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NMCI Open Day; Thursday Oct 26th 2017

Posted: October 23, 2017

Ireland has a proud maritime tradition and the National Maritime College of Ireland is offering an opportunity to build on that at its Open Day, the annual event held in the College at Ringaskiddy.

 

It will take place this Thursday, October 26, when the College opens its doors to the public who can see the top, international state-of-the-art facilities which it has. They are a powerful statement of the importance of the maritime sector to this island nation and impressive to see.

 

This is a day when anyone interested in a career at sea can pursue the many options available in a wide, varied and challenging sector which offers huge opportunities.

 

Representatives from international shipping companies and maritime organisations will be present to meet and discuss available careers, providing information to visitors about jobs throughout the wide sphere of the maritime industry, both at sea and ashore.

 

There will be Presentations for schools and their pupils on Marine Course opportunities at the NMCI.

 

The Open Day will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with tours of training facilities at the college throughout the day and, in the Events Hall, the opportunity to visit international maritime companies and organisations.

 

Enquiries and group bookings please telephone: 021-4335607.

E-mail: admissions@nmci.ie

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Topical Issue Debate -Maritime Training

Posted: July 14, 2016

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Acting Chairman (Deputy Maria Bailey): 

Deputies Martin Kenny, Martin Ferris, Micheál Martin (Leader of Opposition) and Thomas Pringle have three minutes each.

 

Deputy Martin Kenny:  

“More than 400 people who have been trained by the National Maritime College of Ireland over the past year or so now find that they are not being certified. If this situation is not resolved, all of these people will be out of work from 1 January 2017. They will be unable to take up positions in Ireland or anywhere else in the world. It is intolerable that these people cannot be employed on any vessel anywhere until they get this certification in place. There seems to be some kind of stand-off between the Marine Survey Office, which is part of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, and the National Maritime College of Ireland. We need to get this resolved as quickly as possible. Many of these people cannot go anywhere else in the world to get these courses. They took these courses in good faith and expected that everything would be all right. It is intolerable that they have been left out in the cold in this manner. I implore the Minister to sort out this problem as a matter of urgency. It needs to be done immediately in order that people can be reassured. No one is aware of any reason this situation has not been resolved up to now”

 

Deputy Martin Ferris : 

Up to 400 seafarers and 20 lecturers are poised to lose their jobs on 1 January 2017. Their jobs will be at risk unless we resolve a dispute between the National Maritime College of Ireland and the Marine Survey Office. In February 2015, the National Maritime College of Ireland made a submission to the Marine Survey Office seeking approval of a refresher course, but it has not yet received such approval. Following the Marine Survey Office’s failure to respond, the National Maritime College of Ireland approached the UK Marine and Coastguard Agency through a dedicated maritime offshore joint venture training company. The UK agency is highly regarded globally and has approved courses undertaken in a number of EU member states, including France, Spain, the Netherlands and Croatia. Every member state recognises the appropriate certificates issued by other member states. The seafaring upgrade that was carried out by the UK Marine and Coastguard Agency in conjunction with the National Maritime College of Ireland relates to on-board safety and basic seafaring safety skills. The Minister can resolve the stand-off that has developed as a consequence of all this. He needs to convince the Marine Survey Office of the legitimacy of the refresher courses that were provided by the UK Marine and Coastguard Agency. The agency, which is recognised globally, came here to provide these courses, and 400 seafarers took part in them.

 

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Don’t get caught out. The Manila Amendments are upon us.

Posted: March 4, 2016

Irish Seafarers and employers of Irish Seafarers, take note!!

 

The Manila Amendments are very clear, irrespective of the validity of your Certificate of Competency.

Our own legislation is very clear!

Marine Notice No. 02 of 2014 states:

Seafarers holding valid STCW certificates issued prior to 1st January 2012 will have to meet the new requirements in order for their certificates to be revalidated beyond 1st January 2017.

Certificates that have been presented for revalidation since 1st January 2012 have an expiry date of 31st December 2016.

Seafarers revalidating their Certificates of Competency (CoCs) will be required to submit additional evidence to ensure their CoC is valid for service after 31st December 2016.

 

In conforming to the provisions of STCW Convention Regulation 1/14, and section A-1/14, of the STCW Code, companies must ensure that seafarers assigned to any of their ships have received refresher/updating training as required by the convention.

If you or a member of your team is serving on board a ship and is qualified in any of the following, they must, as of the 1st of January 2017, have documentary evidence of either having completed the training course or updated their training within the last 5 years.

 

Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Table A-VI/1-1)

Updated Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (STCW Table A-VI/2-1)

Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Table A-VI/1-2)

Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting (STCW Table A-VI/3)

Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats (STCW Table A-VI/2-2)

 

The law is very clear, do not put your career at risk, you cannot proceed to sea after January 1st 2017 without having complied with the Manila Amendments.

Book your training here at the NMCI. Courses are selling out quickly. All courses to June 2016 are now fully booked.

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Nautical Institute Ireland Branch Meeting

Posted: April 23, 2015

 

We are delighted to inform you that the Nautical Institute Ireland Branch Meeting will be taking place here at the National Maritime College of Ireland on Wednesday the 29th April 2015. The branch meeting will run from 1900hrs- 2000hrs   

 

Human Element Presentation by:

  • GEMMA INNES-JONES
  • LLOYD’S REGISTER HUMAN ELEMENT SPECIALIST

 

Further details available here:  http://www.nautinst.org/en/events/index.cfm/IrelandAGM2015

 

The notice for the AGM can be found by clicking on this link: Branch AGM Notice 2015

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Want to work with us?

Posted: April 22, 2015

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Apprenticeship Opportunity with SEFtec NMCI Offshore (S.N.O)

SEFtec NMCI Offshore are global leaders in the delivery of OPITO training courses. With a range of courses from BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training), FOET (Further Offshore Emergency Training), MIST (Minimum Industry Safety Training), to HUET & EBS (Helicopter Underwater Escape Training with Emergency Breathing Systems) we are one of the leading offshore training centres worldwide.

Having invested in excess of 60 million euros ($100 million dollars) into our state of the art training facilities we provide delegates with the most up to date training. As a dynamic company which is growing year on year we are now looking to expand our team and will be recruiting two apprentices’ to join the S.N.O team.

Candidate Profile:

  • ·         Over 18 years of age
  • ·         Completion of the leaving certificate or equivalent
  • ·         Demonstrated ability to work within a team
  • ·         Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with peers, other groups, clients, internal associates.
  • ·         An interest in the Offshore /Maritime sector
  • ·         Willingness to travel abroad
  • ·         Water Confident / High Level of Fitness
  • ·         Delegates will be required to undergo a medical if successful as some aspects of the course are physically demanding.

 

Reporting to the Operations Manager the two apprentices will undergo a 24 month intensive programme achieving recognised Instructor qualifications and on the job experience. The duties will involve, but are not limited to, the following;

  • Ensure that safety standards for both staff and delegates are adhered to at all times
  • Provide support for Commercial courses / courses to the Offshore Oil and Gas sectors/ Maritime sector
  • Achieve competency in Sea Survival Equipment Maintenance
  • Complete various Instructor Courses which will provide the foundation for an Instructor and meet the demands of the company going forward
  • Obtain the competencies required to teach and assess, as per the standards laid down in the OPITO guidelines, and STCW guidelines
  • Attend classes as deemed appropriate by management (academic and practical sessions) both at the NMCI and other locations as required (e.g. offshore,  Client premises)
  • Comply with the procedures, staff notices, communications as issued by management & any other duties deemed relevant by management 

Application Procedure:

Write a 300 word statement of intent outlining why you think you would be suitable for the apprenticeship program with SEFtec NMCI Offshore and email this with an accompanying CV to the following emails: James.OByrne@nmci.ie & Raymond.Johnston@nmci.ie . Successful candidates will be shortlisted and called for interview.  Closing date: 30th June 2015  

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