Information about Meriturva
Meriturva is a state-owned establishment under the Finnish National Agency for Education. Our mission is to improve maritime safety and our goal is to offer safety training based on the needs of the customer.
We aim at providing a safe, yet realistic learning environment so that the participants experience same challenges as in a real situation. In our training we use a vast selection of authentic safety-, fire distinguishing – and evacuation equipment.
Our customers are mainly professional seafarers or maritime college students but also authorities and helicopter and aeroplane crews. We have special safety courses even for boaters and ship passengers.
We focus on offering safety training according to IMO:s Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW). To accomplish this, Meriturva is audited according to IMO:s requirements every five years.
In Finland it is only Meriturva that offers Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET). We cooperate closely with Frontex (European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union) and thus our HUET training reaches authorities throughout the EU.
Our organization is certified in ISO 9001:2015 quality management system (Bureau Veritas Certification). Thus we aim at guaranteeing constant improvement and development of our operations. Meriturva represents Finland in International Association for Safety and Survival Training (IASST).