Entries by Andy Muir

Marlins Approved Test Centres open in Panama and Ethiopia

Marlins has approved two new test centres in Panama and Ethiopia. The test centre in Panama is our first approved test centre in Central America. The centres – E4Seafarers in Panama and Andromeda Marine Surveying and Consultancy PLC in Ethiopia will offer both Marlins UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA) approved STCW testing and […]

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 […]