Onboard Training

Compliance with the STCW, MARPOL, SOLAS and the MLC, the four 'pillars' of maritime safety legislation, is mandatory. According to the ISM Code the Company/ship should have procedures for the provisions of training in support of the Safety Management System (SMS).

A flag state will exercise control by regulating the certification process, the training and education of seafarers, and by assessing the competence of seafarers prior to certification.

A port state exercises control by inspecting ships calling at their ports. The convention requires port state authorities to inspect ship calling at any of their ports and inspectors are authorized to verify that seafarers’ certificates for the functions they perform, the manning level requirements, and the seafarers are competent in their watchkeeping, safety, and pollution prevention duties. If there is a reason to believe that standards are not being maintained, the inspector is entitled to assess the ability of seafarers to maintain watch-keeping standards.


Training Objectives of different groups

One should identify different groups before training. It is known that there are three levels of seafarers stated in the STCW 95, namely management, operational and support.

Management level: means the group serving as senior officers, including master, chief mate, chief engineer officer and second engineer officer.

Operational level: means the group serving as officer in charge of a navigational or engineering watch or as designated duty engineer for periodically unmanned machinery spaces or as radio operator.

Sub-operation level: Cadets or officers under training needs to focus on familiarization of the ship and equipment, practical operational procedures and practice relevant to their duties and responsibilities to be undertaken.

Support level: means the group serving as ratings. Training emphasis should be on basic safety, procedures in watchkeeping and teamwork concept.

Shipboard Functional Approach to onboard Training

The Company may choose to use a training matrix to establish the training or competence requirements for its shipboard personnel with records and document, the identification of training needs and the delivery of training provided.  The functional approach in on-board training will identify areas of strength and weakness in an individual seafarer, provide him with necessary on-board knowledge and skills development and provide him with a “benchmark” matrix of competencies that may help in his performance appraisal for the next rank for a promotion.

With the continual application of higher technology on board, the complexity of handling larger and more powerful ships, and the inevitable shift to a smaller crew and multinational crewing, the shipboard training matrix is an essential component in meeting all the safety and environmental regulations and personal safety in evidence and in spirit, and a signature of a learning organization on board and ashore.


Mariner Skill’s Onboard and Corporate Training for the Maritime Industry

Convenience and flexibility are top of mind commodities for today’s working professional.  Maritime Skills’ online training courses are designed to provide seafaring personnel with easy access that one has come to expect in the digital age.  Maritime Skills offers an extensive portfolio of topics and specialties, each designed to capitalize upon existing skill sets, as well as to build on a future knowledge base in the easy, self-paced environment which you determine.

Mariner Skills’ portfolio of specialized modular courses address the onboard training needs of shipping companies.  We offer courses aligned to organizational Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) requirements for various ship-types that conform to the onboard training needs of shipping companies and specifically address the Training Matrix of ships and shipping companies.

Our onboard training courses are delivered through encrypted USB drives that carry the complete library of courses required to address the training matrix requirements of the organization.

Mariner Skills’ List of Courses by Functional Area:

Deck Courses

NAV 001 Present day navigation Primer
NAV 002 Ship tracking systems including Satellite Navigation GPS, DGPS, Automatic Identification System (AIS)
NAV 003 Fundamentals of ship handling
NAV 004 IALA and Uniform system of Buoyage for Safe navigation
NAV 005 Integrated Bridge Navigation System
NAV 006 Rules of the Road
NAV 007 Effective use of ARPA
NAV 008 Radar observation and plotting
NAV 009 ECDIS including display system, chart types, passage planning, pilotage and berthing
NAV 010 GMDSS-Principles and Operation
NAV 011 Understanding and using Marine VSAT
NAV 012 Bridge Watchkeeping 
NAV 013 Watchkeeping in Port 
NAV 014 The Voyage Planning: Appraisal. Planning , monitoring and chart correction
NAV 015 Working With Pilots including  pilot on board and working with Tugs 
NAV 016 Emergency Response on Container Ships
NAV 017 Helicopter Operations at Sea 
NAV 018 Safe Mooring and Maintenance of Mooring Systems 
NAV 019 Navigating in Ice
NAV 020 Understanding Wind, Waves,Storms and Coping With Hazardous Weather

CRG 001 Oil Tanker operations 
CRG 002 Chemical Tanker Operations 
CRG 003 Physics and Chemistry of Liquid Cargo
CRG 004 HAZMAT  and IMDG Code 
CRG 005 ODME - Oil Discharge Monitoring Equipment
CRG 006 International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargo- IMSBC - Code
CRG 007 Tanker Training - Familiarisation
CRG 008 Gas tanker training - Advanced
CRG 009 Oil tanker training - Advanced
CRG 010 Chemical tanker training system - Advanced
CRG 011 Tanker Management and Self-Assessment 
CRG 012 Nitrogen Based Inert Gas Systems
CRG 013 Operation & Maintenance of Inert Gas Systems
CRG 014 Chemical Tank Cleaning & Inspection
CRG 015 Ballast Water Management- BWM- System
CRG 016 Bulk Carriers - Handle with Care 
CRG 017 Vetting Inspections for Bulk Oil Carriers 
CRG 018 Hatch Covers - operation and maintenance 
CRG 019 Safe Cargo Stowage & Securing
CRG 020 Ro-Ro Cargo Handling: Vessel Safety including vehicle deck and water tight integrity
CRG 021 Safe Log Carrier Operations
CRG 022 Heavy Lifts and Project Cargoes - Lift On/lift Off Operations  
CRG 023 Safe Use of Forklift on Board Ship
CRG 024 Reefer Container Operations
CRG 025 Safe Container Operations including working aloft on Container Ships
CRG 026 Heavy weather damage - Container Vessels
CRG 027 Container fires

Deck/Engine Courses

SOP 001 Hazards and Hazardous areas onboard
SOP 002 Personal safety on board ship 
SOP 003 Ship general safety
SOP 004 Personal Safety on Chemical Tankers 
SOP 005 Personal Safety on Tankers 
SOP 006 Personal survival - Rescue and abandoning ship
SOP 007 The Role of Shipboard Management  
SOP 008 Hand operated and Powered Watertight Doors
SOP 009 Permit to Work
SOP 010 Safe Hot Work Procedures
SOP 011 Safe Isolation of Machinery
SOP 012 Safe Use of Abrasive Wheels 
SOP 013 Anchoring Safely
SOP 014 Safe Use of Rigging Equipment
SOP 015 Safety Gangway and Ladder Operations 
SOP 016 Safety Meeting Case Studies: Slips, Trips and Falls
SOP 017 Good Housekeeping for Ship Safety and Efficiency
SOP 018 Salvage -Things you need to know
SOP 019 A guide for visiting ships in port
SOP 020 Working Aloft on Tankers and Gas Carriers
SOP 021 Working at Height (Scaffolding Systems & Platforms)
SOP 022 Boarding and Leaving a Vessel at Sea
SOP 023 Cold and Heavy Weather 
SOP 024 Resource Management & Accident Prevention
SOP 025 Effective Drills  and Exercises
SOP 026 Immersion Suits - The Difference Between Life and Death
SOP 027 The Lethal Dangers of Hydrogen Sulphide (H2s)
SOP 028 Rescue Boat and Fast Rescue Boat Operations 
SOP 029 Liferaft Operations
SOP 030 Passenger Mustering and Crowd Control
SOP 031 Entry Into Enclosed Spaces
SOP 032 Understanding Free-Fall Lifeboats 
SOP 033 Lifeboat Release and Retrieval Systems
SOP 034 Drills of Lifeboat Release and Retrieval Systems
SOP 035 Getting Ready for Surveys : Load Line ; Safety Construction; Safety Equipment 
SOP 036 Portable Gas Detectors
SOP 037 Fire Prevention 
SOP 038 Machinery Space Fires 
SOP 039 Fire Party Operations 
SOP 040 Fire Fighting at Sea 
SOP 041 Basic Firefighting 
SOP 042 Fire Fighting on Container Ships
SOP 043 Command and Control at the Incident and by the Master 
SOP 044 Operating Carbon Dioxide Fixed Fire Fighting Systems
SOP 045 Managing an Effective Safety Committee
SOP 046 ISM Code
SOP 047 Fighting Pollution - Preventing Pollution at Sea and Maritime Pollution Offences 
SOP 049 Controlling SOx Emissions
SOP 050 Controlling NOx Emissions
SOP 051 Onboard Energy Saving and the Environment 
SOP 052 Prevention of Marine Oil Spills - The Seafarer’s Role under MARPOL and OPA
SOP 053 Understanding Vessel general permit (VGP)
SOP 054 The Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan 
SOP 055 Port State Control 
SOP 056 Garbage Management - MARPOL Annex V 
SOP 057 MLC 2006 
SOP 058 Coping With Stowaways 
SOP 059 Maritime Cyber Security
SOP 060 Fatigue and Stress at Sea 
SOP 061 STCW 2010 - The Manila Amendments
SOP 062 Working together with multinational and multicultural crews 
SOP 063 Understanding English on Board Ship  
SOP 064 Elementary First Aid 
SOP 065 Behavior based approach to safety and risk management
SOP 066 Shipboard Security including piracy and armed robbery
SOP 067 Vessel structural conditions
SOP 068 Stability
SOP 069 Damage Stability
SOP 070 ISO 14001 environmental management
SOP 071 Risk assessment and management
SOP 072 Stowaways, migrants and refugees
SOP 073 Seafarer appraisal
SOP 074 Marine environmental awareness - Sustainable shipping
SOP 075 Maritime conventions, recommendations & legislations
SOP 076 Drug and alcohol policy and testing
SOP 077 CEMS - Crew endurance management system
SOP 078 Marine insurance - Protection and indemnity
SOP 079 ISO 45001, Health and Safety Management
SOP 080 ISO 9001
SOP 081 ISO 14001 environmental management
SOP 082 Accident and Incident Investigation

SOP 083 Fatigue and Stress onboard
SOP 084 Leadership and Teamwork
SOP 085 Personal wellbeing and purpose
SOP 086 Human relations on board
SOP 087 Conflict management
SOP 088 Culture management
SOP 089 Active listening
SOP 090 Providing feedback
SOP 091 Meeting management
SOP 092 Questioning  techniques
SOP 093 Mentoring at sea
SOP 094 Shipboard personnel management & training
SOP 095 Task & workload management
SOP 096 Decision making techniques
SOP 097 Bullying and Harassment
SOP 098 Effective Communication

Engineering Courses

ENG 001 Understanding Diesel Engine principles
ENG 002 Auxiliary Diesel engines
ENG 003 Construction of marine diesel engines
ENG 004 Efficient Operation of Marine Diesel Engines
ENG 005 Main Engine Fuel Oil supply systems
ENG 006 Fuel Oil and its properties 
ENG 007 Bunkering and transfer of fuel oil
ENG 008 Bunker Sampling and onboard tests 
ENG 009 Fuel oil treatments - filtration and purification
ENG 010 Fuel Pump Operation and Timing
ENG 011 Mechanical and Electronic control of fuel injection
ENG 012 Fuel Injectors
ENG 013 Handling Low Sulphur fuel oil and fuel switching procedures
ENG 014 Waste heat recovery and Exhaust gas boilers
ENG 015 High Pressure Steam Boilers 
ENG 016 Low Pressure Auxiliary Boilers
ENG 017 Marine Gears and Gearboxes
ENG 018 Clutches and Couplings
ENG 019 Shipboard valves and their maintenance
ENG 020 Plate and Tubular heat exchangers
ENG 021 Pumps and pumping systems
ENG 022 Reciprocating Pumps
ENG 023 Rotary Pumps
ENG 024 Screw Pumps
ENG 025 Variable Delivery Pumps 
ENG 026 Steering Gears  and Regulations
ENG 027 Effective Refrigerant Control on Board Reefers
ENG 028 Shipboard Alarms and their management
ENG 029 Shipboard  water (potable, Cooling and Boiler) and treatment
ENG 030 Propulsion and Transmission shafting
ENG 031 Propellers
ENG 032 Controllable Pitch Propellers and Steerable propulsors
ENG 033 Stern Arrangements  and Hull fittings
ENG 034 Types of Propulsion Systems
ENG 035 Stern Tubes
ENG 036 Engine Room Watchkeeping
ENG 037 Hazards of Noise and Vibration 
ENG 038 Operations & Personal Safety in Dry Docks & Repair Yards
ENG 039 Oily Water and Separators and oil record book
ENG 040 Sludge and the Incinerator 
ENG 041 Sewage and Effective Waste Water Treatment 

MR 001 Workshop safety
MR 003 Chemicals in the engine room 
MR 004 Main engine exhaust valve overhaul, MC Engine
MR 005 Mooring - inspection and maintenance
MR 006 Onboard paint maintenance - Inspection, planning and stock-keeping, health and safety

EC 001 Ship's Electrical Systems - Safety And Maintenance
EC 002 Electrical Distribution
EC 003 Generators And Main Circuit Breakers
EC 004 Motors And Starters
EC 005 Ancillary Electrical Services
EC 006 Special Electrical Practice For Oil, Gas And Chemical Tankers
EC 007 Electrical Survey Requirements
EC 008 High Voltage - Fundamentals
EC 009 High Voltage - Ships Electrical Networks including Equipment and Testing
EC 010 High Voltage - Management on Ships
EC 011 Electric propulsion - Fundamentals
EC 012 Electric propulsion - Electrical machines inckuding power electronics
EC 013 Remote control system

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