Case Studies

Witherby Seamanship offers a special client relationship to a small group of companies who seek tailored solutions that deliver effective memorable training material.

Examples of some projects conducted are:

Competency Development

Shell: Competency Development >>
This package is used as a coaching tool for Shell's sea staff.
Over 1,000 sea staff undergo this development program every year, and have done since launch in 2004.

Shell: Professional Skills Development Reporting >>
This allows reporting to a remote server 24/7.
Stored in a compressed *.xml format it allows easy transmission from ship via Imarsat and reports on the staff progress in the Professional Skills Development package.

Northern Marine Management: Navigational Coaching Tool >>
NMM wanted to find a simple but accurate solution to determining the navigational competency of officers during interview and for coaching sea staff, in response to the continuing high levels of casualties through grounding and collision in the Marine Industry.


Shetland Ferries: Crew Competency Coaching Tool >>
Competency development Training for a fleet of 14 inter-island ferries.

Global LNG: LNG Competency >>
A multimedia training and competency assessment package for officers on an LNG Carrier during intensive 28 day training voyages onboard ship.

Computer Based Training

  Shell / IMTT: Safety Essentials Training >>
A series of animated training modules developed for Shell and the International Maritime Training Trust.


V.Ships: FPSO Induction >>
Used for the induction of crew on FPSO’s.
The package delivers a 4-hour training session for crew-members in a regional training centre before appointment to an FPSO or for just-in-time training/induction onboard. This was used to train 200 crew members who went on to work on the FPSO "Bonga".

V.Ships: Boxed Set Training >>
Provision of a boxed set of certificate of competency related CBT for 200 technically managed ships.


Development of the electronic version of ISGOTT on CDROM that accompanied the 5th edition that was released in July 2006.

Clyde Marine: Cadet Recruitment >>
A multimedia CD ROM that educated potential entrants to the marine industry about life at sea, the roles onboard ship, career opportunities and information on the deck and engineer officer courses available.

V.Ships: Ship Budgeting Program "Budget 8" >>
To develop the latest generation vessel budgeting program that would integrate with V.Ships proprietary ShipSure package. This development amalgamated the existing V.Ships and Acomarit systems.