Maritime and Marine Training Courses Online Simulation

A full range marine training courses offered online, simulation, blended and competence-based learning and assessment for the maritime industry including STCW approved courses.

Maritime STCW Training Courses Online and Simulation Learning for the Marine Industry

We offer both generic and fully customized training. All courses can be accessed using various devices such as smartphones, tablets and PCs at home or in the workplace. The focus is to develop and deliver high-quality learning, with interactivity and engagement reflected in all the online content that is created. Courses can be uploaded to our Learning Management System so that all delegates can utilize the courses in one common place.

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Working With You

Our teams collaborate with our clients to develop custom digital and blended learning courses that reflect their branding, working practices and procedures, equipment, vessels and assets, culture and safety policies.

The learner is able to move seamlessly from the digital training environment to their real- life workplace, having already learned about the layout and safety areas of their workplace and the procedures and forms they need to adhere to. Specific skills on the equipment found on their vessel will have been developed on the same manufacturer’s equipment during interactive workshops and the learner’s skills on this equipment can be further tested through the performance of a number of tasks in the workplace.

All custom courses are competence assessed as meeting the required standard. Our teams work with every client to ensure that the training is certified to the appropriate international standard and fulfils any specific requirements.

Maritime E-Learning Courses

Creating engaging learning environments that use a rich variety of media to challenge and stimulate the learner.

Safety-related topics that require mandatory training in order for delegates to be able to work at sea or offshore. Training courses filled with highly interactive digital content, supported by practical training and workshops, to achieve the required standards and certification. We ensure that all course content is kept up-to-date with ongoing developments in technology and updates to applicable marine and safety legislation. All courses are based upon the STCW standards and guidelines from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB).

Maritime E-Learning Courses

All maritime training courses address all of the required learning outcomes from the standards and present the training content in the most time and cost-effective way, while maintaining the highest standards of interactivity and learner engagement. Courses are assessed according to the standards, using a variety of online and competence-based assessments. Certification is made in accordance with the Awarding Bodies and also offering subsequent refresher training to the same standards that will maintain the learners’ knowledge and skills.

All e-learning courses can be branded with a client’s logo and customized to accommodate client-specific vessels, operations and procedures. Although courses are presented in the English language, they have been designed to be easily translated into multiple different languages, if required. End of Course Assessments and a Practical Workbook is included with each title.

Features

Duration: Typically 30-240 minutes

Languages: English (translation into additional languages is straightforward)

Frameset: Featuring buttons to allow:

  • Play
  • Forward
  • Back
  • Pause
  • Replay
  • Glossary of technical terms
  • Link to external resources (external websites/ pdfs/ procedures etc.)

Standard: SCORM 1.2 and above

Media: Rich media mix to include:

  • Text
  • 2D graphics
  • High resolution photographs
  • High resolution video
  • Interactive, immersive 360o 3D environments
  • Images and models with clickable hot spots

Assessment:

  • Inter-module knowledge checks (every 4-5 screens)
  • Interactive scenarios
  • End of course assessment

Case Studies: Marine case studies relevant to the course subject

Question Types

  • True/false
  • Multiple choice
  • Hot spot
  • Scenario
  • Drag and drop

Certification: Learners who pass the assessment will receive a Ponant certificate.

Authorized Gas Tester

Duration: 120 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Module 1
  • Explain what gas testing is
  • Explain the locations or activities that might require flammable or toxic gas testing and monitoring
  • Outline roles and responsibilities relating to authorized gas testing
Module 2
  • Identify hazards and risks that may be found in enclosed spaces
  • Describe the different types of flammable and toxic gases, their behaviors and hazards
  • Describe how to implement safe systems of work in enclosed spaces or in areas where hazardous gases may be present
Module 3
  • Explain the criteria for selecting the correct gas detectors and monitors
  • Describe how to calibrate, bump test and carry out pre-start checks on gas detectors and monitors
  • Explain what to do if equipment is damaged or ineffective
  • Explain where to site portable or transportable equipment for continuous monitoring
  • Explain how to set up the detectors and monitors and confirm they are functioning correctly
  • Explain when to use RPE
Module 4
  • Explain the implications of WEL for toxic gases and LEL for flammable gases
  • Describe acceptable levels of gases and oxygen
  • Explain the impact of environmental changes on working conditions
  • Explain the operating principles of gas testing
  • Describe the process for gas testing in inert atmospheres
  • Describe the importance of taking various samples to locate varying concentrations of gases and vapors
Module 5
  • Explain how to perform gas tests in sequential order
  • Explain the operating principles of gas testing measuring equipment failure modes
  • Explain how to interpret results
  • Explain what to do after results are interpreted

Duration: 180 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Outcome 1: The learner understands the importance of shipboard emergency procedures and knows how to organize them.
  • Explain the concept of how specific ship design and layout may impact on the management of emergency procedures
  • State what the safety regulations cover
  • Describe shipboard emergency plans and procedures
  • Explain the need for pre-planning and drills of emergency procedures and the need for all personnel to be aware of and adhere to pre-planned procedures
  • Explain the importance of de-briefing following drills, including lessons learnt from case studies
Outcome 2: The learner is able to control the response to emergencies on board
  • Describe how to deal with an identified emergency situation
  • Identify any shortfall in the available resources and determine relevant contingency measures
  • Describe appropriate and effective leadership skills to deal with the identified emergency, including:
    • Setting an example
    • Decision making
    • Motivation and encouragement of crew
    • Reassurance of passengers and other personnel
Outcome 3: The learner is able to control passengers and other personnel during emergency situations
  • Identify the typical symptoms of stress in passengers, crew and self during and emergency situation
  • Explain how stress can affect the performance of individuals
  • Explain that the reactions and behaviors of passengers and other shipboard personnel may include:
    • A delay in accepting that an emergency situation exists
    • Symptoms of panic and irrational behavior
    • Impaired comprehension and lack of response to instructions
    • Searching for other and/or belongings
    • Seeking safety/refuge in cabins/other perceived safe places
    • Moving to the upper side of ship if listing
Outcome 4: The learner is able to establish and maintain effective communications during an emergency situation
  • Explain the importance of giving clear and concise instructions and reports
  • Give clear, precise instructions, direction and guidance to passengers, crew and other personnel, taking account of language barriers and other relevant issues
  • Identify passenger and crew issues and concerns about the emergency situation
  • Provide relevant information and appropriate response to passenger and crew issues and concerns, taking account of:
    • Non-verbal means of communication, e.g. by demonstration, use of hand signals, location of instructions, muster stations, life-saving devices and evacuation routes
    • Emergency announcements

Crowd Management

Duration: 90 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Module 1
  • Explain what is meant by crowd management
  • Identify shipboard emergency plans, instructions and procedures related to the management and evacuation of passengers
  • Describe muster lists and emergency instructions
Module 2
  • Identify crew roles and how crew contribute to the implementation of shipboard emergency plans and procedures, to muster and evacuate passengers
  • Explain crowd management techniques and relevant equipment used to assist passengers in an emergency situation
Module 3
  • Assist passengers to muster and embarkation stations
  • Give clear and reassuring orders
  • Manage passengers in corridors, staircases and passageways, keeping escape routes clear of obstructions
  • Describe methods for evacuating persons with disability and those needing special assistance
  • Describe methods of searching for passengers in accommodation and public spaces
Module 4
  • Describe effective mustering procedures
  • State the importance of keeping order
  • Use procedures for reducing and avoiding panic
  • Use, where appropriate, passenger lists for evacuation counts
  • Explain the importance of passengers being suitably clothed, as far as possible, when mustering
  • Check that passengers have donned their lifejackets correctly
  • Disembark passengers with special attention to disabled persons and those in need of assistance

Designated Security Duties

Duration: 120 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Module 1: Security Regulations
  • Explain why SOLAS is relevant to ship security
  • Describe the contents of the ISPS Code
  • Explain how the IMO contributes to ship security matters
  • Describe the purpose of the SUA and the BMP5
  • Describe the objectives of the National Strategy for Maritime Security
Module 2: Roles and Duties
  • Identify security roles onboard
  • Describe the role of the Duly Authorized Officer
  • Describe the role of security guards onboard
  • Identify security related documentation kept onboard and who is responsible for it
Module 3: Ship Security Plan
  • Describe the requirement for the Ship Security Plan
  • Describe how the Ship Security Plan is implemented onboard
  • Explain the requirement for drills and exercises
  • Explain the requirement for contingency plans
Module 4: Security Systems and Equipment
  • Identify different types of security systems and equipment
  • Describe how to carry out maintenance on security systems and equipment
  • Explain how ISPS security levels affect security system and equipment maintenance

Entry into Enclosed Spaces

Duration: 60 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Module 1
  • Explain what an enclosed space is
  • Identify and describe hazards that may be found within an enclosed space
  • Describe how to assess the risks
  • Identify control measures that are typically implemented in an enclosed space
  • List requirements of an emergency rescue plan
Module 2
  • Explain how to prepare for entry to an enclosed space
  • Describe how to enter an enclosed space
  • Explain measures to take whilst working in an enclosed space
  • Explain when and how to exit an enclosed space
  • Identify responsibilities under a typical Entry to Enclosed Spaces procedure

Environmental Awareness

Duration: 90 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Module 1 – Oil and Chemical Pollution
  • Describe the global environment and our environmental responsibilities
  • Define the role of MARPOL
  • Describe how to prevent pollution by oil
  • Explain how to control pollution by chemicals at sea
Module 2 – Sewage, Garbage and Air Pollution
  • Explain the prevention of pollution by sewage from ships
  • Define pollution by garbage from ships and prevention methods
  • Describe the effects of air pollution from ships and how to prevent it
  • Describe ballast water management
Module 3 – Special Areas
  • Define regulations for travelling by ship in US waters
  • Identify Special Areas and Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas
  • Identify the importance of being more eco-friendly

Hydrogen Awareness

Duration: 60 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Module 1: Hydrogen As A Fuel
  • Explain why fossil fuels are damaging for the environment
  • Describe what hydrogen is and its key properties
  • Explain the procedures for handling and storing hydrogen
Module 2: Liquid Hydrogen
  • Define the term cryogenics
  • Describe the key properties of liquid hydrogen
  • Identify the hazards and risks associated with liquid hydrogen
  • Explain how to avoid a brittle fracture
  • Describe the future of hydrogen in the shipping industry

IMDG Awareness

Duration: 120 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Module 1: Introduction to the IMDG Code
  • Define dangerous goods and where they might be found
  • Give an overview of the regulations governing the transportation of dangerous goods by sea
  • Outline the IMDG Code
  • Describe responsibilities of those involved
  • Outline consignment procedures
  • Describe the Dangerous Goods List
Module 2: Packaging and Labelling
  • Summarize the different types of packaging
  • Identify the different packing groups
  • Explain how dangerous goods should be packaged
  • Identify marking and labelling requirements
  • Explain the Dangerous Good Classifications
  • List the information to be detailed on hazard and handling labels
Module 3: Handling and Stowage
  • Explain how to safely handle and load dangerous goods
  • Outline the requirements for the stowage of dangerous goods on board, including segregation and compatibility groups
  • Explain the requirements for transportation documentation
  • Describe actions to take in the event of an incident involving dangerous goods
  • Identify training requirements

Manual Handling

Duration: 60 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Module 1
  • Describe why proper manual handling is so important
  • Explain what manual handling is
  • Explain the consequences of poor manual handling operations
  • Explain how to minimize the risk of injury by using the hierarchy of control
Module 2
  • Describe how to plan a lift
  • Explain what lifting equipment or mechanical aids could be used
  • Describe the steps to lift and carry safely
  • Summarize key points

Mooring Operations Awareness

Duration: 60 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Module 1: Introduction to Mooring
  • Define what is involved in a mooring operation
  • Describe when mooring operations take place and who is involved in them
  • Identify common injuries associated with mooring procedures
  • Explain the hazards associated with Snap-Back Zones
  • Identify the different communication methods used in mooring operations
Module 2: Mooring Operations
  • Describe the basic characteristics of different types of mooring lines
  • Explain the basic hazards of mooring equipment and how to avoid them
  • Describe how to prepare for mooring operations
  • Explain what contributes to mooring incidents
  • Describe how to inspect mooring lines
  • Describe best practices for maintaining safety during mooring operations
  • Explain how mooring safety is being improved

A shortened version of this course is also available for those who need to be aware of the dangers of mooring operations but will not be directly involved in them.

Permit to Work

Duration: 60 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Module 1
  • Describe the purpose of a permit to work system
  • Identify who is involved in the permit to work process
  • Explain the principles of a permit to work system
  • Describe the stages of the permit to work process
Module 2
  • Identify different types of permits
  • Describe what is meant by a sanction to test
  • Identify which types of work are likely to require a permit to work

Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

Duration: 180 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Outcome 1 – The learner knows how to comply with emergency procedures
  • Explain the meaning of the term ‘emergency’ in a shipboard context and identify the main types of emergencies which may occur, including:
    • Collision
    • Fire
    • Foundering
    • Ingress of water
  • Explain the purpose of shipboard contingency plans for response to emergencies including the use and provision of muster lists and other sources of onboard information.
  • Identify a range of typical alarm systems found on board merchant ships.
  • Describe the actions to take on hearing emergency alarm systems or on discovering an emergency.
  • Identify personal safety equipment used in emergency situations.
  • Explain the value of training and drills, highlighting the significance of emergency
    preparation and onboard procedures.
  • Describe the use of escape routes and internal communication systems.
Outcome 2 – The learner knows how to take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment
  • Explain the meaning of the term ‘pollution’ as applicable to the marine environment
    and how this may affect a complex and diverse ecosystem.
  • Outline international measures for pollution prevention and containment including how seafarers can positively act to prevent pollution.
  • List marine pollutants commonly found on board ship and how basic environmental protection procedures can be managed onboard.
  • Identify the consequences of polluting the marine environment and how this may occur either operationally or accidentally.
Outcome 3 – The learner knows how to follow safe working practices
  • Identify personal responsibility (legal) to comply with the current Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessel Health and Safety at Work Regulations.
  • Identify a range of typical hazardous shipboard work situations that may compromise the health and safety of persons aboard ship.
  • Explain the importance of adhering to safe working practice at all times.
  • List commonly used safety and personal protective equipment provided on board ship to protect against potential hazards and identify when to use it.
  • Describe the risks of entering dangerous spaces on board ship and explain the precautions to be taken prior to entering enclosed spaces.
  • Identify good practice procedures for safety familiarization training prior to seafarers being assigned shipboard duties.
  • Identify relevant seafarer health and safety publications published by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Labor Organization (ILO).
Outcome 4 – The learner knows how to contribute to effective communications onboard ship
  • List typical methods of shipboard communication and identify the consequences of poor, wrong or inappropriate communications.
  • Identify the barriers and challenges to effective communication and describe what can be done to reduce them.
  • Identify personal attributes essential to achieve effective communications.
Outcome 5 – The learner knows how to contribute to effective human relationships onboard ship
  • Describe the typical differences between shipboard and shore-based work environment.
  • Identify the seafarer’s social responsibilities in a shipboard context.
  • Identify the consequences of poor teamwork.
  • Describe simple strategies for conflict resolution.
  • Outline an individual’s rights and obligations including employee responsibilities in a
    shipboard context.
Outcome 6 – The learner understands the causes of fatigue and knows the necessary actions to control fatigue
  • Outline the meaning of the term ‘fatigue’ in a shipboard context and identify a range
    of common causes and the importance of obtaining the necessary rest.
  • Define the circadian rhythm and how this and sleep can be disturbed by schedule
    changes, physical and external environmental stressors.
  • Identify actions to control short term fatigue through personal actions and line management solutions.
  • Outline the current regulatory requirements for hours of work and rest periods, to include young person’s legislation.

Polar Code and Polar Survival Awareness

Duration: 120 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Module 1: Introduction to Polar Operations and the Polar Code
  • Describe what is meant by Polar operations
  • Define the Polar Code and who/what it applies to
  • Recognize the 12 chapters contained in the Polar code
  • Identify the hazards and risks associated with working in Polar regions
Module 2: How to Survive
  • Explain the considerations in the case of abandonment to ice
  • Recognize the psychology of survival and how to manage stress
  • Describe ice survival issues, including falling through ice
  • Describe how to set-up a tent on the ice
  • Specify the contents within PSK and GSK and the lifesaving equipment provided on the vessel
  • Describe issues around equipment and clothing
  • Describe safe toilet routines
  • Identify Polar wildlife and the potential risks posed
  • Describe the actions to take against Polar Bears
  • Explain how to maintain morale and how to successfully lead the team in survival situations
Module 3: Preparing for Rescue
  • Describe how to prepare for rescue from the vessel
  • Identify the actions to take in the event of a helicopter rescue
  • Define the procedures for winching operations
  • Identify the actions to take if communications are lost
  • Describe how to deal with helicopter emergency situations
Module 4: Recognizing Hazards and How to Stay Safe
  • Explain the main general safety risks associated with extreme cold environments
  • Identify the PPE to be worn in Polar regions
  • Describe the structure of the skin and regulation of the body temperature
  • Identify the signs, symptoms and treatment for hypothermia
  • Identify the signs, symptoms and treatment for frostnip and frostbite
  • Explain the four phases of cold water immersion
  • Identify the signs, symptoms and treatment of trench foot
  • Identify the signs, symptoms and treatment of snow blindness
  • Identify the signs, symptoms and treatment of ice burns
  • Describe how CPR may be used to assist a casualty

Security Awareness

Duration: 180 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Module 1
  • Define Ship Security and how it relates to you
  • Identify the security roles onboard and at port
  • Describe how the ship and port communicate security threats
  • Explain ISPS Security Threat Levels
Module 2
  • Explain how to identify security threats
  • Identify different threats while the ship is in port
  • Identify different threats while the ship is underway
  • Identify different threats while the ship is at anchor
  • Explain how drills and exercises prepare you for security threats
  • Describe how contingency plans protect you in the event of a security breach
  • Explain the purpose of access points and restricted access
Module 3
  • Define terrorism and why it is a security threat
  • Define armed robbery and sabotage and why they are security threats
  • Define piracy and when to use a citadel
  • Define smuggling and why it is a security threat
  • Define stowaway and why they are a security threat
  • Define cyber-attack and why it is a security threat

Task Risk Assessment Awareness

Duration: 180 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Module 1
  • Explain why task risk assessments are carried out
  • Outline key responsibilities within the risk assessment process
  • Describe common risk assessment terminology
  • Explain what a Formal Safety Assessment is
Module 2
  • Describe the steps of the risk assessment process
  • Describe the preparations that take place before the assessment begins
  • Explain how to identify hazards
  • Explain how to assess risk
  • Explain what controls measures are
  • Explain what residual risk is
  • Explain how to handle a previously risk assessed task
  • Describe the approval and recording process
  • Describe the toolbox talk
  • Explain how to stay safe when performing the work

Working at Height

Duration: 90 Minutes

Learning Objectives

Module 1: The Fundamentals of Working at Height
  • Define terminology used when working at height
  • Explain what work at height means
  • Outline key roles and responsibilities
  • Describe the process of hazard identification and risk assessment for work at height
  • Describe the hierarchy of control used to eliminate or reduce risk
Module 2: Preparing for Working at Height
  • Summarize collective fall prevention and protection
  • Explain PPE requirements
  • Describe how to use ladders safely
  • Explain how to prevent dropped objects
  • Outline a typical emergency rescue plan
  • List final checks and how to perform the work safely

Maritime Simulation Training

Using technology to simulate and overcome navigational and leadership challenges

Maritime and Marine

Marine Simulation training uses technology to create environments to train ship’s officers, pilots and a range of other senior maritime professions in the safe and competent operation of the navigational bridge, electronic charting systems, dynamic positioning stations and liquid cargo transportation systems.

Our teams work with the largest maritime and marine companies in the world to deliver navigational assessment and simulated bridge and ECDIS operations using the latest technology. This technology presents simulated environments that challenge the delegate with a range of hazards, system failures and challenging human element scenarios that require the delegates to demonstrate competence in their knowledge of the systems and of the correct procedures to follow to avoid critical failures from occurring.

Courses meet the STCW standards and are developed to include client-specific information such that the training is wholly relevant to the delegates and prepares them to move from the simulator training straight into real-world marine operations.

Maritime simulation technology simulates and overcomes navigational and leadership challenges. These courses are 3-5 days duration and involve instructor-led delivery via webinar, supplemented with simulation sessions on the learner’s own PC – controlled by the instructor – to allow competence-based work to be performed and assessed.

Simulation courses can be run in a physical environment, with delegates attending lecturer-led training and simulation sessions. We deliver online simulation courses that use exactly the same materials and deliver the lecturer-led presentations via interactive webinars, and the simulation training online with delegates being able to access the simulator software, and perform exercises, from the comfort of their own home or office.

All marine training materials have been developed by Master Mariners who have also worked as lecturers for various International Maritime Academies and are recognized as meeting the STCW standards.

Maritime Marine Training Courses Online Simulation

Basic Polar Training

This 5-day course is delivered using a blend of online webinar and online simulation training and meets the STCW standard. The course is customized to reflect clients’ operations, vessels, procedures, work instructions and equipment.

This course provides training to Navigation officers to operate ships in Polar waters and to address those additional provisions deemed necessary for consideration beyond existing requirements of the SOLAS and MARPOL Conventions, in order to take into account, the climatic conditions of polar waters and to meet appropriate standards of maritime safety and pollution prevention.

This course is designed to meet the Mandatory Minimum STCW requirements for the training and qualifications of Masters and Deck Officers on ships operating in polar waters, by the 2010 Manila Amendments, specifically as these apply to tables A-V/4-2.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the regulations, standards and shipboard documentation relating to operations in Polar waters
  • Know about Polar vessel characteristics
  • Know how to maneuver the ship in the ice
  • Know and understand passage planning
  • Know about ice breaker operations
  • Know about crew preparation, working conditions and safety
Competencies Learned
  • The understanding of the basic requirements for structure, stability and subdivision, machinery, life-saving appliances, fire protection, voyage planning, ship routing, navigation systems and equipment, radio communication, pollution prevention equipment, liability and safety management systems, as applicable to the different types and sizes of ships which may undertake voyages in Polar waters
  • The ability to contribute to safe operation of vessels operating in Polar waters
  • An understanding of ice characteristics and areas where  different types of ice can be expected in the area of operation
  • Understanding of the vessel performance in ice and low air temperature
  • Understanding of safe operations and ship maneuverability in ice
  • Awareness to monitor and ensure compliance with legislative requirements
  • Understanding to apply safe working practices, respond to emergencies
  • Understanding and awareness of correct crew preparation working conditions and safety
  • Understand the need to ensure compliance with pollution- prevention requirements and prevent environmental hazards
  • Understanding skills to perform maneuvers in order to safely operate in Polar waters
Course Evaluation

Advanced Polar Training

This 4 ½ day course is delivered using a blend of online webinar and online simulation training and meets the STCW standard. The course is customized to reflect clients’ operations, vessels, procedures, work instructions and equipment.

This course provides training to Navigation officers covering advanced requirements to operate ships in Polar waters and to address those additional provisions deemed necessary for consideration beyond existing requirements of the SOLAS and MARPOL Conventions, to consider, the climatic conditions of
polar waters and to meet appropriate standards of maritime safety and pollution prevention.

This course is designed to meet the Mandatory Minimum STCW requirements for the training and qualifications of Master’s and Deck Officers on ships operating in polar waters, by the 2010 Manila Amendments, specifically as these apply to tables A-V/4 and IMO Model Course 7.12: Advanced training for ships in polar waters. All aspects defined in IMO Polar Code and Model Course will be covered.

Learning Outcomes

  • Regulations, standards and shipboard
  • Vessel characteristics
  • Maneuvering in ice
  • Planning
  • Ice breaker operations
  • Crew preparation, working conditions and safety
Competencies Learned
  • Understanding of the basic requirements for structure, stability and subdivision, machinery, lifesaving appliances, fire protection, voyage planning, ship routing, navigation systems and equipment, radio communication, pollution
    prevention equipment, liability and safety management systems, as applicable to the different types and sizes of ship
    which may undertake voyages in polar waters
  • Ability to contribute to safe operation of vessels operating in polar waters
  • Understanding of ice characteristics and areas where different types of ice can be expected in the area of operation
  • Understanding of vessel performance in ice and low air temperature
  • Understanding of safe operations and ship maneuverability in ice
  • Awareness to monitor and ensure compliance with legislative requirements
  • Understanding to apply safe working practices and to respond to emergencies
  • Understanding and awareness of correct crew preparation, working conditions and safety
  • Understanding the need to ensure compliance with pollution prevention requirements and prevent environmental
    hazards
  • Understanding skills to perform maneuvers in order to safely operate ships in polar waters. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of the requirements and key IMO guidelines for
  • Polar Waters
Course Evaluation

Combined Basic and Advanced Ice Navigation

This 5-day course is delivered using a blend of online webinar and online simulation training and meets the STCW standard. The course is customized to reflect our clients’ operations, vessels, procedures, work instructions and equipment.

This course provides training to Navigation officers covering basic and advanced requirements to operate ships in Polar waters and to address those additional provisions deemed necessary for consideration beyond existing requirements of the SOLAS and MARPOL Conventions, to consider, the climatic conditions of polar waters and to meet appropriate standards of maritime safety and pollution prevention.

This course is designed to meet the Mandatory Minimum STCW requirements for the training and qualifications of Masters and Deck Officers on ships operating in polar waters, by the 2010 Manila Amendments, specifically as these apply to tables A-V/4 and IMO Model Course 7.11 and 7.12: Basic and advanced training for ships in polar waters. All aspects defined in IMO Polar Code and Model Course will be covered.

Learning Outcomes

  • Ice nomenclature, characteristics and detection
  • Regulations, standards, and shipboard documentation
  • Vessel characteristics
  • Maneuvering in ice
  • Passage planning and reporting
  • Ice breaker operations and Search and Rescue
  • Vessel performance in polar waters/low air temperatures
  • Crew preparation, working conditions and safety
  • Environment
Competencies Learned
  • Ability to contribute to safe operation of vessels in polar waters
  • Understanding of ice characteristics and areas where different types of ice can be expected in the areas of operation
  • Understanding of vessel performance in ice and low air temperature
  • Understanding safe operations and ship maneuverability in ice
  • Awareness to monitor and ensure compliance with legislative requirements
  • Understanding to apply safe working practices and to respond to emergencies
  • Understanding and awareness of correct preparation, working conditions and safety
  • Understanding the need to ensure compliance with pollution prevention requirements and prevent environmental hazards
  • Understanding skills to perform maneuvers in order to safely operate ships in polar waters
  • Understanding of the basic requirements for structure, stability and subdivision, machinery, lifesaving appliances, fire protection, voyage planning, ship routing, navigation systems and equipment, radio communication, pollution prevention equipment, liability and safety management systems, as applicable to the different types and sizes of ship which may undertake voyages in polar waters
Course Evaluation

Bridge Resource Management

This 3-day course has been developed to reduce the risk of accidents at sea and improve the effectiveness and decision-making of the Bridge Team.

The focus is on team dynamics and human error and also on increasing operational uptime and daily efficiency. The course is delivered using simulators, either in a physical environment or also online using web-based simulation software for the simulation exercises and webinars for the instructor-led elements.

In the simulator, officers are trained to deal with dynamically escalating situations emphasizing the need to apply the learning in real life situations. The participants are provided with tools to improve teamwork, leadership, communication, decision-making and resource management.

The course is customized to reflect our clients’ corporate values and operations so as to make the training entirely fit for purpose.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know human factor theory and human limitations
  • Know resource management and decision making
  • Know leadership and teamwork
  • Know assertiveness
  • Know situational awareness, complacency and human error
  • Know effective communication
  • Know cultural awareness
  • Know planning and prioritization
  • Know coping with stress, rest and fatigue
Competencies Learned

The delegates will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of resource management, leadership and teamwork to fulfil the requirements of STCW 2010, Sections A-II/1 and A-II/2:

  • Knowledge of shipboard personnel management, including human error, cross cultural awareness, situational awareness, complacency and teamwork
  • Ability to apply task and workload management
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply effective resource management Knowledge of and ability to apply decision making techniques
  • Knowledge of international maritime conventions, recommendations and national legislations
Course Evaluation

Bridge Team Management

This 5-day course is delivered using a blend of online webinar and online simulation training and meets the STCW standard.

This course meets the requirements laid down in the STCW Convention, 1978, as amended (Manila Amendments), section A-II/1, Table A-II/1, satisfying the requirements for an understanding and competence of bridge team and resource management.

The aim of this training course is to further the competence of a Deck Officer of the Watch, Master Mariner, Chief Mate or Marine Pilot in regard to bridge teamwork, ship handling and operational management. The aim of the training is to equip the candidate with the knowledge and skills needed
to keep a safe navigational watch onboard while operating in a bridge team.

On completion the candidate will have demonstrated competence of bridge team management that will aid in the safe navigation of a vessel in open and confined waters and in normal and emergency situations. The publication MODEL COURSE 1.22 – SHIP SIMULATOR AND BRIDGE TEAMWORK (2002 Edition) was primarily consulted for the development of this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Bridge Team Management Basic Principles
  • Familiarizations with the bridge
  • Standard maneuvers
  • Wind and current effects
  • Attitude
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Briefing and debriefing
  • Challenge and Response
  • Shallow-water effects
  • Bank, channel and interaction effects
  • Planning
  • Authority
  • Management on the bridge
  • Workload and stress
  • Anchoring and single-buoy mooring
  • Human Factor in Error
  • Decision Making
  • Crisis Management
  • Planning and carrying out a voyage in normal and emergency situations
Competencies Learned

The delegates will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of resource management, leadership and teamwork to fulfil the requirements of STCW 2010, Sections A-II/1 and A-II/2:

  • Gain experience in handling ships under various conditions and will make a more effective contribution to the bridge team during ship maneuvering in normal and emergency situations
  • Familiarization with the use of engines and helm for ship maneuvering
  • Achieve an understanding of the effects on the behavior of the ship of wind, current, shallow water, banks and narrow channels and condition of loading
  • Achieve a greater awareness of the importance of planning a passage or maneuver and the need for an alternative plan
  • Achieve a greater awareness and understanding of a good interactive communication style and benefit of building up a common shared mental model of the planned passage
Course Evaluation

Electronic Chart Display and Information System

This 5-day course is delivered using a blend of online webinar and online simulation training and is approved as meeting the STCW standard.

The course is customized to reflect our clients’ operations, vessels, procedures, work instructions and equipment.

This course provides training in the theory and use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for those who will be in charge of a navigational watch on vessels equipped with ECDIS. The training comprises all safety-relevant aspects and; for this reason, aims beyond the use of operational controls. Theoretical aspects including all major characteristics of ECDIS data such as data contents and all major characteristics of the display of ECDIS data will be covered in sufficient depth. This will be completed through both practical and theory training and to address those additional provisions deemed necessary for consideration beyond existing requirements of the SOLAS.

This course is designed to meet the Mandatory Minimum STCW requirements for the training and qualifications of Masters and Deck Officers on ships operating in polar waters, by the 2010 Manila Amendments, specifically as these apply to tables A-II/1-3 and IMO Model Course 1.27: The Operational use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).

Learning Outcomes

  • Use the Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS) to maintain safety of navigation and explain the principles of operation of electronic chart systems
  • Use ECDIS as an integral part of effective bridge resource management, in open and confined waters, in planning and conducting a passage, in responding to navigational emergencies, and in maneuvering the ship and maintaining a safe navigational watch
Competencies Learned

The delegates will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of resource management, leadership and teamwork to fulfil the requirements of STCW 2010, Sections A-II/1 and A-II/2:

  • Learn the principal types of ECDIS systems and their display characteristics
  • Understand risks of over-reliance on ECDIS
  • Understand the detection of misrepresentation of information
  • Recognize the false interpretation of the ECDIS data and show the proper action taken to avoid errors of interpretation
  • Understand the factors affecting system performance and accuracy
  • Learns the correct setting up and maintaining display of the ECDIS
  • Understands the operational use of electronic charts
  • ECDIS route planning and route monitoring
  • Alarm handling with respect to ECDIS
Course Evaluation

Ship to Ship Transfer

This 3-day course is delivered either as an online or physical simulation. The minimum number of delegates per course is 4; the maximum is 6. BMA certification is not required for this course.

The course is customized to reflect our clients’ operations, vessels, procedures, work instructions and equipment.

The training comprises all safety-relevant aspects and, for this reason, aims beyond the use of operational controls. The purpose of the Ship to Ship (STS) training is to train captains and officers as wells as pilots or mooring masters in advanced ship maneuvering techniques during STS operations by improving communication and mutual understanding between the captain of the mother vessel and the pilot or mooring master on the daughter vessel during maneuvering. This is ensured through theory and simulator exercises, and in that way a high level of skills in relation to close quarter STS operations is ensured.

The course will contain ongoing monitoring of the delegate’s performance and a final assessment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Maneuvering a vessel when carrying out an STS operation
  • Forces in connection with the use of rudder and propeller
  • Use of bow thruster and tugs
  • STS operation without tugs underway including ship/ship interaction
  • Maneuvering in shallow water and under different environmental conditions
  • Shallow water and banking effect
  • Anchoring procedure
  • Emergency response
  • How to secure fenders in a safe way and shifting/sailing with fenders alongside
  • Selecting fender size, amount of fenders and assessing their strengths and limitations
  • Mooring arrangement, contact and agreement with the other vessel and different types of moorings and procedures for mooring during STS, including mooring operations under different environmental conditions
  • Use of checklist as required and exchange of experience between masters, pilots and mooring masters; briefing and debriefing
Course Evaluation

Blended Learning Programs

Getting the Right Mix

 

Creating the optimum blended learning program requires a careful review of all the theoretical and practical elements needed to meet the learning outcomes. The Team of Course Designers consider all forms of training and learning to create the most effective learning and assessment program, which can be completed in the shortest timeframe and most flexible manner at the lowest total training cost.

The pedagogy of each course will be determined by many factors, including the profiles of the learners, their ability to use technology, and the standards and certification required.

Prior to entering a training course or syllabus, there may be pre-learning required to ensure that all delegates arrive at the course with a common standard of theoretical knowledge. This ensures that the practical and workshop-based training can be conducted at a pace where no delegate is “left behind”. Pre-learning can include self-study using online resources, undertaking online e-Learning courses to learning theoretical concepts or mentoring sessions with an experienced professional in the field.

Pre-assessment is used to ensure that delegates who have had to complete pre-learning have gained the theoretical knowledge required for them to participate in more advanced training. Pre-assessment is also used to ensure that delegates who are experienced in the field, actually have the knowledge required on the specific subject matter that the training course will cover. Pre-assessment can be conducted using online assessment tools and for safety-critical subjects, may occur at the training facility prior to the training taking place.

Digital Learning can take many forms, including e-Learning courses and micro learning, where delegates are given access to nuggets of information relating to a specific subject or item of equipment. This allows for targeted learning aimed at specific, predefined learning outcomes. Using online simulation and online assessment tools along with a wide range of assessment techniques, the knowledge of the learners is determined. Our teams specialize in developing highly interactive online courses that use a wide variety of media techniques including immersive 3D environments, AR/VR, animations and high quality video, to provide the learner with a learning environment that reflects their own place of work. All online offerings are optimized for delivery in low bandwidth environments.

The experience and presence of an instructor can be a key element in enabling delegates to develop skills and competences. Our instructors deliver interactive workshops and guide delegates through task-based activities that are aimed at creating competence in the delegates. Basic theory is delivered online and our instructors focus solely on task-based training and the competence assessment of delegates. This ensures that the total time of a training course can be minimized, with theoretical content delivered online and instructors using their skills where they are most effective – on skills-based training, not delivering PowerPoint presentations.

We use instructors to train delegates on a wide-range of subjects from mandatory and life-critical safety training skills to mechanical and electrical installation, inspection, repair and maintenance routines, and other technical courses. We have relationships with a number of equipment manufacturers of items such as electrical systems, mechanical equipment, refrigeration systems, instrumentation systems, safety systems, IAS and cryogenic and pressurized gas systems. Each course is tailored specifically for each client to reflect their equipment, procedures and safety management system.

It is vital for delegates to be able to take the skills they have learned online and in a workshop environment, into their workplace such that they can perform their roles safely and to the required level of competence. We can provide Competence Assessors and External Verifiers to attend vessels and assets to assess the competence of crew performing specific tasks to a pre-agreed standard. We can help to develop competence standards and systems for our clients, if required, or work with whichever competence system they already use. We can also create workbooks that stipulate a number of competence based-activities for completion by the delegate in their workplace, under supervision from a Qualified Person, which may then be externally verified by our group’s Verifiers onshore.

Many training courses, especially concerning mandatory safety subjects, require to be refreshed in accordance with the relevant standard. Our group has created innovative, blended learning models that maximize the use of online learning to enable refresher training to be as flexible for the learner as possible, while minimizing training costs for the employer and the delegate. Delegates’ knowledge and skills are assessed online such that the refresher training can focus very much on the individual knowledge gaps of each delegate. Where possible, all refresher training can be undertaken via smartphone to ensure maximum flexibility.

We work with a number of Internationally, recognized certification bodies to ensure the training we deliver has value and portability for the successful delegates. We also work with our clients to create tailored learning materials that are specific to their operational requirements and to then have these certified to an international standard, ensuring that the highly customized and appropriate training is also certified to an Internationally-recognized level.

Learning Consultancy

Understanding your learning challenges and working with you to resolve them

Developing your personnel is not simply a case of sending them on a number of industry-mandated training courses. Each employee in your business will have specific knowledge, skills and experience and will have aspirations for their career development. We work with our clients to streamline not only the mandatory training, but also to develop a learning and safety culture that drives best practice across the workforce.

We ensure that all of the required training and competence development takes place across your entire enterprise, while addressing organization-specific and individual-specific gaps in knowledge, skills and competence. Our teams have worked with some of the largest maritime businesses in the world to improve compliance and competence across their organizations and to instill a robust and motivational learning culture.

Our work also involves analyzing every cost element of the training delivery and working with our customers to improve the quality of the learning while also optimizing the total training cost.

Getting the right training, at the right place, at the right time and the right cost

Companies can face significant challenges in determining the training required across their workforce to ensure all personnel are not only compliant with the required international legislation, but are also competent to perform their roles. This can include variations for different classes of vessels operating in different global regions. Our team of learning and development professionals work with our clients to define the skills and competences for all roles included in the training matrices for all types of vessels ensuring that effective training that develops these skills and competencies, has been identified and is available. This will include mandatory training, development training, region-specific training, vessel-specific training and equipment-specific training. This training will ensure that each learner has the required knowledge and competencies to perform their roles safely and in compliance with the applicable legislation.

Developing the attitudes, skills and experience to excel

There are many different competence standards used across the maritime industry, some based on international standards that have been created by Awarding Bodies and some developed in-house to address specific, niche roles that perform a range of specialist activities. Our team can assist in developing the standards, to ensure that specific roles have clearly defined competencies that align with best practice and accepted safety standards and can also develop online competence management systems that will allow the competencies of all personnel across the enterprise to be viewed in real time. Clients can view their compliance percentages across roles, assets, projects, regions and other pre-determined criteria. Individual competence portfolios may also be managed, updated and stored to ensure easy access to all competence and compliance information required by the regulatory authorities.

Ensuring all learning outcomes are achieved using the most effective training solution at the lowest total cost

Our teams have has worked with several global marine businesses to assist in optimizing their training operation by:

  • Optimizing the training matrices to remove duplication and unnecessary training, while ensuring that all the required training is included
  • Developing the optimum pedagogy for all courses in the training matrix, using a mix of online, instructor-led, and on-the-job training
  • Developing the most effective assessment methodologies for all subject areas
  • Assisting clients to identify the most cost-effective providers for all the training courses and consolidating the training supply chain
  • Ensuring all mandatory training and certification requirements are being met

 

This work can be performed remotely or by placing a specialist in-house to support the clients’ Training and Development Departments.

Empower Your Workforce

At Global Training Solutions Inc., we provide custom learning solutions for your specific organizational needs. Get in touch and let us help you create a high-impact training and development program.