Crew Training

MIC Group develops highly skilled seafarers through training and continual appraisal system. We continually strive to improve professional, leadership and HR competence by providing value added training such as various simulator based courses in Cargo & Ballast handling ship handling, Engine Manoeuvring controls and Computer Based Training.

The training is delivered through variety of mediums such as:

Onboard Training:

Onboard training services are based on an initial evaluation of the capabilities of a ships crew with regard to the familiarisation of equipment and to assess emergency preparedness. This evaluation forms the basis for identifying specific training needs which can then be addressed by the onboard trainer using training materials and by exercising lifeboat, fire, enclosed entry and other emergency drills.

Onshore Training:

Through its network of 16 training centres and over 40 staff, our company provides specialised training in support of vessel performance, crew competence and career development. Offering a blended approach to training, the centres are equipped with up-to-date facilities using full mission simulation, computer based training and trainer lead courses to internationally recognised standards.

CBT (Computer Based Training):

MIC Group provides a broad range of CBT products through its specialized partners which includes assessment and certification materials. It also includes Language Training & Testing.


Marine Advanced Simulation and Training (MAST) is a state of the art training facility. Established in 2014 as a joint venture with MOL, it handles all training requirements, including technical operation, regulation, compliance, and industry best practice. At MAST, training is not just about compliance - it is also about honing skills and developing positive attitudes.

The centre offers a blend of classroom and simulator-based training, with ship-specific familiarization training for all seafarers on a self-learning platform.

Training takes place at various levels of competence, according to industry and owner requirements, with courses and curricula geared to higher proficiency among seagoing staff, and there are also continuous professional development courses for shore-based superintendents.

A Full Mission Integrated Bridge Simulator, capable of recreating any navigational scenario, helps officers to master ship handling skills, and MAST regularly conducts company- specific courses in Bridge Team and Bridge Resource Management, as well as specific command orientation courses, where future Masters are evaluated by technical assessors and also psychometrists, and holistic assessments help Manning and Operation teams to manage postings.

The training team has created and delivered bespoke ship handling simulator courses to train officers on large vessels, such as container ships and VLCCs, and in operating amid high tidal ranges and other navigational limitations.

An advanced Engine Room simulator trains engineers in efficient and safe operations and improves their emergency response. Such courses are mandatory for all our seagoing staff before taking on increased responsibilities for the first time.

The challenges of cargo handling and planning cargo operations are addressed by an advanced Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator, which can provide training for an Aframax, an IMO Type II chemical carrier, a refrigerated gas carrier, an LNG membrane vessel and a VLCC. General cargo handling training is provided for all vessel types, according to client-specific deliverables, and there are advanced chemical and gas carrier courses.

Another significant achievement in specific training is the development of a DNV and GL approved course for Very Large Ethane Carriers. This incorporates learning from both LPG and LNG simulators and has so far trained over 200 officers and engineers, helping our seafarers to deliver operational and safety excellence on the most modern ships.

  • Safety officers
  • Risk management and incident investigation
  • SIRE and vetting
  • Behaviour-based safety
  • Officer safety
  • Crew safety
  • Voluntary Environmental Compliance Plan
  • Gas carriers - operational and management levels
  • Simulator and Classroom-based:
  • Bridge team management
  • Command orientation for Chief Officers
  • Bridge resource management
  • Large vessel handling - VLCCs and Container Ships
  • Engine Room simulator for Watchkeeping Engineers.
  • Orientation for Chief Engineers
  • Liquid cargo handling - tankers
  • Advanced chemical tanker course for officers
  • Chemical carrier course for ratings
  • Specialised oil tanker safety - management level
  • Oil tanker basics - operational level
  • ME - C