New Computer-Based Training from SOCP Targets Cyber-Training

The Ship Operations Cooperative Program, Inc. (SOCP), in conjunction with the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), introduces a new, computer-based training program, developed around the idea that the tools of the trade in today’s maritime environment are not just marlin spikes and winches anymore. Contemporary mariners are working in increasingly technologically advanced environments for everything from […]

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Upgraded Course Offerings for Oil, Gas, and Renewables

Leading multi-discipline, subsea engineering and training firm, Jee, Ltd., had just upgraded its online training site to enhance its blended learning and online offerings for the oil, gas, and renewables industries. Says the Head of Courses at Jee, Jenny Matthew, “The oil and gas industry is calling out for flexible training solutions that can be […]

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Seagull Acquires Mind IT Solutions AS

Seagull, a computer-based training systems provider, announced that it acquired all shares for MindIT Solutions AS, an e-learning specialist company based in Norway. Seagull is the foremost provider of computer-based training for seafarers worldwide.  They offer a vast library of onboard courses and e-learning options for improved seafarer education and regulatory compliance.  Mind IT Solutions […]

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Profile: Gulf Coast Training Technologies

About Gulf Coast Training Technologies Specializing in Marine Service training, Gulf Coast Training Technologies (GCTT) was founded by seasoned marine and oil industry experts. Located in New Iberia, Louisiana, GCTT’s vision is to provide excellent training services and exceptional customer service, while continually expanding their training capabilities by utilizing their knowledgeable and experienced staff. Facilities […]

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Pop Culture Highlights the Importance of Mariner Training

Two big-budget Hollywood films, both to be released this fall, deal with situations offshore that illustrate the need for proper mariner training.  In a time when the sequester and budget cuts threaten the growth and continuance of formal maritime training centers across the country, many experts are hoping that these films shed light on the […]

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Profile: Maritime Professional Training

About Maritime Professional Training Maritime Professional Training (MPT) is a full-service, private maritime school that has been training mariners since 1983.  Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the campus is a sprawling 45,000 square feet of training facilities, including classrooms, deck and engineering training labs, the “Ship’s Store”, and Student Services.  Additionally, MPT houses the MPT […]

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Merchant Marine Training: All Are Welcome – And Needed

This year’s class of freshmen (plebes), inducted into the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy on September 7th, reflects the changing landscape of what was once an exclusively male career path. Of the 237 inductees, the Class of 2017 includes 38 women – accounting for 16 percent of the new class – giving the U.S. Merchant Marine […]

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AIDT Maritime Training Center

About AIDT Launched in Mobile, Alabama in 2007, the AIDT Maritime Training Center provides job seekers with the skills and qualifications they need to become a part of the maritime industry.  AIDT broke ground on their Training Center in 2009, and the Center officially opened in November 2010.  The 67,000-square-foot facility includes computer labs, classrooms, […]

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Texas Training Vessel Visits the Port of New Orleans

Given its location in the Gulf South, it’s no secret that New Orleans is a major port city with a high concentration of maritime companies offering employment in virtually every aspect of the industry.  It follows that New Orleans’ port activity makes it a great training ground for new maritime cadets. This summer, for the […]

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Martin International Training Center

About Martin International Founded in 1982, Martin International provides high-quality USCG training to marine workers looking to acquire Coast Guard licenses and other official certifications and documents. This training center maintains high standards for courses and services, and they work in compliance with all federal regulations.  Martin International completed construction on its LaPlace facility in […]

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