How To Secure A Maritime Job Interview

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Getting a Maritime Industry Job Interview

Sea transportation is a vital factor to any economy in the world, as it accounts for more than 80% of goods transported globally – and that means plenty maritime job interviews to be had.

For some who work at sea, it can be quite challenging – it is hard work and you can be away from your family and friends for up to months at a time – for others, it is a dream come true; full of excitement, adventure and an attractive paycheck. Regardless of these mixed opinions (or because of them), the maritime sector sees its fair share of aspirants with thousands of people vying for positions every year.

Luckily, there are thousands of job openings for sailors to be found on job sites like NWMA, which means that there is certainly a vacancy that would suit your qualifications and expectations. Therefore, if you want to secure that all important job interview, we would advise you to consider our tips and instructions below, as they will surely come in handy while applying for any maritime vacancy. Whether it is for the position of Captains, Engineers, Deckhands, Able Seamen, Ordinary Seamen, and others, SailNord.com is dedicated to sailors, with a vision of becoming the sailors’ preferred job site; we are entirely committed to helping you get that job.

Secure A Maritime Job Interview

Find the right niche

The first step towards your maritime career is knowing which niche suits your career goals and passions the best (as this article shows, a maritime job in Fisheries differs a lot from Offshore and Transportation). Knowing your true passion will help you stay motivated  in case you don’t get a job instantly, and will automatically make you want to gain  more knowledge about the job in question.

While any career path can be challenging, a maritime career can be especially challenging, with long trips away from family and friends. However, when you know what you’re getting into and love what you’re doing, you will see the bigger picture and thrive in these circumstances!

Research

Once you know which career path you want to pursue, do your research! Read about the assignments you can expect at sea, the courses you’ll have to take and the opportunities you’ll get. Talk to people who have taken the same path (there are online forums for all career paths), read books, learn the ‘maritime jargon‘ and so on. This will make it much easier to stand out from the other applicants and show real interest in the field, when writing your cover letters!

Write a good cover letter

When you have found the niche that suits your passion and the career path that appeals to you the most, the next thing to do is writing a good cover letter. If you are applying to various companies, make sure to adapt the letter to the individual company, culture, positionss etc. To an extent, every cover letter must be unique – good cover letters are not ‘one-size-fits-all’.

How To Secure A Maritime Job Interview

A good cover letter does one thing; gets you that all important maritime job interview! You can think of it as a sales letter – capture the reader’s attention with a good headline, a short description of the product (you) and what it (your skills) has to offer the company and the motivation behind the application.

Finally, you end with a ‘call to action‘, which makes it clear how the company can reach you and when you are available for further communication.

Persistent but patient

When applying for a job at sea, as well as anywhere else, it is important to have a positive mindset about the whole process. Some companies may reply within days, others may reply in a within weeks, while others might not reply at all. It varies from company to company, so don’t let it get you down. If you are feeling unsure, it’s totally acceptable to contact the company, just to ‘touch base’ and see how the process is going and if you are being considered for the position. BUT, only do this once and only after the deadline has passed.

If eventually you are not offered the position you applied for, keep going. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you are not good enough for the job. It just means that someone else was a better fit. Luckily, there are new job openings to apply for every day!

Use SailNord.com regularly

At SailNord.com, we collect job listings for sailors and we get new job listings several times a day, everyday! The jobs are in all maritime sectors and every level of the hierarchy, so it would be a good idea to check our website regularly, if not daily!

Should you not have time to check The Northwest Maritime Academy & SailNord.com on a regular basis, you could sign up to our monthly newsletter, It’s a short email.

Bonus Tips:

At SailNord.com we like to under-promise and over-deliver, so here are two bonus tips, for applying for a job at sea.

1. Working at sea is considered to be one of the most dangerous careers in the world! Therefore, every sailor needs to complete some mandatory safety courses, as well as multiple other courses related to each sector. If you have already completed these courses, when applying for a maritime job, you are automatically ahead of some of your competitors!

One of these mandatory courses is the STCW and we would advice you to at least get familiar with it. You can read about the STCW courses here.

2. Your potential employers are not only interested in your qualifications and/or work experience; they also want to know who you are as a person and what it is like to have you as an employee. While they could simply ask you in person, they know you are unlikely to mention weaknesses that could potentially cost you the job. Therefore they would ask you for references instead.

Everyone can find at least one reference (former employees, teachers, friends etc) but not all references are equal. When applying for a position, always consider if you know someone who already works for that company – insider references are always the strongest!
Of course, not everyone is lucky enough to have a reference within the company they are applying to. When that is the case, try to get a reference from someone in the same niche or at least in the same industry. And always consider the rank of your reference!

In the next article, we have made a short guide on How To Create a Maritime CV, which is critical to every job application, so keep reading and good luck with your job applications!

Upcoming Classes at The Northwest Maritime Academy
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Able Body Seaman Course

Able Body Seaman

January 17 - January 21

Presented by Seafarers Worldwide & The Northwest Maritime Academy

Tuition $900.

To register please call our office at 206 659 7178 or call Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441 or online at https://www.seafarersworldwide.com/event-info/able-seaman-33

This 4 day Able Seaman (AB) course is the starting point for all higher level certificates. This AB course also meets all the U. S. Coast Guard examination requirements, upon graduation the student may immediately transition to the next level course with no further U. S. Coast Guard examination requirements. Whether it be Lifeboat Limited certification or the standard Lifeboat certification, the follow-up course is staffed and ready to go. We will work to accommodate your schedule, and arrange for uninterrupted class days for swift advancement to the next level.

Course Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)

Due to COVID–19, the Delta and Omicron variants, we are holding this class in two formats; One is a online telepresence format, this is led by Pat Boyle with comprehensive lesson to lesson instruction. The last day however must be completed in the classroom for the final exam and the knot practical. The second format is in the classroom. If you choose this format we abide by all COVID protocols; must must have had a vaccination shots.

In this AB course, you will learn how to safely and effectively participate as part of the deck department of a vessel. This means being aware of the obligations under Coast Guard regulations concerning safety and protection of the marine environment, and being able to take the practical measures necessary to meet those obligations. Whether you need the standard Lifeboat certification, a PSC refresher course, or Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited to complete your AB training requirements, you can avoid any extra hassle by taking the follow-up course with Seafarers Worldwide. We work to accommodate your schedule and arrange for uninterrupted class days for swift advancement to the next level.

Able Seaman (AB), is an MMC Rating issued by the USCG. More important, most seagoing vessels greater than 100 GRT need their crew to have an AB. To get an AB the mariner must: Firstly, have sea time on boats. And secondly, complete an approved AB course.

There are six AB ratings. Each is a different level. The higher the level, the more vessels the AB is qualified to work on. To explain, AB levels are based on the mariners sea time only. Therefor, advancement to a higher level AB is base of sea time alone.

The highest level is AB Unlimited. This AB requires 1080-days of sea time, on oceans. And, additionally can work on any type of size vessel.

AB Limited is one level lower. This AB requires 540-days of sea time, on oceans. And, can work on any type of vessel less than 1600 GRT.
One level lower is AB Special. This AB requires 360-days sea time on ocean, or navigable inland waters. Additionally, this AB can work on any type of vessel less than 500 GRT. To clarify, this AB is good for any towing vessel.

AB Fishing, AB Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV), and AB Sail are the lowest AB level. Each requiring only 180-days of sea time. And additionally, limited to one type of vessel.

Factory Trawlers are Required to comply with HACCP regualtions

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

January 18 - January 20

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

Tuition $600.

To Register for this 2 1/2 day course call our office at 206 659 7178 or Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441

Due to COVID we are offering this course in two formats:
1. Online in a telepresence format
2. In class

HACCP is a science-based food safety system that commercial fish and fishery products (seafood) processors must use to identify potential food safety hazards and keep them from occurring. Processors are required to implement those written HACCP plan controls to reduce the risk of the identified hazards from occurring.

The seafood HACCP program further requires importers of seafood products to develop written verification procedures to assure the seafood they import has been processed in accordance with seafood HACCP requirements. The FDA Seafood HACCP program was designed to increase the margin of safety and to reduce those illnesses that do occur to the lowest possible levels.

The objective of the seafood processor and imported seafood compliance programs is to ensure the safety of fish and fishery products consumed in the United States (U.S.) This is done by determining compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) and its supporting regulations by conducting inspections that evaluate the food safety controls (HACCP) implemented by seafood processors (Processor is defined in 21 CFR 123.3(l) on website: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1995-12-18/pdf/FR-1995-12-18.pdf) and importers of seafood products.

The seafood HACCP program utilizes two compliance programs, one for processing facilities (CP 7303.842) and one for imported seafood products (CP 7303.844). FDA further utilizes compliance Programs specific to raw molluscan shellfish (CP 7318.004) and the surveillance of aquaculture seafood products (CP 7304.018). This evaluation focuses on the compliance programs for processing facilities and imported seafood

PSC Limited Rescue Boat

Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited

January 21 - January 23

Course Duration: 2.5 Days (20 Hours)

​​TUITION $475.00
To register call Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441 or our office at 206 659 7178 or register online at registration@seafarersworldwide.com

Due to Covid-19 and the Delta Variant the first two days of this course are offered on-line in a telepresence format. Alternatively you can attend the course in the classroom, but you must be vaccinated.

The United States Coast Guard mandates that all Able Seafarers demonstrate competency in Survival Craft operations. This course solves the problem for mariners working on vessels without open or motorized lifeboats. This is an excellent course for mariners on Oceans or Inland waters who serve aboard the Washington State ferries, fishing vessels, tug boats or any vessel carrying alternative Survival Craft such as a life raft.

​This course closely follows the Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 0414 which provides guidance for qualification towards or re-validation of STCW endorsements for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC) and Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Lifeboats and Fast Rescue Boats (PSC-Limited).

In this course you will:

Command the launching of a rescue boat
Command the recovery and proper securing of a survival craft
Acting as a member of the launch crew, prepares and launches a rescue boat.
Act as coxswain and operates the rescue boat during launch
Act as a member of the rescue boat crew and carry out all commands during launch.
Act as a member of the recovery crew and recover and stows the rescue boat.
Operate a Rescue Craft engine
Understand what a on-load and off-load hook is and how to safety use one.
Manage survivors and Survival Craft after abandoning ship
Know the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signaling apparatuses and pyrotechnics
Learn how to apply first aid to survivors and the actions to take to preserve lives

​This course satisfies Subpart C of Title 11, 46 CFR for any endorsement of Able Seafarer restricted to vessels without lifeboats.

Crisis Management and Human Behavior

Crisis Management and Human Behavior

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PST

Crisis Management and Human Behavior: Take Charge in Emergencies

Tuition 225.

Course Duration: 8 Hours

This course is conducted by our training partner Seafarers Worldwide. To register call our office at 206 659 7178 or Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441

A crew’s emergency preparedness regarding both the adequacy of procedures and emergency resources are key to minimizing personal injury and property damage in a disaster. Moreover, knowledge of human behavior is fundamental in all emergency management and should be taken into consideration concerning all aspects of emergency response.

​The six modules of the course have been based on the following documents, adapting their contents to mass evacuation and critical situations management on large passenger ships:

IMO Model Course 1.28, Crowd management, passenger safety and safety training for personnel. Providing direct services to passengers in passenger spaces.

IMO Model course 1.29, Proficiency in crisis management and human behavior training including passenger safety, cargo safety, and hull integrity training

​In This Course You Will:

Learn the principles of Crowd Management,
Understand the need for a Crowd Management Plan
Learn to Manage Crisis
Define response to a crisis and normal versus abnormal behavior
Understand Warning Phases, reactions to crisis warning and methods to maximize an effective response
Preform the Evacuation Phase, both negative and positive behaviors that will affect evacuation
Understand the Post Incident Phase, behavioral responses after an emergency or crisis incident has occurred

*Also available to organizations for onsite training.

Fast Rescue Boat

Fast Rescue Boat

January 24 - January 26

Course Duration: 3 Days (24 Hours)

Tuition $1,475

To register for this course call our office at 206 659 7178 or Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441

Fast Rescue Boat (FRB) operators uphold an important role in saving mariners, marshaling life rafts, towing vessels in distress, and conducting search, rescue, and patrol missions. At Seafarers Worldwide, we use a number of Rescue Craft, real launching arrangements, and extensive on-water practical training to ensure our graduates not only meet the requirements, but also gain valuable experience that may save lives.

In this USCG approved course you will:
• Take charge of Fast Rescue Boats during and after launch, and upon recovery
• Participate in all aspects of rescue and care of casualties from the water
• Operate FRB engines
• Learn FRB capsize; causes, prevention and righting
• Learn FRB craft; equipment and operation
• Learn FRB maintenance, operations, and casualties
This course satisfies Section A-VI/2 paragraphs 5-8 and table A-VI/2 of the STCW Code as defined by Title 46 Code of Federal Regulation (46 CFR, part 10) and is approved by the United States Coast Guard, recognized by Transport Canada, and other international maritime regulatory authorities.

Operating a large vessel in coastal water requires advanced skills and training

Upgrade Master 100-tons to Master 200-tons Near Coastal

February 1 - February 4

Tuition $750.00

To Resister for this course call our office at 206 659 7178 or call Patrick Boyle at 425 320 6441

This course is being offered in two formats, participants have the option of attending in person in the classroom or due to COVID-19 this course is also offered in a telepresence format. The first three days are instructor lead on-line. The final day is in class at our Anacortes training facility.

Scope
The scope of this class is to provide instruction and assessment in the subjects of navigation general, deck general, safety, and environmental protection as appropriate for increasing the authority of an MMC National Officer Endorsement from OUPV, or Master or Mate not more than 100 GRT to Master or Mate not more than 200 GRT Near Coastal.

Objective
Upon successful completion of this upgrade class the trainee will have the knowledge of navigation, safety, seamanship, and federal regulations necessary to accept the responsibility for the safety of vessels less than 200 GRT on near coastal routes, including its cargo and passengers; be aware of the obligations under federal regulations concerning safety and protection of the marine environment; and be able to take the practical measures necessary to meet those obligations.

Entry Standards
This course is open to all mariners holding a valid MMC National Officer Endorsement as OUPV, or Master or Mate not more than 100 GRT (including 25 or 50 GRT), or have completed an approved course for OUPV or Master not more than 100 GRT within one year of taking this upgrade course.

Class Completion Requirements
Successful completion of this class requires the student to:
• Attend every day of the class.
• Complete a 70-question multiple choice written exam with a minimum passing score of 70% correct answers (minimum of 49 out of 70 correct answers).

Class Completion Certificate
Upon successful completion of the class requirements each student will be issued a course completion certificate. The certificate must be presented to an REC within one year of the course completion date to satisfy the exam requirements for the MMC endorsement.

Crisis Management and Human Behavior

Crisis Management and Human Behavior

February 4

Crisis Management and Human Behavior: Take Charge in Emergencies Tuition 225. Course Duration: 8 Hours This course is conducted by our training partner Seafarers Worldwide. To register call our office at 206 659 7178 or Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441 A crew’s emergency preparedness regarding both the adequacy of procedures and emergency resources are key to minimizing personal injury and property damage in a disaster. Moreover, knowledge of human behavior is fundamental in all emergency management and should be…

Able Body Seaman

February 7 - February 11

Course Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)
Tuition is $900.
To register call Patrick Boyle at 425 320 6441 or our office at 206 659 7178
You can also register online at www.seafarersworldwide.com

You can also email me for more information pat.boyle@seafarersworldwide.com

This course is being offered in two formats, participants have the option of attending in person in the classroom or due to COVID-19 this course is also offered in a telepresence format. The first four days are instructor lead on-line. The final day is in class at our Anacortes training facility.

​The Able Seaman (AB) endorsement is the first step to launching your maritime career. In this course, you will learn how to safely and effectively participate as part of the deck department of a vessel. This means being aware of the obligations under Coast Guard regulations concerning safety and protection of the marine environment, and being able to take the practical measures necessary to meet those obligations. Whether you need the standard Lifeboat certification, a PSC refresher course, or Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited to complete your AB training requirements, you can avoid any extra hassle by taking the follow-up course with Seafarers Worldwide. We work to accommodate your schedule and arrange for uninterrupted class days for swift advancement to the next level.

​With an AB certificate from Seafarers Worldwide, and the requisite sea time, you will be able to apply for the following endorsements without any further testing:
AB Unlimited requires 1080 days experience on ocean waters and can serve as AB on any vessel.
AB Limited requires 540 days experience on vessels greater than 100 GRT operating on ocean waters and can serve as
any AB on vessels of less than 1600 tons and constitute 50% of the AB on vessels greater than 1600 tons.
AB Special requires 360 days experience and can serve as AB on any vessel less than 500 tons and constitute 50% of
the AB on vessels greater than 500 tons.
AB OSV requires 180 days experience and can serve as AB on any oil industry vessels less than 500 tons.

This course satisfies the training requirements of STCW Code Section A-II/5, Table A-II/5, and the competency requirements of 46 CFR 12.603(a)(4); AND the written examination requirement of 46 CFR 12.405(a) for the “Deck General and Navigational General,” “Deck Safety and Rules of the Road;” AND the “Practical Marlinspike Seamanship Demonstration” requirement of 46 CFR 12.405(c). This certification is recognized by the United States Coast Guard, Transport Canada, and other international maritime regulatory authorities.

*Also available to organizations for on-site training.

PSC Limited Rescue Boat

Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited

February 11 - February 13

Course Duration: 2.5 Days (20 Hours)

TUITION $475.00
To register call Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441 or our office at 206 659 7178 or register online at registration@seafarersworldwide.com

Due to Covid-19 and the Delta Variant the first two days of this course are offered on-line in a telepresence format. Alternatively you can attend the course in the classroom, but you must be vaccinated.

The United States Coast Guard mandates that all Able Seafarers demonstrate competency in Survival Craft operations. This course solves the problem for mariners working on vessels without open or motorized lifeboats. This is an excellent course for mariners on Oceans or Inland waters who serve aboard the Washington State ferries, fishing vessels, tug boats or any vessel carrying alternative Survival Craft such as a life raft.

This course closely follows the Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 0414 which provides guidance for qualification towards or re-validation of STCW endorsements for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC) and Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Lifeboats and Fast Rescue Boats (PSC-Limited).

In this course you will:

Command the launching of a rescue boat
Command the recovery and proper securing of a survival craft
Acting as a member of the launch crew, prepares and launches a rescue boat.
Act as coxswain and operates the rescue boat during launch
Act as a member of the rescue boat crew and carry out all commands during launch.
Act as a member of the recovery crew and recover and stows the rescue boat.
Operate a Rescue Craft engine
Understand what a on-load and off-load hook is and how to safety use one.
Manage survivors and Survival Craft after abandoning ship
Know the correct use of all locating devices, including communication and signaling apparatuses and pyrotechnics
Learn how to apply first aid to survivors and the actions to take to preserve lives

This course satisfies Subpart C of Title 11, 46 CFR for any endorsement of Able Seafarer restricted to vessels without lifeboats.

LIfeboat Training Crew

Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboat)

February 14 - February 17

STCW Lifeboat Operator Certification USCG approved and recognized by Transport Canada
Course Duration: 4 Days (32 Hours)
Tuition 975
To register for this course call our office at 206 659 7178 or Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441
This course is being offered in two formats by our training partner Seafarers Worldwide, participants have the option of attending in person in the classroom or due to COVID-19 this course is also offered in a telepresence format. The first three days are instructor lead on-line. The final day is in class at our Anacortes training facility. . To register call our office at 206 659 7178 or Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441 or register online at registration@seafarersworldwide.com

In an emergency, the lifeboat crew is responsible for ensuring the safety of everyone assigned to their survival craft, which could mean civilian passengers. The Seafarers Worldwide crew is committed to making authentic training equipment available to everyone who needs this certification. With two waterfront gravity davits in the Puget Sound and others constructed around the country at partner schools, there is no substitute for the experience gained in this training.

PSCRB stands for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat. At this training, you will learn about Safety Guidelines, Ship Emergencies, Abandoning the Ship, Personal Lifesaving Appliances, Rescue Operation, Life Boats, Life Boat Launching Devices / Appliances, Life Rafts, Location Aids, Signals and Signs in an Emergency.
This USCG approved STCW course has been developed for seafarers who are responsible for the survival crafts and rescue boats during an emergency situation.
By following this training participants should be able to be in charge of the survival craft or rescue boat during and after launching. Besides this the delegates will learn how to deal with the crew members and the rescue boat and provide first aid after abandoning the ship.
SCOPE
This training is intended for seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or a rescue boat in emergency situations during and after launch, in accordance with:
SOLAS Chapter III (as amended) Regulation VI/2 of the Annex to the STCW Convention and Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code
AIMS
This course aims to provide the training for candidates to launch and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations, in accordance with the STCW Code. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in survival crafts and rescue boats, other than fast rescue boats, a delegate will be competent to handle and take charge on such boats during or after launch.

Lifeboat Refrehser Students

Lifeboat Refresher

February 16 - February 17

PSC Refresher
Tuition $550
To register for this course call our office at 206 659 7178 or Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441
To comply with COVID-19 safety protocols this 2-day course is being offered in two formats, participants have the option of attending in person in the classroom or due to COVID-19 this course is also offered in a telepresence format. The first day is instructor lead on-line. The final day is in class at our Anacortes training facility. Call Pat Boyle to register 425 320 6441 or our office at 206 659 7178
Any applicant who has successfully completed the Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher course will satisfy the competency requirements of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW 2010, as amended, for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC), for those seafarers not having evidence of 1 year of sea service within the last 5 years provided that the applicant has previously been issued a Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats endorsement), and will satisfy the professional examination and practical demonstrated requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for endorsements for Lifeboatman and PSC.
The objective of this course is to renew the certification for student in the areas relevant to Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats, and, in doing so, satisfy company, national and international regulations and assessment guidelines as stated in Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping as amended section A-VI/2. This syllabus covers the requirements of the STCW Code Section A-VI/2 Mandatory minimum requirements for the issue of certificates of proficiency in survival craft, rescue boats, and fast rescue boats and Table A-VI/2-1 Specification of the minimum standard of competence in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats.
Proficiency in Survival Craft Refresher is a 2-day USCG & STCW approved course that provides students a refresher in taking charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch. Students also demonstrate the ability to operate a survival craft engine, manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship and use locating devices including communication and signaling apparatuses

Mariiner in course to upgrade his Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited to Proficiency in Survival Craft

PSC Limited Upgrade to PSC

February 16 - February 17

Course Duration: 2 Days (16 Hours)

Tuition is 550. to register online go to registration@seafarersworldwide.com or call our office at 206 659 7178 or call Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441

Upgrade from Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited to Proficiency in Survival Craft satisfies the competency requirements as outlined in NVIC 04-14 (Ch-1) relating to the increase in scope of an endorsement from PSC Limited to PSC. The student will complete those assessments for PSC as noted in enclosure (2) to NVIC 04-14 (CH1) This course will also satisfy the training guidelines of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code, As Amended, for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC); and will satisfy the professional examination and practical demonstration requirements 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for any endorsement as Lifeboatman and PSC providing the student has a PSC (Limited) certificate.

The objective of this course is to satisfy the training requirements for an increase in scope of an endorsement from PSC (Limited) to PSC for students in the areas relevant to Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats, and, in doing so, satisfy company, national and international regulations, and assessment guidelines as stated in Standards of Training Certification and Watch keeping as amended section A-VI/2.

The syllabus covers the requirements of the STCW Code Section A-VI/2 Mandatory minimum requirements for the issue of certificates of proficiency in survival craft, rescue boats, and fast rescue boats and Table A-VI/2-1 Specification of the minimum standard of competence in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boat

Content
This Upgrade PSC (Limited) to PSC is a 2-day course that provides students instruction in taking charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch. Students will demonstrate the ability to operate a survival craft engine, manage survivors and survival craft after abandoning ship and use locating devices including communication and signaling apparatuses in accordance with Section A-VI/2 of the STCW Code.

This course is both practical and theoretical, after the theoretical lessons conducted by following the practical applications of craft and their accessories. Instructors will provide the necessary theoretical and practical applications to perform and will oversee the entire progress of the exercise. Before making practical exercises, students should be familiar with specific equipment and facilities and means of rescue boats, with radio equipment and pyrotechnics used in case of emergency.

Outcomes
Students who successfully complete Upgrade PSC (Limited) to PSC course will satisfy the competency requirements of Table A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2017, for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats Other Than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC), provided that the applicant had previously been issued a Proficiency in Survival Craft (Limited) endorsement and will satisfy the professional examination and practical demonstration requirements of 46 CFR 12.407(b)(3) for endorsements for Lifeboatman and PSC.

he Adult First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies.

First Aid CPR AED

February 18

American Heart Association’s Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course

Tuition $85

To register for this course call our office at 206 659 7178 or Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has approved the AHA's Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course as meeting the USCG Elementary First Aid* training requirements of: Elementary First Aid per STCW Code Table A-VI/1-3; Elementary First Aid per 46 CFR 11.302 (a) (3) and 46 CFR 12.602 (a) (3); The first aid and CPR training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201 (i) (1)
HeartSaver First Aid CPR AED is an instructor-led course that teaches students the critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrive. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest. This course teaches skills with the American Heart Association’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

In this course you will:
• Describe how high-quality CPR improves survival
• Explain the concepts of the Chain of Survival
• Recognize when someone needs CPR
• Perform high-quality CPR for an adult
• Perform CPR with help from others
• Give effective breaths using mouth-to-mouth or a mask for all age groups
• Demonstrate how to use an AED on an adult
• Describe when and how to help a choking adult

*Also available to organizations for onsite training.

Factory Trawlers are Required to comply with HACCP regualtions

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point HACCP

February 21 - February 23

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)

Tuition $600.

To Register for this 2 1/2 day course call our office at 206 659 7178 or Pat Boyle at 425 320 6441

Due to COVID we are offering this course in two formats:
1. Online in a telepresence format
2. In class

HACCP is a science-based food safety system that commercial fish and fishery products (seafood) processors must use to identify potential food safety hazards and keep them from occurring. Processors are required to implement those written HACCP plan controls to reduce the risk of the identified hazards from occurring.

The seafood HACCP program further requires importers of seafood products to develop written verification procedures to assure the seafood they import has been processed in accordance with seafood HACCP requirements. The FDA Seafood HACCP program was designed to increase the margin of safety and to reduce those illnesses that do occur to the lowest possible levels.

The objective of the seafood processor and imported seafood compliance programs is to ensure the safety of fish and fishery products consumed in the United States (U.S.) This is done by determining compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act) and its supporting regulations by conducting inspections that evaluate the food safety controls (HACCP) implemented by seafood processors (Processor is defined in 21 CFR 123.3(l) on website: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-1995-12-18/pdf/FR-1995-12-18.pdf) and importers of seafood products.

The seafood HACCP program utilizes two compliance programs, one for processing facilities (CP 7303.842) and one for imported seafood products (CP 7303.844). FDA further utilizes compliance Programs specific to raw molluscan shellfish (CP 7318.004) and the surveillance of aquaculture seafood products (CP 7304.018). This evaluation focuses on the compliance programs for processing facilities and imported seafood

Able Body Seaman

February 21 - February 25

Course Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)
Tuition is $900.
To register call Patrick Boyle at 425 320 6441 or our office at 206 659 7178
You can also register online at www.seafarersworldwide.com

You can also email me for more information pat.boyle@seafarersworldwide.com

This course is being offered in two formats, participants have the option of attending in person in the classroom or due to COVID-19 this course is also offered in a telepresence format. The first four days are instructor lead on-line. The final day is in class at our Anacortes training facility.

​The Able Seaman (AB) endorsement is the first step to launching your maritime career. In this course, you will learn how to safely and effectively participate as part of the deck department of a vessel. This means being aware of the obligations under Coast Guard regulations concerning safety and protection of the marine environment, and being able to take the practical measures necessary to meet those obligations. Whether you need the standard Lifeboat certification, a PSC refresher course, or Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited to complete your AB training requirements, you can avoid any extra hassle by taking the follow-up course with Seafarers Worldwide. We work to accommodate your schedule and arrange for uninterrupted class days for swift advancement to the next level.

​With an AB certificate from Seafarers Worldwide, and the requisite sea time, you will be able to apply for the following endorsements without any further testing:
AB Unlimited requires 1080 days experience on ocean waters and can serve as AB on any vessel.
AB Limited requires 540 days experience on vessels greater than 100 GRT operating on ocean waters and can serve as
any AB on vessels of less than 1600 tons and constitute 50% of the AB on vessels greater than 1600 tons.
AB Special requires 360 days experience and can serve as AB on any vessel less than 500 tons and constitute 50% of
the AB on vessels greater than 500 tons.
AB OSV requires 180 days experience and can serve as AB on any oil industry vessels less than 500 tons.

This course satisfies the training requirements of STCW Code Section A-II/5, Table A-II/5, and the competency requirements of 46 CFR 12.603(a)(4); AND the written examination requirement of 46 CFR 12.405(a) for the “Deck General and Navigational General,” “Deck Safety and Rules of the Road;” AND the “Practical Marlinspike Seamanship Demonstration” requirement of 46 CFR 12.405(c). This certification is recognized by the United States Coast Guard, Transport Canada, and other international maritime regulatory authorities.

*Also available to organizations for on-site training.

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