|Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. is one of the biggest shipping companies in the world, and adheres to the core Group Corporate Principle of the 'Promotion and Protection of the Environment through Safe Operations and High Navigational Standards'. A major pillar in support of this principle is the heavy emphasis the company places on training seafarers to the highest standards of quality, professionalism, and integrity.
The MOL Group Training Centers were established independently of each other in Japan, Philippines, India, Montenegro, Indonesia, and Russia. They carry out all necessary training and education of MOL seafarers in accordance with the requirements of STCW Conventions and the MOL Training Plan.
Through periodic skills-updating for instructors, the use of standardized advanced training equipment, and the use of common curriculums and materials, the training centers are able to consistently produce seafarers in-house of exceptional quality, who will go on to serve in the MOL Fleet.
Using a combination of OJT (on the job training) and shore based training, MOL has built the unique and enviable training system used at our centers worldwide. All our centers are able to provide functional training using a wide range of technologically advanced simulators, in addition to real operational experience on board our working vessels.
Training/Evaluation Onboard System*, a manageable system of seafarer's training and evaluation, was developed by utilizing computer network in-ship and on-land. The exclusive computers containing this system have been installed in ship management companies, manning companies, training centers, and MOL owned fleet vessels.
In addition, the MOL training vessel 'SPIRIT OF MOL', which was launched in July, 2007, offers cadets the opportunity to train onboard. One of the key aims of the vessel training program is to instill in cadets a thorough understanding of MOL navigational safety policies through practical application on a real vessel, while under supervision.
*(Training/Evaluation Onboard System) includes software of CBT(Computer Based Training) which enables seafarers to continue their training irrespective of whether onboard or on leave, giving them a greater degree of flexibility in carrying out their studies, and MOL RankSTEP(Rank Skill Training and Evaluation Program)which is our training program for career advancement, covering all MOL officers onboard who require technical skills specific to our company. The training program results are automatically entered into the personal data records of seafarers, making the management of seafarers a simpler task, wherever in the world they may be based.
For more information about MOL Training Centers, please contact seafarer group of Marine Safety Division, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines