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SHIPS EDUCATION is the leading provider of competence management solutions and e-learning material for seafarers worldwide and offers a comprehensive library of training and onboard courses for regulatory compliance and improved seafarer knowledge.

Founded in 2012 by experienced mariners we have grown into a dynamic website in partnership with leading shipping companies to deliver a full range of competence management, training administration, assessment and training tools that ensure meeting and exceeding STCW and IMO standards.

E-learning is a fast and efficient way to improve awareness and knowledge. At Ships Education, we offer a large library of
e-learning tests to get your crew the required knowledge for their ranks/positions. Each e-learning module is an individual training session with a final assessment at the end.

 — JOHN BROWN, CEO of ShipsEducation

Why do seafarers need to learn English?

STCW95 stipulated that, among other requirements, Officers of the Watch need a level of English ‘adequate to communicate with other ships and coast stations and multilingual crews’. This vague definition highlights the difficulty in pinpointing exactly what is expected. Communicating in a foreign language is a complex process. It requires linguistic knowledge and a wide range of skills. Rote learning of simple phrases will not suffice in circumstances such as emergencies and inspections. A much broader and deeper ability to communicate effectively is required. At Marlins we teach the essential combination of knowledge and skills which enables seafarers to approach every situation with more confidence. Confidence breeds fluency and a willingness to continue to build upon existing knowledge.