BlueWater & Associates, Inc.
1054 Bel Marin Keys Blvd
Novato, Calif. 94949-5335
Tel: (415) 492-2882, Fax: (415) 884-2588
Contact: Terry M. Joslin
Michael A. Kohn
, Training Manager
BlueWater, established in 1994, specializes in assisting the maritime industry, terminals, pipelines, electrical power, and other industries with their safety, environmental, and emergency readiness programs. Known as BwebTraining, the program offers a unique, manager-enabled approach to web-based training. Through any Internet connection, students can complete narrated, interactive classes conducted by experienced trainers. Already in use by industry, the BWebTraining program includes a comprehensive suite of over 20 interactive courses designed to be customized to your Facility, Operation, and Needs. Even more important is manager control features providing real-time tracking of student performance and comprehension with records that can be viewed, filtered, and extracted at anytime.
Chesapeake Marine Training Institute
3566 George Washington Memorial Highway Ste.
3, P.O. Box 1153, Hayes, Va. 23072
Tel: (804) 642-0123, Fax: (804) 642-1743
Contact: Capt. Jim Parry
Founded in October 1992, Chesapeake Marine Training Institute, Inc. (CMTI), occupies more than 8,000 sq. ft. of a modern office and training complex. Located near the historic triangle of Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg, Va., CMTI is a full time training facility, open year-round. The company offers more than 25 U.S. Coast Guard approved courses all of which are approved by the Virginia Board of Education for Veterans education benefits for certain courses.
CMTI's instructors are all USCG licensed, professional mariners, with over 300 years combined experience in the marine field, skilled in sharing their knowledge with others and providing personal tutoring when needed.
Delgado Community College
Maritime, Fire and Industrial Training Facility
615 City Park Avenue
New Orleans, La. 70119-4399
Tel: (504) 483-4266, Fax: (504) 483-4157
Rick Schwab, project manager
Delgado Community College, in a cooperative effort with the Louisiana Department of Labor and the college's Maritime Advisory Board, has brought the latest in ship simulation technology to New Orleans. The Navi-Trainer Full Mission Bridge Simulator, housed at Delgado's Marine Radar School on the City Park Campus, is the first and only maritime simulator of its kind in the state of Louisiana. Training on the ship simulator provides mariners with 240 degrees of computer-generated simulator mission images from actual video footage and precise topographical data of the Mississippi River and other waterways around the world.
Instructors can work with students to master operations of watercraft as small as an inflatable powerboat and as large as ocean-going vessels and oil tankers.
EnVision Leadership Systems
9141 Cypress Green Drive
Jacksonville, Fla. 32256
Tel: (443) 854-1430 or (904) 737-8171
Contact: Mark Hill
EnVision Leadership Systems has signed a contract to provide leadership development and training services to Sea Star Line, LLC, a Jacksonville-based transportation company. EnVision, which helps organizations determine meaningful objectives and achieve meaningful results through a systematic, integrated and proprietary leadership process that will provide Sea Star Line a variety of services, including leadership effectiveness workshops, employee satisfaction surveys and total quality management training.
IFSTA/Fire Service Programs
930 North Willis
Stillwater, Okla. 74078
Tel: (800) 654-4055
Fax: (405) 744-8204
Contact: Lori DeGeorge
Developed by Fire Protection Publications, the text of Marine Firefighting addresses the shipboard fire fighting requirements of various maritime regulatory organizations such as U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard, and International Maritime Organization. It will aid the mariner, whether a new entrant about to join a vessel for the first time or an officer seeking higher certification. Others who can benefit potentially from the publication are officer charged with inspecting fire equipment or conducting a training session, or a senior officer conducting a drill while in command.
Marine Safety International
Marine Air Terminal
Flushing, NY 11371-1061
Tel: (718) 565-4180
Fax: (718) 565-4186
Contact: F. Eugene Guest
In January 2003 MarineSafety International's Norfolk Center began training in its new Radar/ARPA and ECDIS Labs
. The new facilities include a three station Radar and ARPA lab, which was purchased from Buffalo Computer Graphics and an eight-station ECDIS lab, comprised of networked PC's, which can host any one of several ECDIS programs including ECPINS and TRANSAS, among others.
This expansion was undertaken to meet emerging U.S. Navy requirements for advanced radar and electronic navigation training. The lab will enable MSI Norfolk to teach ARPA and ECDIS courses without impacting ship simulator training. Courses offered include MSI's USCG approved four-day ARPA, five-day ECDIS, five-day Original Radar, and Radar Re-certification courses as well as combined ARPA and ECDIS courses tailored to U.S. Navy requirements.
The Maritime Institute of Technology and
Graduate Studies (MITAGS)
5700 Hammonds Ferry Road,
Linthicum Heights, Md. 21090
Contact: Craig Thomas,
Business Development Manager
Tel: (866) 656-5569
West Coast Affiliate:
Pacific Maritime Institute
2333 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121-1711
Greg Trunnell, Director; Tel: (206) 239-9965
The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and the Pacific Maritime Institute in Seattle, Wash. are excellent sites to house security related training due to the quality of their programs and locations. The Institutes both have substantial expertise in the maritime transportation sector. The MITAGS 80-acre campus is located within minutes of the Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport, light rail, AMTRAK, and I-95, and PMI is located in the heart of Seattle.
Seamen's Church Institute
Center for Maritime Education - Paducah
111 Kentucky Avenue
Paducah, Ky. 42003
Tel: (270) 575-1005
Recognizing that "post-it" note observation on radar is an effective alternative to rapid radar plotting, the U.S. Coast Guard recently
approved the Center for Maritime Education's innovative Inland Waters Radar Renewal and Western Rivers courses. This Inland Waters Radar Renewal course uses post-it note observation as an alternative to rapid radar plotting. Rapid radar plotting is practical for the ocean-going seafarer, but not universally appropriate for mariners on the inland waterways. Radar units on tugs have small screens and are usually a raster scan head up unstabilized type display. There is no reflection plotter. CME's new course provides the necessary review and competency evaluation for all officers in charge of a navigational watch with a current radar endorsement on vessels with Radar on Inland Waters. Participants taking the Western Rivers course can expect approximately four hours of lectures, demonstrations, tutorials and class work and simulation work. Inland officers receive an additional hour of review, demonstration and competency evaluation on the post-it note method of radar observation.
399-5A Dover Rd.; S.Toms River, N.J.08757
Tel: (732) 818-9881; Fax: (732) 818-9884
Contact: Bob Negron
An instructional resource that combines broadcast quality videotapes, pictorial workbooks and computer-based training has been created to provide vessel operators and seamen with a cost-effective means of complying with the drilling, training and assessment requirements established by the International Safety Management (ISM) and Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) codes. Walport's new interactive training drilling and assessment compact disc, facilitates onboard training, drilling and assessment, and associated record keeping. Vessel managers have access to a secure area of the database that offers step-by-step guidelines for conducting onboard drilling, training & assessment operations.
Videotel Marine International
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7299 1801
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7299 1818
Contact: Barbara Steinberg
Videotel launched Shipboard Security, a distance learning course produced in association with The West of England Ship Owners Insurance Services. Shipboard Security is specially designed for training Ship Security Officers in accordance with the new SOLAS Chapter XI-2 "International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code." Shipboard Security ensures the Ship Security Officer is trained in all aspects of security by implementing the security plan for their vessel and disseminates security information to the crew. Shipboard Security also addresses the vital interaction between the ship, the Company Security Officer and the Port Facility Security Officers.