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April 05, 2013

Update: MOL Introduces New Onboard Seafarer Training Program
- 1st Containership in CADET Training Program Calls at Tokyo -

TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced the first container CADET training vessel have called TOKYO with 4cadets in the new training program. On March 6, MOL announced the launch of a training program called Cadet Actual Deployment for Education with Tutorial (CADET Training).


Executive Officer Masaaki Nemoto giving instructions to cadets


Cadets receiving an explanations from instructor on deck

The program covers not only safety education and basic/proficiency training, succeeding the training ship Spirit of MOL, but also focuses on acquisition of knowledge about loading/discharging operations. The company has started the program and 6 CADET Training vessels are conducting the program today and expanding.

On tankers, cadets will observe the actual operation of the cargo pump and valves. These loading/discharging operations require careful planning and high-level safety measures. Cadets aboard containership will experience on-site loading/unloading operations on tight minute-to-minute schedules. These practical training sessions allow cadets to experience front-line operations on vessels in service transporting actual cargo.

MOL Executive Officer Masaaki Nemoto visited the containership in Tokyo. He observed the training, and noted, "Safe operation is the core competence of the company, and protecting yourself and protecting the vessel lead to safe operation," encouraging them to continue unrelenting study to become officers with a strong awareness of safe operation.

MOL continually expands the training to cadets with a wide variety of nationalities, recruit and develop highly capable seafarers, and strives to further improve the safety of its fleet.

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