ESTC Earns ClassNK Certification

Press Release
Friday, February 01, 2013
Evergreen Marine Corp President Anchor Chang (left) and ClassNK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara (right) posed for photo at the ceremony

Leading class society ClassNK announced that it has certified the Bridge Resource Management (BRM), Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS) and Engine-room Resource Management (ERM) training courses offered by the Evergreen Seafarer Training Center (ESTC).

 

The new certification confirms that the training programs meet the requirements of ClassNK standards, IMO model course requirements and the STCW Code. The official certificate was presented to Evergreen Marine Corp. (Taiwan) Ltd. President Chang Cheng-yung by ClassNK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara at a special ceremony held at the center on 31 January 2013.

 

Located in the Nankan region of Taiwan’s Taoyuan County, ESTC was established by the Evergreen Group under the guidance of Group Chairman Dr. Chang Yung-fa in 1999 to carry out advanced training for the Group’s in-service officers and seafarers. Today, ESTC boasts one of the world’s most sophisticated maritime training centers and has provided training for Taiwanese and foreign seafarers who serve on Evergreen’s fleet of some 100 vessels. A cumulative total of more than 30,000 seafarers have received training at the facility.


While ESTC already maintains an ISO9001:2000 certificate, ClassNK certification further confirms that the training center’s BRM, ECDIS and ERM training course meet both the IMO’s model course requirements and ClassNK’s stringent independent standards, as well as certify that ESTC’s 360° ship-handling simulator, ECDIS simulators and engine room simulators meet the requirements of the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments.


In order to support shipowner efforts to achieve high quality shipping, alongside its existing ISO9001/14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification activities, ClassNK began offering certification for maritime training centers in 2011. Since then ClassNK has been chosen to certify numerous leading maritime institutions in the Philippines, India and other countries, however the certification of ESTC marks the first time ClassNK has certified a maritime academy in Taiwan.

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Vale CEO: Coal Deal Soon

Brazilian mining company Vale SA is close to making a "strategic" announcement concerning its coal unit, the company's chief executive Murilio Ferreira said on

NAO Announces Financials, Declares Dividend

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. has declared a dividend of $0.45 per share for 3Q2014, as previously announced. This is the same dividend as for the previous two quarters.

Vale Financials Disappoint; Iron Ore Prices, Currency Cited

Brazil's Vale posted a surprise loss of $1.44 billion on Thursday, hurt by a fall in the price of iron ore, higher production costs and a weakening Brazilian currency.

News

Vale CEO: Coal Deal Soon

Brazilian mining company Vale SA is close to making a "strategic" announcement concerning its coal unit, the company's chief executive Murilio Ferreira said on

NAO Announces Financials, Declares Dividend

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. has declared a dividend of $0.45 per share for 3Q2014, as previously announced. This is the same dividend as for the previous two quarters.

Vale Financials Disappoint; Iron Ore Prices, Currency Cited

Brazil's Vale posted a surprise loss of $1.44 billion on Thursday, hurt by a fall in the price of iron ore, higher production costs and a weakening Brazilian currency.

Maritime Safety

Monitoring U.S. Troops Returning from Ebola Mission

Secretary Hagel has signed an order that validated a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to place all U.S. military service members returning from

Eurodam Tops in USPH Inspections

Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam achieved a perfect score of 100 on a recent routine United States Public Health (USPH) inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Warships Heading to Albany

HMAS Stuart and Japanese Defense Ship Kirisame departed Fleet Base West late yesterday to participate in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event this weekend.   The

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.3318 sec (3 req/sec)