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“Distance learning is a useful modality which helps achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals,” Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, president of the World Maritime University (WMU) told an audience of webinar listeners recently.  

Following the successful re-launch of its STCW safety critical courses in June, Stream Marine Training (SMT) has re-launched its specialist Marine and Technical portfolio of training programmes.

Turkish shipowner and operator Güngen Maritime & Trading has chosen Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim Cargo Handling Simulator to facilitate crew training in sustainable cargo handling.

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has announced the development of an e-learning training toolkit and platform on ethics and integrity, for shipowners, managers, agents, and maritime cadet schools.

The International Chamber of Shipping has made a wide range of its essential maritime publications available as ebooks to help the industry gain instant access to information.  

OceanWise has introduced a new course for marine professionals, “Introduction to Change Management” that helps professionals to develop a greater understanding of change, how it affects the individual and the organisation.

BIMCO, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and Ocean Technologies Group subsidiary Videotel have partnered to create a high-quality, accessible educational resource to help maritime students across the globe to continue their studies remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.

Monday, 23 March 2020 07:55

ABS launches eLearning training platform

Computer based training delivers cost-effective solution to augment classroom training and promote continuous learning across industrial practice areas

ABS Group of Companies has launched an eLearning training platform to provide state-of-the-art educational tools and offer a robust catalogue of professional training courses to technical personnel worldwide.

The new training solution will feature on-demand courses to augment classroom training in the practice areas of Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Asset Reliability, Compliance Management and Process Safety, and to support excellence in organisational performance.

"For decades ABS Group has provided world-class training services, administering the highest standards of education and consulting to thousands of professionals in the U.S. and internationally," said Michael Harrington, director of ABS Group Training. "These same award-winning subject matter experts who have been recognised for their contributions to multidisciplinary engineering fields are now sharing technical and regulatory expertise for training at your pace, anytime, anywhere."

Several eLearning courses are specialised to industry’s most pressing operational challenges. The first phase of e-courses focuses on Cybersecurity as an operational imperative and include Business Cybersecurity courses and a Maritime Cybersecurity course. Additional e-courses will focus on Reliability Management and Reliability Centred Maintenance. The e-courses to follow will be tailored to safety, risk and compliance management topics ranging from Root Cause Analysis (RCA), ISO Concepts, Safety Management, Quality, Environment, Risk Management Standards, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Process Safety Management (PSM), Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Management of Change (MOC) and International and Offshore Oil and Gas Regulations and Standards.

All e-course materials are introductory, with the option of customisation for advanced or industry specific training. Accompanying training solutions are available such as public and private instructor led classroom training. The eLearning training platform will also host a range of learning products, including books, reference materials and Root Cause Maps.

Visit the platform to learn more: https://training.abs-group.com

JRC/Alphatron Marine has installed new VSTEP simulators at its training facility in Rotterdam and re-introduced ECDIS Type Specific Training and Marcom-A training.

The ECDIS Type Specific Training for both JRC and Wärtsilä (Transas) ECDIS is offered for an international audience in English and provides the required knowledge for the general use of the ECDIS as well as a detailed introduction to the system’s features.

For ECDIS training, JRC/Alphatron Marine requires that the trainee has adequate experience on ECDIS and has accomplished the IMO Model Course 1.27

The Marcom-A training represents the General Operating Certificate which allows users to operate maritime radio transmission equipment. Other facets of this study include the international GMDSS regulations, compulsory books, emergency procedures and daily use of the onboard equipment. Marcom-A training will be given only in Dutch and is certified by Dutch authority ILenT.

Maritime training provider Videotel has announced that it is offering the maritime industry free access to its new training package, “The 2020 Sulphur Regulations – Achieving Compliance”.

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