Chesapeake Marine Training Institute Creates Training Bundle Program for Professional Mariners

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Chesapeake Marine Training Institute is pleased to announce that effective immediately, the Virginia-based marine education service will offer a bundled package of courses to professional mariners looking to upgrade their license and ability to work in and out of international ports.

The “International Ports Training Bundle” includes the U.S. Coast Guard-approved courses of Able Seaman with Lifeboatman Limited, STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) Basic Safety Training and License Application Assistance.

This training bundle costs $2000, a more than $100 savings from the cost of taking each course separately. It includes all materials needed to take each course.

Mariners who enroll in this training bundle will still select which course times they enroll in, based on what meets their schedule.

Able Seaman with Lifeboatman Limited is an eight-day course that provides classroom and practical training to mariners who wish to obtain an endorsement to their U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s credential as an able seaman with limited lifeboatman. The course covers, among other topics, navigation rules for inland and international waters, seamanship, aids to navigation, nautical terms, ship construction, anchoring, mooring, line handling, maneuvering, pollution control and bulk cargo operations.

STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) Basic Safety Training is a series of four courses that have been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. With few exceptions, the training requirements for this course apply to any professional mariner who sails in or out of an international port.

The four courses included in this comprehensive professional mariner training bundle takes five days to complete and includes Basic Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities and Elementary First Aid and CPR.

All students who enroll in this bundle-training program will receive the license preparation and application assistance from Chesapeake Marine Training Institute’s Licensed Consultants. The consultants are trained by the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center as Mariner Credentialing Agents.

All courses will be held at the Chesapeake Marine Training Institute’s campus in Hayes, Va.

ABOUT CHESAPEAKE MARINE TRAINING INSTITUTE: Established in 1992, Chesapeake Marine Training Institute (CMTI) – a service disabled, Vietnam era veteran owned business – provides professional marine educational services to military and civilian mariners. While its modern classrooms and outdoor training area is located on George Washington Memorial Highway near Gloucester Point in Hayes, CMTI proudly also offers on-site training and home study programs.

In 2002, Marine Log magazine called CMTI one of the top maritime educational, recruitment and training resources in the nation.

Its instructors are seasoned mariners, holding a current U.S. Coast Guard License as Master with a minimum of five years at sea experience. CMTI’s staff also includes License Consultants trained by the Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center as Mariner Credentialing Agents. These agents serve as experts to help each mariner sail smoothly through their licensing application process.

By Professional Mariner Staff