Ukraine: Epsilon Maritime Training Facilities in Odesa Enter GET-Net Partnership
Transas Global ECDIS Training Network GET-Net expands in Ukraine with EPSILON Hellas and their Epsilon Training Center in Odessa.
EPSILON Hellas and their Epsilon Maritime Training facilities in Odessa enter GET-Net partnership as a Transas Approved Training Center. The training center will provide Transas ECDIS Equipment Specific Training and certification in Ukraine. The entire investment is funded by EPSILON Hellas and the upgraded Training facility is up and running since the end of February 2012.
Under the revised STCW in 2010 (the Manila amendments), ECDIS training became mandatory for all Deck officers serving on board ships fitted with ECDIS equipment. The Transas ECDIS Equipment Specific Training and certification programme provided via Transas GET-Net will ensure that deck officers are trained to the highest standards available in the market.
With the entrance into the Transas GET-Net, the Training Center was geared up with the most advanced equipment for conducting generic and type-specific ECDIS course. EPSILON training centers hold National, International and Type Specific approvals in order to provide courses in full compliance with Flag States, Port State Controls and Classification Societies’ requirements.
EPSILON also acts as Transas ECDIS specific equipment approved Training Center in Manila since May 2011.
Transas GET-Net is an international partnership between Transas Marine and outstanding ECDIS training providers worldwide. All partnering training centers receive a detailed instructor training and pass quality audit. ECDIS training is based on a Germanischer Lloyd certified training course which follows the ECDIS IMO Model Course 1.27 and is fully compliant to the Manila Amendments to STCW 2010. Transas Marine also holds BSH Flag State approval for its STCW conform ECDIS Training. Using GET-Net, a shipping company is able to train locally and save travelling costs, at the same time getting a standardized course with a guaranteed training quality.
Source: Transas, March 14, 2012