Personnel recruitment in the maritime sector has to comply with international and national requirements regarding the competence levels expected for rank. Shortage of qualified seafarers, especially officers, have been identified as a global issue that is likely to worsen in the future. For Crew Managers this may impose a challenge on hiring the right people for the job.
One of the challenges that navigating officers’ face is a large number of ECDIS systems found on vessels, all with different user interfaces. However, on boarding vessels officers need to be able to competently use the ECDIS, as it could be their main source of navigation. In order to assist the shipping industry, Seagull has partnered with ECDIS developers to create cost-effective ECDIS type-specific training for several of the widely used models.
The ‘Seagull Bulletin’ was launched in November 2017 as a complimentary feature for users of the Seagull Training Administrator (STA) and registered users on the Seagull website. Several of our customers have started using the feature and among them is Grieg Star.
Frontline, known as one of the world’s largest owners of crude oil tankers, are an active user of Seagull Maritime’s onboard training system. Frontline oversee Ship Management of almost 180 vessels within most vessel types and have used Seagull as their preferred supplier for training management systems for many years. Frontline acknowledge the value of competent crew and motivate their external ship owners to install Seagull onboard their vessels.
Although this well-known guideline is published by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency, it is found on ships of many flags and provides safety information to seafarers of many nationalities.
On the 8th September 2017 the International Convention of the Control and Management of Ship's Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) entered into force. With a few exceptions, it will apply to all ships in international trade beginning in 2017 and fully implemented in 2024.
Seagull Maritime will offer the most comprehensive e-learning package in the Maritime industry for personal working in potential explosive atmospheres. The training content is developed by ExTek and Seagull Oil & Gas, and follows the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards.
The international shipping company, Vroon, has recently signed a fleetwide agreement with renowned training provider, Seagull Maritime. As responsible organisation in the shipping industry, Vroon believes they have an obligation to their customers and employees to implement a robust training scheme. Allowing their seafarers and onshore staff to sit at the top of the class and continue their personal and collective growth.
The Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU have announced a joint Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) focusing on the Safety of Navigation including ECDIS. The CIC aims at checking the compliance with Safety of Navigation, including Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS). This inspection campaign will be held for three months, commencing from 1 September 2017 and ending 30 November 2017.
Crew Evaluation System (CES) is the preferred tool among ship operators to evaluate the background knowledge of your seafarers. With CES, you can construct your own Company-tailored test using the test editor function or integrate STCW testing to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of any given crew. After analyzing the CES results, you can easily implement the necessary fleet-wide or individual seafarer training programs. Competence will increase, resulting in more confident seafarers.
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