Maritime Training Center recognized by the General Command of the Port Authorities and the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in accordance with the International Convention STCW (Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers).

VeMarS Venice Maritime School

Founded on October 6, 2004, VeMarS has trained numerous maritime professionals and guided many seafarers towards careers on board ships through various courses. It is authorized to provide the following international courses for maritime certifications:

  • P.S.S.R. (Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities)
  • Normal Observer Radar
  • A.R.P.A. Radar (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids)
  • A.R.P.A. Radar S.a.R. – BTW (Search and Rescue by Radar – Bridge Teamwork)
  • Ship Security Officer
  • Company Security Officer
  • Port Facility Security Officer
  • E.C.D.I.S. (Electronic Chart Display and Information System)
  • Personnel with designated security duties
  • Personnel with security awareness training
  • Port facility staff with specific security duties
  • Security familiarization for port facility personnel
  • Train the Trainer
  • Certified Security Instructor
  • Training for cruise ship personnel
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Utilization of leadership and managerial skills

VeMarS continues to promote the initiation into the maritime profession through Alignment Courses for Deck and Engine Cadets (courses open to those with a high school diploma).

The Training Center is equipped with two Full Mission Bridge Simulators for the operation and maneuvering of naval units and around ten stations for radar activities, digital cartography, and onboard communications simulations. The teaching staff consists of instructors in maritime subjects, trainers, ship captains, chief engineers, doctors, and experienced and highly professional trainers.

VeMarS participates in the design and delivery of post-diploma courses promoted by the Academy of Logistics and the Sea of Venice (ITS Marco Polo), aimed at Deck and Engine Officers. These three-year training programs enable students to accumulate the twelve months of required sea experience to obtain the Certificate of Competence (C.o.C.), a maritime title under international IMO standards and the first step in a career on board ships.

A course is also available for obtaining professional titles such as the Motorist License.