Object & Feature
For assisting the Ministry of Transportation and Communication to face the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978 (1978 STCW) into force, National Taiwan Ocean University established the Seafarer Training Center in 1981 to carry out some short courses for training seafarers, including survival at sea, fire-fighting, life boat and life raft handling, first aids and radar observation, committed by the Ministry. Following the STCW amended by International Maritime Organization in 1995, the Ministry reassigned the center to concentrate on the training of deck and engineer officers who live in the northern part of Taiwan in 2001. Furthermore, the center also assists the Ministry for the promotion training of ship masters and first engineers. Except seafarers working on merchant ships, the center also accepts other training courses committed by Coast Guard Administration and Navy Academy School for seafarers on patrol boats and war ships
Many new equipments for seafarer training were bought by the Ministry of Transportation and Communication, and installed in the center during the period of 2000 to 2003, which included ARPA simulator, engine simulator, cargo oil simulator, GMDSS simulator, electric and electronic equipment, survival boat, etc.
The training courses are committed by the Ministry as follows.
- Radar and ARPA simulation training course (operational level)
- Radar and ARPA simulation training course (management level)
- GMDSS training course for general operators
- GMDSS training course for restricted operators
- Survival craft and rescue boats training program
- Tanker familiarization course
- Specialized oil tanker operating training program
- Specialized chemical tanker training program
- Specialized liquefied gas tanker training program
- RO/RO passenger ship training program
- Ship handling basic training program for pilots