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CSO Marine Group partners with Crew Training Solutions to offer discounted seafarer courses

Seafarers registering for offshore roles with crewing specialists Offshore Operations will now benefit from a 10% discount on UK-based commercial seafarer courses.

Crew Training Solutions, which offers a range of STCW courses from its Grimsby training centre, has partnered with CSO Marine Group to make it easier for seafarers to access new training opportunities while looking for offshore roles.

“It’s well publicised how many new roles are required to grow offshore wind in Europe,” said Mark Hudson, Director of Crewing at Offshore Operations. “But the key to this growth is learning and development, which some candidates may not fully appreciate until they try to break into the industry or move into a more senior role.”

“Making high-quality offshore training courses, such as those offered by Crew Training Solutions, more accessible is an important step forward for the industry.”

Crew Training Solutions offers MCA Approved STCW courses across various seafarer disciplines, including Personal Survival Techniques, Elementary First Aid, Medical First Aid & Master 200gt / OOW.

“As proud members of the International Association of Maritime Institutions, we are committed to training the next generation of seafarers,” said Jon Geddes, Managing Director/Owner of Crew Training Solutions. “This new partnership with CSO Marine Group will enable us to open our course offering to a wider group of seafarers looking to improve their skills and knowledge.”

Offshore Operations Ltd is part of the CSO Marine Group, the integrated strategic solutions provider for the offshore energy and marine renewables sectors. Other companies in the Group include CSO Shipbrokers, a vessel chartering, sale and purchase and market intelligence brokerage, and Offshore Engineering, a turnkey operational and technical solutions provider for the offshore wind and marine renewables sector.

To register with Offshore Operations and get access to the 10% course discount, email ops@offshore-operations.com

To find out more about the courses offered by Crew Training Solutions, visit www.crewtrainingsolutions.com/courses

To find out more about CSO Marine Group, visit www.cso.group

About CSO Marine Group

CSO Marine Group offers commercial and operational services to the renewable and offshore energy sectors.

The Group comprises three companies: CSO Shipbrokers (www.csobrokers.com), providing ship brokerage services and market intelligence; Offshore Operations Limited (www.offshore-operations.com) providing specialist offshore personnel and strategic and operational support to the offshore energy and renewables market; and Offshore Engineering Solutions, offering engineering services for offshore projects.

The team has a proven track record of success in some of the world’s largest offshore wind projects, as well as a long history of providing support to the Oil and Gas and alternative energy sectors.


For more information on the companies, additional images, or to arrange an interview, please email James Emberson at je@cso.group