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Maritime English, STCW, Safefty & Security, Yacht and Other Maritime Intercative eLearning Courses for Professional Seafarers

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Established in 1994 to provide English language training solutions for the shipping industry, Marlins has expanded the range of training products and services to provide a range of packages including vocational training courses for seafarers.

Marlins work with hundreds of companies worldwide which give insight into crewing and training issues in almost every key crew supply country.


Marlins English Language Training (ELT) products are known and used internationally to assess and develop English language competency levels and, the eLearning products have been adopted fleet-wide by leading ship managers to help train mixed nationality seafarers both on board and on shore.

Included in the range of services is the delivery of one-off training sessions, the set up and management of training programs at crewing sites worldwide and the development of bespoke training products.

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Marlins E-learning Programs




Maritime English Courses

  • An Introduction to Standard Maritime Communication Phrases
  • English for Marine Engineers: Elementary Level (3.5 hours)

STCW Courses

  • STCW Crisis Management and Human Behavior on Passenger Ships (2.5 hours)
  • STCW Crowd Management on Passenger Ships (1.5 hours)
  • STCW Ice Navigation in Polar Waters, Basic Level (10 hours)
  • STCW Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity (2.5 hours)
  • STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities (PSSR) (1.25 hours)
  • STCW Security Awareness (1.5 hours)
  • STCW Security Duties (2.5 hours)
  • STCW Ship Familiarization (Company Specific)

Business Conduct Courses

  • Business Ethics: Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Training (2 hours)
  • Data Protection Awareness (1.5 hours)

Cargo Handling Courses

  • Carriage of Dangerous Cargoes in Bulk (1.5 hours)
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • IMDG Code (1.5 hours)
  • Venting Systems on Chemical Tankers (1 hour)
  • Venting Systems on Oil Tankers (1.5 hour)

Crew Preparation Courses

  • Business Ethics: Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Training (2 hours)
  • Cold Weather Operations (3.5 hours)
  • Commercial Awareness (1 hour)
  • Diversity and Inclusion at Sea (1.5 hours)
  • Drugs and Alcohol (1 hour)
  • Engine Watchkeeping Standards and Expectations (1 hour)
  • Fatigue Management (1.5 hours)
  • Health and Welfare in Tropical Climates (1.75 hours)
  • Hours of Work and Rest Record Keeping (1.5 hours)
  • Humanitarian Response (2 hours)
  • Introduction to Risk Assessment (1 hour)
  • Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (MLC) (1.5 hours)
  • Piracy (1.5 hours)
  • Port State Control (2 hour)
  • Risk Management (1 hour)
  • SOPEP / SMPEP Response (2 hours)
  • Working Effectively Across Cultures (1.5 hours)

Crew Wellbeing Courses

  • Anxiety in Seafarers (30 minutes)
  • Dignity at Work: Bullying & Harassment (1 hour)
  • Diversity and Inclusion at Sea (1.5 hours)
  • Drugs and Alcohol (1 hour)
  • Fatigue Management (1.5 hours)
  • Healthy Eating and Physical Wellbeing (1 hour)
  • Hours of Work and Rest Record Keeping (1.5 hours)
  • Managing Depression (30 minutes)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (45 minutes)
  • Resilience Program (6 hours)
  • Social Isolation (1 hour)
  • Stress Management (1 hour)
  • Working Effectively Across Cultures (1.5 hours)

Cruise Ship Courses

  • Cruise Ship Master’s Weekly Checks (1.75 hours)
  • Cruise Ship Safety Officer
  • Enclosed Spaces (2 hours)
  • Gas Detectors (1 hour)
  • Health and Welfare in Tropical Climates (1.75 hours)
  • Painting and Surfaces (1 hour)
  • Pipeline Inspection (1.25 hours)
  • Safe Bunkering (2 hours)
  • Safe Mooring (2.5 hours)
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) (1.5 hours)
  • Slips, Trips and Falls (1 hour)
  • SOPEP / SMPEP Response (2 hours)
  • STCW Crisis Management and Human Behavior on Passenger Ships (2.5 hours)
  • STCW Crowd Management on Passenger Ships (1.5 hours)
  • Toolbox Talks (0.75 hour)

Deck and Navigation Courses

  • Navigation Standards (1.5 hours)
  • Safe Mooring (2.5 hours)
  • Secure Anchoring and Effective Inspection (2 hours)

Emergency Response Courses

  • Humanitarian Response (2 hours)
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) (1.5 hours)
  • SOPEP / SMPEP Response (2 hours)

Energy and Fuel Courses

  • Fuel Management (2 hours)
  • Low Sulphur 2020 (2 hours)
  • Oily Water Separators (OWS) (2.5 hours)
  • Safe Bunkering (2 hours)

Environmental Courses

  • Ballast Water Management (1.5 hours)
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Environmental Awareness (2.5 hours)
  • Environmental Record Keeping (1.5 hours)
  • Oily Water Separators (OWS) (2.5 hours)
  • Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (2 hours)
  • Tank Cleaning for Oil Tankers (1.5 hours)
  • US Hazmat Regulations Awareness - Bulk Carriers (1 hour)
  • US Hazmat Regulations Awareness - Container Ships (1 hour)
  • Vessel General Permit (VGP) (2 hours)
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Emission Control (2 hours)

Hotel Service Courses

  • Catering for Galley Staff (1.5 hours)
  • Hygiene for Galley Staff (1.5 hours)
  • Introduction to Interior Service (7 hours)

Inspection and Maintenance Courses

  • Engine Watchkeeping Standards and Expectations (1 hour)
  • Fire Fighting Equipment and Maintenance (2 hours)
  • Gas Detectors (1 hour)
  • Isolation Control (0.5 hour)
  • Lifeboat Training (4 hours)
  • Master’s Weekly Checks (1.75 hours)
  • Painting and Surfaces (1 hour)
  • Pipeline Inspection (1.25 hours)
  • Port State Control (2 hours)
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Safety Officer (2.5 hours)
  • Secure Anchoring and Effective Inspection (2 hours)
  • Tank Cleaning for Oil Tankers (1.5 hours)

Safety Courses

  • Accident Investigation (2 hours)
  • Behavioral Safety (2 hours)
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
  • Drugs and Alcohol (1 hour)
  • Enclosed Spaces (2 hours)
  • Fatigue Management (1.5 hours)
  • Fire Fighting Equipment and Maintenance (2 hours)
  • Gas Detectors (1 hour)
  • Hours of Work and Rest Record Keeping (1.5 hours)
  • Introduction to Risk Assessment (1 hour)
  • Isolation Control (0.5 hour)
  • Lifeboat Training (4 hours)
  • Marine Safety Training Package for Contractors (2 hours)
  • Risk Assessment (1 hour)
  • Slips, Trips and Falls (1 hour)
  • STCW Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety and Hull Integrity (2.5 hours)
  • STCW Ship Familiarization (Company Specific)
  • Toolbox Talks (0.75 hour)
  • US Hazmat Regulations Awareness - Bulk Carriers (1 hour)
  • US Hazmat Regulations Awareness - Container Ships (1 hour)

Ship Security Courses

  • Cyber Security (0.5 hours)
  • Piracy (1.5 hours)
  • STCW Security Awareness (1.5 hours)
  • STCW Security Duties (2.5 hours)

Shore Staff Courses

  • Cyber Security (0.5 hours)
  • Introduction to Shipping (2.5 hours)