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World class Maritime Training

GAC Training & Service Solutions (GTSS), a partnership between GAC and the National Maritime College of Ireland, provides innovative and cost saving training for the maritime sector.

GAC Training and Service Solutions

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When you have a ship worth USD 25 million with a multi-million dollar cargo at a billion dollar terminal, you need to know you have the best people at the helm – and the best people are delivered through the best maritime training.

From January 2017, all seafarers must undergo refresher training every five years to meet the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping (STCW). GAC can help you meet that need for world class quality maritime training services with GAC Training & Service Solutions (GTSS), formed in partnership with the world's most advanced maritime academic facility, the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI).

World-class training, flexible options

GTSS combines the GAC Group’s shipping experience and industry contacts with the training resources and expertise of the NMCI to deliver professional maritime training for both seafarers and shore-based personnel.

Flexibility is key especially for global training. We provide selected training programmes at a variety of venues around the world, on-site at your own location, online or at the NMCI’s USD 100 million state-of-the-art facility in Cork, Ireland, which offers: 

  • A suite of 17 bridge, engine room, fleetwork, VTS and Global Maritime Distress & Safety System simulators, including 360 degree imaging;
  • Fully operational full-sized ship engine and control rooms;
  • Welding and electrical workshops and mechanical engineering facilities;
  • Return To Scene (R2S) digital photographic imaging;
  • A survival pool;
  • Full fire fighting training facilities

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GAC Global Training Provider Network

GTSS has combined the capabilities of GAC and the National Maritime College of Ireland to provide one-stop sourcing for global STCW and OPITO training, relieving the shipping companies and manning agencies of the burden of finding training in unknown locations.

The GAC Global Training Provider Network (GTPN) offers a cost-effective, quality assured, safe and secure means of ensuring that crew’s training and certificates are up-to-date and fully compliant. Crewing personnel can book STCW or OPITO training, at centres around the world for crew en route to their vessel, rig or home.

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Disclaimer GAC Training & Service Solutions Limited's business is subject to our Standard Conditions of Business, which are incorporated into all contracts to which we are a party. Our Standard Conditions of Business are available from our office upon request.

For GTSS Terms of Business Bespoke courses (Company bookings), please click here

For GTSS Terms of Business Scheduled courses (Individual bookings), please click here




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