On Board Training & Services


Ships and ports today operate in a heavily regulated industry with an increasingly strong safety & environmentally conscious culture. The influence of regulations such as the International Safety Management (ISM) code and others such as MARPOL, STCW’95, MLC etc are readily apparent in the assessment of new vessel designs / analysis of modern ship and port operations. These regulations mean that the ship and port operator must be increasingly proficient, in a very wide range of disciplines, many of which demand very detailed knowledge and expertise. The impact / penalties for non-compliance can be very severe and it is therefore essential to ensure compliance. However, compliance need not be a tiresome burden solely to be achieved as the minimum effort. It can be used to add additional value to your operations by enhancing their safety and efficiency.

Partnerships Works

We look at ourselves not as mere service providers, but as your training arm. An extension of your organization, working closely to ensure that your desired goals are met in an efficient and timely manner.

In this day and age of collaborative learning, partnerships yield positive and mutually beneficial results.

We are confident that we can positively enhance and add value by assisting with the following:

  • OBT Programs,
  • Shore based courses,
  • Interactive Workshops,
  • Auditing and Pre-vetting,
  • Collaborative E-Learning,
  • WBT, CBT & Online Assessments,
  • Crew Resource Management (MRM)

KUPS” based Training

Knowledge: This acts on the memory to reproduce on the basis of appropriate previously learned information. This facet is reinforced through comprehensive onboard training programs, presentations & self-paced innovative tools

Understanding: Ensures meaning to new situations and / or new material by recollection and by using necessary present information. This is ensured imbibed through a combination of class room tutoring, practical guidance. group discussions and Quizzes / Assessments.

Proficiency: Involves using previously acquired information / knowledge and skills in repetitive and new situations to perform tasks and solve problems satisfactorily measured through Assessments and monitored and mentored. Skill Involves practical adaptation of Knowledge and Understanding, integrated to meet work place requirement / application. This is reinforced by very practical demonstrations, innovative drills and on job training.


Today’s ship owners, managers and operators are under constant pressure to demonstrate that the vessels, which they operate, are safe both in the material sense and with respect to the ability of the crew to operate them safely. There is a growing demand for onboard training services to refresh crew knowledge and verify the safe operation through training, drills and exercises. On board training services are designed to review familiarization with equipment and assess the emergency preparedness of the crew.

In times of yore, the senior personnel on the vessels had ample time to train their juniors and pass on their wealth of knowledge and craft down the line, so to speak. In today’s day and times the senior management on board the vessel is constrained by the amount of time they are able to devout to this time honoured mariner’s role. The Craftsman no longer has the time to pass on his craft to the next generation.

Onboard Training Philosophy


People LEARN and RETAIN from what they experience most effectively in an environment where they complete real-life tasks. The main reason is that real-life tasks provide an opportunity for real-life failures.


When learners receive guidance following their mistakes, a natural desire to understand what went wrong, why it happened, and how to avoid making the same mistakes in the future, encourages true learning.


Such mistakes and lessons learned from them are the foundation of the most effective methods of training

Onboard Training Services


Our team members have been at the forefront of the international maritime community’s drive to improve safety, quality and environmental standards. Providing training where it counts – on board the vessel.


The team offers numerous onboard itineraries specifically designed for the unique advantages of training in a realistic environment, including courses to fulfil regulatory compliance and related issues.


These programs take safety training to the next level, exceeding STCW standards and taking a real-world approach to safety and emergency management for the maritime industry. These programs also fulfil key elements of the Safety Management Systems for ISM Compliant Vessels.


The on-board training programs is aimed at enhancing the training and knowledge of the ship staff so as to improve their operational and navigational performance. This positively ensures reduction of accidents, incidents & near misses


Onboard Training Advantages


OBT services are customer focused and provide added value. The principle aim is to:


  • Assist ship owners, managers and operators to implement an effective and efficient safety management system.
  • Raise standards for Ship Operations, Safety, Security and Team Management.
  • Provide support and assistance on safety related issues.
  • Promote safety of life at sea and reduce the risk of incidents, accidents and potential detentions.
  • Raise onboard awareness among crew


Our safety culture attempts to inculcate the “Shared Values” of:


  • Highest Quality of Service
  • Safe Operation
  • Involvement & Teamwork
  • Innovation


Shore based Training elements have been driven by new technology and Regulatory changes such as MLC 2006, STCW Amendments, within the Maritime Domain which facilitate safe and efficient handling of ship board operations and ensure that standards set by marine forums such as OCIMF and other inspection regimes are met. They also ensure that lessons learnt from Accidents and Incidents are discussed and understood and Best Management Practices inducted. Shore based courses are key to personnel development, especially in the realm of knowledge and skill up-gradation of seafaring personnel. Changes to STCW and other international regulations have ensured that this component of maritime education is set to get more rigorous and demanding. New value-added courses and competency-based courses are expected to increase in the coming years. Keeping abreast and ensuring that personnel have adequately acquired knowledge will be the key.

Shore Based Courses


Being course developers for class, the core team members are very adept at adapting to company requirements.

A myriad range of courses and workshops can be designed, customized and delivered as per specific client requirements.

To begin with, the following important and essential courses are envisaged from our end:

  • BTM & BRM
  • Risk Management
  • Accident Investigation
  • SMS & ISM Familiarization
  • Ship Safety Officers Course
  • Ship Security Officers Course
  • Marpol & Environmental Compliance
  • Vetting Insp Course (Sire / CDI)


Education today is undergoing a radical change and posing new challenges. With access to information- anytime, anywhere – knowledge today is happening laterally, outside the four walls of the traditional classroom. The Future roadmap needs to include blended learning, collaborative efforts and digital curriculum development, keeping in mind increased student mobility and ease of training dissemination.

E-Learning Portal / Gateway


AUK has just designed it’s very own portal to ensure optimum delivery of online courses and robust assessments. It is envisaged that the portal will be proactively utilized to deliver quality maritime training and competency assessments per industry norms.


A very definitive advantage when personnel located in diverse locations across the globe are to be trained & assessed.

Advantages of E-Learning:

  • Flexible
  • Efficient
  • Consistent
  • Self-Paced
  • Self Directed
  • Less Expensive
  • Accessible & Convenient
  • Interactive & Collaborative

E – Learning Portal Features


It has been our endeavour to keep the portal as simple as possible . The philosophy is :


“  Simple to understand, easy to use, and Quick to implement. ”


Key Features Include:

  • Secure User and Client Login
  • Ability to create groups accounts
  • User friendly and dynamic modules
  • Informative  & Interactive modules
  • Assessments at end of  all modules
  • Ability to track and document results
  • Ability to create, and print Certificates


Pre-Vetting, Audits & Inspections


Self-assessment is essential for progress and consistent continuous improvement; for understanding of selves as learners, for an increasingly complex understanding of tasks and goals, and for strategic knowledge of how to go about improving.


With the implementation of International Safety Management systems on board vessels regular audits both internal and external are inevitable for maintaining a valid Document of Compliance.


Our highly experienced Inspectors and Auditors not only identify areas for improvements but also provide simple effective & innovative solutions by on board training.


Our team is vastly experienced and eminently capable of handling audits against international standards such as ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004, OHSAS 18001: 2007, ISM Code and ISPS Code.


The team has the capability to audit specific areas, activities and/or processes such as navigation, mooring operations, cargo operations, machinery maintenance, MARPOL compliance etc., against industry standards.


Our Services include:

  • Pre-Vetting Inspections (Sire, CDI & Rightship standards)
  • 3rd party Inspections on behalf of owners
  • 1st & 2nd party Inspections and Audits
  • ISM O/ISPS/TMSA internal Audits

Maritime Crew Resource Management


When things go wrong, we do not want people to sweep the problems under the carpet. An important first step is therefore to achieve a no-blame culture. We must separate human error from negligence and violations and change our view on human error to the following:


  • People do not err deliberately. They did what they thought was right at that very moment.
  • We all make mistakes. Experts make mistakes too, and sometimes the best people make the worst mistakes.


Maritime Resource Management (MRM) is a training program that builds upon well-established facts as well as the latest research within the human factors area. The message is delivered in such a way that it is easily understood, and an important purpose is to establish safe attitudes, providing a set of “tools” that the participants will be able to use in their working environments.


In close association with our associates and partners we are in a position to also offer this invaluable tool as a course for the officers. The aim is to increase knowledge about human performance and limitations with the purpose of creating a deeper understanding of what can lead humans into lack of situational awareness and complacency.


AUK’s Training is run by a team of very diverse and experienced set of professionals who have their foundations in the shipping industry.

AUK Training core group includes Master Mariners and Chief Engineers, IT Professionals & Quality Auditors, Electronics Engineers & Human Resource Professionals. A complete and robust team indeed. The group is passionate about improving performance and safety by providing our customers and partners with the best economical and practical solution.

Marine Training-Facilitator Team Profile

Our trainers are Master Mariners’ of repute, having served the industry for 20~30 years. Most are tanker hands (product & chemical. Approx. 3~5 years’ experience of training. Trainer’s also have Auditing & Pre-vetting experience on numerous vessel, as also conduct quality implementation for new delivery and take over vessels.

Our trainers have specialized experience in conducting shore-based training. Most trainers are also qualified trainers for Maritime Resource Management.

Cumulative Experience of more than 100 yrs. Extensive experience in education, training and mentoring