The Seamanship Centre

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We are an MCA & MSO Approved Training Centre, based in Killybegs Harbour NW Ireland.

The Seamanship Centre operate two marine training centres.

The Seamanship Centre, Killybegs Harbour, F94 V8 WH Co. Donegal, Ireland.
Maritime & Coastguard Agency and Irish Department Of Transport MSO Approved.

The Seamanship Centre, Enniskillen Airport. 62 Killadeas Road, Enniskillen BT94 2FH, UK.
Maritime & Coastguard Agency UK. Approved.

The Seamanship Centre has a worldwide reputation for outstanding maritime training. Our first class teaching staff and excellent industry standard facilities allow us to offer some of the best maritime training in the world in a flexible, friendly and professional manner. We offer professional industry training to international shipping companies, the offshore and yachting industries.

Our clients are Marine Professionals working for companies such as Windcat Workboats, RIX Shipping, MPI Offshore, Mainport, Vroon, Bibby Offshore, Vector Offshore, Maritime Craft Services, Norfolk Marine Ltd, Arklow Shipping, Svitzer Ltd, SMS Towage Ltd, Boston Putford, Atlantic Towage, Sinbad Marine Services, Atlantic Dawn Ltd, Fastnet Shipping Ltd, Smit Salvage, Turbine Transfers, Holyhead Towing, P&O Maritime, P&O Ferries, Njord Offshore, Northern Offshore Services, The Commissioners of Irish Lights, Marine Scotland, The Marine Institute, Island Shipping, Port of Cork, Open Water Dredging and many other highly regarded companies working offshore. These customers often travel from all corners of the globe to attend and we have a constant flow of returnees, allowing us to develop strong relationships and keep up to speed with the ever changing training and certification requirement.

We are MCA, MSO, RYA and ISA approved training providers. At The Seamanship Centre we pride ourselves in going the extra mile to ensure that our students have a worthwhile experience and leave us having upped their game and passed the exam. To this end we will arrange extra tuition in the evenings, if an exam candidate is finding the going a bit tough or has difficulty with a specific task or concept. We do not charge extra for this but believe that as we rely on word of mouth to fill our classes that our extra effort will be rewarded by positive referrals to new clients.

The Seamanship Centre’s Mission

  • To provide relevant learning in an ever changing world.

The Seamanship Centre’s Vision

  • To be a centre of excellence for learners, the business community, locally, nationally and internationally.

The Seamanship Centre’s Core Values

  • The success of our learners is our main objective. We aim to deliver a quality learning experience in an environment that informs, educates and gives an enjoyable learning experience.


  • We are accountable to our learners and business customers


  • We act with fairness, honesty, respect and equality in our dealings with everyone.


  • We aim to achieve the highest standards and celebrate success.

Bespoke Training for organisations with specific requirements.
We run all our courses bi- monthly or more often depending on demand and we can tailor a package to suit most situations.

STCW Training Centers

The Seamanship Centre have their training center located in Killybegs Harbour, County Donegal, Ireland.

Terms and Conditions

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Customer Reviews

The Seamanship Centre reviews as published on Google:

  • Gary O Shea

    Gary O Shea

    Average rating: 2 months ago

    I recently attended the 5 day medical care aboard ship course and could not have asked for a better experience. Richard and his team were extremely helpful and professional throughout my time there. I would highly recommend the Seamanship Centre to anybody looking to further their career in the maritime sector.

  • Colm Murphy

    Colm Murphy

    Average rating: 3 months ago

    I very highly recommend the Seamanship Centre to all seafaring professionals. I have attended the MCA Master 200gt Oral Examination Prep Course, RYA Offshore Yachtmaster Theory Course, Human Element, Leadership and Crew Management and RYA Approved Engine Course at the centre. I have been highly satisfied with the knowledge taken from these course which have all contributed greatly to my career advancement and my professional development. The Seamanship Centre has provided me with quality tuition from experienced lecturers in a friendly and open environment so I would like to say well done and a big thank you to Ricky, Andy and Helen.

  • Sophie Skinner

    Sophie Skinner

    Average rating: 4 months ago

    Great school. Professional setup. Super experienced instructors. Informative yet fun, in the pool doing sea survival training. Richard sorted out any form filling etc, Couldn’t recommend enough. Will definately be back.

  • Leighann Daly

    Leighann Daly

    Average rating: 7 months ago

  • Gary K

    Gary K

    Average rating: 5 months ago

  • Gary K

    Gary K

    Average rating: September 20, 2018

    What can I say about the seamanship centre in Killybegs? (Wow). Rick and Andy know what they're taking about. (Great Instructors) For all your needs in the marine sector you should book the seamanship centre.
    Thanks gents for all your help and training.

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