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Videotel, the leading provider of maritime training systems, is helping to spread the “green” message with its new training course The Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan which guides seafarers through the practical and legislative steps needed for onboard energy planning.

Designed to inform and motivate all seafarers to increase energy efficiency in their operations, The Ship Management Efficiency Management Plan is now available in VHS/DVD and Interactive CBT formats.

As shipping enters an era of rising costs and the shipping industry heeds international calls to reduce carbon emissions, this training package equips seafarers with the knowledge and information they need to make energy savings.

The Videotel training package is designed to address the requirements of the IMO’s Ship’s Energy Efficiency Plan (SEEMP). Shore offices will develop energy efficiency management plans for each ship which will form the heart of the vessel’s activities. An officer, usually an engineer or environmental officer, will co-ordinate efforts on board to monitor and record the ship’s energy use, communicate information on energy with the shore office, encourage energy awareness on board and make suggestions for energy savings. All these activities are covered in the Videotel training package which is aimed at Senior Deck Officers, Senior Engineers and Environmental Officers.

Stephen Bond, Videotel Director, said: “In today’s world the wasteful use of fuel is no longer acceptable. As fuel costs rise and more legal instruments to regulate emissions are passed, energy efficiency is now more important to the shipping industry than it has ever been. We at Videotel are pleased to be able to help in increasing awareness of energy efficiency measures. We would like to extend special thanks to A P Moller-Maersk A/S (Maersk Tankers), MOL Tankship Management (Europe) Ltd and the IMO for assisting us with making this programme.”