"K" Line installs new simulator at maritime academy

"K" Line installs new simulator at maritime academy

Jul 2, 2015

To implement firmer measure for enhancing our business base “For safety in navigation and environmental preservation”, ”K” Line Maritime Academy (Japan) at Machida city in Tokyo, one of the core functions of “K” Line’s education system for its marine personnel named “K” Line Maritime Academy(KLMA), has newly installed the latest model of ship handling simulator as a training equipment for Captains and Deck Officers. This simulator corresponds to ship handling training for 14,000 TEU Mega Container Vessel which are due to be delivered in fiscal 2015 and enable us to accommodate larger container ships of recent years. Thereby, we can conduct more effective training for Captain and Deck Officers who can surely put into practice the group’s basic philosophy- “Establishing and maintaining safety in navigation to protect human lives, cargoes, and the natural environment at sea”.

Along with the installment of ship handling simulator, Bridge Resource Management (BRM) Training Course with the said simulator was certified by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK). BRM Training Course is the requirement of STCW Convention and it is obliged to exercise the course for Captains and Deck Officers.

The certification proves that BRM Training Course conducted by KLMA (Japan) provides the high-quality training fulfilling the global standard.

In line with the installment of ship handling simulator, the training center has establish the Quality Management System on its own and acquired ISO 9001 certification by Class NK.

Though “K” Line has been providing standardized training for all seafarers onboard our group vessels through KLMA, “K” Line will offer higher level of globally standardized training by incorporating objective assessments from this third-party accreditation organization, which contributes to strengthening safety and efficiency in navigation.