The titles will provide ship owners with a resource to bolster their crews’ existing knowledge while aboard or ashore, as part of ongoing training or as part of pre-boarding processes, helping reduce risks to safety and to mitigate against possible claims.

Utilising case studies and real-life scenarios, the KeelX titles provide an in-depth understanding of how to handle and transport specialist dry bulk cargoes safely, equipping them with the tools they need to analyse unprecedented situations, explore multiple operational scenarios, and understand the best possible courses of action.

The first modules to be added to the Ocean Learning Platform cover the safe handling and transportation of coal, cement and soybeans. The series will soon be further enhanced with the addition of two new titles from KeelX that focus on nickel ore and steel coils.

“Teaming up with Ocean Technologies Group guarantees that our product will be delivered to seafarers, globally, online and offline, easily through the award-winning Ocean Learning Platform. At KeelX, we strive to develop our e-courses every day, ensuring our material is constantly up-to-date with new material, including relevant industry developments, new, real case scenarios, and additional training information. The Series One titles will provide learners with the relevant knowledge to mitigate and avoid possible claims, incidents, and off-hire, but primarily to safeguard human life on board,” said Evros Damianou, KeelX Education program lead.

Henning Davies, global commercial director for OTG, added: “KeelX invests heavily in its research, putting significant effort into data analysis, international codes, regulations, treaties and operational incidents. The Safe Handling and Transportation of Dry Bulk Cargoes titles are a perfect example of how KeelX uses the lessons learned from real-world incidents to create high-quality e-learning resources. Offering these new titles through the Ocean Learning Platform provides our customers with the resources to improve the safety of operations and evidence this commitment to their customers, partners and stakeholders.”