Technomar to roll out OTG platform for e-Learning

Greek owned ship management company Technomar Shipping has confirmed that it has signed an agreement with Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) to provide its seafarers with access to a range of e-Learning services.

The agreement includes a portfolio of educational resources, with more than 70 titles on topics like personal safety, firefighting, cargo handling, ship handling & navigation, marine engineering, maintenance & repair, cyber security, mental health, maritime legislation and environmental protection. The deal covers the entire Technomar fleet of 84 container and bulker ships.

The initial project began in 2020 with Technomar’s office team utilising OTG’s pre-employment assessment tests for the evaluation of new joiners. This was followed by an e-learning pilot conducted in 2021 onboard five vessels, consulting with crew members on how to get the most out of the platform and its resource library.

These pilot projects helped Technomar to identify the key training requirements for its crews so it could make that content available to them onboard and online, and paved the way for this new fleet agreement.

“We’re really happy with how the roll-out is progressing as our crew and office teams have access to the latest learning modules which they can access 24/7 anywhere in the world,” said Capt Panagiotis Fasilis, Health Safety Quality and Environmental Manager for Technomar.

“The titles cover important mandatory STCW training courses which all crew members need to have studied before going aboard. There are also titles aimed at specific roles so that seafarers can ensure they are aware of the most up to date practices which will improve their key competencies and reduce incidents and accidents.”

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