STCW Code in Part A contains mandatory provisions with the minimum standards required in order for a seafarer, based on his/her rank, to be able to get on a vessel.
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STCW stands for Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. From a legal aspect, STCW is an International Convention adopted in 1978 by Conference at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London. Subsequently, it has been oftentimes revised, with the most significant amendments taking place in 1995 and 2010.
Having been overlooked and considered taboo for many years, the issue of mental health is steadily emerging. Unfortunately, one such example is the maritime industry. Despite the burden of long stretches at sea, and the obvious impact this has on a seafarer’s mental wellbeing, the issue of mental health has not been a particular focus. And with continuing Covid-19 restrictions, the issue is more pressing than ever before.
Covid-19 has brought to light huge inefficiencies in the way that the maritime industry handles and safeguards seafarers. With grueling reports of stranded workers still coming to light, how will future careers in the sector be affected? And does this industry risk going through a recruitment drought?
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality applications are changing the field of maritime training as they can simulate a real event. SQLearn, one of the greatest e-learning providers in shipping, invests in these technologies including block chain for certificates validation.
Dr. Antonis Frigas, General Manager of SQLearn, explains the company’s new IT solutions in all areas of maritime training and describes the company’s Research & Development activities that aim at disrupting the field of maritime e-learning.
Training budgets for seafarers continue to rise around the world, while e-learning gains ground in maritime training, according to the MarTID 2020 Training Practices Report.
Smart ships are already a reality, and it is up to software developers to properly connect the dots of the big data that are assembled and provide correlations that will actually help shipping companies’ management to make decisions based on facts and emerging patterns.
Keep calm, protect yourself and others!
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Dedicated to building a modern approach to maritime training, SQLearn has brought a number of disruptions in the field such as the concept of interactive e-learning courses and real time connection with vessels. The company was founded in 2006 by Spyros Goumas, a visionary and inspired personality who has worked in the professional training sector for the last 30 years.
European Union’s (EU) new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR for short) regulates the processing by an individual, a company or an organisation of personal data relating to individuals in the EU.