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ABS Certified Online Ballast Water, Cargo Operation, Cyber Security, Electrical, Environmental, Health & Hygiene, MLC 2006, Navigation, Operations, Safety & Security, Ship Handling Courses and  Ship Energy Efficiency Course

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SQLearn is a training center approved by the Liberian Registry and ABS and offers e-learning courses for seafarers, cruise ship crews and yachts crews. The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is a classification society, with a mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment, primarily through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine-related facilities.

The e-learning modules are designed according to the latest e-learning standards and are interactive, use multimedia elements like narration and 3D videos. The certified e-learning courses address safety training needs and are available onboard and ashore.

The training management and detailed, real-time reporting of training activities of the onboard and ashore workforce will be provided. The courses comply with industry and enterprise regulations and improve risk management as training contributes to identifying, understanding, and eliminating risks.

The following E-learning courses are certified according to American Bureau of Shipping - ABS Standards for Certification of Maritime Education Facilities & Training Courses.

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Leadership & Communication Courses Online

  • Leadership, Delegation and Empowerment at Sea (1.5 hours): This online course focuses on empowering personnel to perform their duties at their best, encouraging others to develop themselves and improving teamwork. Who should attend - All crew and especially Masters, Chief Officers, Chief Engineers, as well as, shore personnel.
  • Effective Communication Onboard Ships (2 hours): This online course focuses on giving and receiving communication and feedback clearly, precisely and in an assertive and affirmative way. Who should attend - All crew.
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Ballast Water Courses Online

  • Ballast Water Treatment - Maintenance & Troubleshooting (10.5 hours): The aim of this course is to help trainees become familiar with the actions needed, to maintain ERMA FIRST BWTS components and whole system, at specific time intervals as described in the BWTS manual. Who should attend - All crew (Operational & Management).
  • Ballast Water Treatment - Operations (13.5 hours): This online course aims to provide information about ERMA FIRST BWTS components and overall system operation, in order to be prepared to operate the system. Who should attend - All crew (Operational & Management).
  • Ballast Water Treatment - Technologies (1 hour): This online course aims to help trainees become familiar with the philosophy, methods and means used to treat ballast water. Who should attend - All crew (Operational & Management).
  • Ballast Water Management - Legislation 2.5 hours): The aim of this course is to provide awareness of the Articles and Regulations of the Ballast Water Management Convention, the Guidelines accompanying the Convention, BWMP development, implementation and operation, BWRB keeping, the USCG Ballast water program and the EPA compliance. Who should attend - All crew (Operational & Management).
  • Ballast Water Management - Compliance, Monitoring & Enforcement (3 hours): The aim of this course is to help trainees become familiar with the compliance and monitoring requirements of the IMO, USCG and EPA. Who should attend - All crew (Operational & Management).
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Cargo Operations Courses Online

  • Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Management (3 hours): In this course you will comprehend the nature of VOC emissions, as well as how these emissions can be reduced by means of specialized equipment, best practices, specific procedures and thorough planning and monitoring. Who should attend - Shipboard personnel (Management and Operational) involved in the cargo operations on crude oil tankers.
  • Hose Handling Cranes (2 hours): Hose Handling Cranes online course provides guidance in order to ensure the smooth operation of the ship’s crane. This course is suitable for all crew (Operational & Management).
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Cyber Security Courses Online

  • Cyber Security for Ashore Personnel (5 hours): The aim of this course is to raise awareness and train all the Companies’ personnel concerning Cyber Security. Who should attend -  All company’s employees.
  • Cyber Security Awareness Training for Ship Crew Members (5.5 hours): The aim of this course is to enhance the understanding of what Cyber Security is and provide information regarding the respective threats, the system’s vulnerabilities, the risk assessment process, the procedural and technical measures. Who should attend - All crew (Operational & Management).
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Environmental Courses Online

  • Ship’s Garbage Management Plan & Garbage Record Book (5 hours): Upon the completion of these courses, the participants will have a thorough knowledge of the regulations of Annex V of MARPOL. Who should attend - Masters and officers on all types of ships over 100 gross tonnage and/or certified to carry 15 or more persons.
  • Oil Record Book - Part I (Machinery Space) (6 hours): Provides guidance on how to record a wide variety of operations by following the IMO guidance. Who should attend - Masters and Engine officers, Cadets.
  • IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap (4.5 hours): The aim of this course is to familiarize the course participant with all the aspects of the IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap Regulations and provide in-depth knowledge. Who should attend - Shore-based and shipboard personnel (Management and Operational).
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Electrical Courses Online

  • Familiarization with High Voltage (7 hours): This course is intended to provide an in depth description of High Voltage electrical and automation systems, with typical voltages of 3.3 KV and 6.6 KV, as well as the procedures for their installation and testing. Who should attend - The session should be attended by those involved with ship electrical networks, office superintendents and shipboard engineer and electro-technical officers.
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Food Safety and Hygiene Courses Online

  • Safety Food Sanitation System (8 hours): The aim of this course is to teach the essentials of food safety, food microbiology, the sanitary design principles for facilities and equipment and the correct procedures for cleaning and sanitation. Who should attend - Members of the Catering Department.
  • Food Safety Onboard Ship (7 hours): The aim of this course is to properly prepare seafarers to carry out their duties on board ships, by applying the food safety principles. Who should attend - Any person, including temporary food handlers and contractors, who directly handles packaged or unpackaged food, food equipment and utensils or food contact surfaces and is therefore expected to comply with food hygiene requirements.
  • Health and Hygiene (4 hours): The aim of this course is to properly prepare seafarers to carry out their duties on board ships, by applying the food safety principles. Who should attend - All crew (Operational & Management).
  • Housekeeping (2.5 hours): The aim of this course is to properly prepare seafarers to carry out their duties on board a ship, by applying the housekeeping principles. Who should attend - Crew members having responsibilities related to cleaning of areas, equipment, surfaces, furniture, laundry and other housekeeping activities.
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Health & Medical Courses Online

  • Fatigue Awareness & Management (4 hours): Fatigue Awareness & Management online course intends to enhance participants’ understanding importance of obtaining the necessary rest. Who should attend - All Ship Personnel.
  • Medical First Aid - Accidents and Treatment (4 hours): The aim of this course is to provide all crew members with basic information for treating patients with common injuries, as well as patients after serious accidents. Who should attend - All Ship Personnel.
  • Emergency First Aid (6 hours): The aim of this course is to provide all crew members with basic information about emergency first aid procedures, such as Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the use of Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) and the treatment of victims of choking, bleeding and shock. Who should attend - All Ship Personnel.
  • Hospital Set-up & Patient’s Treatment (Examination Procedures) (4 hours): The aim of this course is to provide all crew members with basic information about the proper arrangement of a ship’s hospital, the procedures of patients’ examination and the ways of using external help in case of an emergency. Who should attend - All crew (Deck & Engine).
  • Structure & Function of the Human Body (2 hours): The aim of this course is to provide all crew members with basic information about the structure and function of all the biological systems of the human body. Who should attend - All crew (Deck & Engine).
  • Basic Trauma Treatment Onboard (2 hours): Basic trauma treatment onboard online course aims to raise awareness regarding Traumatic injuries that might arise on board vessels. Who should attend - All crew, especially recommended for Chief Officer & Chief Engineer.
  • Preventive Healthcare Onboard Ships (3 hours): The aim of this course is to raise awareness regarding Preventive healthcare. Preventive healthcare, or prophylaxis, consists of measures taken for disease prevention. Who should attend - All crew.
  • Mental and Neurological Emergencies Onboard Ships (4 hours): The aim of this course is to raise awareness regarding Mental and neurological Emergencies that might arise on board vessels. Who should attend - All crew.
  • Surgical Emergencies Onboard Ships (3 hours): The aim of this course is to raise awareness regarding Surgical Emergencies that might arise on board vessels. Who should attend - All crew.
  • Orthopedic Emergencies Awareness Onboard (3 hours): course aims to raise awareness regarding Orthopedic Emergencies that might arise on board vessels. Musculoskeletal injury refers to damage of muscular or skeletal systems, which is usually due to a strenuous activity. Who should attend - All crew, especially recommended for Chief Officer & Chief Engineer.
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies Awareness Onboard Ships (3 hours): This course aims to raise awareness regarding Gastrointestinal Emergencies that might occur onboard vessels. Gastrointestinal emergencies are serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions, which usually develop suddenly and require immediate medical attention. Who should attend - All crew, especially recommended for Chief Officer & Chief Engineer.
  • Respiratory and other Emergencies Awareness Onboard (2 hours): This course aims to raise awareness regarding Respiratory emergencies that might occur on board vessels. Respiratory diseases affect the lungs and other parts of the respiratory system. Who should attend - All crew, especially recommended for Chief Officer & Chief Engineer.
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ISPS Courses Online

  • STCW Designated security duties (DSD) Online (Liberian Approved): This course aims to provide the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS, the ISPS Code, and section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code.
  • STCW security awareness training (PSA) Online (Liberian Approved): This course aims to provide the knowledge required to enable personnel without designated security duties in accordance with the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS, the ISPS Code, and section A-VI/6-1 of the STCW Code.
  • STCW/ISPS ship security officer (SSO) Online (Liberia Approved): The ship security officer (SSO) online course covers the duties and responsibilities with respect to the security of a ship, for implementing and maintaining a Ship Security Plan and for liaising with the Company Security Officer (CSO) and with Port Facility Security Officers (PFSOs). The framework for this is found in Section A-VI/5 of the 2010 amendments to the STCW Code.
  • Company security officer (CSO-Liberia Approved): The aim of this course is to provide adequate knowledge to those who may be designated to perform the duties and responsibilities of a company security officer, as defined in paragraph 2.1.7 (and paragraph 11) of the ISPS Code, Part A, Annex of MSC/Circ.1154, and the I M O Model Course 3.20.
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MLC 2006 Courses Online

  • Ship’s Cook Course According to M L C 2006 Regulation 3.2 (Liberia Approved) (16 hours): Ship’s Cook M L C 2006 online course for the fundamentals of Cooking, Food Safety Management as well as galley Health and Hygiene procedures. Who should attend - Chief Cook and Messman.
  • Maritime labour convention (2006) - ratings (2 hours): The aim of this course is to provide seafarers with the required information in order to comprehend the requirements of the maritime labour convention 2006 for seafarers’ working and living conditions onboard. Who should attend - Deck & Engine Operational level.
  • Maritime labour convention (2006) - officers (4.5 hours): The aim of this course is to provide Officers of vessels with the required information in order to comprehend the requirements of the maritime labour convention 2006 for seafarers’ working and living conditions onboard. Who should attend - Deck Μanagement, Engine Management.
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Navigation Courses Online

  • COLREGs - Rules of the Road (5.5 hours): The aim of this course is to familiarize the participants with all the aspects of the COLREGs and how they are managed onboard. Who should attend - Masters, Chief Officers, 2nd Officers, 3rd Officers, Apprentice Officers / Deck Cadets.
  • ECDIS System & Electronic Chart Types (5 hours): The aim of this course is to provide learners with the required information in order to introduce them to the normal configurations of ECDIS and the various chart types. Navigational Safety is a priority. Who should attend - Deck Officers, Management and Operational Level.
  • Voyage Planning & Route Monitoring with ECDIS (5 hours): This online course aims to provide learners with the required information in order to introduce them to the normal configurations of ECDIS and the various chart types. Who should attend - Deck Officers, Management and Operational Level.
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Operations / Engineering Courses Online

  • Bunker Fuels Ops & Malpractices (6 hours): The aim of this course is to explain guidelines, procedures, best practices and current regulations and standards followed, along with malpractice cases. Who should attend - Shipping Companies (Μasters, Chief Officers, Engineers), Oil companies (Bunkering Dpt), Bunker suppliers / traders.
  • Fuel Bunkering Operations (4 hours): The aim of the course is to provide all crew members with the required information about fuel bunkering procedures, introducing all the necessary precautions to ensure onboard safety, environmental protection and Company’s reputation. Who should attend - All crew (Deck & Engine)
  • Oily Water Separator (5 hours): The aim of this course is to enhance participants’ understanding of the basic principles of separation of oil from bilge water, along with the procedures for operation and maintenance of an Oily Water Separator. Who should attend - All engine Officers, All Deck Officers.
  • Fuel Oil Change Over Procedures (7 hours): The purpose of this module is to prepare ship personnel on how to change over fuel properly, according to rules and regulations during the vessel’s voyage. Who should attend - Masters, Officers and Crew of the Engine Department.
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Safety & Security Courses Online

  • Ship Safety Officer (5 hours): Under the International Safety Management (ISM code), every ship must appoint a Ship Safety Officer who has the knowledge, experience, and skills to look over the important safety issues related to ship safety and crew’s well-being. Who should attend - Existing and prospective Safety Officers.
  • Port state control - Inspections (7 hours): The student will be offered a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of the Port State Control New Inspection Regime, as well as the USCG and AMSA requirements.
  • Vessel’s Maintenance (2 hours): The aim of this course is to provide guidance regarding Onboard maintenance. Who should attend - Vessel’s crew (Deck & Engine).
  • Guide on Safe Mooring Operations and Procedures (6 hours): By completing this course the student will be able to identify hazards associated with mooring operations and comprehend all the relevant procedures on safe mooring operations. Who should attend - All Ship-based staff
  • Port state control - AMSA & USCG (4 hours): The aim of this course is to provide sea-going personnel (Management and Operational) with the required information in order to prepare and respond effectively to inspections conducted in Australia and the United States. Who should attend - Deck Operational and support, Engine Operational and support, Deck Μanagement and support, Engine Management and support.
  • Port state control - Raising Awareness (4 hours): The aim of this course is to provide sea going personnel (Operational) with the required information in order to prepare and respond effectively and properly to Port State Control inspections. Who should attend - Deck Operational and support, Engine Operational and support.
  • Enclosed Space Entry & Rescue (9 hours): Every ship is required to implement specific rules and regulations (ISM code, MCA publication, IMO Resolution A.1050 (27), ISGOTT Chapter 10 and MSC.1/Circ 1401) regarding enclosed space entry. Who should attend - All Crew Members (Operational & Management)
  • Planning of Works (3 hours): The aim of this course is to highlight the importance of work planning as an integral part of health & safety work practice and to familiarize the participants with each aspect of this process. Who should attend - Master, Chief Officer, 2nd Officer, 3rd Officer, Chief Engineer, 2nd Engineer, 3rd Engineer, 3rd Engineer, Bosun, Pumpman.
  • Practical risk management (1.5 hours): In this course, basic information about risk management and how to conduct a risk assessment will be provided. Who should attend - All seafarers and office personnel.
  • Behavior Based Safety (4 hours): The aim of this course is to enhance participants’ understanding of the fundamentals of Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) and to provide solid information regarding the effective implementation of BBS programs. Who should attend - Shore-based and shipboard personnel (Management and Operational).
  • Recovery of Persons from Water (3.5 hours): The aim of this course is to provide guidance to the Master and the crew of a vessel regarding the plan and procedures for recovering persons from the water and to make them familiar with cold water survival techniques. Who should attend - All crew (Operational & Management).
  • Ship’s SOLAS Training Manual (FFE) - Part I - Theory of fire & Fire Extinguishment (Management) (4 hours): Theory of fire & Fire Extinguishment (Management) online course provides an overview of firefighting techniques, including using fire extinguishers and fighting fire with hoses and fixed installations as well as all necessary information required under a ship’s Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) Training Manual. Who should attend - Deck and Engine Management and support.
  • Ship’s SOLAS Training Manual (FFE) - Part I - Theory of fire & Fire Extinguishment (Operational) (4 hours): This course provides an overview of firefighting techniques, including using fire extinguishers and fighting fire with hoses and fixed installations as well as all necessary information required under a ship’s SOLAS Training Manual. Who should attend: - Masters, Officers and on board Crew.
  • Ship’s SOLAS Training Manual (FFE) - Part II - Structural Fire Protection (4 hours): Structural Fire Protection online course aims to provide an overview of the structural fire protection of vessels with regards to the fire precautions of important areas of ships, the class divisions and the emergency power supply systems. Who should attend - Deck Operational, Deck Management, Engine Operational, Engine Management and support.
  • Ship’s SOLAS Training Manual (FFE) - Part III: Fire Fighting Equipment (4 hours): Fire Fighting Equipment online course provides an overview of firefighting techniques, including using fire extinguishers and fighting fire with hoses and fixed installations as well as all necessary information required under a ship’s SOLAS Training Manual. Who should attend - Masters, Officers and on board Crew.
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Ship Energy Efficiency Courses Online

  • CII Regulation Awareness & SEEMP Part III (Liberia Approved) (2 hours): The ships subject to the CII rating, are required to develop a Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) Part III. From 2023, the IMO Data Collection System (DCS) will be subject to the CII rating, and a rating (A, B, C, D or E) will be given to each ship from 2024. This course will help you to comprehend the fundamentals of CII Regulation & SEEMP Part III, as well as the respective implementation schedule. Who should attend - Designated Office Personnel.
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Ship Handling Courses Online

  • STS Transfer Operation (TNK) (7 hours): Ship to Ship (STS) trasfer operation online course provides guidance to participating crews to help them to be aware of the STS operation from start to finish. Who should attend - All Deck Personnel.
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LAST UPDATED ON Dec 11, 2022