MARITIME TRAINING CENTER IN ATHENS
Where Seafarers Always Come First
The ATHINA MARITIME LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER is a state-of-the-art Training Center, “Where Seafarers Always Come First”. The ATHINA MLDC is the exclusive Training Center of Minerva. Its foundation and mandate demonstrate our responsibility, respect and recognition to seafarers, whose diachronic contribution to the society is invaluable.
Combining a team of Senior Trainers, active Masters and Chief Engineers assisted by knowledge experts, modern training facilities and a training culture that embraces the power of reflection and rational discourse, our vision is to help the Merchant Marine Officers acquire the knowledge and skills required in a rapidly changing industry and world.
With an expanding portfolio of training courses, our mission is to help Seafarers conquer the new knowledge, obtain the required skills and the right attitude. We are committed to venturing into training practices aimed at offering a unique learning experience.
Our Training Center collaborates with the industry and academia to participate in marine training-related R & D projects with the aim to further expand our knowledge base of the Training Center, improve our training courses and help optimize the use of simulators.
The ATHINA MLDC also functions as an Observatory of new training needs, new methods of maritime training, innovations in learning techniques and of new legislation on training and certification matters.
Our documented Training Processes constitute the “engine” for producing and delivering high-quality training courses, an outcome that should follow the analysis of training needs.
Our simulator-based training is conducted in a realistic marine environment without interfering with the vessel’s operation or exposing it to risk. Training can continue independent of adverse weather conditions, vessels’ operating schedules, and other training conditions. The full-mission Ship Handling Simulator, the Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator (for oil, chemicals and liquefied natural gas) and the Engine Simulator provide a “total ship” concept with the bridge and engine simulators fully interconnected, and the cargo handling simulator running in parallel to simulate routine or complex cargo handling operations.
Bridge Teamwork & Ship Handling
Cargo & Ballast Handling Simulator (Oil)
Electronically Controlled Engines MAN B&W – ME
Ship Safety Officer
Environmental Compliance - Environmental Management System
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