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USCG, STCW & MCA Approved Maritime Training for Seafarers and Marine Pilots in Fort Lauderdale

resolve maritime academy

Resolve Maritime Academy is Resolve's maritime training division. The Academy is comprised of two sections, Fire & Safety which specializes in shipboard fire, safety and hazardous materials response training, and Simulation, which specializes in bridge safety and navigation training using a full mission bridge simulator, bridge wing, and mini-bridges..

Resolve Maritime Academy offers maritime certification courses for tanker, cruise line and private yacht personnel crew. The Resolve Maritime Academy trains more than 1,700 personnel per year and has trained more than 17,000. This business model provides for first-class training across all Resolve companies as the staff are trained in-house at the training facilities, assuring every member of the Resolve team, from salvage master to deckhand, are adequately trained to handle maritime emergency situations.

The academy is part of Resolve Marine Group which is a multi-faceted marine services group with sabsidiaries that specialize in Emergency Response, Marine Salvage, Fire & Hazard Response, Wreck Removal, General Marine Services, and Maritime Training.

Training Programs



Open Enrollment Courses

  • Advanced Firefighting Revalidation (1 day): This course is intended to provide realistic and practical firefighting training to the Maritime Industry, both public and private.
  • Advanced Damage Control (5 days): With three full days in the wet trainer attendees gain the knowledge and understanding needed to safely and quickly address flooding in a safe and controlled, yet realistic environment. The classroom portion focuses on issues specific to the type of vessels in focus and stresses the need for ship's crew to understand the value and limitations of safety features such as watertight doors, cross flooding and down flooding arrangements and their purpose.
  • Bridge Resource Management (2 days): This course is APA approved and strongly recommended by the APA to be taken at least every five years by state-licensed pilots. This interactive two-day course is designed to provide pilots with the knowledge and understanding of Bridge Resource Management principles and practices.
  • Basic Firefighting Revalidation (4 hours): This course will allow the students to demonstrate the skills needed to revalidate their STCW Certification and continue to be able to prevent accidents, injuries, and harm to our environment; function safely and harmoniously in the chain of command; and in case of a fire emergency, react in the correct manner.
  • Basic Firefighting (STCW) (2 days): The course provides the necessary minimum fire prevention and firefighting training to meet the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) code, tables A-VI/1-2 as required by the USCG and the IMO.
  • Basic Safety Training (STCW) (5 days): Provides the necessary training to meet the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) code, tables A-VI/1-1 through A-VI/1-4 as required by the USCG and the IMO.
  • Confined Space (2 days): This course is designed to give the student the awareness and knowledge of working in confined spaces according to CFR1910.146.
  • Confined Space Refresher (1 day): This class gives 8 hrs of annual refresher according to CFR1910.146.
  • Combined Basic & Advanced Fire Fighting (USCG) (5 days): This combined course is designed to provide mariners with the knowledge and skills they need to develop a realistic shipboard fire prevention program, effectively organize fire teams and respond to fires aboard a ship.
  • Dynamic Positioning (5 days): The Induction Course also known as the basic course will be offered for Deck, Engine, and ETO Officers and is predominantly theory-based with guided practical exercises that introduce the trainee to various DP operational modes.
  • Damage Control (1 day): he Damage Control Class/Wet Trainer is designed to be half classroom training and half in the wet trainer to reinforce classroom training and to provide students with real world experience in: Isolation of flooding and emergency repairs to ruptured piping systems.
  • ECDIS Generic IMO 1.27 (5 days): The purpose of this course is to provide trainees with an in-depth understanding of ECDIS as laid out in the IMO model course but with an emphasis on practical application.
  • ERRM (5 days): The goal of this 40-hour Engine Resource Management course (Operational/Management Level) is to provide trainees with knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in the following - maintaining a safe engineering watch at the operational level, applying effective resource management, and utilizing leadership and managerial skills at the management level.
  • Fast Rescue Boat (STCW) (4 days): This course is an approved, classroom and exercise based program of instruction designed to meet the requirements for certificate issue as specified in section A-V1/2 of the International convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers, 1995.
  • Fire Resource Management (2 days): This course was developed for the professional firefighter as a commitment to change fire and emergency service leadership and operating cultures.
  • First Aid & CPR (1 day): CPR/AED/1ST Aid training covers the proper steps in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automatic external defibrillator for the general public to the healthcare provider and provides basic first aid training to meet STCW and national standards.
  • Hazwoper (5 days): This course meets 29CFR 1910.120 and is designed for workers who are involved in clean up operations, voluntary clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous materials or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.
  • Leadership and Managerial Skill (5 days): This course covers elements of leadership considered essential for the Master, Senior officer, Chief Mate, Chief Engineer and Second Engineer. Topics covered include Personnel, Task, and Workload management, decision making skills and training.
  • LNG Awareness (8 hours): This course was developed to explain and examine the history, properties, distribution, dangers and needs when dealing with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
  • Management of Electrical & Electronic Control Equipment (MEECE) (5 days): The goal of this course is to provide knowledge and understanding of how to perform management level tasks, duties, and responsibilities related to electrical and electronic control engineering equipment of ships powered by main propulsions machinery of 3,000 KW propulsion power or more.
  • Marine Firefighting for Landbased Firefighters (DHS Approved) (5 days): This course is designed to orient the student to the maritime industry, covering such topics as ship's organization and construction, in-depth strategy and tactics for various ship configurations, similarities and differences between ship and structural firefighting.
  • Maritime Security Awareness (1/2 day): This course is intended to provide the knowledge required for all personnel who are not assigned specific duties in connection with a security plan but are involved in the work of ports, facilities, and vessels and are therefore affected by the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, and/or Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, and/or the IMO ISPS Code, and/or U.S. Coast Guard regulations contained in 33 CFR Chapter 1 Subchapter H
  • MCA Advanced Firefighting (4 days): The MCA Advanced Fire Fighting course is designed to provide mariners with the knowledge and skills needed to develop a realistic shipboard fire prevention program.
  • MCA Advanced Firefighting Updating (4 hours): Upon completion of this course the students will be able to develop a realistic shipboard fire prevention program, effectively organize fire teams and respond to fires aboard their ship and have an understanding of the effects of firefighting water on their vessel.
  • MSC Shipboard Helicopter Firefighting (1 day): It is a one day course that focuses on the techniques of fighting this type of multidimensional fire on a vessel.
  • Portable Fire Extinguisher (1/2 day): The training includes using the extinguishers in actual fire conditions on propane fueled props that includes class A fires, a generator, a galley stove, a pressurized pipe and flange, a burning fuel fire, and a helicopter simulator.
  • Personal Survival Techniques Revalidation (4 hours): This course will allow the students to demonstrate the skills needed to revalidate their STCW Certification and continue to be able to prevent accidents, injuries etc.
  • Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch Motor Assessments Only (2 days): Applicants who use this approval to apply for endorsement as RFPEW- Motor Only must document at least 180 days of seagoing service that involves experience associated with engine room functions and involves the performance of duties carried out under the direct supervision of an engineer officer or a qualified STCW rating.
  • Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (3 days): The goal of this course is to provide trainees with knowledge and understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW).
  • Supervisor and Assessor Train the Trainer (4 days): This course is designed to provide the student with applications and principals that aid the adult learner.
  • Vessel, Company, and Facility Security Officer (3 days): This course is intend to provide knowledge required for personnel who are assigned responsibilities as Company, Facility or Vessel Security Officers to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002.
  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties: This course is intended to provide the knowledge required for vessel personnel who are assigned specific security duties in connection with Vessel Security Plan (VSP) to perform their duties in accordance with the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, and/or the IMO ISPS Code, and/or relevant U.S. Coast Guard regulations contained in 33 CFR Chapter 1 Subchapter H. The course aim is also to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency in Table A-VI/6 of the STCW Code and the mandatory training requirements in 33 CFR Part 104.

Pilot Courses



  • Advanced COLREGS - Pilots (4 days): The COLREGS for Pilots course is a comprehensive 32-hour course covering Collision Regulations & Annexes (Inland & International) for Pilots.
  • Advanced Shiphandling - Pilots (2 days): This simulator course gives pilots the opportunity to enhance their piloting skills by introducing challenging but realistic shiphandling scenarios using various ship models including conventional and podded propulsion.
  • Bridge Resource Management - Pilots (2 days): This course is APA approved and strongly recommended by the APA to be taken at least every five years by state-licensed pilots.
  • COLREGS Refresher - Pilots (1 day): The COLREGS for Pilots course is an 8-hour refresher course designed to review the most important Collision Regulations (Inland & International) for Pilots.
  • ECDIS - Pilots (2 days): This course is designed for professional Pilots and will cover key elements of the use and functionality of various ECDIS platforms.
  • Legal Aspects of Piloting (1 day): This interactive one day course will give pilot's an overview of federal, state, and international pilotage regulations and will address current regulatory issues affecting pilot.
  • Podded Propulsion - Pilots (2 days): This two-day simulator based course gives pilots hands-on pod training designed to increase their proficiency and comfort level while maneuvering with pods. Pilots will have the opportunity to experiment with different pod configurations for docking, undocking and transiting channels.

Custom Courses

  • Advanced COLREGS (4 days): The COLREGS course for Licensed Officers is a comprehensive 32-hour course covering Collision Regulations & Annexes (Inland & International)
  • Advanced Shiphandling - Conventional  (5 days): This course has been designed in conjunction with Resolve Maritime Academies cruise ship clients in order to address the complex methodology of maneuvering large, conventionally powered vessels.
  • Advanced Shiphandling - Podded  (5 days): This course was designed in conjunction with Resolve Maritime Academies cruise ship clients in order to address the complex methodology involved in maneuvering large podded cruise vessels.
  • COLREGS Refresher (1 day): The COLREGS course is an 8-hour refresher course designed to review the most important Collision Regulations (Inland & International) for ship's officers.
  • Incident Command for the Marine Officer: This course covers the concepts of functioning under the incident command system.
  • Industrial Fire Brigade: Custom developed course for the industry client, from initial training to advanced training.
  • Vessel Resource Management - Combined Bridge and Engine (5 days): This course's principal aim is to reduce the risk of accidents at sea with focus on casualty prevention and human error through a better understanding of the application of Leadership and Team working Skills and, the use of Leadership and Managerial Skills through shared dialogue, case studies, mock trial and simulation.
  • Yacht Safety Programs: Program options include pre-instruction on-board safety survey, live fire exercises, on-board training sessions using vessel equipment, or USCG and STCW certification.

Online Courses

  • LNG Awareness for Transportation & Emergency Response: This course aims to improve awareness as it relates to LNG by focusing on – Composition, Production, Uses, Transportation, and Potential hazard response.

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