Aboa Mare Training Center provides a wide range of STCW training courses for professional seafarers as well as simulator-based training to shipping companies all over the world. We have a long history of co-operation with different authorities, not least with the Finnish Coast Guard. We co-operate with companies like e.g. Wärtsilä and ABB, which gives us the knowledge necessary to provide both domestic and international crews with high quality training.
We provide a diversified training portfolio, including basic and advanced ice navigation training in accordance with the Polar Code, as well as ice navigation training for Baltic ice conditions including ship handling in ice.
In our simulators, the course participants can practise and solve different highly realistic scenarios. With the simulator interface we have developed, we can also generate technical faults to the real navigational instruments on the bridges. The simulation resources of Aboa Mare consist of 10 ship bridge simulators, desktop simulators, engine room simulator, VTS simulator, DP simulator and radio simulator (GMDSS). We can offer training on Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum, Sperry Marine, Furuno, Transas and Consilium ship bridge simulators.
In order to be able to offer a wide range of courses and satisfy the requirements of our clients, we have a large network of experts on diverse fields within seafaring, able to teach a large variety of courses. All our instructors have extensive experience in shipping. Debriefing sessions after the exercises make it possible for course participants to discuss procedures and to get an understanding of varying ways to perform in challenging missions.
Aboa Mare sends the participants a course confirmation two weeks before the course starts. We do not invoice for the cancellation of the participation if the cancellation is done at least 14 days prior to the course start. Cancellations received 7-14 days prior to the course start will be subjet to 50 % of the course fee.
Cancellations made later than that are subjet to the course fee in full. The course invoices will be sent after the course has started.
In case of a lost course certificate we will charge 50 € for giving out a Certificate of Attendancy.
The aim of Aboa Mare is to serve individual seafarers by offering them highly up-to-date courses. This course category comprises e.g. ECDIS courses which are mandatory today and medical care courses required when revalidating the certificate of competency. Aboa Mare welcomes suggestions for courses which are not yet available in the course calendar.
The strongest asset of Aboa Mare is our ability to tailor-make courses for shipping companies. When you notice that you want to have a course arranged, ask for an offer and that we customise the course according to your requirements. Please remember that Aboa Mare offers Training Need Analysis which can be used in order to find out your officers’ training needs.
Aboa Mare has a long experience of training and simulation worldwide and we know what is required of good instructors. We can offer you instructor training which suits your training demands.
Aboa Mare offers courses for the domestic traffic area. Courses leading to the Boatmaster’s certificate, the Skipper’s certificate for domestic service and the Engine attendant’s certificate are arranged in Espoo, Vaasa and Turku. Note! These courses can be arranged only in Swedish and Finnish.
Aboa Mare is authorised by the Finnish Maritime Authority to organise Pilot Examinations. Pilotage Exemption Certificates (PECs) are granted for specific fairways and specific vessels and Pilotage Licences are granted for specific fairways.
Aboa Mare has participated in many interesting missions and most exciting projects. Aboa Mare has been consulted in connection with launching of simulator centres. We have also built simulator bridges which correspond to the clients’ own bridges. The aim of Aboa Mare is to take part in different projects that are useful for improving maritime training, safety at sea as well as to contribute to a sustainable environment.
Due to the fact that the Finnish Government has declared a state of emergency until 13 April 2020 in response to the coronavirus epidemic, all possible training at Aboa Mare Maritime Academy and Training Center will take place online during this period. We are continuously developing more online courses. Aboa Mare customers will be informed about possible course cancellations. Ask for courses we can offer online!