Find out what happened at Simwave in our Newsletter in January 2023.


Message from our CEO

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2023 and we are excited to share the latest news in training and skills development. 

If we discuss the training and skills development of seafarers we also need to discuss decarbonizing the shipping industry. The Maritime Just Transition Task Force issued a report end of 2022 emphasizing that the industry needs to build a training infrastructure in order to provide training to support to future fuel mix. 

It is clear that the seafarers of tomorrow need different competencies to support a successful energy transition. To operate new technology and work with alternative fuels the industry will face some challenges and high-end technical training as well as soft skill training need to be made available. This will be a challenge as legislation is not always in place and we do not only need to concentrate on compliance training but also on familiarization, safety  and company/ship specific training. As Simwave we are involved in developing different training, and we try to share our knowledge with our accredited partners world-wide. Through our Learning Management System we make different initial training available as well as refreshment training, among IGF Code training, ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems,  Energy Efficiency etc. 

One of the initiatives we took is to set up a collaboration with React Emergency Response Service in order to share knowledge and create standards for new hazards on board of ships, among lithium- ion batteries. React has the on board emergency response experience where they assist during major fires on board of different ship types, from containers ships, to ferries and tankers. Ship specific or company specific firefighting training is needed on top of our online firefighting training. During the onboard training awareness will be created among the crew as well as getting a better understanding of their own equipment and the specific dangers they have on board. 

In this newsletter, you will read about energy efficiency, the latest developments in our LMS/CMS, and our open course agenda. 

If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Marcel Kind
CEO & Founder