Liberian Registry, NAMEPA and ProSea Launch Updated, Online, Computer-Based Environmental Awareness Training Program

The Liberian Registry, NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) and ProSea have updated their ground-breaking marine environmental awareness computer-based training program for seafarers and shoreside staff. This training program is designed to engage the user and increase participation in protecting the marine environment, and is now readily accessible via their new online version.

The online training program provides a comprehensive overview of the complex and diverse marine environment, explaining how it is impacted by shipboard waste, discharge and spills, and by shipping generally. It also covers marine ecology, environmental compliance plans and management systems, sustainable shipping and the role of the human element in pollution prevention. In addition, it provides an overview of MARPOL regulations and other relevant IMO conventions, emphasizing the importance of regulatory compliance in general.

The program has been developed as a partnership between the Liberian Registry, NAMEPA, Netherlands-based ProSea Marine Education, and Maritime Training Services of Seattle, Washington. It is suitable for use by those with a vested interest in protecting the marine environment, including all seafaring and port personnel and all office-based maritime industry staff.

Joe Hughes, Chairman of NAMEPA remarked: “This program is an excellent example of a successful collaboration to protect the marine environment.  Leveraging the strengths of strong partners results in less impacts from shipping and is a powerful step to Save Our Seas”.

The course is based on the IMO model course 1.38 and meets the requirements of STCW Chapter VI. For more information or to purchase, please visit


About the Partners

Liberian Registry

The Liberian Registry has a long-established track record of combining the highest standards of safety for vessels and crews with the highest levels of responsive and innovative service to owners. Moreover, it has a well-deserved reputation for supporting international legislation designed to maintain and improve the safety and effectiveness of the shipping industry and protection of the marine environment.


The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) is a 14-year-old marine industry-led organization of environmental stewards preserving the marine environment by promoting sustainable marine industry best practices and educating seafarers, students and the public about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean, lake and river resources. Visit us at:


ProSea is a center of expertise initiating, developing and conducting courses on marine awareness and sustainability to professionals working with or on the ocean. ProSea has a long track record of inspiring marine professionals. ProSea has been providing marine awareness courses since 1999 in more than 20 countries and has developed the IMO model course Marine Environmental Awareness (MC 1.38). ProSea is an independent non-profit and operates in a global network. Within that network, it strives to develop relationships between producers and users of knowledge.


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