Friday, 18 March 2016
MOL Group Company Earns World’s 1st SIGTTO Certification of Seafarer Training for Very Large Ethane Carriers
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President &
CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that its wholly owned group company MOL
Marine Co., Ltd. (MOLMC; President: Soichi Hiratsuka; Headquarters: Minato-ku,
Tokyo) (*1), which provides practical operation training for MOL Group
seafarers, has received the certification of an LEG (Liquefied Ethane Gas) /
LPG Training Course for very large ethane carriers (VLECs; with cargo capacity
of more than 80,000 m3) that meets the proficiency standards set by
the Society of International Gas Tanker & Terminal Operators Ltd. (SIGTTO).
MOLMC received the certification from DNV GL, an international third-party
certification body and classification society jointly established by Det Norske
Veritas (DNV) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL).
MOL has long been provided LNG carrier seafarer education
program, the SIGTTO-compliant "LNG Carrier Standard Training
Course."(*2) In addition to that program, a new "LEG / LPG Training
Course" makes MOL to be the world's first shipping company allowed to
offer all liquefied gas transport standard training courses meeting SIGTTO standards
at its training centers.
Along with India's Reliance Industries, MOL is
participating in a liquefied ethane ocean transport project that loads cargo in
the U.S. and discharges it in India.(*3) Seafarers who complete the certified
LEG / LPG Training Course will board six VLECs that will be delivered one after
another starting at the end of this year.
MOL Group works diligently to develop more effective
training programs for the seafarers who support its drive to be "the world
leader in safe operation," while gearing up to meet an anticipated
increase in demand for ocean transport of energy resources.
is a wholly owned group company of MOL that provides marine consulting,
maritime training, allocating supervisors, operating vessels and ship
press release on March 14, 2007:
Carrier Crew Training Earns SIGTTO Certification
(*3)See press release on
December 25, 2014:
MOL Seals Long
Term Shipping Deal with Reliance