Videotel maritime training programs now deployed on more than 12,000 vessels

(MIDDLETOWN, R.I. and LONDON) — Videotel, an international provider of e-learning maritime training and software solutions and a company of KVH Industries Inc., has announced that its training solutions are now in use on more than 12,000 vessels worldwide, with more than 300 new vessels having joined in the third quarter of 2015 alone. A further milestone reached by the training program producer is that Videotel has recorded more than 10 million training events in recent years.

In addition, Videotel has recently secured the business of a fleet of 24 vessels from a new offshore vessel client based in the Far East who, despite the current economic downturn, believes good training is absolutely essential for the safe operation of its fleet.

"We are truly pleased that our company is continuing to grow despite very tough market conditions out there today," said Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel. "It once again reaffirms that by producing quality products that meet the training needs of the maritime market, responsible shipowners and ship management companies will invest in their staff to ensure they are properly trained to carry out their duties safely."

Videotel's success is due in part to its efforts to continually expand its delivery platforms to meet the needs of the maritime industry. For example, Videotel's Basic Training Package of 20 essential maritime training programs is now available with the IP-MobileCast content delivery service, and through an agreement with Inmarsat.

Videotel is showcasing its comprehensive range of training solutions for the maritime industry at the CrewConnect Global Manning & Training Conference, at the Hotel Sofitel in Manila, through Nov. 13.

Earlier this year, Videotel received the Golden Reel Award from the Media Communications Association-International (MCA-I) in recognition of a training video that Videotel created for ExxonMobil Marine. Videotel has received nearly 100 awards for its training programs and software in recent years.

Videotel recently launched the new print edition of its training catalog, STCW Maritime Training Catalog 2015-2017, detailing the complete Videotel selection of 950 new and updated titles available in a range of formats. Videotel's computer-based training (CBT) programs are included, an area that boasts 500-plus e-learning courses. Also launched at the same time was the latest Videotel on Demand (VOD) release, which includes 59 e-learning courses — 37 new, 22 updated — to meet current seafarer training needs. 

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By Professional Mariner Staff