May 8, 2012

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


First Class of “K” Line Students Graduate from Crystal e-College



The first class of 23 “K” Line students has graduated from Crystal e-College, which is a mercantile marine college affiliated with our company, on April 11. The graduates will be candidates for senior officer.


A large number of attendees, including Senior Managing Executive Officer Capt. Masami Sasaki, Managing Director of Taiyo Nippon Kisen Mr. Shinsei Nakanishi and the President of “K” Line Ship Management Co., Ltd., Mr. Satoru Kuboshima  presented at this ceremony.


“K” Line gives examinations to recruit high-achieving students. The students take lectures at the college for 3 years and onboard training for one year. The students are provided with “K” Line’s own curriculum in addition to the college curriculum, and onboard training on vessels managed by in-house ship management companies in accordance with “K” Line’s own Cadet Training Program, “K” Line’s aim being to develop them into efficient senior officers.


The graduates will take the pre-onboard training at the “K” Line Maritime Academy (Philippines) after obtaining a seaman’s competency certificate. Thereafter they will embark on vessels managed by in-house ship management companies as a trainee and be engaged in the operation of a vessel as actual seafarers one year later. 


The securing of reliable seafarers is one of the most important challenges for safety operation. We will continue to accelerate progress towards securing and fostering good seafarers to fulfill our safety standards.