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English for Marine Engineers:
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Resilience Programme

A series of 10 courses which focus on the enhancement of workplace wellbeing and business performance through improving personal and team resilience. Each course explores a different natural capacity to deal with life’s challenges - both in and outside of work.

STCW Ice Navigation in Polar Waters, Basic Level

This course focuses on preparing qualified deck officers for operations in polar regions, by covering different ice types, manoeuvring in ice, voyage planning and the use of icebreakers. This course also features a built in simulator, allowing learners to practise their manoeuvring skills in ice, in a safe environment.

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

Maritime English for Seafarers

In addition to offering English testing solutions for seafarers, 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

New Marlins Approved Test Centres - Update

2020 brought a lot of challenges and a lot of changes to the way we all work. Despite the difficulties brought by the global pandemic, we at Marlins continued to help our clients and seafarers by providing assessment, learning and training…

How to stay healthy at sea or in lock down.

Around the world, the general public is on lockdown and people are working out new routines for how to keep fit and healthy within our homes. Maybe we could all learn from seafarers who spend months on board ships and have to maintain a healthy…

Keeping things in Perspective

The team at Marlins would like to express our immense respect and gratitude to all seafarers around the world who through their hard work and continued resolve are keeping vital supply lines open around the globe during these unprecedented times. Being…
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