APL To Train 20 Sri Lankan Seafarers Annually

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Collaborates with Sri Lanka’s Mahapola Training Institute on training programs

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, 5 APRIL, 2011: APL has agreed with Sri Lanka Port Authority’s Mahapola Training Institute to train 20 new seafarers from the Institute annually onboard its ships. The agreement was signed today by APL President Eng Aik Meng, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority and the Directorate General for Merchant Shipping.
“This initiative demonstrates APL’s commitment to the Sri Lankan maritime community,” said APL President, Eng Aik Meng. “It enables us to tap into the country’s pool of capable and well-qualified graduates from the Institute.”
The agreement also extends to collaboration between APL and the Institute in areas of maritime education, training, management and development of seafarers. Together with the country’s Directorate General for Merchant Shipping, the parties aim to produce qualified maritime officers and engineers for service onboard merchant vessels.
Training courses run by the Institute will be in line with international requirements for safety, marine environmental protection and well-being of seafarers.
The Mahapola Training Institute will provide customized training programs and facilities. These will focus on preparing cadets and certified maritime offices for shipboard employment in accordance to Standards of Training and Certifications and Watch-keeping, and be endorsed by the Directorate General.
There are currently 24 cadets from Sri Lanka serving on APL vessels. APL has been operating in Sri Lanka since the 1980s. It offers five weekly services that connect to other global trade lanes.

Source: APL

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


Rates, Fees of Danish Maritime Authority to be Revised

A number of fee rates within the Danish Maritime Authority's area will be changed from 2016. The price schedule is available from the webpage of the Danish Maritime Authority.

Seagull's Software Tool for Benchmarking Seafarers Knowledge

Seagull Maritime has launched an advanced software tool able to benchmark seafarer knowledge levels, allowing shipowners and operators to compare their crew

Los Angeles to Host Annual 'Fleet Week'

Mayor Eric Garcetti and U.S. Navy officials announced today that Los Angeles has been selected as an official Fleet Week market for the U.S. Navy, beginning in 2016.

Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | 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: 0.0668 sec (15 req/sec)