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Introduction to shipping

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Introduction to Shipping

A course for shore staff who are new to the shipping industry

The leading brand in English language testing, recruitment and elearning solutions for the shipping, cruise, yacht and offshore industries.

Maritime English

We have a range of products designed for assessment and training of crews. These resources are used for recruitment and training purposes by key employers in ship management, marine leisure and offshore sectors and are implemented worldwide.

Need to take a test?

If you need to take a test, visit the Marlins Test Platform to take or buy English Language Tests and STCW Security Tests.


We have a catalogue of interactive eLearning courses, accessible worldwide, offering flexibility to help your company meet international, regulatory training requirements cost-effectively.

Marlins can customise any course to incorporate company policies, documents, visuals and more. We can deliver these materials as SCORM compliant content for your in-house Learning Management System (LMS), or provide secure hosting via our own LMS. Both methods enable you to record, monitor and verify user results.

Our Latest Courses

STCW Security Training

Amendments to STCW mean that everyone employed or engaged on board ships must now have an approved STCW security training certificate. For the first time, this includes concessionaires and hotel staff on cruise ships.

Our STCW Security Training courses are flag approved by the UK MCA, Isle of Man and Liberia Flag.


Approved Test Centres

Approved Test Centres

Approved Test Centres agree to maintain minimum testing standards as agreed with the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). Passing the Marlins Test at an Marlins approved Test Centre is acceptable evidence of competency in English and candidates who pass the minimum English language requirements will be able to satisfy the MCA’s language requirements for Certificates of Equivalent Competency.

Under the Merchant Shipping Regulations (1977), officers serving on UK Merchant ships are required to hold a UK certificate of competency or UK Certificate of Equivalent Competency. Marlins has a network of Approved Test Centres worldwide.


Countries around the world

Onboard Training

Today’s ship owners, managers and operators are under constant pressure to demonstrate that the vessels they operate are safe, both in the material sense and in the ability of the crew to operate them safely.

There is a growing demand for onboard training services to refresh crew knowledge and verify the safe operation through training, drills and exercises.

In partnership with our sister company, SeaTec, our onboard training services are designed to review familiarisation of equipment and assess the emergency preparedness of the crew.

Latest News

Darren Cassidy (right) presents Grupo Stier centre manager, Terence O'Brien with their Marlins certificate

Grupo Stier becomes first Marlins Approved Test Centre in the Canary Islands

Grupo Stier has become the first Marlins Approved Test Centre in the Canary Islands following a successful inspection last month. The ship agency group, who also offer maritime and offshore training courses, will now be able to offer Marlins…

Supporting diversity and inclusion at sea

The maritime sector is one of great diversity, with people from all over the world coming together – both ashore and on board vessels. However, with diversity can come misunderstanding and it can often be hard for people to adjust to these…

New elearning course helps seafarers understand the importance of Port State Control inspections

Our new elearning course aims to provide seafarers at all levels with the practical skills to prepare for a Port State Control (PSC) inspection. With Port State Control inspections taking place worldwide, each maritime authority checks around…

Marlins and ISWAN collaborate to help seafarers prevent and prepare for piracy attacks

Marking IMO’s Day of the Seafarer, Marlins and the charity, International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) have created a new elearning course to help seafarers prevent and prepare for piracy attacks. Although there have…
gas detectors

Gas Detectors eLearning course in partnership with Martek Marine

PRESS RELEASE Marlins has partnered with Martek Marine to create a new elearning course on gas detectors, which aims to help seafarers identify hazards associated with enclosed space entry. A hot topic in the marine industry, exposure…

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