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GMDSS (GOC) Course scheduled for January 2016

Posted: December 2, 2015

 

NMCI Services have scheduled a GMDSS (GOC) Course which is due to take place from January 20th – January 30th at the National Maritime College of Ireland.

 

General Operator’s Certificate (GOC) for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System Course

This is a 10 day full time course to prepare participants for assessment leading to the award of the GMDSS GENERAL OPERATORS CERTIFICATE (GOC) consisting of written and practical examinations.

Scope

This course covers the training recommendations in annex 3 to the IMO Assembly resolution A. 703 (17) – Recommendation on Training of Radio Operators related to the General Operator’s Certificate (GOC).

The course is revised to meet the Radio Regulations 2012.

Objective

A trainee successfully completing this course and passing the prescribed examination should be able to efficiently operate the GMDSS equipment, and to have primary responsibility to radio communications during distress-, urgency-, safety and routine incidents.

Entry standards

This course framework requires a little knowledge of maritime radio communication practice, but a working knowledge of English as a second language. Elementary computer skills are assumed in the recommended course timetable. Candidates are assumed to have basic computer skills in order to participate in the course. However additional computer skills training will be required by candidates without any basic proficiency in the use of computers.

Certification

Every person in charge of or performing radio duties on a ship that is required to participate in the GMDSS is required to hold an appropriate GMDSS certificate, which satisfies the provisions of the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union (ref. ITU RR Art. 47).

In addition, every candidate for certification in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended (STCW-Convention), for service on a ship which is required to have a radio installation by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (SOLAS), shall not be less than 18 years of age, and have completed an approved education and training and shall meet the standard of competence specified in section A-IV/2 of the STCW Code.

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2016 Training Schedule

Posted: November 23, 2015

 

We, NMCI Services, are delighted to announce that our 2016 Training Schedule is now available to view & book online. From STCW, STCW Refresher, Simulation to Bespoke Courses, we have now finalised our 2016 dates. Please click on the below link to download or view a copy of our schedule for yourself.

 

2016 NMCI Services Commercial Schedule

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GAC announcement goes Global

Posted: November 17, 2015

GAC news goes Global

 

GAC AND ATPI GRIFFINSTONE TO OFFER FIRST INTEGRATED TRAINING AND TRAVEL SOLUTION TO MARINE AND ENERGY INDUSTRIES

New offering will optimise crews’ travel amid new requirements to refresh

STCW and OPITO training

 

Manila, Philippines, November 12, 2015 – GAC Training and Service Solutions (GTSS), the specialist provider of world-class training for maritime personnel, has announced an agreement with ATPI Griffinstone, part of the ATPI Group, one of the leaders in travel solutions for the shipping and energy industries. The agreement will provide the first fully integrated training and travel offering for seafarers and crew seeking mandatory training under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and Offshore Petroleum Industry Training (OPITO) requirements.

 

Developed in response to forthcoming changes to STCW requirements that will require crew to refresh training every five years from 2017 to maintain standards inline with the latest technological and operational requirements, the service will increase access to convenient, cost-effective, standardised crew training across a world-wide network of locations.

 

Christer Sjodoff, Group Vice President, Commercial, GAC, commented: GAC said: “The launch of this comprehensive service is our next break-through in improving training and education provision for the shipping and offshore industries, particularly to help ship operators and managers respond to the new STCW requirements from 2017. As one of the leading travel management companies, ATPI Griffinstone provides our customers with significant economies of scale, international reach and sector specific technology for efficient travel planning to training locations globally, which combined with our breadth of approved training facilities, will deliver unparalleled value and flexibility.”

 

The STCW and OPITO mandatory training courses will be launched in the UK with a further 11 approved facilities added to the programme in the coming months, including Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, United States, Canada, Ireland, UAE and South Africa. Through the scheme, ship operators, managers and crewing agents can select the most convenient location and create a bespoke integrated travel, transfer and accommodation package through ATPI Griffinstone’s access to competitive rates and intelligent booking management system.

 

“We understand the complexities of planning crew travel and the operational challenges that this presents,” said Adam Knights, UK Managing Director, ATPI Group. “As new crew accreditation requirements evolve, supporting GAC in creating the largest network of training and travel services will help companies to reduce the associated costs and co-ordination time, so they can focus on the positive impact that regular crew training can bring to the safety and efficiency of vessel operations.”

 

The new agreement was announced today at Crew Connect Global 2015: Asia-Pacific Manning and Training Conference and Exhibition, Manila, Philippines.

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Cork Company has Innovative Solution to Global Issue

Posted: November 12, 2015

GAC ATPI Griffinstone

 

GAC AND ATPI GRIFFINSTONE TO OFFER FIRST INTEGRATED TRAINING AND TRAVEL SOLUTION TO MARINE AND ENERGY INDUSTRIES

New offering will optimise crews’ travel amid new requirements to refresh

STCW and OPITO training

 

Manila, Philippines, November 12, 2015 – GAC Training and Service Solutions (GTSS), the specialist provider of world-class training for maritime personnel, has announced an agreement with ATPI Griffinstone, part of the ATPI Group, one of the leaders in travel solutions for the shipping and energy industries. The agreement will provide the first fully integrated training and travel offering for seafarers and crew seeking mandatory training under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and Offshore Petroleum Industry Training (OPITO) requirements.

 

Developed in response to forthcoming changes to STCW requirements that will require crew to refresh training every five years from 2017 to maintain standards inline with the latest technological and operational requirements, the service will increase access to convenient, cost-effective, standardised crew training across a world-wide network of locations.

 

Christer Sjodoff, Group Vice President, Commercial, GAC, commented: GAC said: “The launch of this comprehensive service is our next break-through in improving training and education provision for the shipping and offshore industries, particularly to help ship operators and managers respond to the new STCW requirements from 2017. As one of the leading travel management companies, ATPI Griffinstone provides our customers with significant economies of scale, international reach and sector specific technology for efficient travel planning to training locations globally, which combined with our breadth of approved training facilities, will deliver unparalleled value and flexibility.”

 

The STCW and OPITO mandatory training courses will be launched in the UK with a further 11 approved facilities added to the programme in the coming months, including Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, United States, Canada, Ireland, UAE and South Africa. Through the scheme, ship operators, managers and crewing agents can select the most convenient location and create a bespoke integrated travel, transfer and accommodation package through ATPI Griffinstone’s access to competitive rates and intelligent booking management system.

 

“We understand the complexities of planning crew travel and the operational challenges that this presents,” said Adam Knights, UK Managing Director, ATPI Group. “As new crew accreditation requirements evolve, supporting GAC in creating the largest network of training and travel services will help companies to reduce the associated costs and co-ordination time, so they can focus on the positive impact that regular crew training can bring to the safety and efficiency of vessel operations.”

 

The new agreement was announced today at Crew Connect Global 2015: Asia-Pacific Manning and Training Conference and Exhibition, Manila, Philippines.

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GAC exhibit at Seatrade Europe, Hamburg

Posted: September 10, 2015

 GAC exhibited at the 2015 SeaTrade Europe event which took place in Hamburg this week. Two of the NMCI Services team travelled to join them on behalf of GAC Training & Service Solutions.

GAC team at SeaTrade Europe in Hamburg

GAC team at SeaTrade Europe in Hamburg

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