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how to recruit and retain seafarers in the maritime industry

How to Recruit and Retain Seafarers

As in any industry, the recruitment and retention of excellent employees are critical to the success of your business — no matter what the size. Motivated, well-prepared employees are invaluable to your company and critical to long-term success. Throughout this article, we’ll cover everything you’ll want to know about: How to Recruit Maritime Employees Tips […]

your guide to stcw certification

Your Guide to STCW Certification

If you’re a professional mariner or aspiring to work in the maritime industry, you’ve probably heard of an STCW endorsement. The Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping is an internationally recognized set of rules that determines what mariners need to know to perform their jobs safely. The STCW Basic Training is the foundational step in […]

Large Ships with Words Guide to Ship Cybersecurity

Guide to Ship Cybersecurity

Your Guide to Ship Cybersecurity Types of Cyber Attacks Stages of a Cyber Attack Identify Cyber Vulnerabilities How to Create a Plan Cybersecurity Training In an age where electronics seemingly control everything, cybersecurity has never been more critical to the marine sector. We depend on electronics for everything from vessel navigation to maintenance, and their […]

Maritime Apprenticeship and Career Guide

How to Get a Job Aboard a Ship Different Career Options Benefits and Disadvantages of Working at Sea Certification as a Deck Officer Maritime Apprenticeship Programs at MITAGS The average annual wage for captains and mates of water vessels is $87,420, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics.  If you’re interested in the professional […]

subchapter m training guide

Guide to Subchapter M Training

What is Subchapter M? Subchapter M is a relatively new set of U.S. Coast Guard training and inspection regulations for tugboat and towboat companies. Released in 2016, it builds on the industry safeguards already in place and establishes new training protocol and vessel compliances based on qualitative risk assessment and risk management standards. The American Waterways Operators or […]

how to become a third mate

How to Become a Third Mate

  If you’re thinking about getting your third mate endorsement, then you’ve put in your time on big vessels and are ready to leap to the next level of your marine career. A third mate is an officer of a ship’s deck department and is responsible for supervising many high-priority operations. It’s one of the […]