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Eddie Jansson

We are approved by the Faroese Maritime Authority

On September 4, Shipgaz Training was approved by the Swedish Transport Agency (STA) as the first online maritime training provider. Today, we are very happy to announce that also the Faroese Maritime Authority has approved Shipgaz Training.

We have applications pending approval with several other flag states, Denmark, Norway, Malta, Holland, Greece, Bahamas, Bermuda, Panama and Liberia to mention a few. We will notify in due order as the approvals take effect. The courses Security Awareness training for all Seafarers and Security training for seafarers with designated security duties are also approved by the Faroese maritime administration.

Tomas Lindberg

We are approved by the Swedish Transport Agency!

On September 4, Shipgaz Training was approved by the Swedish Transport Agency (STA) as the first online training provider. The approval is a welcome and awaited signal that online training is a relevant alternative to classroom training. It also ensures that Shipgaz Training meets STA’s quality requirements as provider of maritime training.
As of today we are in the process to seek approvals with other flag states as e.g. The Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway, Malta, Holland, Bermuda, Panama and Liberia to mention a few.
STA also approved the new courses Security Awareness training for all Seafarers and Security training for seafarers with designated security duties. It will become mandatory for all seafarers to have a certificate from one of these courses depending on position and security duties. If you are hesitating, talk to your crewing office.

Eddie Jansson

Security Awareness – required from 1 January 2014

When the new STCW convention enters into force all Seafarers will need Security Training. This training will lead to a Certificate. There are three types of training depending on what position you have in the security organisation onboard:

For Ship Security Officers the requirements remain the same and no new training is needed. For Seafarers with duties in the Ship Security plan – most likely all Seafarers on tankers and cargo ships – a new course, Security Awareness for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties (IMO Model course 3.26) is needed. For all other Seafarers the course Security Awareness for all Seafarers (IMO Model course 3.27) is required.

Shipgaz Training has developed online training courses in accordance with the IMO Model courses and is now in the process of getting Flag State approvals for the courses Security Awareness for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties and Security Awareness for all Seafarers. After Flag State approval the Shipgaz Training certificates from the new courses can be used as evidence of approved training to receive Flag State Certificates and endorsements.

We will inform all users as soon as we have received Flag State approvals.