An overview of Ahlers Maritime Training Courses

Turning sailors into fully compliant seafarers

Maritime Services
Training and Certification

Helicopter underwater egress techniques. Advanced firefighting and medical care tuition.  Specialist education for Barge Masters, Security Officers, Maintenance Supervisors and more.

Every year, over 6000 maritime personnel pass through our training centres, or are educated on-site for clients. Discover more about our training opportunities below.

From basic training to specialist knowledge
We offer an array of courses that are in demand by maritime companies today:


  • Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET)
  • Helicopter Underwater Egress Techniques (HUET)
  • Basic Safety Training and Refresher courses
  • Basic or Advanced Fire Fighting and Refresher courses
  • Personal Survival Techniques, and Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities courses
  • Elementary First Aid, Medical First Aid and Medical Care courses
  • Proficiency in both Fast Rescue Boats and in other Survival Craft and Rescue Boats
  • Security Awareness Training for all Seafarers, and for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties
  • Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) training (ROC)
  • Ship Simulator and Bridge Team Work (BRM)
  • Hazmat training (IMDG)
  • Barge Master (Barge Supervisor)
  • Offshore Coxswain
  • Offshore Helideck Team Member (HTM) and Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Ballast Control Operator (BCO)
  • Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)
  • Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch and Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch
  • Able Seafarer Deck and Engine
  • Basic Training for Oil & Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations
  • Basic Training for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operations
  • Advanced Training for Oil Tanker Cargo Operations
  • Advanced Training for Chemical Tanker Cargo Operations
  • Ship’s Cook
  • Ship Security Officer (SSO), Company Security Officer (CSO) and Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO)
  • ISM Auditor
  • Officer in charge of a navigational watch and Master on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage
  • Chief engineer officer and Second engineer officer on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of between 750 kW and 3000 kW propulsion power

Tailor-made tuition

Ahlers and BIM provide customized training for clients in many maritime-related sectors. We can help your staff achieve certification in a number of areas, at your site or ours, and can provide:

  • Tailor-made training matrix
  • Guidance on STCW, including 2010 Manila Amendments
  • Follow-up on training and certification programmes
  • Certificates of Proficiency and Certificates of Competence (such as for Able Seafarers, or Officers in Charge of a Navigational Watch)

International accreditation

Our training is certified and accredited in the following ways:

  • ISO 9001:2008 certification through Bureau Veritas
  • In compliance with the International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • In compliance with ISPS, ISM and STCW (including 2010 Manila Amendments) Codes, SOLAS Convention and IMO Resolution A.1079, administered by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
  • Official filing agent for the Belgian Maritime Inspectorate (BMI), Marshall Islands, Luxembourg, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Liberia and Panama



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