Officers and Ratings Pre-departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS)

The Course

The Officers and Ratings Pre-departure Orientation Seminar (PDOS) is designed to familiarize the Officers and Ratings about the vessel that has been assigned, to also bring them up to date with The latest company policies and procedures. The PDOS involves Online CBT based training, and interaction with the faculty. For Ratings it's a Full Day Class room course.

The Facility

The PDOS is conducted in spacious classrooms with modern teaching aids to facilitate comfortable learning. The faculty comprises of trained Master mariners and Chief engineers.


To impart information about the vessel the staff are about to join, To enable improvement of Safety, Environmental protection and performance efficiency of our seafarers on joining their vessels.

Target Group

All officers and crew members joining ships.


4 hours to 3 days depending on past experience with FML.

Course Outline

  1. Completion of Recommended and required and pending on TOLAS
  2. Completion of required Class room based trainings
  3. Filling the PDOS Check List,
  4. Completion of all trainings requirements as per appraisal reports
  5. Completion of training requirements as per company Training Matrix