learning, peer lead learning and a general sense of professionalism and quality. However, online training (or CBT) for those in the maritime industry is equally as valid in the right context. Refresher training, for instance, is an ideal scenario where online […]

What’s the future of internet at sea?

We all know that the maritime industry is many years behind with regards to onboard internet connectivity compared to even home broadband. The sad truth is, internet via satellite will never be as reliable as home broadband. This is due to the necessity for a clear path between the satellite and the ship, which can […]

Computer Based Training on Sexual Harassment Released

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) has released a new computer based training on prevention and response to sexual assault, sexual harassment, retaliation, bullying and other prohibited behaviors in the U.S. maritime industry.  The training is designed to help mariners and shore based personnel better identify and prevent such behaviors as well as assist industry […]