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A World Leader in STCW Marine Training                                                 

The Maritime Skills Academy, part of The Viking Family of Companies, provides vital training for the maritime industry with its extensive portfolio of MCA accredited STCW courses, refresher training and professional development courses. 

The iconic, state of the art training facility is located in Dover, Kent, which is ideally situated for links to the UK and Europe and has been designed to provide seafarers a versatile and inspirational training environment.

The centre is fully equipped for all STCW safety training featuring a dedicated environment survival pool complex, full fire training ground and lifeboat centre.

We offer training that covers all sectors of the maritime industry worldwide from cruise ships, superyachts, oil & gas, ports and harbours to marine logistics and offshore wind farms. Also includes land based sectors such as power stations, the emergency services and partnering with local colleges.

We are also an Approved Marlins English Testing Centre.

Contact Details

Tel / Fax: 0300 303 8393  /  +44 (0)130 482 7710
Email Address: shortcourses@vikingrecruitment.com
Website: www.maritimeskillsacademy.com


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Press Releases

A Successful & Busy Monaco Yacht Show    
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
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Thank you to everyone that made it to the Viking Maritime Skills Academy (MSA) stand during The Monaco Yacht Show. It is always a pleasure to meet new and current clients, candidates and crew we speak too regularly and ones that want to meet for the first time.

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An Introduction to the Maritime Industry    
Wed, 28 Jun 2017
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On Monday 26 June Curriculum Leaders, Head of Year 12, Career Coordinators and Education Advisers from across the county of Kent attended an Open Day at Viking Recruitment’s Maritime Skills Academy (MSA) in Dover, supported by Kent County Council and the Careers and Enterprise Company. Ta...

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Our new collaboration with ChartCo Training Consultancy    
Wed, 07 Jun 2017
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To increase the exposure and presence of Viking The Maritime Skills Academy, we collaborated with ChartCo Training Consultancy. ChartCo Training Consultancy, part of ChartCo, a leading global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, today announces the launch of a joint...

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STCW First Aid and Medical Training - Is it enough?    
Tue, 30 May 2017
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Is any course enough on its own? Liz Baugh, Medical Training Consultant from Red Square Medical, gives her views... My answer would be probably not. STCW First Aid and Medical Care courses are actually really well designed with all the essential topics covered and provide a good solid f...

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MSA provide STCW training to Save the Children Crew Members    
Wed, 01 Mar 2017
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In an effort to provide vital assistance to a growing issue around the world, The Maritime Skills Academy is proud to be able to offer Save the Children crew free STCW Marine Training. Crew members will be passing through the Maritime Skills Academy doors throughout the next month and undertaki...

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Come and visit our "pop up" office in Palma!    
Fri, 03 Feb 2017
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The Viking family of companies have opened a “ pop up ” office in Palma! The office will be open from 30 January to 10 March 2017. With the yachting industry continuing to grow, this is an exciting opportunity for us to meet with clients and crew face to face in one of the main yachting hubs...

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Royal Seal of Approval    
Fri, 18 Nov 2016
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On Tuesday 15th November, The Maritime Skills Academy (MSA) proudly welcomed HRH Princess Royal to view the newly opened Marine Survival Complex and Fire Training Ground. On arrival HRH Princess Royal was welcomed by Dieter Jaenicke, Chairman Founder and his wife, Jill Jaenicke as well as th...

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Catch us at Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2016    
Wed, 09 Nov 2016
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Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour Falmouth Harbour will be hosting the 55th Antigua Charter Yacht Show. This years show has been extended to cover 6 days from Sunday 4th December to Saturday 10th December. This year all registered yachts will remain on the dock throughout the full 5 v...

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Pop along see us at FLIBS 2016!    
Thu, 27 Oct 2016
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) on Thursday 3rd November to Monday 7th November. The show exhibits ranges from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of bo...

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New Non-Executive Director, Ken Hickling joins Viking    
Mon, 03 Oct 2016
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At Monaco Yacht Show, Viking ‘a Family of Companies’ announced that industry professional Ken Hickling is joining the family as Non-Executive Director. “After 21 years in the corporate world with the world #1 paint manufacturer Akzo Nobel, it is a refreshing change to step into such a close kn...

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Maritime Skills Academy's new partnership with MAST    
Tue, 06 Sep 2016
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Maritime Skills Academy is delighted to announce a partnership with MAST, combining their expertise to deliver a full suite of MCA accredited Helideck Safety Training courses. Specialists in global aviation, MAST provides aviation support and training services to clients across the Maritime in...

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Maritime Skills Academy to attend Palma Superyacht Show    
Thu, 21 Apr 2016
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Maritime Skills Academy will be attending the Palma Superyacht Show, taking place from Thursday 28th April to Monday 2nd May. An important date in the yachting calendar, this 4th edition promises to be the biggest yet. With more participating yachts and exhibitors, than ever before, local and ...

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Maritime Skills Academy in the News

Maritime Skills Academy and Interior Training Academy announce partnership More Details

The new partnership means superyacht crew will have access to both interior and deck courses.

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Ken Hickling joins Viking companies as non-executive director More Details

Ken Hickling, best known for his role at AkzoNobel and president of the ISS, has joined Viking Recruitment and Maritime Skills Academy, to ensure as the companies expand they do not change their client-focused approach.

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Maritime Skills Academy opens its doors to crew More Details

The brand new training facility is up and running, just in time for superyacht crew who still need to book their STCW refresher courses, and giving crew who want to train in the UK another, very viable, option. We visit the state-of-the-art facility.

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Refresher training: the answers More Details

1 January, 2017, is a date that has been cemented in the diaries of superyacht crew all over the world. It’s the date refresher training comes into play, but exactly what training is required depending on what courses you already have? We bring you the answers.

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The Superyacht Golden Ticket survey is live! More Details

The Superyacht Golden Ticket survey and competition for superyacht crew is live. Simply take the survey and your yacht will be entered into a prize draw to win a treasure chest worth over €50,000!

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Viking Recruitment appoints James Scott as yacht operations manager More Details

Superyacht recruitment and management company Viking Recruitment has expanded its yacht operations department with the appointment of James Scott as yacht operations manager.

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Construction of Maritime Skills Academy begins More Details

Viking Recruitment has announced the construction of its Dover-based crew training facility, the Maritime Skills Academy, has begun, with expected completion in 2015.

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A new training model More Details

In 2015 superyacht crew will be training at Dover's Maritime Skills Academy. In association with the academy, Viking Recruitment speaks to The Crew Report about its training model aimed at crew and training providers alike.

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