Crewtoo and IMarEST support professional development of seafarers with global partnership

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iPhone apps and app storeCrewtoo has announced a partnership with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) to offer seafarers access to a wealth of professional development tools and resources to support them throughout their careers.

Crewtoo members are eligible for a 12-month complimentary membership trial to the IMarEST, which includes access to IMarEST’s online library of searchable materials and technical papers, industry news and conference content.

Anneley Pickles, Head of Business Development at Crewtoo, said: “Our members will see great benefit from this collaboration. We’ve created the largest online community for seafarers to communicate with each other, and by partnering with the IMarEST, we are also giving them the tools to boost their professional development. Offering our members more content and access to professional tools is not only good for seafarers, but the global maritime industry as a whole.”

Crewtoo, part of KVH Media Group (a KVH company), has more than 108,000 members and is the world’s largest online network dedicated to seafarers. The online network gives seafarers a way to post comments and photographs from their vessels, chat with colleagues on other ships, take part in seafarer-related polls and votes, keep up with maritime news, and access an online maritime jobs board.

David Loosley, Chief Executive of the IMarEST added: “We are delighted to be working with Crewtoo and to provide professional development to their members. This is a significant investment that the IMarEST has made in supporting and upskilling sea-going marine professionals around the globe. Providing access to the benefits of the IMarEST is good for seafarers’ careers, and we look forward to supporting them throughout their time at sea.

The IMarEST, which already cooperates closely with KVH companies at many levels, is the leading international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals. With members in over 100 countries, the IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, marine scientists and marine technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body, and provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholds the status, standards and knowledge of marine professionals worldwide.