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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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Investment in your maritime career

Investment in your maritime career

A career at sea is very attractive for many of us. Whether you’re interested in engineering or technical roles in tanker operations or want to join the crew of a superyacht, a maritime career can be exciting, rewarding and inspiring.
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Yacht & Small Craft Surveying Video Testimonial

Yacht & Small Craft Surveying Video Testimonial

We’d like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to our former Yacht & Small Craft Surveying student Niall Cloke for sending in a video testimonial following his successful completion of his Diploma with us.
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A Pilots View

A Pilots View

“I have been working as a Pilot at Port of London Authority for a year already and can assure everyone who is willing to start a pilotage career that the course in Marine Pilotage proved itself very helpful in providing
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Superyacht Diploma Prospectus 2017/18

Superyacht Diploma Prospectus 2017/18

We are also pleased to announce the publication of our 2017/18 Superyacht Diploma Prospectus, please download your copy here.
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Top Tips on Maritime Firefighting

Top Tips on Maritime Firefighting

Fire is the seafarers worst fear which is why significant effort and energy must go into implementing an effective prevention strategy which is understood across all areas of the vessel and Company. The vessel has inherent protective measures that are
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Top Five Tips for a Career Within Maritime Law

Top Five Tips for a Career Within Maritime Law

Try It All – marine law is varied.  There are so many aspects to shipping law from collisions at seas, injuries onboard, loss of cargo, ship construction contracts, charterparties, ship finance.  “Ships” also come in different shapes and sizes and
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