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    • Onsite Fire Fighting
      We provide full onsite fire fighting facilities.
    • Onsite Fire Fighting
      We provide full onsite fire fighting facilities.
    • 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), Simulator (Advanced) & Revalidation DP training
    • DP-Equipped Cable Ship
    • 270 Degree Simulator
      Our second full mission bridge simulator offers 270 degree field-of-view
    • 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
      We offer both 8m twin diesel jet and 8m twin outboard Fast Rescue Boats.
    • 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 Renewal Requirements

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

For MMC RENEWAL – In order to renew your STCW 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 Great lakes and Reduced Operating Status (ROS) vessels, That regularly hold fire and emergency and abandon ship drills, receive full sea service credit towards STCW. Please click here for detailed information on ROS service and credit.

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

If you meet the ongoing Basic Training Revalidation Renewal requirements noted above the USCG will automatically renew these endorsements with no additional training.

Those WITHOUT 360 days sea service (as noted above) must complete the following REFRESHER training:

  • Basic Training Refresher (3 days)
  • Advancced Fire Fighting Refresher (1½ days)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (PSC) Refresher (1 day)

Note: Those with a specific FRB endorsement would be required to complete the fast rescue boat course to retain this endorsement.

Tankerman Renewal STCW 2010 Requirements (NVIC 22-14) (STCW V/1)(46 CFR Part 13)

In order to renew a Tankerman PIC endorsement the individual must:

  1. Submit 90 days of service during the preceding 5 years onboard a tank vessel performing duties associated with the endorsement held, AND
  2. Two transfers of liquid cargo in bulk of the type for which the endorsement is valid within the last 5 years

  3. OR

  4. An approved tankerman course completed within 5 years.

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 serviceAND 2 cargo transfers required for renewal, can 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.