Next Generation Learning for Seafarers

Recognising the appeal of virtual reality (VR) for engaging seafarers who need training as they enter and advance through the maritime industry, KVH Videotel is delighted to be working exclusively with OMS-VR to produce and distribute VR maritime training.

“Virtual Reality affords trainers and educators a powerful new toolset with which to improve learner engagement and retention,” says Raal Harris, managing director for KVH Videotel. “It’s proven that we learn best by doing, and VR provides a safe sandbox in which we can learn experientially, without the associated dangers and consequences of real life.”

KVH Videotel will exclusively represent OMS-VR’s existing portfolio in the maritime market, and the two companies will develop a series of new VR training scenarios over the next two years, making up a portfolio of more than 40 VR training courses. The topics of the existing and future VR modules include essential STCW-related critical safety material, cargo and engineering tasks, and industry best-practice exercises.

We are delighted to be working with OMS-VR and look forward to accelerating our ability to integrate truly immersive VR into KVH Videotel’s training offering.

Contact for more information or see our press release on the partnership at here.

Watch this space for news on this exciting development!

A Free Training Package for Seafarers

Seafarers' Mental Health and Wellbeing

Positive Changes for Seafarer Mental Health and Wellbeing

Seafarers face unique working conditions which can put them under a lot of stress, with fewer opportunities for relief than they would be likely to find on land.

Our Seafarers’ Mental Health and Wellbeing package focuses on the positive things seafarers can do to help themselves and their fellow crew members.

What the Training Covers

  • This training package explores what seafarers can do to improve their mental health and wellbeing so that they can deal better with the challenges of life onboard.
  • The training consists of a video (23 minutes) and comes with Facilitator Notes including a sample plan on how to run a training session.
Videotel Performance Manager

Videotel Performance Manager

Transforming the Face of Maritime Training

Task-based Competency

Your Solution for Evaluating Seafarer Competency

Providing you with the Tools to Evaluate and Manage Training

Task-based Competency is built on proven training and educational tools along with the advanced Videotel Performance Manager.

Using the Taskbook Concept

Based on the established concept of taskbooks, this new set of tools allows seafarers to prepare for, and be evaluated against, any competency that should be demonstrated during their time onboard ship.

Delivering Valuable Data

The Task-based Competency results are made available to shore staff in a series of interactive and engaging reports within Videotel Performance Manager.

Measuring Performance

Task-based Competency equips you with the means to measure your crew’s ability to perform the tasks needed to do their job safely and effectively and can help identify high-performing crew members who could be eligible for promotion.

Practical Engineering Suite


The 100 modules of Practical Engineering Suite now available on a mobile-friendly platform, utilising 3D, animated graphics, and comprehensive assessments.

KVH Videotel's Practical Engineering Suite

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Cyber Security at Sea

The shipping industry has recently been alerted to the impact that cyber threats have had on businesses of all sizes around the world. These very real threats have come in the form of high-profile ransomware and other computer system breaches, that could severely affect the safety of any company’s crew, not to mention its reputation.

Ships’ systems and operations are becoming increasingly networked, making them more vulnerable to cyber breaches. Once malware gains access to one part of a vessel’s IT system, there is a chance it may impact heavily on other areas of the ship too.

This package explains what the risks are, where they come from, and their consequences for the individual, the ship and the company, outlines the shore office’s responsibilities for protecting the ship’s systems, suggests how the Master can assess the ship’s vulnerabilities, shows how to reduce the risks on ships by following correct procedures and applying effective cyber ‘hygiene’, and provides guidance on the steps to take when shipboard personnel become aware of a cyber security threat.

Looking for Videotel's Security Courses?

Videotel’s Security Courses for Yachting and Merchant Shipping Crews

Maritime Security Awareness

Designated Security Duties

Shipboard Security Officer

Expert Guidance

A comprehensive team of experts from all sectors of the shipping industry make up our highly respected steering committees. Learn more…

More Than Training

Videotel’s value-added service means that we can assist you with not only training but also regular assessment and record keeping. Learn more…

Custom Development

Let us help you get your message across in a rich media landscape: we will work with you to produce leading customised video content. Learn more…

Our 40 years experience means we know our industry and that we know how to deliver the best training to its changing needs.