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Product Summary

 The RANK-UP project aim is to design and chart a course giving Able Seafarer guidance and a direct passage to becoming an Officer-in-charge of a Navigational Watch


Product Details

 The prime objective of the RANK-UP project is an innovative approach for ratings to upgrade their professional competence from Able Seafarer to Watch-keeping Officer. Existing professional competences will be assessed using ECVET ( elements and principles. A customised scheme of upgrading training, complemented by shipboard placements and distance learning will be designed to achieve the necessary competence upgrading. The rating will attain qualification at the STCW Convention Operational Level, as revised in 2010.

The training and certification programme for RANK-UP will be built up by transferable units of learning outcomes, which also recognise existing prior learning or qualifications the candidates have achieved.

Key Words

 Able seafarers





Distance learning

Key Activities

 In March 2012, an international workgroup was held – where all partner representatives supported the event


Target Group

 Able seafarers 


Product Partner

 1.      MSG MarineServe GmbH

2.      Marine Information Ltd

3.      Glaukos Services Ltd

4.      Entra Agentura

5.      Nautical E-Consultancy SIA

6.      SIA Novikontas

7.      Maritime Administration of Latvia

Product Score

 Product scored well and is now part of MaritimeTraining platform. 



 Project website can be accessed from the following link: