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MOL breaks ground on new Philippine maritime academy

MOL breaks ground on new Philippine maritime academy
Japan’s Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday for a new merchant marine academy in Salitran, Dasmarinas City, the Philippines.

The academy is joint established with Magsaysay Maritime Corporation (MMC), MOL’s partner in the Philippines, and is scheduled to open in June 2018.

MOL has claimed that the establishment of one of the world’s largest merchant marine academies in the Asia/Oceania region, and it is a major initiative in the company’s ongoing drive to ensure operational safety in all areas of their business.

“Filipino seafarers play an essential part in MOL’s worldwide vessel operations, and their role is becoming ever more essential as the skills for safe vessel operation become more advanced and sophisticated. MOL will continue to recruit and train top-quality seafarers as it strives to remain a world leader in safe operation,” MOL said.

Back in 2007, MOL started an onboard training program with its own instructors and crew members aboard its training ship Spirit of MOL with the objective of training seafarers on ship safety.

In 2011, MOL introduced a 3rd Year Program under the Philippine government’s Academe-Industry Linkage Program at the Magsaysay Institute of Shipping, established by MOL and MMC in 1993. The program provides education and training to third-year students selected from partner maritime schools in the Philippines.

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