Education/Training

Gap Year sailors watch from the flight deck as a United States Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey from USS Bonhomme Richard, lands aboard HMAS Adelaide, off the coast of Queensland during Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2017. Photo: Royal Australian Navy

Australian Navy: Getting On Board the Gap Year

 The Australian Defence Force Gap Year – Navy is an opportunity for young Australians to experience military training, service and lifestyle through a year-long program, with no further obligations on the participant to continue to serve.

Mark Charman (Photo: Faststream)

Report: Job Security an Issue for Maritime Execs

Maritime recruiter Faststream has surveyed more than 3,000 of the industry’s senior executives for a report examining maritime executives’ thoughts about their careers.   “Business leaders and executives

Seafarer Happiness Index Relaunched

International seafarer welfare charity, the Mission to Seafarers, has announced its relaunch of the Seafarer Happiness Index to support a sustainable future for the global maritime industry. The Mission is partnering with project founder,

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Interferry Mission: Strength from Unity

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan explains the Stronger Together vision behind the trade association’s drive to extend its networking and lobbying influence.   Over the past four decades, Interferry’s reach

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BIMCO Guidance for Seafarers on Lifeboats

 BIMCO has developed new guidance for seafarers on the safe launching and recovery of lifeboats using fall preventer devices (FPDs), to reduce the number of seafarer fatalities and injuries.   Lifeboat

KVH Introduces Videotel Performance Manager

To help maritime operators ensure that crew are training and performing at their peak, KVH Industries, Inc. introduced Videotel Performance Manager. The scope of the Videotel Performance Manager combines

Active discussions in small groups. Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

MOL Launches 2017 Session of 'One MOL Global Management College'

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced that the in-house training program "One MOL Global Management College was launched on September 4.  One MOL Global Management College started in 2014 with the

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DMA Approves Tests Providers for Yachtsmen

 Currently, the Danish Maritime Authority is in the process of approving test providers and issuers of certificates for yachtsmen.  ​The approval is made in accordance with new regulations that entered into force earlier this year.

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Port Security Training in Nigeria

 A workshop in Lagos, Nigeria has helped train Nigerian officials in the necessary skills and knowledge to plan, conduct and assess security drills and exercises in their port facilities.    The event

Ports America’s Port Newark Auto Terminal New Mobile Ro-Ro Operations Labor Training Simulator, STISIM Drive (Photo: Ports America)

New RoRo Training Simulator at Port Newark Auto Terminal

Ports America said its Port Newark Auto Terminal (PNAT) has elevated its operational training programs with the purchase of a mobile ro-ro operations labor training simulator, which prepares drivers for

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MV WERFTEN Takes On 90 New Trainees

In an official ceremony held in Wismar, MV WERFTEN welcomed 102 new recruits to the maritime industry. 90 apprentices in five different professions and 12 students taking sandwich degree courses were given a warm welcome by the company management,