STCW Educational Training
STCW Educational Training
The STCW Convention and its Code (including 2010 Manila amendments) defines the basic minimum requirements in training, certification, and watchkeeping for seafarers with which all contracting parties shall comply.
Considering that shipping activity is not confined within one state’s borders but extends far beyond, on an international level, the minimum necessary standards of training, certification, and watchkeeping for officers and ratings have to be implemented worldwide.
Our Training Center offers approved STCW training courses and ensures to the holders of the relevant certification such STCW compliance.
1. BASIC SAFETY TRAINING
The Basic Safety Training course will allow participants to understand the dangers and risks of being on board of a ship and how to act accordingly in emergency situations. The trainees will also learn how to save themselves, provide First Aid and fight fires by receiving appropriate training in personal survival techniques, fire prevention and fire fighting, elementary first aid, and personal safety and social responsibilities.
2. PROFICIENCY IN SURVIVAL CRAFTS AND RESCUE BOATS (OTHER THAN FAST RESCUE BOATS)
During this course the participant is taught how to deal with emergency situations and how to take charge in case a survival craft or rescue boat need to be operated during and after launch.
3. PROFICIENCY IN FAST RESCUE BOATS
During this course the participant is taught to check the readiness, the handling and how to take charge of a Fast Rescue Boat.
4. MEDICAL FIRST AID
During this course the candidates are taught how to apply immediate first aid in the event of accident or illness on board.
5. MEDICAL CARE
During the course the candidates are taught how to provide medical care to the sick and injured while they remain on board and how to participate in coordinated schemes for medical assistance to ships.
6. CROWD / CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND HUMAN BEHAVIOUR
The candidates will be trained to deal with Safety Training, Crowd Management, Crisis Management, Human Behavior and Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity on board passenger vessels.
7. GMDSS G.O.C / R.O.C.
A candidate successfully completing this course will be able to efficiently operate the GMDSS subsystems, fulfilling the functional requirements of GMDSS and provide radio services in emergencies. Given the problems being experienced in the GMDSS, as a result of the large number of false distress alerts that sometimes occur, training will also be provided in techniques to avoid the unintentional transmission of false distress alerts by using the most modern and latest edition of WARTSILA TGS Simulator.
During this course, the candidates are taught the elements which are necessary to understand the system configuration, principles, performance of shipborne marine Radar and ARPA, the factors affecting radar performance, how radar information is obtained, displayed and analysed, the limitations and accuracy of that information, the correct use of operational controls to obtain an optimal display and use radar information for decision making maintaining in that way safety of navigation. For this purpose, the most modern and latest version of WARTSILA NTPRO Simulator is used.
This course provides training in the knowledge, skill and understanding of the use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS). For practical capabilities, exercises are performed by using the most modern and latest version of WARTSILA which will provide in setting up and maintaining an ECDIS display, in planning and monitoring a route, in using basic navigational functions and equipment in a real-time navigational environment, in activating updates and in performing proper actions which are necessary to safely navigate vessels.
10. BASIC TRAINING FOR OIL AND CHEMICAL TANKER CARGO OPERATIONS
This course is designed for personnel holding specific duties and responsibilities related to cargo or cargo equipment on oil or chemical tankers. The course focuses on oil and chemical tanker safety, fire safety measures, pollution prevention, operational practices, and obligations under applicable laws and regulations.
11. ADVANCED TRAINING FOR OIL TANKER CARGO OPERATIONS
This course is designed for personnel with specific duties for loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of cargoes on board Oil tankers. The course focuses on oil tanker safety, fire safety measures, pollution prevention, operational practices and obligations under applicable laws and regulations.
12. ADVANCED TRAINING FOR CHEMICAL TANKER CARGO OPERATIONS
This course is designed for personnel with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging, care in transit, handling of cargo-related operations on Chemical Tankers.
13. BASIC TRAINING FOR LIQUIFIED GAS TANKER CARGO OPERATIONS
This course provides training for officers and ratings. It comprises a basic training programme appropriate to their duties for liquefied gas tanker safety, fire safety measures and cargo systems, pollution prevention, safe operational practices and obligations under applicable laws and regulations.
14. ADVANCED TRAINING FOR LIQUIFIED GAS TANKER CARGO OPERATIONS
This course is designed for personnel with immediate responsibility for loading, discharging, care in transit, handling of cargo tank cleaning or other cargo related operations on liquefied gas tankers.
This course is addressed from the stand point that most of maritime accidents, whether groundings, collisions or allusions, could be avoided if the principles of good BTM/BRM are effectively applied. In our latest version of WARTSILA NTPRO Full Mission Bridge Simulation, in a virtual but also too realistic environment, mistakes are becoming lessons learned and the bridge officers can create situations that they can use in future realities. They will understand how to manage all available resources and work together effectively as a team, and realise what skills and behaviours are required to build an effective bridge team - including communication, situation awareness, error detection, decision making, and consistent application of the principles of good BTM/BRM through effective leadership and communication.
16. BRIDGE MANEUVERING SIMULATOR SHIP HANDLING
The course is designed to enable Masters and Deck Officers to further develop their existing knowledge, skills, and understanding of the behavior and handling of ships in various operating conditions. The theory will review basic principles, rules and regulations within ship handling and instructions for use of ship maneuvering equipment. Practical navigational ship handling scenarios are performed by using the most modern and latest version of WARTSILA NTPRO Full Mission Bridge Simulator and four additional Bridge Simulators in open and narrow waters with a choice of 50 geographical areas and 50 own ships, with an unlimited number of target ships.
17. ERM - ENGINE ROOM SIMULATOR
This course is designed to provide knowledge and expertise related to operation, supervision, and monitoring of the safe operation and control of a ship’s machinery plant. Most importantly, the candidates will be able to familiarise themselves with the use of instruments and controls used in engine rooms of modern merchant ships, and become aware of the need for proper pre-planning, the use of checklists, and of the time scale involved in starting up propulsion plant machinery. They will also gain experience in identifying operational problems and trouble-shooting them, and gain the ability to make decisions that promote safety. Practical exercises will be demonstrated by using the most modern and latest version of WARTSILA ERS TechSim.
18. HIGH VOLTAGE
This course aims to provide seafarers in charge of safe control and management of high voltage power systems, the essential education and training in high voltage installations, managing trouble shooting, and restoration of electrical equipment to good operating conditions.
19. LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK
The course covers those areas of leadership techniques and skills pertinent to professional mariners. Course information and presentations reflect academic writings and “real life” experiences of individuals who have been in positions of leadership and have been (or are) responsible for the success of the organization and the success of the individuals who work for and support the organization. The course further provides communication techniques and skills that assist and augment the individual in his or her efforts to become a successful leader.
20. SHIP SECURITY OFFICER
The training for STCW Ship Security Officer (SSO) is intended for seafarers working on board vessels requiring qualification and employment as a Ship Security Officer. The Ship Security officer (SSO) course is designed to ensure both the security of the ship as well as the implementation and support of the ship security plan.
21. SECURITY AWARENESS
The STCW Security Awareness (SA) training is meant for anyone who works at sea that has not been assigned to carry out the protection tasks according to the shipping protection plan. These people have to obtain the certificate STCW Security Awareness after completing the STCW Security Awareness training.
22. DESIGNATED SECURITY DUTIES
The STCW Designated Security Duties training (DSD) is aimed at all maritime personnel, with exception of the Ship Security Officer, who is responsible for specific safety tasks. After completion of the STCW Designated Security training, the participant will be able to carry out assigned and specific procedures.
23. MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
This course provides an effective guide to understanding the protection of the marine environment. Students will be taught about the sources, effects, and conventions to curb marine pollution, and will be familiarized with the relevant equipment, regulations, and up-to-date terminology of this important field.
24. COC (DECK/ENG – UPD/UPG)
This course is comprised of the functions at management and operational level according to the applicable requirements of the STCW 78/95 (including 2010 Manila Amendments). On successful completion of training and assessment, trainees should be competent to serve in certain functions and to carry out safely all of their required duties with their corresponding levels of responsibility.
25. ELECTRO-TECHNICAL OFFICER
This course covers aspects related to the basics of marine engineering, marine electrical and electronic systems and safety technology systems according to the applicable requirements of the STCW 78/95 (including 2010 Manila Amendments). On successful completion of training and assessment, trainees should be competent to serve in certain functions as ETOs and to carry out safely all of their required duties with their corresponding levels of responsibility.
26. RATINGS FORMING PART OF (NAV/ENG) WATCH
This course addresses the components required by the STCW 78/95 (including 2010 Manila Amendments) for the position of Rating Forming Part of Navigational/ Engineering Watch.
27. ELECTRO-TECHNICAL RATING
This course addresses the components required by the STCW 78/95 (including 2010 Manila Amendments) for the position of Electrotechnical Rating.
28. ABLE-BODIED RATING (DECK/ENG)
This course addresses the components required by the STCW 78/95 (including 2010 Manila Amendments) for the position of Rating as Able Seafarer Deck/Engine.
29. BASIC SAFETY TRAINING FOR POLAR WATERS
This course has been developed to increase the safety of ships' operation and mitigate the impact on the people and environment in the remote, vulnerable and potentially harsh icy zones. The trainees will obtain the appropriate knowledge which in conjunction with relevant Company’s Instructions constitute a very good practice for them when trading in polar waters.
30. ADVANCED FIRE FIGHTING
During this training the course participant obtains the correct knowledge and skills in order to lead a crew on board in case of fire. Moreover, the course participant is taught on what to do when a fire is discovered and how to control fire-fighting operations aboard ships.