Cadet life & cadet support
Life on-board M/V Aida IV
Deck and engine training has been conducted on-board Aida IV since 1992, and it is equipped to provide professional and vocational maritime training that meets all the current national and international standards.The vessel''s home port is Alexandria port, one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean Sea.
Downtown Alexandria is within close reach and is easily approachable by road and tramway.In addition to the teaching facilities, Aida IV has a refectory, accommodation with approximately 160 beds dedicated for cadets and a gym and fitness rooms. The vessel staff members supervise the pastoral concern and correction of all cadets, as well as organizing vessel visits and other bodily functions.As the vessel and the Sea Training Institute are part of AASTMT, students enrolled on programmers at STI are able to contract advantage of the facilities and services provided by the Academy.AASTMT (Maritime Sector) is committed to the training of seafarers and, with our range of training and recreational facilities, is ideally located to give cadets the best possible beginning to their maritime careers.
Code of conduct inboard Aida IV
Life onboard ships of Nama Company
Deck cadets (6th Semester only) have been trained on-board Nama ships since 2010, and all ships designated to prepare our cadets are equipped to offer professional and vocational maritime training that conforms to all the current national and international measures.
The vessel''s home port is Safaga port, one of the largest ports in the Red sea. The town of Safaga is in close reach from the port and is easily approachable by road.In addition to the good operation facilities, ships of Nama Company have accommodation with approximately 100 beds dedicated for cadets, a gym and fitness rooms.
Our training staff members supervise the pastoral care and discipline of all cadets.As the Students enrolled on programmers at STI, they are able to contract advantage of the facilities and services provided by the Academy.AASTMT (Maritime Sector) is committed to the training of seafarers and, with our range of training and recreational facilities, is ideally located to give cadets the best possible beginning to their maritime careers.
Cadet Support and Cadet Information Center
The Cadet Support Office is the one stop shop for all aspects of cadet life, academic related issues, work help, student welfare and pastoral attention, hate crime and harassment monitoring.The Student Support Office can be found in the College of maritime transport and technology, Building C, on 1st floor, offices 123, 125, 127, 129, 131 and 133.
Feel free to contact the Student Support Staff through the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sea-Training-Institute/1387445024813695).
The cadet Support is the STI-wide network of staff and services that work together to enhance the cadet experience. To support cadets’ learning and personal development, the academic and support staff in each department is operating in close partnership with the specialist AASTMT central student services, the welfare and advice functions of other AASTMT services.This network enables cadets to access the information, advice and guidance that cadets may need in order to fully gain from their time at the STI.
Cadets should be proactive in seeking the necessary personal and academic support from the kind of sources that establish up the student support.
Stand for Your Studies
The Sea Training Institute has excellent resources and facilities to help you with your subject areas.In add-on to all the facilities in the main campus of AASTMT, We have the only training vessel in the country.
There are significant collections of books, journals, videos, DVDs, and other multimedia material searchable from the Libraries, which fully support cadets with their maritime study programmers.The cadet Support staff is also there to offer counsel and assistance with your studies.Nautical planned sea training proceduresThe students who wish to start sea training on-board merchant ships to hold the following books with them on the ship.Deck cadet’s training and assessment record book.
This record is the main reference for the deck cadet including the tasks to be carried out during his presence on the ship at sea, and it is the evidence for all duties assigned to him to be performed in the period of sea training for a period of 12 months to be spent on the ship/ships so as enable him to sit for the Second Mate examination of navigation in accordance with the Egyptian Ministerial Decree 221/2013 the terms and provisions of issuing Certificate of Competency and Certificate of Proficiency for Masters, Deck Officers, Engineer Officers and Ratings.
The STCW 78 Convention as amended is the main reference for the ministerial decree. Planned sea training book for deck cadetsThe book of planned sea training is to help the student to complete the tasks and assignments set forth in deck’s training and assessment record book for the examinations center in accordance with the requirements of the STCW as amended, which contains:-
The issues the cadet should know and do during his responsibility while on a bridge watch keeping duty.- The functions the cadet should know and do during his responsibility for watch keeping and as the ship is in port, as well as through the work of shipping and unloading.- Questions on everything in the Deck cadet’s training and assessment record book for each of the tasks for doing works with various marine activities for each of the tasks.
- Instructions explaining how to respond to all of the questions and topics and duties that must be carried out.- A list of references on the back of each commercial vessels to extort performance marine service, which the cadet can refer to while on the ship to find model answers to questions put to him.
Sea training instructions for nautical planned deck cadetsAfter the cadet has opened the follow-up file for planned sea training, he should undertake the following tasks:
1- Attend a lecture detailing the tasks and duties required during his sea training service including but not limited to the following elements:
- Explanation of the tasks that must be performed by the cadet during the period of sea training service.
- Explanation for the planned sea training book and how to resolve questions on it.
- Explanation for the Deck cadet’s training and assessment record book on how to update the data and to input within it.
- Explain how to send educational reports and solutions that should be completed during his sea training service to STI to be followed-up and corrected.
- To assign a lecturer to each cadet and his e-mail to communicate with the cadet and to respond to queries and correct reports of the cadet.
- The e-mail and phone number of the cadet to be sent to the lecturer.
- Raising awareness on how to enter the dates of joining and discharging in the seaman book and other information.
- Identify the documents and certificates required from the cadet to bring from the ships which he serviced and certificates required for the official authorities at the end of the service for submission to the examinations center when progressing to attend the Second Officer upgrading course or the completion of the study to bachelor''s degree.
- Knowledge of the distribution of the grades for the evaluation of performance during the sea service as well as oral exam items, which the cadet is subject to at the end of the sea service to assess his efficiency to enter the second officer navigation upgrading study course or the completion of a bachelor''s degree.
- Receipt of the testimony of a unified sea service model certificate as well as bridge watch keeping certificate and steering certificate (in accordance with Ministerial Decree) from masters of ships the cadet has trained on.
- Signature of the head of the nautical planned sea Training department on Deck cadet’s training and assessment record book as an evidence of attending the lecture and the knowledge of all the conditions for admission to enter the second mate upgrading course or the completion of the study bachelor''s degree and allowing him to start his sea training service.
2- At the end of the sea training service and before progress to the 2nd Mate upgrading course or enrollment in the completion of the study for a bachelor''s degree, the cadet assessment is out of 100 degrees and distributed as follows:
- 60% for the periodic reports (to be sent to STI every three months up to a maximum) and the tasks that the student will resolve on ships during the sea training service.
- 40% for an oral exam, which is to be held to the student at the completion of the sea training service.
- A minimum of 70% is required to allow the cadet to enter the Second Mate upgrading studies course or the completion of the study bachelor''s degree
- In the case the cadet fails to earn a grade of 70% but earns: • no less than 60% of final grade, the cadet will need to return one month period of sea service with a minimum of 15 days bridge watch keeping.• no less than 50% of final grade, the cadet will need to return two months duration of sea service with a minimum of 30 days bridge watch keeping.• No less than 40% of final grade, the cadet will need to return six months duration of sea service with a minimum of 30 days bridge watch keeping.
3- The cadet sea training service is canceled and he needs to redo the whole (12 months) sea training service in the following cases:
- First: In case that the cadet fails to submit any reports including the educational tasks (solutions) during the sea training service (12 months) or/and that he fails to submit the Deck cadet’s training and assessment record book laid down with all data inside.
- Secondly: If the cadet provides non-genuine sea training service certificates for one or more of the ships he claims to have serviced on. Evident to this can be when the cadet submits fabricated or incorrect or incomplete educational reports for the tasks he carried out on that vessel as well as the oral test, which is to be held to the cadet in order to approve the sea training service by the STI.
- Thirdly: In the case the cadet submits any forged data or stamps for joining and discharging from any ship.