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MOL to Establish Maritime Academy in the Philippines

MOL to Establish Maritime Academy in the Philippines

Recruiting and training top-quality seafarers, who play a vital role in helping the MOL Group become the world leader in safe operation

MOL inaugurated a new maritime academy, MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy Inc. (MMMA), in Dasmariñas City, Cavite State, in August 2018. Filipino seafarers serve as the core of the workforce serving aboard our operated vessels, and we expect them to play an even more critical role as technology advances. The academy will provide continuous training programs to develop top-quality seafarers who can hit the ground running through a four-year curriculum that encompasses basic education and specialized coursework. With our local partner Magsaysay Maritime Corporation (MMC), we plan to recruit about 300 graduates every year.

MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy

Outline of MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy Inc.

Name MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy Inc. (MMMA)
Construction site and scale Salitran, Dasmariñas City, Cavite State, the Philippines (about 30km south of Manila) Total site area: About 13.2 ha, Total floor area: About 30,000m2
No. of students Max. 300 per year
(150 each for navigation school and engine school)
Open August 2018
Ownership Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. : 40%
Magsaysay Maritime Corporation : 35%
Magsaysay Institute of Shipping : 25%

Milestones of MOL’s Seafarer Education and Training Programs in the Philippines

1980s Starts manning containerships and crude oil tankers with Filipino seafarers. Starts assignment from MMC.
1993 Jointly establishes Magsaysay Institute of Shipping (MIS) with MMC, and starts education for new graduate cadets in addition to internal training for officers and crewmembers.
1997 Establishes Magsaysay MOL Marine and starts seafarer manning operations through an in-house manning company.
2005 Establishes MOL Training Center (Philippines) in MIS
2007 Starts onboard seafarer training with dedicated instructors on the Spirit of MOL. (Over 2,200 cadets graduated from this program before the ship was retired in 2013.)
2009 Establishes Magsaysay MOL Ship Management.
2011 Introduces the Third-year Program under the Academe-Industry Linkage Program (AILP)* promoted by the government of the Philippines. Provides education and training at MIS, targeting third-year students selected from partner maritime schools.
2013 Starts a cadet education program, which provides practical training on MOL-operated vessels in service, which have been specially equipped with training facilities and accommodations for trainees.
2018 MOL Magsaysay Maritime Academy opens

(*) Academe-Industry Linkage Program (AILP): A program to help schools upgrade the education of students and enhance employment opportunities for top-quality students, based on cooperation between academia and industry.

Social Responsibility as an Educational Institute

MOL has established training centers and placed a high priority on seafarer training. These facilities are critical in helping seafarers learn about vessel operating technology and providing pre-boarding training.

What sets MMMA apart from other training centers is that it will provide students with a basic education before they become seafarers. To carry out their duties on the front lines of safe operation, they must have a solid, basic knowledge of the mechanism and structure of vessels.
They will complete a general education curriculum focusing on physics and chemistry to help them build a greater understanding of advanced technologies.

MMMA aims to become an educational institute that nurtures the personnel who will play key roles in the Philippines, by providing a solid academic education and honing logical thinking skills, in addition to training in vessel operating technology.

Developing Seafarers Who Can Hit the Ground Running

Ship in Campus at the practical training building

MMMA is the first in the Philippines to introduce the Ship in Campus, which simulates an actual vessel. The Ship in Campus provides practical training so graduates can hit the ground running when they complete their education. The facility enhances the drills conventionally provided at AILP, not only by replicating the exterior of the vessel, but also with cutting-edge ship equipment and systems. This ensures more realistic training for tasks such as launching lifeboats and mooring using the adjacent pool. This is one of the key advantages of MMMA.

To achieve our goal: "Becoming the world leader in safe operation," the academy trains highly competent seafarers who have full knowledge of MOL safe operation system and standards, by providing necessary education from the freshman, in addition to such trainings at the Ship in Campus. And, those skilled seafarers, accumulating many years of experience aboard our operated vessels for many years, will support our critical mission of supporting safe operation.

(A)Track & Field (B)Student complex (C)Student dormitory (D)Ship in Campus practical training building (E)Academic building

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Training Highly Competent Crewmembers on a Global Scale

Training Highly Competent Crewmembers on a Global Scale

MOL has training centers around the world to provide crewmembers with the skills necessary to maintain safe operation. These centers provide a variety of training, ranging from classroom lectures on theory to practice using real engines and various simulators.


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Practical Training on Vessels (New Cadet Training Program)

Practical Training on Vessels (New Cadet Training Program)

MOL developed a program that uses our actual operated vessels as training ships with the objective of training officers who will be ready to work immediately. Under this program, called "Cadet Actual Development for Education with Tutorial (CADET Training), dedicated instructors provide guidance to cadets aboard vessels that are actually in service. As the number of cadets is small, they receive detailed guidance from the instructors. The aim of the program is to pass on the practical navigation and marine engineering skills required by MOL as well as the spirit of dedication toward safety. By interacting with the crew, cadets can visualize themselves performing the job in the future, and at the same time crew members can mentor the cadets, with whom they will share responsibility for safe operation in the future.


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BRM (Bridge Resource Management) Training

BRM (Bridge Resource Management) Training

This high-performance bridge simulator is capable of 360-degree views.

This high-performance bridge simulator is capable of 360o views.
Training is conducted using a bridge simulator that can create conditions equivalent to an actual ship’s bridge, including re-creations of sample incidents. The captain and officers work together as a team and effectively utilize information provided by each team member. The ultimate purpose is to prevent errors and achieve safe operations. In June 2012, we became Japan’s first private-sector company to install a high-performance bridge simulator capable of 360o degree horizontal views and vertical views. MOL also regularly conducts this training at training centers around the world, so seafarers can enhance their skills while they are on leave.


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Institution of a Unique Seafarer Education and Training Program - MOL Rank Skill Training & Evaluation Program -

Institution of a Unique Seafarer Education and Training Program - MOL Rank Skill Training & Evaluation Program -

MOL has established the "MOL Rank Skill Training & Evaluation Program (MOL Rank STEP)," a training and education program that sets skill and knowledge requirements for every front-line seafarer according to his/her position. Every MOL Group seafarer must work through this program as a requirement for promotion. In 2012, the efficacy of this proprietary program was recognized, with both the tanker and LNG carrier divisions receiving certification from Norway’s Det Norske Veritas AS (DNV) for conformance to the standards of its Competence Management System (CMS).


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Hazard Experience Training Sessions

Hazard Experience Training Sessions

Hazard experience training session involving an object caught in a rotor (the Philippines)

These sessions simulate dangerous events inherent in work aboard vessels, and are designed to eradicate industrial accidents, a key theme in the context of safe operation. Effective in enhancing people’s ability to spot danger, the sessions were introduced in fiscal 2012 for executives and onshore employees and new hires, as well as seafarers.

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