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Full Range of Marine, Yacht, Shipping, Tanker and Other Maritime Training Courses at Maritime Training Academy Gosport, UK

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Located at Gosport Hamphire in UK, the Training Academy is the classroom and tailored training division of the Maritime Services Group. Maritime Services Group includes Maritime Services International, one of the world’s leading maritime surveying specialists and Maritime Training Academy, a market leader in distance learning. Whether you wish to upskill in English language, learn what it’s like to work on a superyacht, acquire the knowledge to run a business, upskill a whole workforce or take your industry expertise to a higher level.

The Training Academy works with some of the leading trainers and experts in their fields providing bespoke courses to support you in achieving excellence. The academy offers a full range of bespoke maritime training. All courses can be delivered individually over one to five days dependent on the depth of knowledge required and the initial level of knowledge of the learners.

Every course offered can be delivered at our training centre in the UK, on-site at your premises, on-board your vessel or in a suitable location of choosing.

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Training Programs


Boatyard and Marina Operations Courses

  • Introduction to Yacht Boatyard and Marina Operations
  • Commercial Vessel Boatyard Operations
  • Project Managing Refits and Builds
  • Legal Aspects Associated with a Boatyard or Marina
  • Policies and Procedures in a Marina or Boatyard
  • Boatyard and Marina Development
  • Running a Successful Boatyard or Marina
  • Dealing with Incidents and Accidents in a Boatyard or Marina

Boat Building Courses

  • Deciding on a Boat to Build
  • Managing the Build Process of your Boat
  • Official Documentation/Training needed when Building your Own Boat
  • Basics of Yacht/Boat Building
  • Mechanical Systems needed to Build a Boat
  • Building a Boat in Steel/Aluminium
  • Building a Boat in Wood
  • Building a Boat in GRP
  • Fitting out a Self-built Boat
  • Finishing a Self-built Vessel

Health and Safety Ship Operations Courses

  • Introduction to Health and Safety for Ship Operations
  • Health and Safety Duties and Obligations to Oneself and Others
  • Risk Assessment in Ship Operations
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used in Ship Operations
  • Specific High Risk Activities in Ship Operations
  • Slips, Trips and Falls in Marine Locations
  • Reporting of Accidents and Incidents
  • The Law of Health and Safety
  • The Human Element in Health and Safety
  • Health and Safety in Port Operations
  • Accident Causation and Analysis
  • Classic Accidents their Causes and Analysis

LNG Shipping Courses

  • Introduction to Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers
  • International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases In Bulk (IGC Code)
  • LNG Carrier Design and Construction
  • LNG Containment Systems
  • LNG Carrier Propulsion
  • LNG Cargo Operations
  • LNG Custody Transfer
  • LNG Accidents
  • LNG Carrier Management
  • LNG Ship Inspections
  • LNG Case Studies
  • Port State Control and Flag State Control for LNG Vessels
  • Classification Societies and LNG Carriers

Marine Insurance Claims Courses

  • Introduction to Marine Insurance Claims
  • Handling P&I Claims
  • Handling Cargo Claims
  • Handling Hull and Machinery Claims
  • Handling Salvage Claims
  • Handling Small Yacht Claims
  • Handling Boatyard or Marina Claims
  • Legal Aspects Associated with Marine Insurance Handling
  • The Role of the Loss Adjuster
  • The Role of the Insurance Surveyor

Marine Pilotage Courses

  • Introduction to Marine Pilotage
  • Marine Pilotage Training and Techniques
  • Marine Pilotage Law
  • Canal and River Pilotage
  • Use of Tugs in Marine Pilotage
  • Boarding and Leaving a Vessel for Marine Pilots
  • Ship Handling as a Marine Pilot
  • Sea and Offshore Marine Pilotage
  • Master/Pilot Information Exchange
  • Harbour and Dock Marine Pilotage

Marine Salvage Operations Courses

  • Introduction to the Marine Salvage Industry
  • History of Marine Salvage and Notable Salvage
  • Marine Salvage Operations
  • Basics of Marine Salvage
  • The Law of Marine Salvage
  • Marine Salvage Operations
  • The Coastal State and the Salvor
  • Explaining Lloyd’s Open Form
  • Alternative Salvage Agreements in LNG Shipping
  • Salvage from the LNG Ship Owner and Master’s Perspective

Maritime Firefighting Courses

  • Introduction to Maritime Firefighting
  • Chemistry of Combustion
  • Prevention and Suppression of Fire and Explosion (SOLAS)
  • Escape and Operational Requirements (SOLAS)
  • Special requirements (SOLAS)
  • International Fire Safety Systems (FSS) Code
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Firefighting Operations in Maritime Environments
  • Post Fire Procedures

Maritime Law Courses

  • Introduction to Maritime Law History of Lloyd’s
  • An Introduction to Lloyds of London and the Yacht Market
  • Maritime Law with Regards to Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Charterparties and the Law
  • Maritime Law in Ownership and Registration
  • Maritime Law in Ship Mortgages and Finance
  • Maritime Law for Seafarers and Employment
  • Maritime Law in Collision, Salvage and Wreck
  • Maritime Law with regards to Personal Injuries at Sea
  • International Conventions in Maritime Law
  • Insurance and General Average Law
  • Admiralty Jurisdiction

Port State Control Courses

  • Introduction to Port State Control
  • Understanding SOLAS
  • Understanding STCW
  • Understanding MARPOL
  • Understanding MLC
  • Understanding Classification
  • Understanding ISPS
  • Understanding ISM Code
  • Legal Aspects of Port State Control
  • The work of a Port State Control Surveyor

Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Courses

  • An Overview of the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Industry
  • Overview of Ship Repair Work to Hull Machinery
  • Project Management in Shipbuilding and Ship Repair
  • Shipbuilding Yards and the New Building Process
  • Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Contracts
  • The Ship Docking and Undocking Process

Ship Security and Anti-piracy Training Courses

  • Introduction to Ship Security and Anti-Piracy Operations
  • Historic and Current Situation of Ship Security and Anti-piracy
  • The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS)
  • The Law and Ship Security
  • Preventative Measures and Security Procedures for Anti-piracy
  • Dealing with a Maritime Piracy Event
  • Preventative Anti-piracy Security Measures on Commercial Vessels
  • Passenger Vessel Security
  • Superyacht and Private Yacht Security
  • Crew Impacts of Vessel Security and Anti-piracy Measures and Events
  • On shore Security in the Maritime Industry

Ship Surveying Training

  • Introduction to Ship Surveying
  • Essential Law when Ship Surveying
  • Report Writing for Marine Surveyors
  • The Different Types of Ship Survey
  • Safety and Operational During Ship Surveys
  • Incident and Accident Investigation for Ships
  • Surveying Ship Engines and Ship Systems
  • ISM and ISPS in Ship Surveying
  • Completing Warranty and Insurance Surveys
  • Cargo Surveys for Marine Surveyors
  • Flag and Port State Control Inspections
  • Surveying the Hull Structure of a Ship

Superyacht Deckhand Courses


  • New to Industry Superyacht Deck Crew Training
  • An Introduction to the Superyacht Industry
  • How to find a Job as a Superyacht Deckhand
  • Yacht Design
  • Working on Aluminium Vessels
  • Working on GRP Vessels
  • Working on Steel Vessels
  • Working on Wooden Vessels
  • Basic Engineering for Superyacht Deckhands
  • Operating Tenders and Toys
  • Living Aboard
  • Guest Relations
  • Efficient Deckhand
  • Working with Sails and Rigging
  • First Class Steel and Wood Care
  • Operating Tenders and Toys
  • Giving Outstanding Customer Service

Superyacht Management Training Courses

  • Introduction to Superyacht Management
  • Management of Safety on a Superyacht
  • Emergency Preparation and Response on a Superyacht
  • Superyacht Ownership Structures
  • Logistics of Superyacht Management
  • Budgets and Accounting for Superyacht Managers
  • Management of Security on Superyachts
  • Essential Law for Superyacht Managers
  • Insurance of Superyachts
  • Technical Management on Superyachts
  • Managing Superyachts for Charter
  • Superyacht Personnel – Recruitment, Induction,
  • Motivation, Training and Retention of Superyacht Crew

Superyacht New Build Courses

  • An Introduction to Superyacht Building
  • Basics of Superyacht Project Management
  • Basic Law and Contract Law for Superyacht New Builds
  • Managing Expectations During a Superyacht Build
  • Changes and Change Orders During a Superyacht Build
  • The Superyacht Build Process
  • Accountancy and Payments of a Superyacht Build
  • Building the Superyacht
  • Documentation Required when Building a Superyacht
  • Superyacht Project Completion and Acceptance

Superyacht Operations Training

  • An Introduction to the Superyacht Industry
  • Overseeing Personnel on a Superyacht
  • Operational Management of a Superyacht
  • Interior Management and Catering on Superyachts
  • Accounting for Superyacht Operators
  • Chartering a Superyacht, an Operational View
  • Repairs and Maintenance of superyachts
  • Legal Aspects of Superyacht Management
  • Superyacht Insurance
  • New Building Project Management
  • Security and ISPS for Superyachts
  • The International Safety Management Code

Superyacht Refit Training

  • An Introduction to Superyacht Refit Management
  • Refitting a Superyacht
  • Contracts During the Superyacht Refit Process
  • Managing Expectations During a Superyacht Refit
  • The Refit Process of a Superyacht
  • Changes and Change Orders During Superyacht Refit
  • Project Management of a Superyacht Refit
  • Accountancy and Payments During a Superyacht Refit
  • Managing Superyacht Refit Documentation
  • Superyacht Refit Project Completion and Acceptance

Tanker Operations Courses

  • Tanker Operations Introduction
  • Tanker Design and Construction
  • Tanker Stability, Gauging Systems and Operating Systems
  • Tanker Cargo Operational Checks and Procedures
  • Tanker Cargo Management Systems and Safety Control Systems
  • Tanker Fire Safety and Maintenance Systems
  • Shuttle Tankers/FSU/MCV Operations
  • International Codes for Tankers
  • Maritime (Tanker) Law

Yacht Brokerage Courses

  • An Introduction to the Yacht Brokerage Industry
  • An introduction to Types of Yachts and their Technical Descriptions
  • Yacht Registration, Title Rules and Regulations for Yacht Brokers
  • Yacht Brokers and the Law
  • Business Management for Yacht Brokers
  • Understanding the yacht Surveyor in Practice
  • Sea Trials for Yacht Brokers
  • Understanding Valuations in Yachting
  • Understanding Yacht Insurance
  • Understanding Finance in Yachting
  • Understanding the Role of a Yacht Charter Broker
  • Understanding the Role of a Yacht Sales Broker

Yacht and Small Craft Surveying Training

  • An Introduction to the Yacht and Small Craft Industry and the Role of the Yacht and Small Craft Surveyor
  • The Essential Basics of Carrying out a Yacht Survey
  • Report Writing for Marine Surveyors
  • Running a Successful Yacht and Small Craft Surveying Business
  • Essential Law for Yacht and Small Craft Surveyors
  • Surveying GRP Yachts
  • Surveying Steel and Aluminium Yachts
  • Surveying Wooden Boats
  • Surveying Yacht Engines and Systems
  • Surveying Rigs and Sails
  • Valuation Surveys
  • Sea trials for Surveyors
  • Surveying Yacht and Small Craft Engines
  • Surveying Yacht and Small Craft Systems

Other Maritime Courses

  • Conducting an Inclining Test
  • Marine Incident Investigation
  • Maritime Emergency Preparation and Response
  • All Aspects of Using the MYBA Superyacht Broker Agreements
  • Maritime Search and Rescue
  • Radar and ARPA Course
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)
  • Understanding STCW
  • Scaffolding in Shipyards
  • Crane Operation

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