Maritime Training

As of the 5th February 2015 all Regs4ships training courses will sit under the ChartCo brand. The courses and highly experienced training staff will remain the same and continue to run as normal.


ChartCo Training offers a range of maritime training to help owners and operators remain safe, secure  and compliant. Our courses include a range of flag approved courses, management level ‘awareness’ courses as well as training courses delivered at Warsash Maritime Academy.

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Courses can often be tailored to suit specific customer requirements and can be delivered at your premises or worldwide.

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Call us on: +44 (0)23 8098 8631 or email us at: for more information or to book any of our courses.

Find out who our trainers are


Mike Symons

Mike SymonsRegs4ships Security and Ship Management Specialist.

Following an extensive 22-year career, in the Submarine Service with the UK Royal Navy. Supported Captain Submarine Sea Training and UK Ministry of Defence, NATO Submarine Escape and Rescue Program, with the provision of UK Special Forces, Submarine Parachute Assistance Group, and the US Navy Deep Submerged Recovery Vehicle program until retirement from active service in 1999.

After retirement from the UK Royal Navy and brief period in offshore oil and gas operations, joined Global Marine Systems Limited, one of the world’s largest merchant shipping submarine fibre optic cable installation and maintenance companies. Holding increasing positions of responsibility from Fleet Superintendent, Company Security Officer to Company Quality Manager over a period of 12 years.

With 14 years commercial experience in the international shipping industry and an active figure with key business stakeholders in the review and development of best management practices associated to worldwide ship security and safety. Has ensured any related training or process is developed and delivered consistently within the International maritime sector aligned to IMO Codes, International Standards, applicable Government legislation, and best management practices, through accredited practices, ensuring competence and compliance.

As a certified Company Security Officer with UK Government Counter Terrorist Security Clearance (CTC) and recognised accredited training instructor/auditor, delivers International Safety Management (ISM) and International Ship and Port Security (ISPS) approved training courses. Along with associated audit assessments, and implementation of effective streamlined Port and/or Ship Security Plans, and Company Safety Management Systems, for customers worldwide.


Paul Owen.

Paul Owen Master Mariner, B.Sc., Regs4ships Senior Consultant

Paul is a master mariner who spent 15 years trading worldwide on container ships and reefers in the 70s and 80s. In 1990 he came ashore, joining the Maritime and Coastguard Agency as a marine surveyor in the Southampton Marine Office. Promoted to principal surveyor he spent 12 years in the MCA’s headquarters as Head of Inspection and the UK’s Port State Control coordinator. This was followed by a four-year secondment as national expert to the European Maritime Safety Agency in Lisbon where he was involved in the audit of the Member States’ port state control systems, the training of port state control officers and led the task force which developed the New Inspection Regime for the Paris MOU and the associated EU Directive. Since his return to the MCA in 2009 he has been Head of Ship Safety, developing policy and regulations for ships including construction, equipment, security and safe management as well as a Survey Operations Manager in charge of developing and promoting a consistent policy for survey operations for the UK fleet.

Following his retirement from MCA Paul joined Regs4ships in the position of Senior Consultant where his extensive experience and knowledge of Port and Flag State Control and international regulation will enhance the training and consultancy services we provide to our customers.