MOL's new training ship starts lessons

24 Jul 2007

Mitsui O.S. K. Lines (MOL) has started onboard training using its newly built training vessel, the SPIRIT OF MOL. The first intake of trainees took place in Manila, one of the company?s main base of human resource, earlier this month.

The ?Spirit of MOL? left on its first training voyage with about 70 Filipino and Russian trainees. The trainees will start an intensive education curriculum (three to six months) involving the ship?s 33-strong crew and 7 experienced instructors, selected from MOL?s main base of human resource countries, i.e. the Philippines and Russia. The company plans to conduct most of the training voyages between the Philippines and India in the foreseeable future.

MOL continues to expand its fleet under the midterm management plan MOL ADVANCE set forth in March 2007, and plans to have 1,000 vessels by March 2010. To recruit and develop high quality seafarers who will maintain safe operation of its growing fleet, the company offers an exclusive MOL training program at 13 crew training centres around the world including the MOL training centres.

The company reinforces the education and training of its cadets by combining the training centre education and practical skill building aboard the new training ship.

Links to related companies and recent articles ...

Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd MOL

view more