September at the  Marine Rescue Training Centre is one of the most busy months for its employees because of “Candidate’s courses” organized for few hundreds of future Maritime University’s students. The students take a part in Basic Safety Training which includes: Personal Survival Techniques, Basic Fire-Fighting, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Apart from lectures, the course also consists of practical exercises in the open air.
To make one of the Fire-Fighting courses, organized on 14.09., more attractive, the MRTC (by courtesy of the State Fire Service in Szczecin), organized a display of fire-fighting equipment – a property of the Rescue and Fire-Fighting Unit no.1.


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Whereas most of the employees of Maritime University were spending the working Saturday (26th of May) in their offices, the employees of Marine Rescue Training Centre, Marine Officers’ Training Centre and Baltic Sea Fishery Training Centre were actively taking part in the First Aid training. The training was organized by director of MRTC Mr. Adrian Druchniak, who not only wanted to make that working day more attractive, but also to deliver a necessary knowledge to the participants of the training. The course (which lasted several hours) was conducted by paramedic and MRTC’s lecturer Mr Stępień Marek (MAR-MED company).



 

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On Sunday the 13th of May near Chrobry Boulevard, on an embankment as well as on the Oder River, it was very loud and crowded. The units of WOPR, Border Guards of Szczecin Port, Police, Municipal Police, Port Rescue Service, The Ambulance Service and the representatives of WZKiOL of Szczecin City Council and the Marine Rescue Training Centre of Maritime University in Szczecin – all of them gathered there.







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On 27th of April 2012 the Marine Rescue Training organized Free Fall Lifeboat Coxswain’s course for the group of four people.
After the first part of the course (which was theoretic one), the participants had got short break during which they had hot meals. Then they took a part in the launch of the boat from 10 meters high tower. The trainees were provided with helmets, life jackets and coveralls.

The course was conducted by the new MRTC’s lecturer – Mrs. Marzena Górtowska.

The Marine Rescue Training Centre of Maritime University in Szczecin organized a special teaching Free Fall Lifeboat course for future rescue techniques lecturers.

Four persons: M.Sc. Eng. Górtowska Marzena, M.Sc. Eng. Górtowski Paweł, M.Sc. Eng. Igielski Karol and Capt. Szelepajło Piotr firstly got to know the theoretical issues concerning free fall lifeboat (for example: its construction and maintenance, current rules and regulations) and then took a part in launch of the boat from the 10 meters high tower.



 

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On 27 of February 2012 the Marine Rescue Training Centre organized first Ice Navigation course (basic) for employees of PŻM.
Programme of the course included: - voyage preparation, - ice navigation, - navigation by fairways and under pilotage, - ice-breaker assistance, - berthing & (un)mooring.




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On the 30.05.-04.06.2011 the Marine Rescue Training Centre organized next edition of free Motorboat Skipper Course from the funds of European Union project called ‘Cała naprzód’. The group of 10 people, who were successfully recruited to take a part in the course, had a 3-day lectures about motorboats construction, navigation, rescuing, signalling and communication.

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On 30.05.-02.06.2011 the Marine Rescue Training Centre hosted the group of 40 students of Maritime University in Szczecin. The students encouraged by the big discount for organized groups on the courses by MRTC, decided to take a part in an Advanced Fire Fighting Training. The participants were extinguishing small and big fire, had practical drills at fire fighting field and in a smoke chamber wearing breathing apparatuses . They also took a part in a simulation of fire fighting on board.






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The Marine Rescue Training Centre for the third time sent its lecturers to Denmark. On 07.-08.01.2011 the lecturers trained the group of English speaking trainees during Personal Survival Techniques course. 13 participants, who took a part in that course, firstly got to know the personal and collective rescue means of the ship and became familiar with the theory of the rescuing techniques of the castaways and evacuation of people from the ship. After the theoretical part, the trainees had the practical drills in the open water.






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The cooperation between the Marine Rescue Training Centre and Vela International Marine Ltd., which has its headquarters in Dubai, is becoming more and more effective. Centre’s intensive efforts to gain new longterm contractor have finally produced satisfactory effects.

Within two months Vela company for the third time on 3rd of November has sent his employees to the MRTC to train them during the Free Fall Lifeboat Coxswain’s course. The group of 5 participants (both Polish and foreigners) firstly took a part in a theoretical lecture and then had practical drills while launching the free fall lifeboat.




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On 25.10.2010 at the Marine Rescue Training Centre began an Able Seaman course organized from the funds of European Union project called Human Capital Programme. The training is intended for both people involved with a sea business and those who wants to start working on board.

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The Marine Rescue Training Centre organized a fire-fighting course for Bridgestone Company from Stargard Szczeciński (a manufacturer of truck tires) as a result of cooperation between these two units. The course was led by MRTC lecturer Mr. Ireneusz Wojtera – fire-fighting Colonel.

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On 13-10-2010 the Marine Rescue Training Centre for the 59th time has organized the Free Fall Lifeboat course for Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement. Five participants of the course (both navigators and mechanics) were taught how to behave while boarding the boat and which seats to take to maintain the boat in a safe and balanced position after the launching.








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On 01-09-2010 the Marine Rescue Training Centre has signed the hire contract with Pomeranian Rescue Association. Paramedics who are employed in the Society help the centre in the organization of medical courses and also present the first aid and ambulance equipment.

The Centre has also signed a hire contract with For Your Fleet Service – crewing company. Because of that fact, the mariners who are trained in the Centre will have an opportunity to get to know in an easy and fast way about the conditions of work at sea, and if they are lucky, maybe get a job on the merchant ships.

On 17.09.2010 the Marine Rescue Training Centre organized a first Free Fall Lifeboat Coxswain’s Course for our new contractor. Owing to the wide promotion of our Centre’s new staff, Vela International Marine Ltd., which has its headquarter in Dubai, wants to cooperate with the Marine Rescue Training Centre focusing mainly on the FFLB course. The course which held on 17th of September was organized for Polish crewmen employed in Vela, however, in the near future the training will be conducted for foreigners in English.

The Free Fall Lifeboat Coxswain’s Course has been organized since 2007 and has become very popular among mariners and shipowners. During the course the participants are taught how to enhance the safety of the shipcrew, how to react faster and which decisions to take while evacuation from the ship.

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On 02.08.2010 the Marine Rescue Training Centre organized the courses for students of the Maritime University for the academic year 2010/2011. Navigation and Marine Enginering Faculties started its courses with Personal Survival Techniques Training. Students had many pratical drills in water. Such practical drills help future mariners in acting properly during an evacuation from the ship. Later, students were trained during Fire Fighting course. They got to know the kinds of fire and took a part in fire-fighting action. During the First Aid course participants were taught how to resuscitate and help person who had an injury on the board. The last course was Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities Training, That course focuses on the methods of taking care of yourself and other crewmembers. One part of the course was a lecture about stress and its influence on the human body. Students must be aware of many stressful situations when they will be at sea far from home.
 

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On 22.06.2010 for the second time the Marine Rescue Training Centre of the Maritime University in Szczecin carried out an Inert Gas System course for senior officers for Chevron Azerbaijan Limited Company. This time the course took a place in Aktau in Kazakhstan and was carried out by our specialist Mr. Jacek Dubiński. The cooperation with mentioned company became very effective and in the near future our Centre is going to organize another courses of an Inert Gas System, what will surely improve the safety of transportation and storage of inert gas in those regions of the world.

During this year’s Sea Days that took place on 11.-13.06.2010 there were lots of attractions for shipcompanies, students, youth and also for the Maritime University employees at the Marine Rescue Training Centre.

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On Friday two companies: Wilhelmsen Ships Service Poland and Whilhelmsen Ships Equipment had their 15th founding anniversary.

 

 

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The Marine Rescue Training Centre and The Marine Officers’ Training Centre took an active part in this year’s ‘Sailing weekend’ organized in a shopping center ‘M1’ in Poznań on 29-30.05.2010. Both Centers were representing the Maritime University of Szczecin and promoting their offer.





 

 

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On 08.05.2010 the Scientific Society of Logistics and Transport organized an integration meeting during ‘Sea Point’ symposium. During the meeting participants took a part in practical drills in water.

 

The MRTC’s longterm lecturer Capt. Jan Nowak trained the students and presented how to evacuate from the ship in a safe way and how to put on the lifesuits called “aquata”.

 


 

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On 06.05.2010 the Marine Rescue Training Centre organized the Free Fall Lifeboat Coxswain’s Course for Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSS)

The FFLB course which has been organized by the Centre since 2007 becomes very popular among shipowners. During the course the participants are taught how to enhance the safety of the crewmembers, how to react faster and which decisions to take while evacuation from the ship.

 

 

 

On 26-28.06.2010 all training centres of the Maritime University of Szczecin:
The Marine Rescue Training Centre
The Marine Officers’ Training Centre
The Maritime English Center

took a part in a second edition of Water Show fair organized by Global Ocean Racing and Szczecin International Fair.

 

 

 

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On 07.03.2010 the Marine Rescue Training Centre of Maritime University in Szczecin organized an Inert Gas System Course for Chevron Azerbaijan Limited Company. The course was held in the headquarter of the company in Azerbaijan in Baku.

In the picture above a director of the MRTC– Mr. Adrian Druchniak and the lecturer Zbigniew Łosiewicz during an Inert Gas System course.

Thanks to the hospitality of the contractor, our employees had an opportunity to see the attractions of Baku and get to know its history.

 

We hope for a further cooperation with Chevron Company.