Bulgarian Maritime Training Centre was established in July 1974 to help the personnel employed in the shipping industry to prepare for Maritime Administration examinations and trough the years has become a complete training source for professional qualification. In 1989 the BMTC was declared as a national maritime training centre by Bulgarian Ministry of Transport and as a Centre of Excellence in its field over the years has constantly strengthen its position as the leading provider of high quality courses for seafarers working on board merchant vessels.
The mission of the Bulgarian Maritime Training Centre is to provide professional training to individuals who wish to improve or upgrade their seamenship skills as well to those who wish to retrain in their job classifications. Through this training, upgrading and retraining the seafarers are well prepared to work safely, capably and effectively on board all types of vessels all over the world.
Main Objectives are: Attracting high qualified lecturers, instructors and assessors with rich seagoing experience;
The Department is situated on board an anchored vessel "P. Beron" in the industrial area of the port of Varna. It is specially adjusted for training purposes and specialized in training seamen, stewards, motormen, boatswains, ableseamen, etc. The ship built in Sunderland, Britain, is really unique. Its Doxford slow-speed diesel engine is in good working order. The whole 3 hold is used as training complex with four study rooms, as rich library and saloon. The engine room is also modified to be used for training purposes.