Operating the safest, cleanest and most reliable fleet in the industry is OSG's number one priority
OSG believes that training, education, career development and retention of its employees are essential to successful operations. The Company endeavors to provide comprehensive education and training programs so that its mariners can meet statutory and OSG-mandatory training requirements and have the opportunity to advance their careers.
OSG's state-of-the-art, full mission engine room simulator allows officers and crew to hone their watchkeeping skills and gain a better understanding of equipment prior to or in between voyages.
The bridge and engine room simulators in Manila are fully integrated so that bridge resource management teams can interact and respond to unusual circumstances in a training environment.
The BEST Training Center in Tampa, Florida provides training facilities to U.S. Flag officers and crew
The operational complexities of OSG's business and the distributed nature of its workforce, both at sea and ashore, demand a training program that is flexible and adaptable. The Company believes that seafarer training and professional education leads to increased competence. Enhanced competencies, or effectiveness, in turn, can improve performance for both routine and complex tasks on board, increase productivity and reduce accidents, incidents and casualties. Across the international and U.S. fleet, seafarers receive on average 6-7 days of training per year.
A Multi-faceted Approach
Crew conferences held each year are an effective tool for exchanging information in a larger group setting about Company policies and procedures and sharing best practices and areas for improvement. International and U.S. crew conferences bring seafarers together to discuss these and other relevant topics.
International Flag Cadet Program
For a closer look at OSG's training and development program, read pages 15-18 in OSG's 2010 Health, Safety and Environmental Report.