Bulgarian Maritime Training Centre
was established in 1974 to help the personnel employed in the shipping prepare for Maritime Administration examinations and trough the years has become
a complete training source for professional qualification.
In 1989 the BMTC
was declared as a national maritime training centre by Bulgarian Ministry of Transport and as a Centre of Excellence in its field over the years has constantly strengthen its position as the leading provider of high quality courses for seafarers working on board merchant vessels.
BMTC is an independent organization, and its services are available to all members of the international shipping community. The training facilities currently established in BMTC are making a positive contribution to seafarer training which is so important to the shipping industry.
In its work BMTC
constantly takes into account new national and international requirements for seafarer training, evolves alongside the rapidly changing regulatory environment and guarantees the safety navigation and prevention of pollution.
makes a considerable investment in modern equipment and it maintenance - the latest versions of Bridge, Engine Room and Liquid Cargo Handling Simulators of Kongsberg are in operation here. Training vessel, several types of rescue boats, modern teaching aids, video films, etc, help to provide qualitative and cost effective learning. Contemporary training environment, high experienced lecturers and instructors and a rich library of maritime publications help seafarers get the excellent service they deserve.
provides over 40 different training courses focusing on the following main areas of training: STCW Compliant Training, Preparatory training courses for achieving higher maritime competency, Specialized Training for Tanker Operations - Oil, Chemical and Gas tanker, Tanker Familiarization Training, Simulation – Navigation, Simulation – Engine Team & Resource Management,
Operation and maintenance of Power Systems, Team leadership, Specialized courses, Engineering Courses,
Specialized training for personnel on passenger ships (including ro-ro passenger ships),
Fast Rescue boat, Marlins Test, etc.
Customer’s satisfaction is the focal point of all BMTC
activities. To this end a Quality Management System was established and certified in 2002 according to ISO 9001:2008 by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, subsequently re certificated under in accordance with the requirements 9001:2008 edition of the standard. The training of Ratings is also regularly observed by National Agency of Professional Education and Training. Working in a very close relation with different shipping and companies and manning agencies BMTC
designs and provides customer requested courses for seafarers sailing on board their ships.
provides also licensed by the Bulgarian Agency for professional education and training courses for achievement of vocational qualification for Ratings– Seamen, Motormen, Able seamen, Ship’s cooks, Stewards, Boatswains.