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STCW A-VI/6 (6) Cert of Proficiency for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties

Posted: November 13, 2014

We are pleased to announce NMCI Services are offering a scheduled STCW A-VI/6 (6) Designated Security Duties course on Friday, December 12th  at the National Maritime College of Ireland.

It is intended that those attending this course will be serving seafarers that are likely to be designated with security duties in connection with the Ship Security Plan. Serving seafarers in this case would be currently serving at sea, or persons who would have their qualifications other than security training ‘in-date’. All interested parties must produce proof of seatime, by way of Discharge Book/Seaman’s Book. Declarations of Sea Service will not be accepted.

  • Venue: National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy, Cork
  • Time: All course participants must report to the NMCI reception no later than 08.45am on Friday 12th. Course will start at 0900hrs and finish at 1700hrs.
  • Cost pp: €220


Bookings may be made online at the following link: STCW DSD

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Oil Giant Exxon starts $160m Drilling Project off West Coast

Posted: April 2, 2013

Extract from Tuesday April 2nd

By John Mulligan

“Oil giant ExxonMobil kicks off a $160m-plus (€125m) drilling programme off the west coast of Ireland this weekend with hopes that confirmation of major fossil fuel reserves will transform the country’s economy.

The US company is planning to drill test wells over a four-month period at two prospects at the Dunquin licence area in the Porcupine Basin, 200km off shore.

Previous data has suggested that there could be over 300 million barrels of oil and 8.5 trillion cubic feet of gas between the two Dunquin prospects.

If they could be proven and then extracted, such finds would mark one of the biggest ever global discoveries of oil and gas and be a game-changer for Ireland’s economic fortunes.


But despite the 200 or so wells drilled off Ireland’s shores in the past number of decades, only two have resulted in commercial fields – Kinsale and Corrib.

Both are minnows compared to the prospective resources that could be hidden at Dunquin. Kinsale had about 1.5 trillion cubic feet of gas, while Corrib has about one trillion.

Located at a point in the Atlantic where the ocean is 1.6km deep, ExxonMobil’s drilling programme is being eagerly watched by oil companies from abroad and Ireland, including Petrel Resources, which has an exploration block just 35km away from the Dunquin prospect.

ExxonMobil controls 27.5pc of the Dunquin prospect, with Italian firm Eni holding another 27.5pc.

Spanish energy firm Repsol owns 25pc and UK-based Sosina has a 4pc interest. Irish exploration firm Providence Resources has a 16pc interest in the prospect. A major oil or gas find could catapult its shares higher.

The Dunquin prospect – where the reserves are as deep as 3.6km under the seabed – is one of the most important exploration areas for Providence, which is headed by Tony O’Reilly Jnr.

Providence is also betting that it could have a major oil find on its hands at a site called Barryroe, which is close to the Kinsale field. The company reckons that there could be 280 million barrels of recoverable oil at the Barryroe prospect.”


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Irish Examiner: Maritime College to Train Global Workers

Posted: February 18, 2013


“Shipping and other companies from the Middle East and beyond will be sending more workers for expert training in Cork over the next year.

By Niall Murray, Education Correspondent

The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), part of Cork Institute of Technology, has facilities among the world’s best for training new and experienced workers in the shipping industry.
Among the 72 graduates of NMCI whose awards were conferred yesterday were a number from the Seychelles who have completed marine and plant engineering degrees.
The college opened in 2004 as the country’s first third-level public private partnership, and works closely with the Irish Naval Service whose national base is alongside its Ringaskiddy location.
The commercial arm of the college and associated companies have been offering training since 2010 on the hi-spec equipment, with particular interest from shipping and related companies from the Gulf region.
Further expansion of training and consultancy services to places such as United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, and Malaysia is planned in the year ahead, in line with more research and commercial training being planned.
“The short specialist courses we run here have been bringing in people from transport in the oil and gas sectors, people in big ports and other related areas,” said CIT’s vice-president for development Michael Delaney.
“We also help train people who will teach their colleagues back at home and offer a certain amount of follow-up training where their companies are located, it could be the Middle East or elsewhere.”
As well as the training jobs in the college on its equipment, which includes a simulator that allows students navigate super-tankers into any port in the world, employment is supported in connected local industry. Cork and Irish companies are developing software and machinery based on the needs of the merchant shipping industry, while training in its use can then be provided at the NMCI or overseas.
There are now 10 full-time research jobs at NMCI, and CIT president  Brendan Murphy told graduates that expanding the research and training roles there are key to the college’s continued success.
The ceremony yesterday also saw masters degrees awarded to 12 graduates of CIT’s Crawford College of Art & Design.”
Picture: At the National Maritime College of Ireland conferrings, Ringaskiddy, Cork, Bachelor of Science in nautical science graduate Jean Paul, from the Seychelles, presents flowers to his girlfriend Melanie Dopplinger, Austria; Pictures: Darragh Kane

Friday, February 15, 2013

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Maritime Dangerous Goods Conference at NMCI

Posted: February 8, 2012

Trident Safety Group will host their first International seminar in Ireland at the NMCI on February 23rd entitled Dangerous Goods by Sea.

The SEAsafe Seminar will allow delegates the unique insight into the New IMDG 2012 Code and the implications for shippers of Dangerous Goods.

The International Panel of Dangerous Goods Experts will be on-hand to answer any of your queries and they will be giving their views and Expert Advice on the all aspects of shipping Dangerous Goods under the IMDG/IMO Code.

Who should attend:

– Shippers of Dangerous Goods

– Freight Forwarders/Shipping Companies

– Dangerous Goods Safety Advisors

– Shipping and Logistics Officers

– Public Sector Officers / SEOs

– Health & Safety Personnel

– Regulatory Bodies
Key areas of discussion:

– Container packing errors

– Stowage and segregation errors

– How to container pack correctly

– The fines levied in each country

– How each of the authorities investigate hazardous irregularities

– Ship manifest errors

– Documentation and labelling errors that alert the authorities to irregular containers

– Packaging marking/labelling errors

– Mis-declaration and non-declaration

– Security obligations

– High Consequence Dangerous Goods

Full agenda can be seen here

To buy a ticket for the conference click here

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SkySails to make Presentation at NMCI

Posted: January 6, 2012

Mr Stephan Wrage from SkySails will make a presentation on his company’s innovative product – SkySails in the NMCI Auditorium at 5pm on Wednesday 18th January.

This event will be preceded by an international workshop on STCW10 under the auspices of the Marleanet project.

SkySails GmbH is the market and technology leader in the field of automated towing kite systems. Some 80 employees representing a wide range of disciplines and specialties – from aerospace engineers, to software developers, shipbuilders, management professionals and CNC operators – all help to develop, manufacture and market the worldwide patented SkySails technology.

SkySails kites are the key technology for capturing the vast potential of high-altitude winds and SkySails is the first company in the world that has succeeded in developing towing-kite technology into an industrial application.

The company’s main business segment SkySails Marine offers wind propulsion systems for ships. The latest product generation SKS C 320 can replace up to 2 MW of the main engine’s propulsion power. The company’s second business segment SkySails Power develops and markets systems for generating power from high-altitude wind.

SkySails was established in 2001 by the graduate industrial engineer Stephan Wrage, and Thomas Meyer, who holds a degree in shipbuilding and offshore engineering. In addition to its headquarters in Hamburg, SkySails also operates a production and testing centre in the Hanseatic town of Wismar.

SkySails has a strong international network of investors and strategic partners. SkySails also promotes and maintains longstanding development partnerships with leading suppliers, such as with DSM Dyneema and Gleistein Ropes for producing the ropes, and North Sails NZ for manufacturing the towing kites.

Main investors are the ship financing company Oltmann Gruppe, the marine engine supplier Zeppelin Power Systems and the Dutch Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company Royal DSM N.V.. SkySails’ investors also include numerous renowned shipping companies and private individuals.

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