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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Videotel Propels Industry's Drive for Efficiency

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Ship operators cannot control energy prices, government policies or the global economy, but they can improve the way they manage energy onboard their vessels. Slow steaming, efficient route planning, careful bunkering operations – all combine to reduce both energy cost and consumption. An increasing number of organizations in the shipping industry are committing to ISO 50001, the energy efficiency standard applied to organizations in industries around the world. In recognition of this Videotel is supporting the industry with its new ISO 50001 Energy Management Training Course.

IBIA And Videotel Launch Packages

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) and Videotel Marine International have released a three-part Basic Bunkering video series, based on IBIA's Basic Bunkering Course. Running for a total of 52 minutes, the three individual modules are supplemented by a workbook, which covers commercial, technical and operational aspects of bunkering.

Videotel Launches Latest Training Catalog

For 40 years, Videotel has provided the maritime industry with training for seafarers on key important issues such as safety, legislation and technology. This year, to mark its 40th anniversary, Videotel released its latest training catalog, STCW Maritime Training Catalog 2013-2014, which comprises more than 800 new and updated titles. It also reflects Videotel’s blended training approach for video, computer-based training (CBT) and interactive courses, available in some 29 languages. “We still hold true to those values today by carefully researching our programs, filming on location onboard ships and selectively using animation as and when circumstances dictate. Nothing, however, can achieve the emotiveness of film.

Videotel Films Gather International Awards

Maritime training provider Videotel Marine International said that it has received five honors in the past few months. The company has achieved a Golden Reel award from the Media Communications Association International (MCA-I) Media Festival for its training film “Hydrodynamics and Interaction;” a Gold Remi award for “Hydrodynamics and Interaction” at the WorldFest-Houston international film festival; a Silver Remi from WorldFest for “The Mariner’s Role In Collecting Evidence;” an award for Distinction in the International Academy of the Visual Arts’ annual Communicator Awards for its “Dynamic Positioning Basic Training Course” and an Intermedia Globe Gold award from the World Media Festival for “Piracy and Armed Robbery, edition three.” www.videotel.com  

Videotel Present VOD Units to IMO

Videotel at IMO: Photo credit Videotel

Two new Videotel on Demand (VOD) on board training units presented to the IMO on behalf of Videotel Marine International by Stephen Bond, Deputy Chairman and Nigel Cleave, Chief Executive Officer. Visitors to the IMO  on Tuesday were surprised to find an impromptu training session taking place in the Maritime Knowledge Centre when Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General of the organization, was given a demonstration of Videotel’s second generation on board training system, Videotel on Demand (VOD) G2.

Videotel Launches Training Course

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Videotel and Mines Rescue Marine Launch New Training Series

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Accidents in enclosed spaces are frequent, often fatal – but crucially, also avoidable. Today, Videotel Marine International joins forces with Mines Rescue Marine to launch a brand new training series, Entry into Enclosed Spaces. The programme delivers a hard hitting message to both ship board and shore based personnel that will ensure that when working in enclosed spaces the correct equipment is used and good safety procedures become second nature. “There is no excuse for the unacceptable casualties we have seen recently,” says Stephen Bond, Deputy Chairman, Videotel.

Training Matters To The Bottom Line

Shipowners considering their future training needs would be well advised to ensure they view Videotel’s very latest video - Training Matters. Demonstrating that good training makes sense to the bottom line, it details how ship operators can receive a tangible return on investment with more efficient operations; fewer accidents; less off-hire time; lower insurance premiums; improved compliance with legislation and a more motivated workforce. Introducing Training Matters to an audience of ship owners and ship managers at the Sonangol Shipping Safety Seminar in Angola earlier this month…

O'Neil to become Videotel President

President. says Stephen Bond, managing director of Videotel. Lancaster. training courses. experience and has served as master on several tankers. Navigation as a quality, training and safety superintendent. in-house operational support functions.

O'Neil Settles into Private Sector with Videotel

President. says Stephen Bond, managing director of Videotel. Lancaster. training courses. experience and has served as master on several tankers. Navigation as a quality, training and safety superintendent. in-house operational support functions.

Videotel Expands to Meet Demands

Maritime training provider Videotel Marine International has announced a significant expansion of its computer-based training packages. Videotel has teamed-up with marine engineering training company Cobalt and is now able to offer a whole spectrum of computer-based training modules on marine engineering and associated topics. London today, Chris Haughton, deputy managing director of Videotel said, "The demand for computer-based training is growing all the time because it allows shipowners and seafarers a flexible, but inexpensive approach to training. We are delighted to be teaming-up with Cobalt as we are now able to offer an additional 160 computer-based training modules. The marine training packages available through Videotel - Cobalt are grouped into 19 topics.

Videotel Launches Vessel Catering Initiative

For the seafarer often spending long periods at sea, meals frequently act as a linchpin to the day's activities. When crews eat a balanced and nutritious diet, they are more contented, more productive and less likely to have accidents. In recognition of this Videotel has partnered with Garrets International Ltd. to launch an important new MLC focused training series, Catering On Board Ship, which aims to help improve the standard of catering on board every class of vessel – from yacht to ocean-going vessel.

MCA Seal of Approval for Videotel Shipboard Security Course

course for ship security officers. force in July 2004, all ships have to appoint a Shipboard Security Officer. seafarers. training package or a video and printed course book. contingency planning. for assessment by independent third-party assessors. flag states is pending. 17 countries have signed up for the course. 2003. complete," said Capt. Vause. difficult. But ship security is a major issue. training.

Videotel: Effective Training Will Avert Tregedy

VIDEOTEL Calls for effective training and regulation to avoid tragedy when shipping dangerous bulk cargoes. Whatever the cause of the recent loss of the Vinalines Queen and crew, the message for the industry is a stark one – greater enforcement of the regulations laid down in the IMSBC (International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargo) code is essential, together with effective training for shipowners and crews to deal with what can be the catastrophic effects of an unsafe cargo. The tragedy has again raised issues relating to badly managed dangerous cargoes…

Videotel Launches New Ports and Pilots Catalogue

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A new catalogue from Videotel will be launched at the UK Marine Pilots Association (UKMPA) Conference in London. With its 40 year commitment to the maritime industry, Videotel provides the range of training materials demanded from those undertaking pilotage and port operations and has created a wide portfolio of specialist training which is covered in its new Ports and Pilots catalogue. Ports and Pilots courses are delivered through continuous training assessment using Videotel’s cloud based Continuing Competency Manager (CCM).

U.S. Coast Guard Chooses Videotel on Demand

Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel, presenting a commemorative plaque to Rear Admiral Linda Fagan at CMA Shipping 2012.

Videotel Marine International announced that the United States Coast Guard (USCG) in Yorktown, Virginia, which trains Port State Control Officers, has taken delivery of three Videotel on Demand (VOD) units. The units are pre-loaded with top quality marine safety and operational training videos, computer-based training materials (CBT) and instructional courses. Comprehensive and interactive, the training material will be used by the USCG to augment existing Port State Control Office training. "We are delighted to be supporting the USCG's efforts," said Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel.

Videotel Works with Industry for Chemical Tanker Training

Chemical Tanker safety comes into sharp focus in a new training course from leading maritime training provider Videotel Marine International. The newly-launched Advanced Chemical Tanker Course has been developed in conjunction with the Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI), with the involvement of some of the biggest names in the chemical tanker industry. Nigel D. Cleave, Videotel CEO, explained the thinking behind the initiative, “Chemical companies employ some of the highest quality workforce and demand the highest quality training for that workforce.

Videotel Simplifies Management of Crew Records

Videotel Marine International, a maritime training solutions provider, has released an Application Programming Interface (API) service in order for its clients to be able to manage their crew training records housed within webFTA - Videotel’s powerful cloud-based training records management program - directly from their own Crew Management System (CMS) portal. Videotel’s API service has two main processes, Videotel said, namely, pulling crew data from the Videotel cloud so it can be displayed in the CMS portal and, secondly, pushing crew data from the CMS portal to the Videotel cloud which, in turn, triggers crew data to be sent to the vessels automatically.

Videotel Course Helps Cut ECAS Costs

With high profile carriers agreeing to continue a voluntary low-sulphur fuel switch while at berth in Hong Kong, the issue of emission controls is once again in the headlines. Stepping into this arena, Videotel has launched a new training course, The Practical Management and Switching of Fuels, designed to ensure that switching to low sulphur fuel when operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) avoids the serious operational problems that at best impair a ships performance and at worst cause major damage to engines.

Videotel Expands LNG Training

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With its latest offering, Videotel said now provides a more extensive portfolio of training for the LNG sector. Working with experts across the globe – BP Shipping, Shell, Maersk and SIGTTO, among others – the company said it has created a package of training covering the essentials required when operating in this important market. Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel Marine International, said, “Twice as many LNG carriers are operating today compared with five years ago, leading to a growing demand for quality training in the sector.

Videotel Delivers STCW Compliance

Entry into enclosed spaces

The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) aims to achieve for the shipping industry what increased technology has so far failed to deliver, namely a reduction in the 80% of accidents on board ship attributable to human error. Proper training and evaluation can make a real difference to these damning statistics and Videotel‘s newly launched STCW training programs provide the tools to assist the ship owner and manager make a real difference.

New Videotel Deep Water Handling Program

Deep Water Handling

Turbulent seas and extreme weather can make sailing conditions perilous. Having a crew who are trained to understand how to minimize risks and manage the vessel under duress can make all the difference when trying to avoid loss of life. Deep Water Handling, a brand new training program from Videotel Marine International, examines the situations ships face in deep water and advises how best to address them. Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel, said, “Seafarers clearly can’t control the weather.

Videotel Assists Shipowners

Ship operators concerned about complying with the newly enforced garbage management rules can now turn to Videotel for support. Important new updates to MARPOL Annex V entered into force on January 1, 2013 and have revolutionised the way the industry must look at the issue of waste disposal. In response to this, Videotel has extensively updated its Garbage Management training program to accommodate the radical shift of emphasis the new legislation entails. “Garbage isn’t high on the agenda for many senior executives in most businesses,” says Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel Marine International.

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