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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Roger Ringstad News

(L-R) Roger Ringstad and Manish Singh. Photos: Seagull & Videotel

Seagull Videotel Appoints Leaders

Industry veteran Manish Singh has joined maritime knowledge services group Seagull and Videotel as CEO. Meanwhile, Roger Ringstad assumed the role of Executive Chairman.Acquired by Oakley Capital in May 2019, maritime knowledge services firms Seagull and Videotel collectively serve over 20,000 ships and marine installations globally, helping develop proficiencies for about a million seafarers across international maritime pools and tonnage types.Alex Collins, Partner at Oakley…

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Marlink, Seagull Maritime Collaborate for Onboard Training

Marlink and Seagull Maritime have entered into a partnership to introduce a step-change in onboard training this year, creating an online, satcom enabled environment for the distribution and updating of e-learning material. The partnership combines Marlink and Seagull’s respective domain expertise to streamline and automate e-learning content distribution and management. Additional functionality will be offered later this year to enable fully digitalised services with the Seagull software running on Marlink’s XChange centralized IT and communications management platform…

Anita Oestmann, DNV GL and Roger Ringstad, Seagull Maritime. Photo T.Aas, Seagull Maritime 2017 (Photo: DNV-GL & Seagull Maritime)

Seagull, DNV GL Offer Cyber Security Training

Cyber security threats have increased over the past few years in the maritime industry. Together with DNV GL, Seagull now offers an immediate solution to help train staff to be cyber secure. With the increasing use of systems with embedded software on ships and mobile offshore platforms, cyber security is becoming critical not only for data protection, but also for reliable operations. According to Symantec Security Response, “You don’t need as many technical skills to find one person who might be willing…

Roger Ringstad, Managing Director, Seagull Maritime AS Photo Seagull

Seagull, Safebridge offer ECDIC Training Portfolio

Safebridge, a worldwide leading provider of web-based E-Learning products for the maritime industry, providing online, onboard and classroom training for nautical officers and captains, has launched a joint initiative with Seagull Maritime AS. Drawing on the strengths of each organisation, the partners will make E-learning expertise from Safebridge and the wide-ranging onboard training platform from Seagull available through a combined offer, benefiting seafarers worldwide. Today, a wide variety of ECDIS solutions can be found onboard ships.

Seagull Mobile App Launched

The Seagull mobile app for crew training status is aims to revolutionize the way seafarers track their training records and receive critical safety alerts, by making both instantly accessible via iPhone and Android devices. The Seagull crew app is available free of charge to all Seagull customers, offering access to selected records within the Seagull Training Administrator Online database covering individual seafarer status on all training requirements and competency. “Seagull is the first to respond to the changing training needs of the seafarers of today…

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Update on Seagull Mobile apps for Crew

The Seagull mobile app for crew training status is set to revolutionise the way seafarers track their training records and receive critical safety alerts, by making both instantly accessible via iPhones and Android devices. The Seagull crew app is available free of charge to all Seagull customers, offering access to selected records within the Seagull Training Administrator Online database covering individual seafarer status on all training requirements and competency. “Seagull is the first to respond to the changing training needs of the seafarers of today…

Seagull Maritime's Managing Director, Roger Ringstad Courtesy Seagull Maritime

Seagull's Software Tool for Benchmarking Seafarers Knowledge

Seagull Maritime has launched an advanced software tool able to benchmark seafarer knowledge levels, allowing shipowners and operators to compare their crew and potential recruits with industry peers. The new tool will provide shipping companies with online access to data that can help them take objective decisions on recruitment sources and identify areas where further training is required. Benchmarking establishes the standards specific industries find acceptable, in terms of products, service levels or competitive practices, then finds ways to meet or improve upon these standards.

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Honing Skill Of Seafarers Using SATCOM

Maritime operational effectiveness is to be enhanced globally through the provision of training and certification for seafarers assigned to use advanced satellite communication systems on-board commercial vessels. The initiative, which has been tailored for maritime professionals serving on thousands of commercial vessels at sea, is being led by Seagull Maritime, a Norwegian provider of seafarer training, and GVF, the London-based international association of the satellite communications industry.

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Seagull Maritime AS debuts STA 4.0

Seagull Maritime AS has launched Seagull Training Administrator 4.0, an updated version of the shipping industry’s most widely used training administrator, in a move the company says makes computer-based packages even easier to use. Norway-based Seagull Maritime has built on customer feedback gathered over a number of years to extend and improve STA 4.0’s user workflow and functionality, and to add new functions, with the entire overhaul neatly presented via a new user interface. As with previous versions, STA 4.0 is available to seafarers onboard ship and over the Worldwide Web.

New Bulk Carrier Learning Initiatives from Seagull

New titles addressing bulk carrier operations and cargo liquefaction are among a series of new modules being introduced by computer-based training specialist, Seagull AS. Introduction to bulk carriers and Liquefying cargos are the first in a series of ten new titles Seagull is releasing this year and in 2015, each covering crucial aspects of bulk shipping operations. Introduction to bulk carriers is directed at deck, STCW operational level and assists the learner in identifying bulk…

Murray Goldberg

Seagull AS, Marine Learning Systems Partner

Seagull AS and Marine Learning Systems are partnering to provide the full library of Seagull learning content on the MarineLMS training platform. The partnership will provide an integrated solution to the cruise and ferry industries enabling rapid deployment of eLearning programs with course content on land and on-board, with or without connectivity. The system will also provide metrics and analytics which identify training issues before they become performance or safety problems.

Seagull Release New Distant Learning Titles

Computer-based training (CBT) specialist, Seagull, has unveiled new additions to its portfolio and revisions to a number of existing modules. Marine environmental awareness, Environmetal Challenges and four Learning MS modules. Major revisions have been made to Steering gear (operation), Steering gear (construction and maintenance) and minor amendments to Introduction to computers, MLC 2006 –basic introduction, Galley operations – workplace and equipment safety, Galley operations – hygiene and Drug and alcohol policy and testing.

Roger Ringstad

Seagull Delivers Maritime Labor Convention Training

Seagull is urging seafarers and shore-based staff alike to make themselves fully aware of their rights and obligations in the event of non-compliance with the Maritime Labor Convention. Failure to comply with the new legislation could lead to vessels being detained. Finland, Greece, Malta, France, Nigeria, South Africa and Barbados have each ratified the Convention recently, ensuring that it will come into force, as planned, on August 20 2013, replacing 37 existing International Labour Organization maritime conventions and related recommendations adopted since 1920.

Seagull Delivers Maritime Labor Convention Wakeup Call

Norwegian training specialist Seagull is urging seafarers and shore-based staff alike to make themselves fully aware of their rights and obligations in the event of non-compliance with the Maritime Labor Convention. Failure to comply with the new legislation could lead to vessels being detained, the company warned. Finland, Greece, Malta, France, Nigeria, South Africa and Barbados have each ratified the convention recently, ensuring that it will come into force, as planned, on August 20…

Seagull Offers High Voltage Maritime Equipment Training

Maritime training specialist Seagull plugs the gap in training for shipboard expertise in operation of high voltage electrical systems. The wider adoption of electrical propulsion, variable speed drives and cold ironing have combined to make shipboard higher voltage systems (above 1,000V) increasingly commonplace in the maritime industry. Two new Seagull courses, CBT#0232 and CBT#0233, address revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 2010) on electrical system management which are now force.

Peter Hinchliffe

Seagull Signs Landmark Licensing Agreement

Norwegian training specialist Seagull AS has signed a licensing agreement with the International Shipping Federation (ISF), the global employers’ association for shipowners, which will allow Seagull to utilize electronic versions of the widely-used ISF Onboard Training Record Books in conjunction with the Seagull Competence Manager software. The agreement grants Seagull the right to develop an electronic version of all four ISF Record Books and sub-licence these to ship operators who chose to use the Seagull Training Administrator program.

Roger Ringstad

Seagull Steps Up to High Voltage Demands

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. The wider adoption of electrical propulsion, variable speed drives and cold ironing have combined to make shipboard higher voltage systems (above 1,000V) increasingly commonplace in the maritime industry. Two new Seagull courses, CD#0232 and CD#0233, address revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training…