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Q&A with Course Director Toby Maclaurin

Q&A with Course Director Toby Maclaurin

  As an enthusiastic yachtsman, Toby Maclaurin has sailed extensively in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. He has also completed two Atlantic crossings in small yachts.   Toby has served on the council of ABYA (Association of British Yacht Agents) and
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Giving students the freedom to further their career goals

Giving students the freedom to further their career goals

Giving students the freedom to further their career goals The Maritime Training Academy is an international leader in supplying distance learning diplomas, and we help thousands of students from all around the world to enhance their knowledge and further their
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In Conversation with Course Author Captain Hugh McQuaid

In Conversation with Course Author Captain Hugh McQuaid

When it comes to enhancing your maritime career development, you can’t beat practical insider knowledge and years of experience. This is why our courses are designed and written by experts who have all done their time in the industry and
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Q&A with Course Director Alan Dale

Q&A with Course Director Alan Dale

When it comes to distance learning, you want to be sure the course is current and well-informed by people with unrivalled industry experience. This is why our courses are designed by the best in the business – such as Alan
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Upskilling in the shipping industry

Upskilling in the shipping industry

In October 2018, 11 students from Sonangol Shipping enrolled with the Maritime Training Academy (MTA) to complete courses in Technical Ship Management and Tanker Operations. Sonangol Shipping are committed to supporting their staffs’ professional development and upskilling employees to ensure the company
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The Monaco Yacht Show

The Monaco Yacht Show

The Monaco Yacht Show is an iconic feature of this Principality’s coastline. The Super yacht world is one which many can only dream of becoming part of, but for these three days yacht owners, future super yacht purchasers or charterers
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The importance of training your Superyacht crew

The importance of training your Superyacht crew

Yachting is far more regulated than it used to be which makes it a great time to get into the industry through gaining qualifications. Since 2011, the phase-in period for legislation on standards of competence (STCW[1]) is in place. Training
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Yachting and what the guests don’t see

Yachting and what the guests don’t see

  At the end of every charter season, yachts are put to the yard to undergo their fixing and maintenance. The yards are a big part of the whole picture, but not something guests see or experience. In the end,
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The rise in ship security

The rise in ship security

Ship security today takes the form of protecting slow moving oil drilling equipment, private Superyachts, cargo and freight vessels, people on board, and even undersea cable laying projects. Working crews need anti-piracy operations training and ship security training to deal
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An interview with course author Jonathan Hadley-Piggin

An interview with course author Jonathan Hadley-Piggin

As our courses aim to provide you with the best platform possible to begin or enhance your maritime career, we think it’s important to use the best people; ensuring your distance learning is current, well-informed and most importantly, going to
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