anuary 24, 2012

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.


“K” Line Maritime Academy (Philippines) ECDIS Training Course



In the Philippines, the Electronic Chart Display and Information System*1 (hereinafter called ECDIS) training course of “K” Line Maritime Academy*2 (Philippines) {hereinafter called KLMA(Phil)} has been certified by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, Japan (hereinafter called Class NK) as the first ECDIS training course satisfying the model course set by IMO*3 in the seafarer’s maritime educational field. The certification proves that KLMA (Phil) provides the high-quality training fulfilling the global standard.


The ECDIS is one of the important navigational equipment which vessels are obliged to phase in from July 1, 2012. Captains and Deck Officers are required to be familiarized with the procedures for operating the ECDIS onboard through its training.


(ECDIS training course in KLMA (Phil))

The attestation ceremony was held at Class NK Headquarters on January 23, 2012 with the attendance of Class NK Vice President Koichi Fujiwara and “K” Line Managing Executive Officer Captain Masami Sasaki.



(From left Class NK Vice President Koichi Fujiwara delivers the certificate to “K” Line Managing Executive Officer Captain Masami Sasaki)


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.


*1. ECDIS  
ECDIS stands for Electric Chart Display and Information System. This system displays the ship’s position, warning of dangerous areas on the navigational chart in order to support safe navigation.

*2 . “K” Line Maritime Academies (KLMA)
KLMA is the cluster of our seafarers’ training centres around the world that provides the career path program for “K” Line seafarers.

*3. IMO
IMO - International Maritime Organization - is a United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.