For all vessels around the world, the following STCW training is required.
Training must be conducted at an accredited shoreside training facility in your country. We will assist you to locate a suitable training facility if neccessary.
STCW - 95 Basic Safety Training - this comprises the following modules:
- Elementary First Aid (IMO/OMI 1.13)
- Fire Fighting Techniques (IMO/OMI 1.20)
- Personal Survival Techniques (IMO/OMI 1.19)
- Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (IMO/OMI 1.21)
Security Awareness (IMO/OMI 3.27) - This course can be done online, as an alternative to a shoreside school if you prefer. You should take the course "Security Awareness for Cruise Ship Staff (Liberia Flag Approved)". The direct link to the course is:
Certified Proficiency in Survival Craft (IMO / OMI 1.23) *** ONLY REQUIRED FOR GRAND CIRCLE CRUISE LINE CREW ***
Training schools for STCW Basic Safety Training, Crowd Management and Crisis Management
In Mexico, our preferred partner for all the training courses is CEDEMAR, in Merida, Yucatan - they also have offices in other locations - please contact them for more information. They offer all the required courses for joining a vessel, and also offer the courses necessary for obtaining a Mexican seaman's book, if you need or want to obtain one.
CIMAR has locations in Cozumel, Coatzacoalcos, Poza Rica, Tampico, Tuxpan, Veracruz and Ciudad del Carmen, and offers all required courses including documents to obtain Mexican Seaman's Book. Contact information on their website - http://www.cimarsc.com.mx/
IENPOP - main office is in Mexico City, however they have locations around the country. They offer all required courses depending on location (Basic Safety Training, Crowd Management, Crisis Management, Security Awareness) and also offer the Iniciacion course which you will need if you are applying for a Mexican Seaman's Book.
INSTITUTO DE EDUCACIÓN NÁUTICA Y PORTUARIA OCÉANO PACIFICO (IENPOP)
TEL. 01(55)56 59 28 69
ISM-MEXICO are in Mexico City, and offer all required courses. They have a package including all seven courses for crewmembers who are new to ships and need to do everything.
IENPAC provide all of the required courses depending on location - they have facilities in Progreso, Yucatan as well as Cd del Carmen, Campeche - Paraiso, Tabasco - Villahermosa, Tabasco - Tampico, Tamaulipas - Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz - Minatitlan, Veracruz - Veracruz, Veracruz - Campeche, Campeche - Alvarado, Veracruz - Playa del Carmen, Q.Roo - Poza Rica, Veracruz.
ICIMAP provide various courses depending on location - they have facilities in Cd del Carmen, Campeche - Paraiso, Tabasco - Tampico, Tamaulipas - Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz - Veracruz, Veracruz - Poza Rica, Veracruz - Tuxpan, Veracruz.
Crowd Management and Crisis Management can be done at Centro de Educación Náutica de Campeche - located in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche:
Centro de Educación Náutica de Campeche
01 (938) 131 0442 / 131 0443
Panama Ship International is located in Panama City, Panama, however offers courses in various countries, as well as distance training options. To check if they have courses in your country, or whether they can assist with distance training for the course you require, contact them by email firstname.lastname@example.org or via their website: http://www.panamashipinternational.com/
In Guatemala, we suggest you contact the naval school. Telephones are:
Puerto Quetzal: +502 78811460/62
Santo Tomas de Castilla: +502 79600685
In Dominican Republic, we suggest you contact Captain Rafelo in Santo Domingo: +1 809 862 9159