Free Training at the AIDT Maritime Training Center in Mobile

The AIDT Maritime Training Center in Mobile, Alabama is looking for maritime structural fitter trainees to fill as many as 300 job openings locally. What is a maritime structural fitter?  A structural fitter measures, fabricates and installs key parts of maritime forms (i.e., shipbuilding and oil rigs) prior to welders attaching the structures permanently.  An […]

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Offshore Research Funded by Deepwater Horizon Penalties

The University of Houston will soon head up a national research center for subsea engineering and offshore energy development issues.  The center’s goal will be to improve the safe, sustainable development of energy resources in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, reducing the risk of offshore accidents, spills and other disasters. Funding from penalties Announced by […]

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Construction Underway at San Jacinto College

San Jacinto College’s new Maritime Education Center is officially under construction. The College held an official groundbreaking ceremony in December, and the concrete and pilings are poured. According to Sarah Janes, Vice President of Continuing and Specialist Development at the College, “The maritime sector is somewhat hidden, a sleeping giant in Houston. By creating the […]

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Port Revel to Train Pilots on How to Maneuver in Expanded Canal

With the multi-billion-dollar Panama Canal expansion well underway, Canal pilots will soon have to contend with the enormous post-Panamax vessels, which don’t currently fit through the Canal’s locks. In response to this challenge, the Pilots Association is sending some members to a special facility in France to train them on how to deal with the […]

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Expansion Underway at Maritime Professional Training’s Fort Lauderdale Campus

 In mid-October, Maritime Professional Training (MPT) – the largest private maritime training school in the country – held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 25,000-square-foot expansion at the Fort Lauderdale campus. MPT serves over 10,000 students per year, providing training for those pursuing careers in both the commercial and yachting maritime industries.  Plans for the […]

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Seagull Launches New Training Administrator

Seagull Maritime AS, one of the leaders in maritime training technology, has just launched its Seagull Training Administrator (STA) 4.0, the latest update to the most widely-used training administrator in the shipping industry. The Norway-based company has been gathering customer feedback over the last several years to improve the STA’s workflow and functionality, as well […]

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Oil Field Training is on the Rise, and Louisiana is Keeping Pace

Fletcher Technical Community College’s new, $8 million building contains a $1 million lab, where students experience just how much updated technology can enrich their educational experience. The students at this new lab in Schriever, Louisiana, most training to become oil and gas production technicians, have the opportunity to train on state-of-the-art equipment to better prepare […]

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Viking Saatsea Leads Change in Training for STCW and OPITO Requirements

At the leading maritime trade fair, SMM 2014, attendees saw advances in training that will create fundamental change in the way offshore asset owners and ship owners train crews to comply with new and current STCW and OPITO requirements. Such changes include the systems used to report on certifications, as well as onboard training that […]

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Using Innovative Technology: ARP is on the Cutting Edge

Australian Reef Pilots (ARP) is using one of the most sophisticated shipping simulators in the world to add to its already state-of-the-art suite of training and safety initiatives. One look at the full capabilities of the company’s resources begs the question, how do we introduce such a complete scope of technology into our training centers […]

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Profile: Marine Training Institute

The Marine Training Institute, newly opened near Houma, Louisiana, is North America’s only Furuno ECDIS-certified training facility. The Institute is a place where mariners can master the operations of vessel technology by using simulators that apply real-life skills to the real-world challenges and experiences of the marine environment. The Marine Training Institute offers a variety […]

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