ECM Group Announces Formation of  ECM Training Services LLC
16 Jun

ECM Group Announces Formation of ECM Training Services LLC

ecmRegulatory Compliance Leaders Form Sister Company to Launch Series of Online Maritime Skills and Training Courses

Norwalk, CT, July 1, 2015– The ECM Group, parent of ECM Maritime Services, LLC, proudly announces the formation of ECM Training Services LLC. ECM Training Services offers a suite of accredited online maritime skills and training courses presented by respected industry leaders and tailored to the maritime industry’s major shipping companies and/or their vessel manning partners. With its extensive portfolio of USCG or DNV accredited online course offerings, ECM Training Services makes learning convenient for shipping crews and shore based staff alike.  Vessel owners/operators, manning and training centers, as well as personnel at facilities, terminals and charterers can enrich their maritime knowledge and skills through these flexible course offerings.

Online Maritime Educational Programs

President and CEO of both ECM Maritime Services and ECM Training Services, Mike Minogue comments, “With the launch of ECM Training Services, the ECM Group now provides a comprehensive online training and education program in skills and operations for the maritime industry. Additionally, with our specialized courses, we can conveniently provide important information on upcoming new industry trends, such as LNG as a marine fuel, very affordably and efficiently to a broad-based maritime audience.”

ECM Training Services addresses a need in the industry by offering an affordable, flexible online training forum to provide skills, operations and maintenance training to crew members of large shipping companies. The maritime training and skills courses are designed to provide sea-faring and on-shore personnel alike with convenient access to an extensive portfolio of topics. The online maritime educational programs offer individual skills training courses, as well as course combinations, designed to provide a strong basis of knowledge both for new entrants into a field of study and professionals looking to advance their skills.  All ECM Training Services curricula are based on a proven experiential learning model employing an engaging kick-off session, followed by e-Book self-study, quizzes, homework assignments, and virtual labs.  Courses are DNV or USCG accredited and students are issued a certificate of achievement from ECM Training Services upon successful completion.

ECM Training Services is pleased to announce its first informational training seminar “Pursuing ECA Compliance: Is LNG as a Marine Fuel Viable? which will be held September 22 -23, 2015 at Minute Maid Park in Houston Texas; early registrants will be invited to continue networking on Day 1 of the event at an evening game featuring the Houston Astros playing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Interested clients should visit the latest news page at for more information and to register for the upcoming training seminar.

About the ECM Group

The ECM Group acquired ECM Maritime Services LLC in 2009 in order to merge its experience, resources and expertise with other ECM Group Companies.  Providing OPA 90 services to the maritime industry and with offices worldwide, ECM Maritime had grown to become one of the world’s leading regulatory consulting, compliance, and emergency response companies in the maritime industry. ECM’s roots began in pollution prevention and response, and have continued to develop into a diverse network of specialties to meet the needs of marine clients. ECM Maritime Services goal is to offer the most comprehensive package of compliance and response expertise through technology, training and professional personnel. The Company’s services include providing vessel response plan preparation and maintenance, spill response and management, inspections and surveys, ISM/ISO audit services, pre-Vetting and pre-PSC inspections, including EAG/CAM/TPA services under Environmental Compliance Plans (ECPs) enforced by the US government.

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