Akademia Morska W Szczecinie
The centre runs training courses for merchant and fishing fleets officers. The scope of training offered is as follows:
- qualification courses, preparing for exams at operational and management levels in deck and engine departments (watch officers, Master Mariner and Chief Engineer certificates),
- specialized courses, e.g. radio (GMDSS, VHF and related), radar equipment operator (e.g.ARPA), carriage of hazardous cargo HAZMAT and others,
- updating courses covering new regulations, new technologies and equipment, such as ECDIS use, new elements of slow speed diesel engine diagnosis, new welding methods, etc.
To date, more than 2000 seafarers have taken part in Master Mariner courses, while Chief Engineer courses have been attended by over 1800 ship’s engineers. Apart from Polish sailors, among participants are Czechs, Slovaks, Ukrainians and Russians.
The centre meets the requirements of the STCW Convention and instructions of the competent ministry on the training centre arrangements and holds the necessary certificates:
- quality management system ISO 9002 of 20 February 1998, granted by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance;
- recognition of a training centre No C-4\XI\98 issued by the Maritime Office in Szczecin;
- compliance of courses with the STCW’95 Convention - LR/WMC/001, issued by Warsash Maritime Centre and Lloyd's Register of Shipping.
Apart from being required for issuing certificates recognized by Polish and other maritime administrations, these documents express positive assessment by external institutions confirming that Szczecin-based Marine Officers Training Centre has adjusted its training arrangements to world standards of the STCW 78/95 Convention.
The centre co-operates with the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden. The centre aims to extend the collaboration with foreign ship owners.
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