Stream Marine Training has pledged to donate £1 of every Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) training course booking it receives to international maritime welfare charity, Sailors’ Society.
After launching in January 2014 with its first STCW-approved course in personal survival techniques, Stream Marine Training now processes 700 course bookings on average each month. The training organisation works across the maritime shipping industry, servicing various sectors with a range of STCW courses and offering a unique and flexible service. It is anticipated that donations will exceed £5,000 in its first year.
Martin White, chief executive officer of Stream Marine Training, said: “It was a very natural decision to give something back and there was a feeling of pride for the Stream Marine training team to support Sailors’ Society. With many of our own team being ex-seafarers we appreciate the work the charity undertakes worldwide to improve the lives of the people at the heart of our industry.”
Claire Heath, corporate partnerships manager for the charity, said: “Sailors’ Society is delighted to be working with Stream Marine Training in this way. We are always looking for new and innovative ways of partnering with companies to support our work and this is the first initiative of its kind for us. We hope that this will bring commercial benefits for Stream Marine Training, while making a vital contribution to the much-needed help we give to merchant seafarers around the world.”
Funds generated by the Glasgow-based firm will go towards Sailors’ Society’s work providing practical, emotional and spiritual welfare support to the world’s 1.5m seafarers and their families. Sailors’ Society chaplains and ship visitors have a presence in 87 global ports, including several Scottish ports, with wider projects and services covering 26 countries.
About Sailors’ Society
Sailors’ Society aims to transform the lives of seafarers and their families at home, in port and at sea through the delivery of chaplaincy, education and the relief of poverty and distress.
The charity works internationally to provide practical, emotional and spiritual welfare support to the world’s 1.5m seafarers, regardless of background or faith. Sailors’ Society chaplains and ship visitors have a presence in 87 global ports, with wider projects and services covering 26 countries.
About Stream Marine Training
Stream Marine Training (SMT) offers a variety of courses built around both STCW regulations and individual company requirements. SMT courses are MCA approved and recognised by several other countries worldwide. These courses are based around flag state regulations, company safety management procedures and best practice.
Stream Marine Training offers an easily accessible location with its headquarters and Fire-Fighting Training Facility based at Glasgow International Airport, its Sea Survival Pool at Clydebank and its Survival Craft Training Facility at James Watt Dock. This enables SMT to offer a very attractive value proposition. SMT’s training reach stretches across merchant ship board crews, ports and harbours, on-board training and a range of health and safety courses. A team of highly motivated and experienced former mariners, offshore managers and business leaders have come together to provide a fresh, new and flexible offering to the market.