Entries by Andy Muir

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 working environments. We recently partnered with Human Rights at Sea to develop a […]

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 25 per cent of visiting vessels. Originating from the Netherlands, the aim of PSC inspections is to ensure shipboard […]

Low Sulphur Fuel Change-Over eLearning

Low sulphur fuel management is required by MARPOL Annex VI. On 1st January 2015, the sulphur limit of fuel oil used by vessels within Emission Control Areas will be reduced from 1% to 0.10%. Port State Control are enforcing these limits using a variety of techniques including “Sniffing Technology” deployed on bridges and drones as […]

Three new Marlins Approved Test Centres

We are delighted to welcome three new Approved Test Centres in India to our network. Bibby Ship Management have had two offices successfully audited, the Sir Derek Bibby Maritime Training Centre in Mahim, west Mumbai and their office in Andheri, east Mumbai. AIMS Institute of Maritime Studies have also had their office in successfully audited […]

Marlins Security eLearning is now available with UK MCA Certification

We are now delighted to announce that the Marlins STCW titles, “Security Awareness” (STCW VI/6 p4) and “Security Duties” (STCW VI/6 p6), have now been approved by the UK MCA. Both courses offer a variant for seafarers (deck and engine) and a variant for cruise ship staff (hotel and other departments). The MCA approval permits home study […]