Deckhand Nate discusses his recent career change with AYC Superyacht Recruitment and his new position as the deckhand on a world cruising yacht after launching into the yachting industry through the Galileo Maritime Academy Superyacht Deckhand Course in Phuket, Thailand. As customer service representative for an Electronics company, Nate yearned to be outdoors and exploring…

Anyone working in the maritime industry shall now be aware of the increased awareness towards security, the basic elements are now available in a easily accessible eLearning course and successful candidates shall be issued with a fully approved MCA, Proficiency in Security Awareness.

The Maritime Labour Convention has recently introduced a requirement for a ‘Ships Cook Certification’ and many crew have sought clarification about how this is being interpreted by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). AYC Superyacht Recruitment has prepared the information below to dispel the rumors and provide guidance for those seeking to undertake this training…

Asia Pacific Yachting is China’s first recognized RYA Sail Training Centre, based in Hong Kong and offering the full range of both theory and practical RYA yacht cruising courses. RYA qualifications are recognized all over the world  for boating qualifications for both pleasure and commercial use.  The RYA have Recognized Training Centres (RTC) all over the world from Australia to the USA and its only…

Yacht Fire

Fire onboard a superyacht is the most challenging emergency to tackle, regular training, fire drills and readiness can prepare the crew to overcome such an incident and prevent catastrophic loss of the vessel or any human life. After learning of the fire onboard M.Y. Callisto recently, the requirement for crew readiness to be prepared for…

The STCW convention has recently been amended to incorporate a security rating and shall come into effect from 1st January 2014, are you ready for the change ? The amended requirement states that approved security-related familiarization training must be conducted by the Ship Security Officer for all persons employed or engaged in any capacity on…

Fire Drill

Fire drills are an important part of your fire safety procedures for many reasons. Not only do they ensure that all crew and guests understand what they need to do if there is a fire, but they also help you to test how effective your fire evacuation plan is and to improve certain aspects of…

One of the most important courses to enter the yachting industry is the STCW95 Safety Training Certification. The STCW95 is convention that was implemented in 1995 as an internationally recognized legislation following several marine accidents. This certification provides the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW)  as a minimum safety guideline for all registered yachts and ships to follow….

MPI Group has launched a introductory course for fresh candidates seeking to join the Yachting industry to learn the basics. The Superyacht industry is highly competitive and having successfully completed this online course it will put you one step ahead of other inexperienced applicants. Are you looking for a career that takes you around the…

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