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July 22, 2008
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The second "K" Line Maritime Academy Global Meeting took place in Philippines

"K" Line held the second "K" Line Maritime Academy (KLMA) Global Meeting on 17th and 18th of July at KLMA (Philippines), our training center in Pasay city, Republic of the Philippines.
Over 100 participants including instructors form each KLMA in the world, representatives of in-house ship management companies and concerned manning agents, President and CEO Hiroyuki Maekawa, "K" Line executives and staff attended this meeting.

In the Instructors' Meeting on the first day, KLMA (Headquarters) and KLMA instructors discussed about the present situation of seafarers' trainings which are carrying out in the world and challenges to improve it.
And we demonstrated trainings for Bridge Resource Management (BRM) / Bridge Team Management (BTM) and Engine-room Resource Management (ERM) / Engine-room Team Management (ETM) which are the trainings to prevent major marine disasters in KLMA Master Plan, based on the "K" Line's original guideline. And all concerned instructors reaffirmed the techniques and important points of these trainings.

In the plenary session on the second day, KLMA (Headquarters) reported the progress of measures and policies for securing and fostering seafarers. Each ship management companies gave KLMA various suggestions and instructors introduced the situation and their effort on each KLMA. Then we had a lively and forward-looking discussion on these issues and shared KLMA challenges in future.

According to the KLMA Master Plan 2008 which was revised based on this common value, we accelerate the progress towards fostering and securing good seafarers who satisfy our safety standards, and will assure maximum safety of navigation by this, maintain and improve the "K" Line brand of Security, Safety and Trust, then will achieve "Synergy for All and Sustainable Growth," the theme of our mid-term management plan called "K" Line Vision 100.

Opening Speech of President Maekawa

Plenary Meeting

Demonstration of BRM/BTM Training


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