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Online Sustainable Maritime Operations Degree Programs, Online Marine Courses & Mutlimedia STCW and IMO Maritime Training


Videotel Marine International provides maritime training materials for oil, gas and chemical tankers, container, refrigerated cargo, passenger and RO-RO ships, offshore operations, pilots, surveyors, port and terminal operators, and more. VIDEOTEL offers its education and training programs through a web site known as the Videotel Academy (VA). This is a learning management system which has been specifically designed by Videotel for use in the maritime sector. Effective crew training and management solutions in a range of formats and languages are the foundations of Videotel services. The company, part of KVH, has been dedicated to producing comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date products since its founding in 1973.

Videotel began making the training products for the marine industry in 1973, at a time when major shipping companies needed to improve their on board training and IMCO, the forerunner of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), wanted to see high quality training materials supplied to maritime colleges, especially in the developing countries.

Training Programs

Online Degree Programs

  • BSc in Sustainable Maritime Operations: The BSc undergraduate course only has 3 modules so will take a total of about 18 months and a final honours project. It is possible to take a break between modules for family or professional reasons.
  • MSc in Sustainable Maritime Operations: The MSc course consists of 5 modules, each of which takes 16 weeks to study and a final research project. It is usually studied part-time, which means typically about 12-15 hours of study per week. So, overall the MSc degree takes about 2½ years to complete.
  • The Sustainable Maritime Operations degree is a Plymouth University approved degree qualification. It is available to study at undergraduate Bachelors or post-graduate Masters levels. It is delivered by fully tutor supported technology-enhanced distance learning. This course is particularly suitable for middle to senior management grades with marine companies and organisations in the areas of ship management, port operations, marine renewables, offshore oil & gas, engineering and defence.

Online Maritime Courses

  • Chemical Tanker Advanced Training (30 hours)
  • ColRegs & IALA Buoyage (4 hours)
  • Crisis Management and Human Behaviour Training Course (4.5 hours)
  • Designated Security Duties (10 hours)
  • Dynamic Positioning Basic Training (8 hours)
  • ECDIS (18 hours)
  • Enclosed Space Entry and Emergency Awareness (5 hours)
  • Environmental Officer Training (8 hours)
  • GMDSS Training (20 hours)
  • HAZMAT Training (10 hours)
  • IMDG Code Training (10 hours)
  • Incident Investigation (8 hours)
  • ISM Designated Person Basic Training (10 hours)
  • ISO 50001 Energy Management (6 hours)
  • ISO14001 Course (10 hours)
  • Liquefied Gas Tanker Training (40 hours)
  • Making the ISM Code Work for You
  • Marine Environmental Awareness
  • Maritime Labour Convention 2006 - For Ships' Masters (4 hours)
  • Maritime Security Awareness (4 hours)
  • Oil Tanker Safety (40 hours)
  • Onboard Trainer and Assessor Training (7 hours)
  • Prevention of and Reaction to Marine Oil Spills Series - The Seafarer’s Role
  • Prevention of and Reaction to Marine Oil Spills Series Under MARPOL
  • Prevention of and Reaction to Marine Oil Spills Series – Under OPA 90
  • Rescue Boat and Fast Rescue Boat Operations
  • Risk Assessment at Sea (4 hours)
  • Ro-Ro Cargo Handling: Part 1 - Vehicle Deck Safety
  • Ro-Ro Cargo Handling: Part 2 - Vessel Safety
  • Safe Container Operations (6 hours)
  • Safety Officer (40 hours)
  • Shipboard Security Officer (15 hours)
  • Survey and Examination of Lifting Appliances (6 hours)
  • Tanker Familiarization (20 hours)
  • Vessel Resource Management (15 hours)
  • Vessel Structure and Ballast Tank Inspection (3 hours)
  • Working With Tugs (5 hours)

STCW Navigation

  • AIS - Automatic Identification Systems
  • Anchoring Safely
  • Boarding and Leaving a Vessel at Sea
  • Cold and Heavy Weather File, The
  • Collision Avoidance CD-Rom (Version 1.7)
  • Deep Water Ship Handling
  • Emergency Response on Container Ships
  • Helicopter Operations at Sea (Edition 2)
  • Hydrodynamics and Interaction
  • Maneuvering and Control Characteristics of Special Type Ships
  • Maneuvering Characteristics of Special Car Carriers - In Harbour Ship Handling of PCC
  • Meteorology for Safe Navigation in Tropical and Extratropical Cyclones
  • Mooring Series - Series of 3 items
  • Navigating in Ice
  • Pilot on Board! Working Together
  • Ship Handling in Restricted Waters - Bank Effect & Interaction Between Two Ships
  • Shipping Casualty Emergency Response
  • Target Tracking Devices
  • The Safe Use of ECDIS in Practice
  • Understanding English on Board Ship - Series of 2 items
  • Vessel Resource Management - Series of 8 items
  • Wind, Waves and Storms - Series of 2 items
  • Working With Tugs

STCW Cargo Handling & Stowage

  • Bulk Carriers - Handle With Care (Edition 2)
  • Cargo Claim Prevention on Board Reefer Ships
  • Cargo Contamination on Tankers
  • Cargo Loss Prevention on Board Bulk Carriers
  • Chemical Tank Cleaning & Inspection (Edition 2)
  • Chemical Tanker Operations  - Series of 2 items
  • Chemistry of Liquified Gases, The
  • Claim Game - Dry Cargo, Legal Responsibility and Loss Prevention Series, The  - Series of 2 items
  • Crude Oil Washing Operations (Edition 3)
  • Dangerous Goods at Sea - Series of 2 items
  • Safety on Chemical Tankers
  • Effective Refrigerant Control on Board Reefers
  • Engine Room Waste Management Series of - 4 items
  • Fire Fighting & Safe Cargo Operations on Car Carriers
  • Fire Fighting on Container Ships
  • Handling Vegetable Oils
  • Hatch Covers - A Practical Guide
  • Hull Stress Monitoring
  • Introduction to Liquified Gas Carriers, An (Edition 2)
  • Keeping up Standards - Ship Vetting Inspections for Bulk Oil Carriers (Edition 3)
  • Noise and Vibration - The Forgotten Hazards
  • Operation & Maintenance of Inert Gas Systems (Edition 3)
  • Over and Under Pressurisation of Tanks (Edition 2)
  • Physics of Liquified Gases, The
  • Port State Control - Tightening the Net (Edition 2)
  • RO-RO Watertight Integrity
  • Safe Cargo Stowage & Securing
  • Safe Lifting of Non-Cargo Loads
  • Safe Log Carrier Operations
  • Safe Use of Forklift Trucks on Board Ship
  • Ship-Shore Interface (Petroleum Tankers), The
  • Successful Reefer Container Operations
  • Surveying a Bulk Carrier
  • Surveying an Oil Tanker - Part 1
  • Surveying an Oil Tanker - Part 2
  • Tank Cleaning Practice
  • Tank Purging and Line Cleaning Onboard Chemical Tankers
  • Tanker Management and Self Assessment 2
  • The Management and Control of Contractors
  • Vapour Emission Control
  • Watchkeeping in Port
  • When One Thing Leads to Another... Safe Container Operations
  • Working Aloft on Container Ships

More Mutimedia Based STCW Maritime Courses

  • Emergency, Occupational Safety, Medical Care & Survival Courses
  • Electrical, Electronic & Control Engineering Courses
  • Marine Engineering Courses
  • Radio Communications Courses
  • Maintenance & Repair Courses
  • Maritime Training Courses 

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