Blue Generation Project in association with Odyssey FD is offering for free, the “Basic Nautical Training Course”.

After successful participation participants will:

  • receive a participation certificate
  • get the opportunity to have an interview with a maritime company and may
  • begin their career with an initial wage of 1.800 Euros


Contents and Duration of the Course

Theoretical Lessons (7 days)

Basic Principles of Nautical Theory, Basic Principles and Terminology of Maritime, Recognition of different types of ships and boats, Why should I choose Maritime, Safety Rules, Basic training in First Aid, Ropes and Nautical Knots, Duties of the crew.

Exams (1 day)

Practical Lessons on board (1 day)

Training and Practical implementation of the knowledge that the participant received in real time in ships and boats depending on the weather conditions and actions and procedures that are executed at ports for the safe stay of the ships.


Sailor’s Main Duties

He/she executes general services such as maintenance and cleaning the areas and the equipment of the ship. At the sea he/she may execute services of an observer on the bridge, steward, messenger etc. In passenger and cruise ships he/she oversees in order to assure the smooth operation of all sections and oversees the uneventful stay of the passengers on board. He/she is responsible for the safe boarding of all the passengers in cooperation with the crew and the officers of the ship. He/she obeys and disciplines at the commands of the superiors according to the safety of the ship. All the services must be carried out in accordance with the rules of the company, international law and international navigation rules.


Team of Instructors

The team of Instructors consists of professionals responsible for personnel recruiting at maritime companies and managers at maritime security services companies with many years of experience and specialized training abroad. They have successfully trained hundreds of young people who were hired as Maritime Security Officers or Sailors.

Fotios Dimakopoulos | Fotios Amaxopoulos | Anastasios Karakasidis | Ioannis Malandris


Prerequisites for Candidates

Candidates must:

  • Belong in the age group 18-29 years
  • Have basic knowledge of English
  • Have elementary or Junior High School graduation diploma
  • Be vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Be in a good physical condition
  • Have been discharged from the army (for men)
  • Have a clear criminal record






Even if you are not interested personally in this particular training, please think of people who might be interested and forward this page to them.

These training positions are addressed to young people aged 18-29 years old, in the framework of the Blue Generation Project funded by the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment), and is implemented in Greece by Militos Consulting S.A.

This course until now is implemented in Greece and in Greek language. Soon it will be available in Bulgarian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish languages.

* The interview in a shipping company will be scheduled for those who meet the required level of knowledge of the training material and will be scheduled at the discretion of the trainers and the person in charge of the interviews.