Training centre

Vocational training and educational courses carried out by Navigational Training Center:

Section A-II/1, Section A-III/1 and A-III/6 of STCW’78 and STCW Code as amended - 80lv.
The course is intended to train seafarers qualified as OOW and higher degree and EOW and higher degree as well electro engineers. Trained seafarers should be familiar with the requirements, methods and means to prevent marine pollution from ships required under Chapter A, II-A / III / 1 and A-III / 6 of Chapter III of STCW Convention’ 78 and the Code as amended.
The trainees should be seafarers of operational and management level as defined in STCW’ 78 and its amendments.
Proficiency for seafarers with designated security duties - 140lv.
The course is mandatory for all seafarers of operational and management level and if required from ship owners it is mandatory also for the ratings working on board vessels covered by ISPS Code, who possess duties concerning ship security.
The training includes acquiring of knowledges and skills, necessary for executing the duties intended to achieve security of a merchant vessel in accordance with the requirements of STCW Convention’ 78 and its amendments.
Entry Standarts: Marine competency as defined by STCW Convention’ 78 and its amendments and availability of up to date "Basic safety training" certificate.
"HAZMAT"/ Reg. II/2, Section A – II/2 and B-V/b,c of STCW’78 as amended - 240lv.
The programme is envisaged to meet the training requirements, listed in Regulation II/2, section А-II/2 and В-V/в,с of the STCW’78 Convention, as amended and supplemented by and of chapter 49 of the USA Federal regulations and of chapter 1.3 of the IMDG code for port workers. The programme is envisaged to be used also for a refresher course.
Entry Standards - the trainees should possess a valid operational or management level certificate of competency for deck or engine room crew. Persons that are not officers, requesting to cover this course must have completed and be in possession of a valid "Basic Safety Training" certificate.
After successful completion of the course, Maritime Administration issues the respective certificate which is valid for 3 years.
"HAZMAT"/refresh Reg. II/2, Section A – II/2 and B-V/b,c of STCW’78 as amended - 80lv.
The program is intended to be used for refresher training.
The program is envisaged to meet the training requirements, listed in Regulation II/2, section А-II/2 and В-V/в,с of the STCW’78 Convention, as amended and supplemented by and of chapter 49 of the USA Federal regulations and of chapter 1.3 of the IMDG code for port workers.
Entry Standards - the trainees must possess a valid operational or management level certificate of competency for deck or engine room crew. Persons that are not officers, requesting to cover this course must have completed and be in possession of valid "Basic Safety Training" certificate.
After successful completion of the course, Maritime Administration issues the respective certificate, which is valid for 3 years.
"Proficiency in Medical Care on Board"/ Reg. VI/4, Section A – VI/4 p.4-6 of STCW’78 as amended - 310lv.
This course aims to improve medical training of masters, chief mates and second officers in order to assure their abilities to render first aid and medical assistance to sick and injured persons onboard till properly qualified medical personnel provide the relevant medical care for them.
According to the Regulation VI/4 p.2 and Section A-VI/4 para 4 of STCW 78' as amended in 2010, the officers, employed by the Company are required to prove that for the last 5 years they have reached the required norms of competency. The examination or evaluation as part of the syllabus is one of the ways to prove it.
The training is performed in accordance with the Requirements of the IMO Model Course 1.14 and the Directive 2008/106/EС of the European Parliament and of the Council, as well.
Entry Standards - the trainees should have previous seagoing service and to have valid certificate of competence on operational or management level in accordance with STCW 78(as amended) and certificate for successful completion of the courses "Elementary First Aid" and “Proficiency in Medical First Aid' as well.
The training is carried out in specialized medical workshop.
"Proficiency in Medical Care on Board" refresh/ Reg. VI/4, Section A – VI/4 p.4-6 of STCW’78 as amended - 140lv.
This course is intended for masters and other persons in charge of medical care to improve and update existing skills and knowledge in order to render first aid and medical assistance to sick and injured on board ships until expert attention is available. The course is in accordance with MLC Convention; EC Directive 1992/29EC and Regulation 9 of Ministry of Transport and the relevant national standard of Bulgarian Maritime Administration.
Еntry standards - the trainees must either have received approved or recognized training in Proficiency in Medical Care On Board Ship (in accordance with Section A-VI/4-2 of the STCW Code) or to hold a certificate of Proficiency in Medical Care On Board- refresher.
Certificate - after successful completion of the course, Maritime Administration issues the respective certificate, which is valid for 5 years.
"Preparatory course for engineers – management level"/ Art. 37, point 1, letter "d", Art. 37 (2) (e), Art. 37 (4) (e), Art. 37 (5) (e) of Ordinance No. 6 on Seafarers' Competence in the Republic of Bulgaria, as amended - 710lv.
The course is intended for theoretical and practical training of persons who will apply for the acquisition of competencies at the management level: - "Chief Engineer Officer on ships of 3000 kW or more", "Chief Engineer Office on ship 750 kW up to 3000 kW" "Second engineer officer on a ship of 3000 kW or more" and "Second engineer officer on a ship of 750 kW up to 3000 kW".
The course is required by Art. 37, point 1, letter "d", Art. 37 (2) (e), Art. 37 (4) (e), Art. 37 (5) (e) of Ordinance No. 6 on Seafarers' Competence in the Republic of Bulgaria, as amended.
Еntry standards - the trainee must have a certificate of competence "Enginer OOW on ships of 750 kW" or higher.
Seagoing service for acquisition Certificate of Competency "Master of a tug boat" – Art. 39 p. 1 of Regulation No 6 on Seafareres Competency in the Republic of Bulgaria - 1000lv.
Seagoing service for acquisition Certificate of Competency "Master of a tug boat" with included Simulator Training - 2100lv.
SOLAS, 1974, as amended, Chapter VI - Part A&B and Chapter VII - Part A-1, governing the carriage of solid bulk cargoes and the carriage of dangerous goods in solid form in bulk and amplified by IMSBC Code - 80lv.
Marine casualty insurance statistic ranks the bulk carriers at first places. This indicates serious gaps in crew training and knowledge. The most common reason for this is in their confidence in their own skills, intuition and existing experience.
The course is designed to improve the theoretical training of seafarers working on board ships carrying solid cargos in bulk other than grain, as well as to familiarize them with typical incidents involving ships of this type.
Entry standards - trainees should be seafarers with qualifications as defined in STCW'78 and its amendments thereto.
IMO Model Course 3.11 (Marine Accident & Incident investigation) and the provisions of STCW’78, as amended Code Table A-II/ 2 & A-III/2 – цената подлежи на договаряне.
Shipboard safety is a concept filled with content, very often as a result of accidents and incidents. Those who do not remember and have not learned from the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them in the present and the future.
The course deals with typical shipping accidents and links to the domino effect that led to their occurrence.
"ASD Tug master’s advanced Simulator Training" / Azimuth Stern Drive tugs type bp 40t
In the course the participants are trained on certified ASD tug simulators to achieve:
  • advanced ASD manoeuvring abilities;
  • special skills in Escort operations;
  • confined space and dock entry operations skills;
  • deep sea and light weight object towing operations skills;
  • bow to bow tow operations skills at low and high speed;

Together with simulator we provide real practice on ASD tugs in port operations under supervision of skilled ASD instructors and tug masters , where simulator training is upgraded with practical skills.
Ice Navigation
The opportunities offered by the Northern Sea Route and the annual increase of cargo quantities transported along this maritime artery, makes the preparation of crews to cope with the challenges of sailing in extreme conditions at low temperatures and hull icing a question of present interest.
Preparing for a voyage and staying in an icy environment, relying on ice map information and navigating in a caravan after an ice breaker are just a few topics of the course.
The course examines the typical accidents of ships sailing in an icy environment and ways of dealing with possible challenges.
For applying and additional information:
Blvd. Primorski 1
Varna 9000

Office 123,
Phone: +359 52 683256
e-mail: training@navbul.com