Indonesia plans to become a maritime powerhouse, an idea that is certain to demand a highly skilled workforce: what are the ramifications for education and training?

Pictured: workers in hard hats and hi-vis vests. Credit: Mufid Majnun via Pixabay.

By David Sexton of the Partnership for Australia Indonesia Research at the Australia-Indonesia Centre

Republished with permission. Read the original article here.

Indonesia has a large export task with oil and gas, minerals including coal and nickel and aquaculture produce such as seaweed.

In this context, it is perhaps natural that Indonesia would seek to enhance its status as a maritime power. The...

Wärtsilä launches Smart Realities: virtual and augmented simulation solutions for scalable and realistic training experience

Wärtsilä Voyage launches Smart Realities © Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Corporation, 21 April 2022 at 11:00 AM EEST

  • Next-level immersive learning environment, using the latest Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology.
  • Focused and effective extended reality learning applications that increase accessibility, learning velocity, trainee throughput for a significantly lower cost.
  • Allowing commercial training providers to increase training profit and align the costs with the incoming training...

ABS Academy Public VILT courses May-August 2022

Kindly see attached the training schedule for May-August 2022

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Time schedule:       Daily 10.00- 17:00

Fee:                400 € per participant per day. Discount is offered for 3+ participants.

The courses will be held provided there are 3+ participants registered.

In case you are interested in any of the above courses, please fill in the attached registration form and send it back to us to confirm your participation.

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DNV’s Maritime Academy course: Salvage and Wreck Removal – Live Virtual Classroom

Dr. Marina Papaioannou


DNV’s Maritime Academy Hellas is offering on 12 and 13 May 2022, a course on the latest updates on the salvage and wreck removal market and correct use of salvage and wreck contracts.

Emergency procedures are of an unpredictable nature. The new environmental requirements and the direct involvement of the state authorities in an incident, requires companies to be well prepared to respond in such events.

During the course the...

Leadership, the buzzword for shipping success

John Faraclas – picture by ecopack77

You all know our pathos and love for leadership and its importance for Shipping’s success and not only we have dozens of articles in this medium, but we also deliver many speeches in academia and other sectors all over Planet Ocean.

An excellent webinar was recently hosted and moderated by Sean Maloney of Ship Management International and sponsored by the CBS Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics with some great shipping individuals, including some old good...

Peel Ports partners with Innovate Her to encourage inclusion and promote STEM subjects to Liverpool students

Peel Ports Group has partnered with social enterprise Innovate Her to encourage diversity and inclusion across the organisation and promote STEM subjects to hundreds of female students
across Liverpool.

The national port operator has pledged its support to the organisation after recognising that the maritime sector must become more inclusive and support greater gender diversity.

The latest collaboration is among several initiatives from Peel Ports to encourage more women into the business.


New Training Resource from ICS Aims to Help Plug the Technology Gap on Board

-The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has launched a new resource designed to help ship operators recruit and develop on board personnel who are fully prepared to meet the demands of today’s high-tech modern vessels. The ICS On Board Training Record Book for Electro-Technical Officers (ETO Cadets) is an essential training companion for ETO cadets and their employers and gives seafarers operating under any flag a universally standard approach to track their training and career...

DNV – WEBINAR, 28 April: Alternative ship fuels – status and outlook

28 April 2022

09.00 – 10.00 a.m. CEST or04.00 – 05.00 p.m. CEST (UTC+2) 

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The shipping industry has made strides in the decarbonization challenge, and one of the solutions to meet emission reduction targets or the required CII rating is the use of alternative fuels – both for existing ships and newbuilds.

We have prepared the following agenda for you:

Regulatory summary (brief)  
Alternative fuels – status and activities in the market
A techno-economic approach to fuel...

Marine Society launches new “green skills” bursary

Marine Society has announced the launch of their latest bursary scheme – the Marine Society Green Skills Bursary.

The bursary is aimed at seafarers who are looking to obtain qualifications that will equip them to work in the offshore and renewable sector.

Marine Society believes that supporting skills transition training in this priority sector is vital as a growing number of seafarers are retraining to work in roles to support offshore wind farms.

“The offshore energy transition is a topic that...

The 50 Inspiring Champions of the Blue MBA Class of 2023 – Meet Alain Pinto

Alain Pinto

“Every one of the alumni is doing their bit for the industry,” says Alain Pinto, a shipping company finance director, of the Blue MBA

“The Blue MBA is not just a tag. It’s something that inspires us,” says Alain Pinto, finance director at Campbell Global Ltd, Nassau, which runs a commercially managed fleet of dry bulk ships. “I am confident that the knowledge that I acquire at the school will help propel my journey in the industry, opening me up to new ideas, which I can work on...

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