Marine Link
Friday, September 30, 2016

India, Korea Sign Pact for Seafarers Certificate

Indian PM Narendra Modi and the President of Republic of Korea, Ms. Park Geun-hye in Seoul. Photo: Narendramodi.in

The Government of India has given nod for a pact between India and Korea that would pave the way for recognition of each other's certificates on maritime education and training for seafarers. The decision was taken by Union Cabinet at its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of an Undertaking between India and Korea on Mutual Recognition of Certificates," says a statement.

General Dynamics Contracted for Naval Eduction, IT Training

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to deliver education and training support services to the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) and the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC). This three-year, multiple-award contract has a potential value of $97.4 million to all nine awardees, if all options are exercised. Since 1992, General Dynamics has worked with the NETC and NETPDTC to develop and deliver training programs for the Navy and U.S. Department of Defense agencies. The company will continue to offer a variety of training services including courseware development…

Sustainable (R)Evolution: A Multipurpose Maritime Education Fleet

Photo: Jen Berghuis

Efforts have been underway since 2014 to procure government funding for new training vessels for the State Maritime Academies (SMA). Pending bills in Congress at this time would provide $300 million for the construction of the first of four training vessels for the SMAs with a total of $1.2 billion for the proposed four vessel package. Domestic maritime stakeholders have other options, however. These alternatives are attractive for more than one reason. Separately, the U.S. offshore energy sector has experienced a significant decline in demand and production…

Meet the Maritime Education Standards Council

MESC Women on the Water held its 8th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., June 9-11, 2015. From left to right: Julie Keim,Capt. Ruth Sparks, Amanda Symonds, Amy Beavers, Capt. Ellen Sease, Marie Adams, Cathy Bancroft, Angela Chancy and Dana Gregory

The Maritime Education Standards Council (MESC) is a coalition of 35 member schools in the U.S. and Canada that offer U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) approved maritime training courses to professional and recreational mariners. The coalition was formed with the aim to safeguard education standards and provide students who utilize MESC schools with a high level of training that meets all USCG guidelines. The organization is comprised of privately owned, public and/or nonprofit maritime education providers that offer national and STCW maritime education…

Kongsberg to Overhaul Seamen’s Church Simulators

Image: Kongsberg

SCI begins a massive rebuild of its Paducah, Ky. simulators used to train mariners for safety on the water. The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) has signed a contract with Kongsberg Maritime for a complete overhaul of important maritime simulator technology at its Center for Maritime Education campus in Paducah, Ky. Installation begins in August to replace existing wheelhouse architecture with entirely new mechanisms and navigation tools that more closely mirror contemporary equipment and construction of modern vessels. The new simulators strengthen SCI’s service to American mariners.

ClassNK Issues Another Approval for ECDIS Training

ClassNK approves Fleet Management's ECDIS Training

ClassNK issued its Type Specific Training Course approval for “FURUNO MODEL FEA ECDIS & FURUNO MODEL FMD ECDIS” (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) Training Courses offered by Fleet Management Training Institute (Nerul, India), a group company of Fleet Ship Management Pvt. Ltd. The approval certifies that the course offered by FMTI complies with the leading classification society’s Standards for Maritime Education & Training under “ClassNK Prime Management Services for Education and Training”. Mr. Minoru Ohno from ClassNK Certification Service Department (Tokyo) and Capt.

ST Engineering Raises Cap In STET

Image

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced today that ST Education & Training Private Limited (“STET”) has increased its issued and paid up capital from S$1m to S$2m. This increase in paid-up capital is by way of a bonus issue of 1,000,000 ordinary shares of S$1 each. This bonus issue is based on the ratio of one new share for every one existing share by way of capitalisation of the revenue reserve account. STET is 70% owned by ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) Pte.

San Diego Marifest Salutes Vets

event, celebrating Memorial Day and National Maritime Day. Workshops, A Taste of the Waterfront and 4th Annual Maritime Heritage Dance. Again this year, the SS Lane Victory will visit San Diego for MariFest. A special tribute for Korean War Veterans will be held aboard the SS Lane Victory on Monday. Asian Cultural Exhibits are an added feature this year. World War II veterans for the Library of Congress. of America’s veterans. history, and maritime career exploration. California as a certified ROP course. on-the-job training. 1967) built in 1952. County. provide maritime career and vocational training to foster teens. strategic partners are St. Maritime Museum.

Two Schools Named National Maritime Enhancement Institutes

Maritime Administrator Capt. William G. Schubert has designated two educational organizations as National Maritime Enhancement Institutes (NMEI). They are the Consortium for Navigation Support and Analysis (CNSA) at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and the Global Maritime and Transportation School (GMATS) at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY. The CNSA, under the direction of the Nick J. Rahall II Appalachian Transportation Institute at Marshall University, is composed of six academic, research and professional organizations. It addresses maritime policy and implementation issues critical to efficient functioning of the industry through workforce training programs tailored for inland navigation…

Maersk Oil Supports Development of Qatar's Future Engineers

The three day programme includes a series of workshops, seminars and panel sessions allowing experts, researchers and leaders of the oil and gas industry to network and to share technical and industrial information with high school students, university students and young engineers. "Education, training and development of Qatari nationals are key priorities within Maersk Oil Qatar , and this latest initiative is another way in which we are contributing to the long-term sustainable development and continued growth of Qatar," explained Sheikh Faisal Al Thani, Deputy Managing Director of Maersk Oil Qatar. "Opportunities like the Young Members Activities Programme provide an ideal platform for young Qatari engineers and professionals to continue developing their skills and knowledge…

H&W Announces Restructuring Plans, Cuts 600 Jobs

Following the positive award from the Arbitration Panel in relation to monies owed by Global Marine in respect of the delivery instalment for the Glomar Jack Ryan drillship, the board and management of Harland and Wolff have been considering how best to progress the restructuring of the group in such a manner as to afford the maximum opportunity to establish a profitable, viable and sustainable shipbuilding business at Harland and Wolff and also to further progress the development of Titanic Quarter. As a result, Harland and Wolff Holdings plc will proceed with a restructuring of operations which seeks to meet these objectives based on current workload. An immediate down-sizing to a core workforce of approximately 600 employees will occur, necessitating a redundancy of some 600 personnel.

New Center for Maritime Education Director

Taking over the reins from Eric K. Larsson, former Director of the Seamen’s Church Institute’s (SCI) Center for Maritime Education, Captain Stephen Polk now commands SCI’s advanced training program for mariners. SCI appointed Polk, a USCG Licensed Captain and US Navy veteran, to begin work as Director earlier this month. Captain Polk has logged thousands of hours on SCI’s advanced simulators training professional mariners and in the classroom helping them evaluate complex situations.

Polk Director,SCI Center for Maritime Education

Eric Larsson and Stephen Polk working together at SCI's Center for Maritime Education in Houston, TX. Photo courtesy SCI

Taking over the reins from Eric K. Larsson, former Director of the Seamen’s Church Institute’s (SCI) Center for Maritime Education, Captain Stephen Polk now commands SCI’s advanced training program for mariners. SCI appointed Polk, a USCG Licensed Captain and US Navy veteran, to begin work as Director earlier this month. Captain Polk has logged thousands of hours on SCI’s advanced simulators training professional mariners and in the classroom helping them evaluate complex situations.

MARAD Schedules Conference on Security Standards

The U.S. Maritime Administration will hold a one-day conference on March 20, 2003, at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. The purpose of the conference is to obtain comments and suggestions on draft standards and curricula for the education, training, and certification of maritime security professionals. Stakeholders are invited to participate. Section 109 of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 charges the Secretary of Transportation with developing such standards. The results of this important project will help to ensure that the United States and its trading partners have properly trained and appropriately educated personnel to help secure ships…

ClassNK Approves Furuno ECDIS Training

ClassNK issues type Specific Training Course Approval for ECDIS Certification to FURUNO INS Training Center Denmark. ClassNK issued Type Specific Training Course approval on 2 December 2011 for an ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) Training Course offered by FURUNO INS Training Center Denmark. This approval, the first issued by ClassNK in Europe, certifies that the course offered by the center complies with the leading classification society’s new Standard for Maritime Education & Training.

ClassNK Issues Approval for ECDIS Training

ClassNK Issues First Type Specific Training Course Approval for ECDIS Certification to FURUNO INS Training Center Singapore. ClassNK issued its first Type Specific Training Course approval for an ECDIS(Electronic Chart Display and Information System) Training Course offered by FURUNO INS Training Center Singapore. New requirements for the installation of ECDIS systems will be phased in from 1 July 2012, after which vessels will be required to navigate using ECDIS as their primary chart system.

APL To Train 20 Sri Lankan Seafarers Annually

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, 5 APRIL, 2011: APL has agreed with Sri Lanka Port Authority’s Mahapola Training Institute to train 20 new seafarers from the Institute annually onboard its ships. The agreement was signed today by APL President Eng Aik Meng, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and the Directorate General for Merchant Shipping. “This initiative demonstrates APL’s commitment to the Sri Lankan maritime community,” said APL President, Eng Aik Meng. The agreement also extends to collaboration between APL and the Institute in areas of maritime education…

ClassNK Certifies ECDIS Course

ClassNK Issues Certification for ECDIS Training Course Provided by TOKYO KEIKI INC. ClassNK announced today that it had issued type specific training course approval to an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) course offered by Tokyo Keiki Inc. This approval, certifying the compliance of this course with ClassNK’s new Standard for Maritime Education & Training, is the first of its kind to be issued by the Society to an ECDIS manufacturer in Japan. Under amendments to SOLAS regulations the carriage of ECDIS systems is due to become mandatory in less then six months.

MEP Announces New Board, Staff Members

Marine Environmental Partners, Inc. (MEP), a developer of innovative technology for ballast water and wastewater treatment, announced the election of Ann Beal Salamone to the company’s Board of Directors and the addition of Jorge Pérez to the sales staff. A nationally known chemist, Ms. Salamone is president and co-founder of Rochal Industries, Inc., a Boca Raton-based research firm. During her professional career, Salamone has worked as a chemist for NL Industries, Colgate Palmolive and Morton Thiokol, and holds nine patents in chemical and medical technologies. Active in industry and community associations, she is the recent recipient of the American Chemical Societies’ Polymer Division Science Education Award.

50 Students Selected by Italian Ship-Owners

Photo: Ingresso ITS Fondazione Caboto

23 letters of employment delivered to new graduates in the presence of the Institutions of the School. Eleven Italian shipping companies “christened” the courses at the I.T.S. Fondazione “G. Caboto” (Caboto Foundation), an Institute of Advanced Technology, addressed to 50 students who will be recruited and taken aboard their ships once having completed the two-year training period, during which they will already have the opportunity to sail the seas worldwide as part of their education.

Transas to Participate in ETC-2014

International Forum on ETC

Transas will take part in the ETC-2014 – The second International Forum on Seafarers’ Education, Training and Crewing. The Forum which consists of the Conference and Exhibition will be held on 23-24th of April 2014 in Odessa, Ukraine. Andrey Sitkov will present Transas view on future trends and challenges in maritime simulation. Some of the topics include STCW training, financial issues and ways to overcome this, upcoming trends in the industry that will influence the maritime simulation market and new areas of simulator application.

ECDIS 'Top Guns' Announced

Awards Wheel:Photo credit ECDIS Ltd.

UK based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd are celebrating over two years award of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners (HCMM) sponsored ECDIS prize. The prize is awarded to the best ECDIS student of the month and is eligible to all those undertaking a generic IMO 1.27 ECDIS training course with ECDIS Ltd. In recognition of their success, the worthy recipient receives an elegant gift and a plaque with the student’s name on it adorns the ‘Ship’s Wheel’ at ECDIS Ltd’s facility.

Virtual Desktop Cuts Number of US Navy Computers

Virtual Desktop Presentation: Photo credit USN

Navy Training Commander sees benefits of desktop virtualization at the Naval AviationTechnical Training Unit. The virtual desktop initiative (VDI)  is a five year plan to deploy the VDI to more than 36,000 daily users and will replace 80 percent of the more than 23,000 desktop computers in more than 2,500 classrooms at 68 learning sites around the world. Desktop virtualization provides multiple student and instructor workstations from a centralized server environment, which eliminates physical workstations residing in an electronic classroom.

 

Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Sep 2016 - Maritime & Ship Security

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News