Our Locations

The Seamanship Centre is based at Killybegs, Co.Donegal – the largest fishing port in Ireland, a centre of many maritime related businesses and a service port for the offshore gas/oil drilling rigs

  • The Seamanship Centre. Killybegs Harbour, F94 V8 WH Co. Donegal, Ireland – Irish Department Of Transport 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

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, Dublin Port, Port of Belfast, ABCO, MoD, Open Hydro, Irish Ferries, Stena Line, QinetiQ, Princess Cruise Lines and many other highly regarded companies working offshore and in the SuperYacht , Wind farm, Tug & Towing and General Shipping industries.

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.

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.


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.

Our Mission

To provide relevant learning in an ever changing world.

Our Vision

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

Our 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.