Technomar Invests In E-learning On Dry Cargo Ships

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  • E-learning courses will also cover marine engineering, maintenance and repair, cyber security, mental health, maritime legislation and environmental protection.
  • Technomar’s office team has also been using OTG’s pre-employment assessment tests for the evaluation of new recruits since 2020.
  • All seafarers need to be trained on mandatory courses under IMO’s International Convention on Standards of Training.

Technomar Shipping has partnered with Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) to provide computer-based training to seafarers across multiple sectors and skill sets.

The agreement

OTG will provide 70 e-learning titles from its library to the Greek ship management company for use by seafarers on the entire Technomar-managed fleet of 84 container ships and bulk carriers.

The agreement includes a comprehensive portfolio of resources for distance learning in personal safety, fire-fighting, cargo handling, ship handling and navigation.

E-learning courses

E-learning courses will also cover marine engineering, maintenance and repair, cyber security, mental health, maritime legislation and environmental protection.

This agreement comes after Technomar trialed the use of OTG e-learning on five vessels as part of a pilot project in 2021, and using feedback from crew members.

Technomar’s office team has also been using OTG’s pre-employment assessment tests for the evaluation of new recruits since 2020.

Key training requirements

These pilot projects helped Technomar to identify the key training requirements for its seafarers, enabling it to make relevant content available to crew members through OTG’s learning platform.

“We are really happy with how the roll-out is progressing as our crew and office teams have access to the latest learning modules which they can access 24/7 anywhere in the world,” said Technomar health safety quality and environmental manager Panagiotis Fasilis.

“The titles cover important mandatory STCW training courses which all crew members need to have studied before going abroad.”

Mandatory courses

All seafarers need to be trained on mandatory courses under IMO’s International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).

“There are also titles aimed at specific roles so that seafarers can ensure they are aware of the most up to date practices which will improve their key competencies and reduce incidents and accidents,” said Capt Fasilis.

OTG Greece managing director Ioannis Athanasopoulos said the group also benefited from the two pilot projects it ran with Technomar.

“We have learned a lot from the two pilot projects and are grateful for all the feedback we have received from the staff at Technomar,” he said.

“Such positive collaboration set us up nicely for the piloting of future innovative developments such as our adaptive learning concept, that Technomar is keen to explore.”

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