Japan Marine Science Inc. (JMS), an NYK Group company, welcomed about 20 students from the U.K., Canada, Hong Kong, and the U.S. taking part in the Japan Sea Cadet Corp international cultural exchange sponsored by the Japan Sea Cadet Federation.
JMS offered a lecture about ships and used its ship-handling simulator to give the students the opportunity to try their hand at navigating a cruise ship from Osanbashi Pier in Yokohama through the narrow Kanmon Straits, a busy waterway known for its strong tidal flow. Comments included, “Unlike cars, I found that the ship continued to bend even when I returned the steering wheel” and “I felt reality and was impressed handling such a huge vessel.”
The company looks forward to continuing to encourage children’s interest in ships and nurturing a greater awareness of maritime affairs.
During the lecture
Trying out the ship-handling simulator
-Japan Marine Science Inc.
Head office: Tokyo
President: Koichi Akamine
Shareholder: NYK 100%
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