Marlink has partnered with digital learning company Mintra to offer onboard safety training with offline capability directly to seafarers, via their vessel’s IT network or through the cloud.
The agreement sees Mintra join Marlink’s Application Partner Programme, which supports delivery of shipboard services via an application management platform. Mintra’s Trainingportal, a cloud-based learning and competency management system, will link with the Marlink network to deliver training sessions and data to the vessel.
The system allows the crew to access content on their own devices, rather than requiring them to connect physical media to their laptop. Seafarers will have access to 2,600 compliance-based eLearning courses, more than 300 of which are specific to maritime.
Content includes an offline version of a type-specific manufacturer approved ECDIS, as well as fully online STCW-compliant courses.
Trainingportal is also a competency management system with survey, content authoring and publishing tools. It provides an overview of the training certifications required on board the vessel, as well as enrolments functionality to allow officers to undertake assessments and appraisals with crew.
“Our unique technology designed with the maritime sector in mind, together with high quality user experience and content, allows our customers to develop competent and compliant crew in a more efficient and cost-effective manner,” said Mintra Chief Commercial Officer Kjetil Flood.
“Customers using Mintra’s solution typically report a 30% cost reduction in learning and development while retaining compliance. With the system available in both online and offline formats to address limited connectivity at sea, customers have an assurance that training can take place anytime, anywhere.”