Onboard training for officers and crew will increasingly be the only way of coming to terms with the volume of requirements demanded by new and amended international maritime legislation as owners and managers find they are unable to send seafarers ashore to complete all training obligations.
Seagull is the leading provider of computer-based training systems for seafarers worldwide. We offer a complete training management solution tailored to the career development cycle of seafarers and the management needs of shipping companies, ship operators, ship managers, crew managers, and training centres.
Founded in 1996 by experienced mariners, we have grown into a dynamic company with over 100 employees at eight offices worldwide. We owe our success to our close partnership with leading shipping companies in developing and delivering a full range of assessment and management tools that ensure we meet and exceed STCW, IMO, and industry standards.
Assessment and management training for the maritime industry
The Seagull training system offers:
- Training administration
- Competence management
- Ability profiling
- Knowledge assessment
- eLearning knowledge library
- Safety training films
- Onboard courses
At Seagull, we understand the unique training challenges facing the maritime industry today and we focus on providing a suite of software tools that are needed for a successful and affordable company training programme. We accomplish this in a scalable and flexible way so as to offer the complete solution and to keep your training costs down and manageable.
You can start simply and add on the software tools you need and pay only for what you use in a predictable annual fee. Seagull’s solutions have been delivered to over 8,000 ships and office installations around the world.
Online and onboard training, analysis and eLearning
The Seagull training system (STS) is a suite of software tools that combines training administration, training records and reporting, statistical training analysis, career planning and proficiencies, psychometric ability assessment, knowledge assessment, proficiency profiling, and eLearning knowledge. The system can be used onshore online as well as onboard your vessels, either installed on the ship’s LAN network, or used from a laptop or desktop computer. It is customised to your requirements and scalable to your fleet needs.
Data software and training profiles
The STA is a core software tool that is powerful yet easy to use for managing all onboard training activities and seafarer career planning. All training onshore or onboard is recorded in a central database by a simple replication process from the office, training centre, and from ship to shore. The training records and history effectively follow the seafarer so that all records are kept up to date and retrievable no matter where he/she is.
It specifies a training profile for every position and crew member onboard. Training frequency and minimum required marks can be set individually for all training sessions. All this is readily available at any time for the training officer, and can be displayed on-screen, printed out or emailed.
Onboard training library
Our onboard library consists of over 188 computer-based training (CBT) modules and selected safety training DVDs. New titles are constantly added in response to changing industry and customer requirements and existing modules are frequently revised to reflect these changing needs.
Each CBT module is a dedicated multimedia program consisting of a number of chapters of learning material followed by an assessment section. The final assessment chapter contains a database of multiple choice questions from which final assessment tests can be randomly generated. Lessons are delivered with a sequential text and normally include a mixture of illustrations, animations and video clips as appropriate to the text. A training session can be interrupted at any time and continued at a later date; however, the final assessment can only be performed once.
Maritime training specialist Seagull has plugged a growing gap in shipboard expertise by launching new CBT titles targeted at high voltage electrical systems operation and maintenance.
Norwegian maritime training specialist Seagull is extending its suite of Distance training packages in anticipation of the entry into force of the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) in August 2013.
Maritime training specialist, Seagull, has secured Liberia's approval for its unique security training package.
Computer-based training (CBT) specialist, Seagull, has been awarded Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) approval for a new, comprehensive ship security training package that is in full compliance with the Manila amendments to the STCW convention and code. These new security training courses will be available during September 2012.
Maritime Information Systems (MARIS) has signed an important agreement with Seagull AS covering cooperation on product specific ECDIS training at Seagull's shore-based training centre in Norway.
The Norwegian marine training specialist Seagull is now the sole provider of onboard training systems to the Interorient fleet.
Norwegian seafarer training specialist, Seagull, has donated software to Mercy Ships, the operator of the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship, the Africa Mercy.
Computer-based training (CBT) specialist Seagull A/S has added two more modules to the extensive portfolio of courses it offers to the shipping industry. Both have a strong environmental protection dimension.