ClassNK, Transas Team Up on Marine Education Improvement

ClassNK, Transas Ink MoU
Mr. Andrey Belentiev and Mr. Koichi Fujiwara signing the MoU

ClassNK classification society, and Transas Marine, maritime simulation, navigation and surveillance systems provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of maritime simulators classification.

 

Transas Marine Limited Director Andrey Belentiev said: “High-quality maritime education is a basis for safety and efficiency of shipping.

This strategic partnership will allow both companies to contribute to raising the level of marine professional education where proper standards are necessary.”

According to the agreement, ClassNK and Transas will jointly develop new standards, rules, procedures and guidelines related to classification of maritime simulators.

New requirements will address the need for improved quality of both traditional and special areas of training, like offshore, LNG, tug and VTS operations.

ClassNK, Transas Ink MoUClassNK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara said: “My feeling is that the technology is changing.

It is an accelerating change that demonstrates an increasing interest towards the safety of the environment.

Transas has the special knowledge in effective tools for education, which is vital to ensure this. Meanwhile ClassNK has a long history of certification.

I’m sure that this combination will contribute to the future of the entire maritime industry.”

Press Release, July 9th, 2014

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