Marlins is the leading brand in training solutions for the shipping industry. Working closely with the ISF, UK Maritime Coastguard Agency and the IMO, Marlins seeks to provide high quality and cost effective training and assessment products and courses which comply with the rigorous standards required by the shipping industry.

We are recruiting

We have an exciting opportunity for ahiring Training Development Specialist to become part of our small team based in Glasgow.

The role will support the development of new and existing e-learning and training products for the maritime industry.

For more information, see the full job specification.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter stating why you believe you are suitable for this role to recruitment@marlins.co.uk.

New Approved Test Centre: Nieuw Amsterdam!

On board HAL's Nieuw Amsterdam ship - new ATC audited June 2015.
On board HAL’s Nieuw Amsterdam ship – new ATC audited June 2015.

We are delighted to welcome Holland America Line’s ship, the Nieuw Amsterdam, as Marlins’ first on-board Approved Test Centre. The audit was successfully completed in Italy on Monday 1st June.

Holland America Line have adopted Marlins’ STCW Security Awareness training course with UK MCA Approval to ensure compliance before the enforcement date of 1st July.

Click here for more information about our STCW Security eLearning courses with 3 flag approvals.

Low Sulphur Fuel Change-Over eLearning


Low sulphur fuel management is required by MARPOL Annex VI. On 1st January 2015, the sulphur limit of fuel oil used by vessels within Emission Control Areas will be reduced from 1% to 0.10%. Port State Control are enforcing these limits using a variety of techniques including “Sniffing Technology” deployed on bridges and drones as well Port State Control Inspections.

Failure to comply with the regulations could result in vessel detention or prosecution. Cases have been reported of accidental contamination where a relatively small amount of heavy fuel oil commingled with low sulphur content to exceed minimum sulphur levels.

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English Language Testing and Training

We have a range of products designed for assessment and training of crews. These resources are used for recruitment and training purposes by key employers in ship management, marine leisure and offshore sectors and are implemented worldwide.

Our English Language Tests are online assessment tool, which tests your crew’s understanding of both written and spoken English and can be accessed at www.marlinstests.com. The Marlins Study Packs are comprehensive English language training course designed for independent study by seafarers of any rank or nationality.

STCW Security Training

Amendments to STCW now mean everyone employed or engaged on board ships must have an approved STCW security training certificate. For the first time, this includes concessionaires and hotel staff on cruise ships.

Our STCW Security Training courses are online courses, approved by the UK MCA, Isle of Man and Liberia Flag.