NYK Shipmanagement Training Programs Accredited by Norwegian Classification Society
May 25, 2007
Right : Former NYK SM CEO Mr.Takamaru Ishida
Training offered to NYK officers and engineers by NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd. (NYK SM),* an NYK Group company based in Singapore, has been accredited by Det Norske Veritas (DNV),** one of the world's leading classification societies.
The following three certificates were received for training at NYK SM:
- VLCC Cargo Handling Simulator Product Certificate
- Bridge Simulator Product Certificate
- Bridge Resource Management / Bridge Team Management Training Course Certificate
NYK is the first Japanese maritime company to receive these certificates, which indicate that the content of education and training at NYK SM is above international standards.
In order to ensure safe operations and environmental conservation for NYK's entire fleet, which continues to rapidly expand, NYK SM established a training facility in Singapore in November 2006. The company provides education and training to seafarers from a range of nations.
The NYK fleet is expected to grow to 930 vessels by 2010, and to address demand, NYK continues to hire officers and engineers from the market. NYK also continues to sponsor training in China, Croatia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Romania, and Russia for about 200 cadets every year. Custom-made training programs in conjunction with education and training at national training academies around the globe will help ensure that NYK maintains the most competent and efficient seafarer force in the world.
In September 2006, a training program established by NYK for seafarers assigned to LNG carriers was accredited by DNV to be in accordance with the SIGTTO Standards.*** NYK will continue to provide specialized training in order to ensure safe operations for the company's entire fleet.
|*||NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd.
Established in September 2001, NYK Shipmanagement Pte. Ltd. provides ship-management services, dispatches seafarers, and conducts training.Headquarters: Singapore
Branch Offices: Tokyo, Hamburg (Germany), London (England), Split (Croatia), Constanta (Romania), Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai, and New Delhi (India)
|**||Det Norske Veritas
Established in 1864 in Oslo, Norway, Det Norske Veritas is an independent foundation that promotes the protection of life, property, and the environment. Around 6,100 staff members at 300 offices in 100 countries provide certification and consulting services in various areas, including shipping and ISO. In recent years, the foundation has started to offer a comprehensive range of services including certification related to seafarer training and skills.
|*|| SIGTTO Standards
The LNG Shipping Suggested Competency Standards (SIGTTO Standards) were established in November 2005 by the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators Limited (SIGTTO), a nonprofit organization of members representing gas and power companies, LNG carriers, and terminal operators. The SIGTTO Standards are agreed criteria for best practices and acceptable standards to provide safety to the industry and to enhance energy security.