Being properly prepared is absolutely pivotal to the industry
and our success, as well as being a critical component of our
And that is why V.Ships Ukraine is not only engaged in the
crewing process, but also provides first-rate training for their
seafarers too. In-house training - delivered free of charge to
company seafarers - improves and enhances the personal
qualifications and skills of officers, as well as those on-board
company managed vessels.
The Odessa Training Centre is pivotal to our success, with its
state-of-the-art simulators available to the staff. This enables
officers to conduct demanding simulator exercises, with bridge and
engine room personnel working in unison to resolve complex
emergencies in high-pressure situations. Such exercises are
included in BTRM and ECDIS courses and are based on IMO models and
approved by the Ukrainian Maritime Administration.
V.Ships Ukraine also has a number of courses, ranging from
English language to risk assessment and accident prevention, giving
workers a variety of subjects to choose from, with the ability to
tailor their classes to meet their individual needs.
To improve English language skills, seafarers have the
opportunity to pass a Marlins approved six-week English language
course at the centre.
There is also a brand new Crew Resource Management programme
focused on behaviour and aiming to train senior officers,
prospective junior officers and company superintendents to minimise
human errors. All training instructors working in Odessa Training
Centre are professional seafarers with extensive seagoing
With all of these resources and equipment readily available,
Odessa Training Centre is one of the most advanced of its kind.