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Launch of new course Stability@Sea

Launch of new course Stability@Sea

Stability@Sea is the latest course to join the award-winning Learn@Sea platform. The course has been written to meet the growing demand by seafarers for online learning via apps that upskills them to undertake personal development and professional qualifications. Stability@Sea covers all aspects of the buoyancy and stability of vessels presented in bite-size topics. Content is user-friendly, combining technical diagrams, images and self-test...

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Coming Ashore Podcast Episode 2

Coming Ashore Podcast Episode 2 – About the Mentor Paul Naranjo-Shepherd.

Andrew Cowderoy interviews Paul Naranjo-Shepherd a former Seafarer Master Mariner turned entrepreneur of tutoring company Whitehorse Maritime.

In this episode, Paul discusses how he launched a successful business ashore with no formal structures in place at the time to help his transition. You’ll hear what he learnt in the process.

Would you rather listen? Listen on Spotify and ITunes or watch now on YouTube. Episode premieres 13/03/2020.

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Coming Ashore Episode 1 – Introduction

Coming Ashore Episode 1 – Introduction

Andrew Cowderoy interviews Darrell Bate and Carla Rockson from the Marine Society. Carla is the Head of Seafarer Learning and Darrell, the Director of Seafarer Learning.

In this episode Darrell compares his career at sea in the merchant navy to his career ashore. Plus, Carla discusses the routes seafarers can take with Marine Society to help launch a career on land.

Would you rather listen? Listen on Spotify and ITunes or watch now on YouTube.

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Marine Society

Merchant Navy Day 2018

For 262 years the Marine Society has been supporting seafarers to get ahead in their careers. Today, we offer a range of educational qualifications, from GCSE’s to Masters degrees, as well as a range of scholarships to help seafarers on their way. To celebrate Merchant Navy Day here are a couple of stories from our students.

William Sowter

“I’ve been in the yachting industry for the past ten years, working up to Chief Officer level. As the...

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BECOMING A MARINE SUPERINTENDENT - PART II

BECOMING A MARINE SUPERINTENDENT - PART II

Last week, Marine Society supporter Mike Wall discussed what being a Marine Superintendent entails. This week he explains what skills and qualifications you’ll need, and his pros and cons of the job.

It is preferred that the prospective marine superintendent will have a Class 1 certificate of competency from an IMO white list country with a minimum of five years’ command experience as chief engineer or master. He should have knowledge of...

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