Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Magsaysay Maritime Corp have officially inaugurated their new training academy in the Philippines which features a “ship-in-campus” - first in the country.

While Filipinos remain the seafarer of choice for their English language ability and ease to work with there are other factors that discouraging international shipowners from choosing them to crew their vessels.

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) new seafarer training academy in the Philippines – MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy – in Salitran, Dasmariñas City, is set to open in August having received approval from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).