The highly international maritime industry needs trained professionals who can communicate effectively, whether onshore or at sea. Prepare your employees by teaching them about their job responsibilities, how to navigate a ship and how to respond in emergencies.


In this course, learners are taught about different aspects of working on a ship, safety and emergency procedures, meteorology, cargo handling and more.




Hours of Contents




Required Skill level


  1. Ship parts & Types: Learn about different parts of a ship and how to identify and describe different types of vessels. Describe common ship actions and how to give and follow directions on a ship.
  2. Jobs on a Ship: Describe roles onboard a ship by talking about daily duties and responsibilities.
  3. Communication on a Ship: Understand standard wheel and engine orders and common VHF radio calls and transmissions.
  4. Ship safety & Emergencies: Give and understand instructions during an emergency and talk about ship safety procedures.
  5. Distress Calls: Send and respond to marine emergency signals by using standard codes.
  6. Passage Planning: Learn how to plot a course, and understand harbor traffic control signals and navigational warnings at sea.
  7. Nautical Charts: Understand how to read and interpret nautical charts so to navigate the waters with ease.
  8. Weather & Sea State: Describe marine meteorology by learning about sea state, wind speed, ocean currents and more.
  9. Weather Forecasts & Warnings: Make predictions about marine weather and understand different weather warnings.
  10. Cargo Handling: Learn about the cargo handling process and how to handle common hazardous cargo that ships carry.
  11. Review key concepts about the maritime industry covered in the course.