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"K" Line inaugurates Philippines maritime academy

"K" Line inaugurates Philippines maritime academy

Manila: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ("K" Line) today inaugurated the "K" Line Maritime Academy (KLMA) at Pasay City in the Philippines. The academy, which was declared open in the presence President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (pictured), will be able to accept a total of 10,000 trainees per year and is line with the group's K" LINE Vision 2008 .

The academy will implement a special KLMA Basic Training Matrix and Syllabus for all its training courses. These range from prevention of ship collision and grounding to use of the new ship handling simulator. It will also offer courses for engineers that incorporate a full-mission engine room simulator as well as an LNG training course in accordance with SIGTTO Standard. Additionally, training for stress management and to promote teamwork will also be provided.
A clinic furnished with modern equipment has also been set up to manage the health of all seafarers who go onboard "K" Line group vessels.  [22/02/08]

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