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    • 360 Degree Simulator
      Our DNV class "A" full mission bridge simulator.
    • State-of-the-art Engine Room Simulator
      2016 Full Mission engine simulation featuring 4 propulsion systems in 6 separate spaces using touch screen displays
    • Modeling & Research
      Our M&R department can build geographic databases and ship response models in-house.
    • SIGTTO Certified LNG Training
      We offer USCG approved, STCW compliant Tankship PIC Liquefied Gases and LNG Simulator training.
    • DP training
      We offer Nautical Institute approved Basic (induction) and Advanced DP training
    • DP-Equipped Cable Ship
    • 270 Degree Simulator
      Our second full mission bridge simulator offers 270 degree field-of-view
    • Fire Fighting Training
      We partner with the Broward Fire Academy to offer basic and advanced Fire Fighting training.
    • Specialized Training
      Call us to discuss tailored training.
    • Small Arms Training
      We offer a full range of classes required of officers sailing with Military Sealift Command including Small Arms (with Broward College).
    • Vessel Resource Management
      We offer integrated training for deck and engine officers using our full mission simulators.
    • Fast Rescue Boat
      Our waterfront facility is equipped with 3 FRBs (an 8m twin diesel jet, an 8m twin outboard and a 5.5m twin outboard.
    • Survival Craft (Lifeboat)
      Full STCW compliant Proficiency in Survival Craft (Lifeboat) training is available.
    • Conference Facilities
      We offer in-house conference facilities for ~150 catered by our in-house galley staff.

Basic Training, Advanced Fire Fighting and other STCW 2010 Renewal Requirements

BT and Advanced FF Renewal Requirements (NVICs 02-14, 08-14 and 09-14) (STCW VI/1 and VI/3)

At your FIRST MMC RENEWAL AFTER 12/31/16In order to renew your Basic Training and Advanced Fire Fighting Endorsements you must have:

  • 360 days sea service. Any vessel that is required to hold regular fire and emergency and abandon ship drills.
  • Basic Training Revalidation. (1 day course, dated within 5 years of renewal)
  • Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation. (1 day course, dated within 5 years of renewal)

If you meet the above requirements, the USCG will renew all STCW endorsements (VI/1 - BT; VI/3 - AFF; VI/2 - PSC)

NOTE: Those on ROS vessels receive sea service credit towards STCW as they regularly hold fire and boat drills (letter from Company may be required). This does not change regulation and guidance on how ROS service applies towards renewal of National credentials (see National Renewal Checklist below).

Survival Craft and Fast Rescue Boat STCW 2010 Renewal Requirements (NVICs 02-14, 04-14 and 05-14) (STCW VI/2)

As an existing mariner once you have obtained these endorsements, if you meet the ongoing Basic Training Revalidation Renewal requirements noted above the USCG will automatically renew these endorsements with no additional training.

Tankerman Renewal STCW 2010 Requirements (NVIC 22-14) (STCW V/1)

New Tankerman Regulations can be found in 46 CFR Part 13. Those who have an existing USCG/STCW Tankerman endorsement but have not served on a tanker in the past 5 years to obtain the 90 days sea service or 2 cargo transfers required for renewal, can IAW 46 CFR 13.120, take a tankerman course (appropriate to the endorsement) within 5 years and have that endorsement renewed. STAR's 1 week and 2 week Tankerman PIC courses meet this requirement.

USCG NMC Renewal Checklists


Click here for STAR Center's full schedule, including required STCW 2010 Gap Closing course dates for the next 8 months.
AMO Members click here to register.
Non-AMO (commercial) students click here to apply.