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LR boosts support for Asian maritime training

LR boosts support for Asian maritime training

Kuala Lumpur: Lloyd's Register Educational Trust (LRET) has agreed to fund the position of Director of Education at the Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM), a maritime institution wholly owned by Malaysian International Shipping. The agreement, valued at more than $200,000 over the two-year term, is expected to improve the quality of the graduates available to ship owners and ship managers in the area.

"This award shows Lloyd's Register, through LRET, is committed to a continuous improvement in the quality and quantity of cadets supplied to the industry at a time when there is a shortage of skilled mariners throughout the world," says Tanaraj Rajoo, LR's marine manager for Malaysia. "As Malaysia's top training institute, we feel that ALAM is destined to be part of that process and we are committed to working with them in this regard." LR has previously worked with ALAM to produce a 'competence beyond compliance' training record book for cadets and a fully comprehensive 'Shipboard Trainers Guide'

Adthisaya Ganesen, ALAM's chief executive said, "This funding helps us both enhance the existing faculty staff as well as to beef up the faculty strength. If ALAM was unable to fill the position locally, with the funds from LRET, we can now source from the international market."

LRET has already earmarked well over £4m in sponsorships ranging from scholarships to the support of training and vocational institutes this fiscal year.  [13/02/07]