IMSN and MACOSNAR launch new CBT courses to meet Jan 2014 deadline for STCW maritime security training
International Maritime Security Network, LLC (IMSN) and Macosnar Training Institute Corp (MTI) are now offering 2 new online, computer based training (CBT) courses that satisfy the STCW security training requirements for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties and Security Awareness for All Others. Mariners around the world can now take this course, start to finish, in the comfort of their own home and, after successful completion, print their Certificate from their own computer.
According to IMO Circular STCW.7/Circ.17 (Dated 24 May 2011), Security training requirements found in Regulation VI/6 of the 2010 Manila Amendments must be completed by January 2014 for certification. “Seafarers around the world have a relatively short time-frame to meet the new STCW training requirements that involve security training”, stated Captain Tim Nease (Ret.), IMSN’s CEO. “We are honored to have worked together with MTI in the development of these CBT courses and are hopeful they will offer shipping companies and mariners a practical and affordable way to meet this daunting training task”.
The Liberian Registry (LISCR) recently certified IMSN’s Seafarers with Designated Security Duties CBT course. “We are pleased to present IMSN with certification for this course as they have fully demonstrated compliance with the proficiency standards as set forth in STCW – Regulation VI/6 of the 2010 Manila Amendments”, stated Carl Drumgoole, Dir. of Training Center and Course Approval for LISCR. “The Liberian Registry recognizes the logistical and feasibility challenges maritime companies face in meeting the training requirements in a timely fashion. Accordingly, we have taken a proactive approach by extending training certification beyond just the classroom venue.”
IMSN is a leader in Maritime Security and ISPS code training. Established themselves as a DNV-certified Maritime Training Center, they offer courses in the United States, Panama, Belize, Kuwait, Viet Nam, and Nigeria. IMSN offers the only DNV-certified Anti-Piracy Defense Course, available in eLearning and classroom format. They also offer training directly onboard commercial shipping vessels.
MTI is a maritime training company established in Panama since 2006, dedicated to offering a wide range of training to those professionals involved in the maritime industry in order to comply with the certifications required by the IMO, STCW 78/95, and the ISPS Code. Macosnar Training Institute Corporation is recognized and authorized by the Panama and Belize maritime administration.