Seagull benefits from mandatory training for NIS flag vessels

Feb 16 2018

More shipowners have registered their vessels back to the Norwegian flag during the past three years.

According to Olav Akselsen, Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) director, “More than 230 vessels have been registered in NIS since 2014, most of them coming back to Norwegian flag, due to changed operational terms for the owners.”

"It is also positive for Seagull that more vessels than before are flagging back into NIS," said Roger Ringstad, Seagull Maritime managing director, "We have been delivering courses on Norwegian Maritime rules & regulations, as well as safety, health and the environment for more than a decade, and the quality of these courses are almost unmatched in the market.

“The approval by the NMA for our Norwegian Maritime rules and regulations as an on board course in March, 2017 has given us a further advantage. Customers are finding the flexibility of the on board course solution to be extremely convenient for their officers, and we see it is a preferred method for completing the course."

For all non-Norwegian Masters serving on board a NIS or NOR registered vessel, it is a requirement to undertake approved training in the rules and regulations. Norwegian flag state also requires that the safety and environmental work on board is organised and implemented in a safe and proper manner.

The Master must ensure that safety representatives are elected and that a work environment committee is established. Safety representatives and other members of the working environment committee must also have the appropriate training.

Seagull’s on board course solutions for the rules and regulations and safety, health and environment are high quality courses that save  time and money when completed on board, the company claimed.

Feedback from these courses also showed that doing the course on the vessel makes them much more relevant, as it makes the crew more aware of the environment and surroundings on board their own vessel.


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