Training and Preparation for Employment at Sea
GIMS arranges pre-sea and qualifying training for all its seafarers according to STCW 95 and other applicable maritime regulations at marine academies recognised by governments that have signed STCW and other applicable conventions.
All seafarers recruited for the sea are medically examined by medical examiners appointed by a government recognised internationally as a signatory of STCW 95 and are cleared for security purposes by the authorities in their respective countries.
All seafarers recruited by GIMS will possess a certificate in the Marlins and TOSE English tests to at least Intermediate Level (or equivalent if requested by a Client).
All Ship Security Guards from all three countries are trained and tested in the Company's own Ship Security Guard course and in X ray screening and metal detection by personnel selected and appointed for this purpose locally. In addition, all SSGs will be qualified in the course for those with Designated Security Duties (DSD) and in Crowd Control.
Nepalese crew are trained in marine academies outside the country as Nepal, though a member of the IMNO, has not signed the SCTCW 95 convention. These include:
- Chemstar Nautical School in Bangkok – with technical training conducted by Chubb at Bangkok International Airport
- Training Ship Rahaman (TSR) in Mumbai.
- Centre for Maritime Education and Training (CMET) in Lucknow
- IDESS in Subic Bay, Philippines
Our Indian crew are trained at the Naval Maritime Academy (NAMAC) in Mumbai, which was set up in 1998 as a non-governmental, welfare project of the Western Naval Command of the Indian Navy.
In Myanmar, STCW training, including DSD and crowd control, is conducted at a Government Academy or at the Chemstar Nautical School in Bangkok for female crew.