About Us

Our Vision

Provision of maritime training services as a reliable training centre operating always on high-quality standarts.

Our Mission

Satisfaction of our customers training needs by:

  •  Focusing attention at detail while providing effective maritime training courses to seafarers.
  •  Employing qualified, well-trained and competent personnel with hands -on experience in the training to seafarers.
  •  Operating always in accordance with regulatory requirementsand applicable industry standards.

Our Motto

Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency.


Seafarers Training Center AVANT was established in April 2003 as a maritime training service provider by capable and experienced maritime professionals. AVANT has developed in recent years to one of the biggest training centers in Ukraine having statutory licenses from the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

AVANT training facilities are located in different areas of Odessa, Chernomorsk and Yuzhniy for the convenience of seafarers. Each training facility covers different aspects of seafarers training needs and is equipped in a suitable manner for providing quality training courses.

Our high—qualified instructors, examiners having 30—40 years of working experience onboard of all types of ships are attending training. The instructors know and understand the scope of knowledge and skills required from seafarers by port authority representatives, administration of a ship and performance of duties. Experience of AVANT’s instructors is able to get the goal in conformity with the latest requirements of the marine industry in order to create a professional seafarer and finally to fulfill the our main task — “to prevent an accident or emergency situation on board a ship”.

The training courses provided at AVANT, including simulator training, are carried out with a view to enhancing the seafarers’ skills, knowledge and competence and keeping update with the latest technological changes in the maritime industry.

Our tasks and targets and also the AVANT business policy are focused on carrying out of high quality training for seafarers with purpose to improve the status of a seafarer, trained in Ukraine.


On October 02. 2013 AVANT’s maritime training programs, courses, simulator training, facilities and educational management system were approved and certified by ABS [American Bureau of Shipping] for ongoing compliance with applicable regulatory requirements and industry standards.

AVANT was awarded a Certificate of Compliance [CoC] issued in accordance with ABS training and quality standards for Certification of Maritime Education Facilities & Training Courses.

The Quality Management System in accordance with the ISO 9001:2008 Standards, certified by the BV [Bureau Veritas]. It provides the carrying out of training activity in accordance with the International Quality Management System Standards, meantimes we are working upon adjustment of the ISO Standard 9001:2008 to the new Standard lSO 9001:2015. The whole job is almost on completion.

On December 17, 2014 -14 maritime training programs, simulator’s, facilities and educational management system were approved and certified by the Maritime Administration Republic of Marshall Islands.

On September 30, 2015 -16 AVANT’s maritime training programs, simulator’s training, facilities and educational management system were approved and certified by the Liberian Maritime Authority the Republic of Liberia.

On April 18, 2016 — the Training Centre for Seafarer’s AVANT was approved and certified by Maritime Authority the Republic of Panama as well as 33 training programs.

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