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The experience regarding classification, the high competency combined with the close cooperation with academic institutions and experienced shipping executives not only in the Philippines region but abroad as well, they create the basic cognitive axis for the design of GLOBAL TRAINING SYSTEM G.T.S. training courses.
These courses, initially aimed at the training of maritime executives regarding ISM/ISPS/MLC codes. However, they have been enriched, covering a wider agenda, including issues such as the proper handling of the human factor as the leading factor in safety issues as well as more sensitive issues, related to intercultural differences, such as cultural and religious diversities that coexist on the vessels and the shipping companies. The trainees acquire professional certificates and diplomas of specialization from G.T.S., which seems to be one of the most dynamic and probably uniquely adapted to the actual requirements of modern shipping companies.
The e-learning method of the GLOBAL TRAINING SYSTEM in collaboration with St. Thomas Polytechnic of Shipping and the Institute of Nautical Studies offers directly to the students of maritime programs, upon the completion of their studies, additional certification-recognition according to the quality characteristics of the International and European standards.


Aim is to improve the general knowledge and awareness of the dangers involved in using or dealing in drugs.

It will enable crew members of all ranks to recognize the signs of a person using them, and to identify substances suspected as drugs when encountering them onboard.

Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Maritime Sector(PADAMS)
Regulation VIII/1, Paragraph 2, Section B- VIII/1, Paragraph 6, 7, 8 & 9 of the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended

The Certificate in Bunkering Operations and Management is ideal for anyone involved with bunker fuel who requires an in-depth understanding of the industry, the way the market operates, commercial, technical and operational considerations, plus how the industry is regulated. Delivered by flexible online distance learning, this bunker training course fulfils the bunker management school requirements for everyone in the industry.

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

This STCW Crowd Management online course aims to train seafarers on how to deal with passengers and big crowds in and emergency situations on board of ships and locate essential safety and emergency equipment.

The STCW Crowd Management training is mandatory for Masters, officers, qualified ratings and other personnel designated on muster lists to assist passengers in emergencies on the boards of passenger ships.

This Crowd Management online course includes safety training for personnel providing direct service to passengers in passengers spaces.

STCW Crowd Management training is also mandatory for all personnel providing direct services to passengers in passenger spaces on board of passenger ships. Safety training for personnel providing direct service to a passenger in passenger spaces.

Crowd and Crisis Management
In compliance to the requirements of the STCW 1978, as amended, Section A-V/2 and table A-V/2, IMO Model Course 1.28 and IMO Model Course 1.29.

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

This course is designed to provide information about the detection and control of flammable and toxic atmospheres to help you remain safe while working around potentially dangerous gases. This course explores the features and operation of the most common detector tube devices (bellows and piston) and gas monitors (personal, portable, and fixed). This course also covers explosive ranges, toxic atmospheres, oxygen levels, flammable substances, flammable gas principles, vapor detection, and much more!

Gas Detection Training

In pursuant to the requirements to carry an appropriate portable atmosphere testing instrument or instruments, Guidelines to facilitate the selection of portable atmosphere testing instruments for enclosed spaces and testing the atmosphere as per the following references:

• SOLAS Regulation XI-1/7
• MSC.1/Circ.1477
• IMO Resolution A.1050(27) Section 7

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

The ISM Course is a 2-day course that introduces participants to maritime safety management in compliance with the International Safety Management Code. The course is for all maritime personnel who are responsible for ensuring the effective implementation of the Code within their organisations. Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to explain and interpret the requirements of the ISM Code, audit a safety management system both ashore and at sea, document and implement a safety management system, motivate people into supporting a safety management system, and monitor and control a safety management system to ensure its continuous improvement.

International Safety Management (ISM)
In accordance with the Chapter IX: Management for the Safe Operation of Ships of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea(SOLAS) 1974, the ISM Code, and MSC.428(98).


Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

The ISPS and the enhanced SOLAS security provisions provide a standardized framework to detect and mitigate the threat of terrorism to international port facilities and shipping. The regulations will apply to all cargo ships, passenger ships, offshore mobile drilling units, and port facilities serving such ships engaged on international voyages. All such ships will have to comply with the mandatory provisions of the Code by 1st July 2004.

Objectives of the ISPS Code

International Ships and Port Security (ISPS) Code

Establish an International co-operation between Local Governments, Contracting Governments, local administrations, shipping and ports.

To establish respective roles and responsibilities for the above agencies at national and international level.

Ensure early and efficient exchange of security related information.

Provide methodology for security assessments, plans and procedures to react to change of security levels.

Ensure confidence security measures are in place.

International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Familiarization Training Course
In accordance with the Chapter XI-2 of the SOLAS Convention and the ISPS Code.

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

Risk is inherent within any marine operation, which means that accidents and incidents will occur. Marine accidents and incidents can be very complex, relevant authorities are responsible for investigating these events; anyone carrying out an investigation needs the skills to conduct a robust investigation. Our training course delivers the core knowledge required to understand the cause factors leading to an accident, collate the required information and compile an investigation report with recommendations for improving safety.

In accordance with the IMO Assembly Resolution A.849(20), SOLAS regulations I/21 and XI-1/6 and the Code for the Investigation of Marine Casualties and Incidents.

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

The objective of this program is to develop the characteristics of a leader and assist the participant in effectively implementing them in a maritime and intercultural environment.

The graduate of the program will be able to comprehend:

The importance of effective leadership in the maritime environment

The decision-making processes and dispute resolution management

The needs of shipping executives and crew in the various levels of hierarchy

The managerial approach needed to fulfill the objectives of a shipping firm

He will be capable of:

Taking critical and urgent organizational decisions

Understanding the changes that are necessary for the efficiency of the shipping company

Increasing his power and influence

Negotiating a chartering

Understanding the different cultures, beliefs, and practices of cultural communities

To meet the competence specified in the Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and caring for persons on board at the management level in tables A-II/2 and A-III/2 of the STCW Code.

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

This program attempts to show the dynamics of religious and cultural identities and how these potentially influence economy and work by creating cultures that affect the economic, social and political systems of societies that adopt them.

We should understand that a workplace which is made up of different religious and cultural identities, embraces the dynamics of identities in positive and negative effects on the achievement of the objectives set by the group or groups in the working environment which they live. Identities are there, present and dynamic, whether received or not.

The new way of administration and management of our staff must also take into account identity issues, since -whether we like it or not- culture of the individual exists and affects the working environment in attitudes and practice issues, ways and thinking patterns that have a direct impact on labor and productivity of a team, a business, an entire state machine.

The identity, whether a person desires to be on the sidelines or in the foreground of his working life, is affecting the subject as actor in all aspects of his life, even at work.

Decisions, behavior, way of working, the pace of work, the way of thinking, the method of administrating of a person is affected and also differs from one person to another, since they are consciously or unconsciously acting having in mind the values of their community, which have formed their own culture, which -at the same time- is the mindset and culture of their religious and / or cultural identity.

The purpose of this program is to provide specialized, modern and realistic knowledge regarding the Administration and Management of Multicultural and multireligious Crew in order to solve the problems in the communication of crews and minimize the damage, while maximizing the profits of the Shipping industry.

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

This Executive Diploma provides an introduction to the concepts and practices of human resource management in shipping within the international and European and focuses on the management of recruitment, retention and employment cessation. Also among the aims of this unit is to provide the learner with an understanding of the law on employment, and the skills to apply those legal provisions which are concerned with the employment relationship and individual employment rights

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module students should be able to:

Explain the meaning of maritime human resources, the concept of crew and manning a vessel, and the structure of the world maritime labor market. (evaluation)

Analyze the system and fundamental processes of managing maritime human resources. (analysis)

Compare and evaluate strategies for managing maritime human resources, both onboard and ashore. (evaluation)

Analyze issues facing different categories of diversity such as race, sex, age, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation, national culture, and so on

In pursuant the requirements in the IMO International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978, as amended by the 2010 Manila Amendments, in the following areas:
• Table A-II/1 for Bridge resource management, Table A-III/I for Engine-room resource management, Table A-II/2 and A-III/2 for Use of Leadership and managerial skills, Table A-II/1, A-III/1 and A-III/6 for Application of leadership and teamworking skills

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

Considering that the seafaring service sector, due to the international activity of ships in a dynamic and constantly "evolving" and evolving environment, is considered to be an ever-globalizing and essentially recognizable and essentially recognizable of its special features. global implementation of common minimum standards for the working conditions, health and safety of seafarers working in them. In this context, the 2006 MLC, also known as the "Maritime Rights Charter", is the first international Maritime Code and constitutes the "fourth pillar" of the international institutional framework, complementing the other pillars that constitute the most important landmarks.

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 Familiarization
In accordance with the ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006.

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

The global shipping industry is committed to a zerotolerance approach to any non-compliance with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL). In particular, the industry is committed to strict adherence to International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements concerning the use of Oily Water Separators and the monitoring and discharge of oil into the sea.

In accordance with the IMO Model Course 1.38, MARPOL Annex 1.

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

Shipowners, masters and the flag states are responsible for ensuring that ships comply with the provisions of the relevant codes, practices and legislation. Therefore, ensuring these requirements are met and implemented effectively at sea is in the best interests of all maritime professionals – both on and offshore. Ships that fail to fulfill their commitments contained in agreed international legal instruments and subsequently sail in an unsafe condition, threaten lives as well as the marine environment. Therefore, it is in the interest of all to develop effective Port State interfaces for the sake of safe shipping.

This Port State Control Certificate, shaped by expert knowledge and first-hand experience, has been tailored to educate you on the fundamental components of Port State Control. From SOLAS to MARPOL, ISPS to ISM, this course will benefit the multitude of seafarers by educating you on the legal aspects of Port State Control and offering an insight into the work of a PSC Surveyor.

For shipowners, increasing your knowledge in this area can assist you in reducing the risk of detention, by highlighting the areas in which deficiencies are identified.

Port state Control
(IMO Model Course 3.09)
In accordance with the regulation 19 of Chapter 1 and regulation 4 of chapter XI of SOLAS 74, as amended, with article 21 of Load Lines 66, with articles 5 and 6 and regulations I/4, II/10, III/8 and V/8 of MARPOL 73/78, with article X and regulation 4 of chapter I of STCW 78 and with article 12 of Tonnage 69.

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

Outcomes — You will:

  1. Deepen your understanding of and capacity to articulate your own resiliency journey.
  2. Develop proficiency facilitating training sessions based on the five level resiliency model developed by the late Al Siebert PhD, as put forth in his book The Resiliency Advantage: Master Change, Thrive Under Pressure, and Bounce Back from Setbacks.
  3. Receive support identifying and accessing a broad range of current resources on the topic of resiliency via the media, books, articles, etc.
  4. Increase and refine your skills as a trainer/presenter.
  5. Receive one-on-one coaching targeted to your specific learning opportunities and challenges relative to becoming a resiliency facilitator.

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

Getting your Risk Assessment and Management Online Certificate Course doesn’t mean that you will be able to predict, control or manage every risk. What it will do is put you in a great place to know what actions to take before, during, and after any unfortunate events that occur. Your preparedness will make it easier to mitigate the damage. Making the identification of hazards and risks a part of the daily business routine is vital for the overall health of the business. Providing a safe workspace is a non-negotiable requirement for every business owner.

Through our Risk Assessment Online Courses, you will gain an understanding of the not so obvious dangers and risks that are prevalent in your workplace. Having the proper methods to use when identifying hazards will give you greater ability to anticipate and prevent accidents.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Readily identify risks and hazards
  • Revise and update control measures as appropriate
  • Understand accident report fundamentals
  • Recognize different risk management techniques
  • Be able to describe and sketch out a disaster recovery plan
  • Communicate risk management strategies effectively to the organization

Risk Assessment and Management Online Course – Requirements

The Risk Assessment and Management Online Certificate Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 6 to 8 hours of study to complete.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Approximately 6 to 8 hours of study is needed to complete the course
  3. Registered students gain unrestricted lifetime access to the Risk Assessment and Management Online Certificate Course
  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded a certificate of completion

Risk Assessment Management
Chapter IX: Management for the Safe Operation of Ships of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea( SOLAS) 1974

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

Safety &Quality Policy –HSEQ

HSEQ is the number one priority for Smart Ferries. The vessels are built for mastering the most onerous conditions; the safety of the crew is paramount. Everything possible is done to limit the environmental impact of their operations.

 Health &Safety Policy

The Aim of our Policy’s and the continuing development of our Management Systems is to allow our operations to be conducted with:

  • No loss of life, personal injury, or damage to health.
  • No damage to
  • No damage to the environment.
  • No damage to vessels, cargo, or third party property.

Ship’s Safety Officer
In accordance with the guidelines given in the STCW A-II/2 & A-III/2 and IMO Model Course 3.11 (Marine Accident & Incident Investigation)

     Suggested min. time 8-10 hours

Gain a practical, how-to overview of the entire training function. Through modeling of the best practices and latest techniques in training delivery, discover the 4Ps of training: Purpose & Assessment, Planning & Preparation, Presentation & Facilitation, and Performance & Evaluation. New trainers will gain a strong foundation in critical training skills and seasoned trainers will be introduced to new approaches for delivering powerful training.

Trainer Course

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

Tanker Management System Assessment 3 (TMSA 3) introduced in April 2017 by the Oil Major Companies (OCIMF) brought along a new culture in the industry, and all Companies management systems are more or less in compliance with the most advanced industry standards.

Aims & Objectives

Cover TMSA 3 aims and benefits and key requirements for implementation purposes

Provide knowledge in managing TMSA 3 processes in line with the latest requirements

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course, you will be able to:

Interpret TMSA 3 requirements for implementation purposes

Monitor and improve your system according to TMSA 3 requirements

Identify the purpose and benefits of the TMSA 3 system

Suggested min. time 08-10 hours. 

Voyage planning course includes the procedures and techniques in making a passage plan in accordance with the minimum requirements of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW), as amended under Section A-II/I , Table A-II/I and Section A-II/2, Table A-II/2 , Section A-VIII/2,Part 2 and requires by SOLAS Chapter V, Regulation 34. This course also follow the guidelines and recommendations contained in IMO Resolution A.893(21).

Dangerous , Hazardous and Harmful Cargoes (HAZMAT) with Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49 course is for the those who are involved in handling a hazardous materials and includes procedures in  responding in a hazardous material accident to prevent damage to properties or lives of the people that may involve. This course is in accordance with the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW), as amended under the Section B-V/b  and with the requirements under IMDG Code Safety and Security Amendment 37-14 Maritime Dangerous Goods Code.

This course includes general guidance on how to make a detailed inspection on the ships tank I.e. , ballast tanks, bilge tanks, cargo holds/tanks, fresh water storage tanks, fuel oil tanks, etc.

This course is intended for all officers on board ship especially engaged in tanker vessel operation. It gives an idea of the several features of the vetting process in view of setting up readiness and to successfully manage and deal with SIRE inspection, combining appropriate behavioral aptitude, thus attaining preference result. This course is also in accordance with the newest industry standards & recommendations regarding vetting process and OCIMF tools and recommendations also includes SOLAS, MARPOL, STCW and MLC 2006.

Behavioural safety or Behaviour-based safety, is the use of behavioural psychology to promote safety at work. It has also been called “Organizational Safety”. Behavioural safet involves creating a process that clearly defines a set of behaviours that within an organization; reduces the risk of injury, identifies behaviour which causes injury, collects data on the frequency and consistency of those behaviours, identifies behaviour which reduces and stops injury, ensures feedback and reinforcement to ensure support of those positive behaviours.

-Reference:  Gary Hartland of QSE Maritime Consultancy Services

This Smoke diving course is a part of  training in  FIRE FIGHTING under Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI.1-2, Section B-VI/1, Section A-VI/3 , Table A-VI/3 of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW), as amended.

Smoke Diving course  helps the students to minimize the risk of fire and maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fire and to fight and extinguish fires.

This course contains detailed knowledge of content, application and intent of the International Regulations for preventing collision at Sea, 1972, as amended and Knowledge of content of the Principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch under Section A-II/1, Table A-II/1, Section A-II/3 and Table A-II/3 of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW), as amended.

This course helps the DECK OFFICERS  to have an adequate knowledge of the English language to enable the officer to use charts and other nautical publications, to understand meteorological information and messages concerning ship’s safety operation, to communicate with other ships, coast stations and VTS centers and to perform the officer’s duties also with a multilingual crew, including the ability to use and understand the IMO STANDARD MARINE COMMUNICATION PHRASES (IMO SMCP).

It also helps the Engineers to have adequate knowledge of the English language to enable the officer to use engineering publications and to perform the officer’s duties. Operation of all internal communication systems on board.

This course is under Section A-II/1, Table A-II/1, Section A-II/2, Table A-II/2,  Section A-III/1 and Table A-III/1, Section A-III/6  and Table A-III/6  of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW), as amended.

The objectives of this course:

  • Explain the purpose of bulk carriers
  • Differentiate the types of bulk carriers by types and sizes
  • Discuss the general features of bulk ships
  • Explicate the types of ballast which bulk carries utilize
  • Discuss each type of bulk cargo and precaution taken during operation
  • Describe the general design and limitation of bulk ships
  • Recognize the loads/stowage factors which affects the structure of bulk carriers
  • Classify the parties involve in bulk trade
  • Differentiate the kinds of load involve during cargo operation
  • Generalize the precautions taken when dealing with heavy bulk cargo loads
  • Explicate voyage agreements used in bulk trade
  • Apply bulk carrier terms during bulk cargo operation



  • Section B-V/b of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW), as amended.
  • IMSBC CODE (The International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code)

This course helps the deck support level to understand shipboard terms and definitions, use appropriate internal communication and alarm systems and ability to understand orders and to communicate in ENGLISH LANGUAGE with the officers of the watch on matters relevant watchkeeping duties in accordance with the Section A-II/4 and Table A-II/4 of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW), as amended.

It also helps the engine support level to understand orders and be understood in matters relevant to watchkeeping duties under Section A-III/4 and Table A-III/4 of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping Code (STCW), as amended.

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