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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. Throughout this article, we’ll cover everything you’ll want to […]

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 If you’re interested in the professional boating or shipping world and excited by the possibility of avoiding a traditional nine-to-five, then a career in the maritime industry […]

How to Get Your Captain’s License

If you enjoy working on the water and think you might want to get your captain’s license, hesitate no more — it’s a great decision. Whether you’re a deckhand looking for a promotion or you own a boat and want to start making some money, having your license opens up all kinds of opportunities within […]

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

  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 […]