MOL and Makarov deepen cooperation
MOL recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping in St. Petersburg (Russia). The MOU reconfirms and further develops the cooperation between the two organisations related to the training of seafarers, especially with regard to northern sea route operations.
MOL has been operating icebreaking LNG carriers for the Yamal LNG project that navigate in the northern sea route, and MOL crews have had special training such as polar water training courses for navigation officers and cold climate survival training courses at the Makarov training centre.
MOL has also started recruiting cadets of Makarov University, who are trained on board vessels operated by MOL, with the long-term plan that they will undertake the role of master or chief engineer on MOL fleet vessels in the future. (kd)