Entries by Andy Muir

New Approved Test Centre in Indonesia

<img src="2010/Oceanindo.jpg" style="float: left.jpg" title="Oceanindo LogoWe are pleased to announce that PT Oceanindo Prima Sarana, Indonesia has been approved as the latest Marlins Approved Test Centre. PT Oceanindo Prima Sarana is the first Marlins Approved Test Centre to open in Jakarta.

Two New Computer Based Training Courses

<img src="2010/vgp_cover.jpg" style="float: right.jpg" title="Marlins are delighted to announce the release of two brand new CBT Courses. Vessel General Permit (VGP) The new United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Vessel General Permit (VGP) imposes stringent requirements for the control of waste from ships in US waters together with fines and criminal prosecutions for non-compliance. This new […]

New Ukrainian Approved Test Centres

<img src="2010/akademia.jpg" style="float: left.jpg" title="We are pleased to announce that Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland and Ukraina Maritime Agency, Ukraine have been approved as the latest Marlins Approved Test Centres.

INTERTANKO TOTS Initiative Seatrade Awards Short List

<img src="2009/seatrade.gif" style="float: left.jpg" title="Following the preliminary judging for the 2009 Seatrade Awards on 24 February, INTERTANKO's TOTS entry (Tanker Officer Training Standards) has been selected for inclusion in the short list in the "Investment in People" category. The final selection of the award winners in each category will be made by the judges on […]

OFFER: English Language Test for Offshore Workers

<img src="2009/offshore_test2.jpg" style="float: left.jpg" title="The Marlins English Language Test for the Offshore Industry is a new online test specifically tailored to the offshore industry with a safety focus. The test uses the same methodology as our hugely successful test for seafarers, which has been the industry standard for more than 10 years. Designed for use […]

100th Marlins centre approved by the MCA

Marlins is very proud to announce that the UK MCA have approved the 100th Approved Test Centre. The audit took place on 5th Sept 2008 in Constanta, Romania. Congratulations to CMA Shipping Romania and welcome to our international ATC network. Our regional auditor, Cpt Dan Stoicescu, audited Marlins online English language testing facilities and is […]


The INTERTANKO Tanker Officer Training System (TOTS) is intended to provide the tanker industry with a standard that ensures tanker officer competence through onboard and shore training, evaluating knowledge gained as a result of “time in rank” and “time with company”. TOTS will help tackle the difficulties encountered by tanker owners regarding the “officer matrix” […]

New Approved Test Centre in UK

Marlins is delighted to announce the latest edition to our Approved Test Centre scheme, The Dynamic Positioning Centre in London. You can find their contact details <a href="https://www.marlins.co.uk/tc_uk.htm]here.