Ten cadets from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand are participating in onboard training on the Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology (KIMFT) training ship, Hanwoori.
The training (27 November to 15 December) is being delivered within the framework of IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP) and funded by the Republic of Korea, under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Republic of Korea and IMO on technical cooperation and a partnership with the Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology (KIMFT).
Four of the cadets are female. The program supports the needs of Asia and Pacific countries by providing an opportunity for education and training, especially for women in the maritime sector. The onboard training for deck and engine cadets utilizes training ships and other training facilities of the Republic of Korea.
The Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology (KIMFT) is a maritime education and research institute operated by the government of South Korea. It is located in Yeongdang-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, with an auxiliary campus on Yeongdo island near Busan Port.
The KIMFT’s teaching staff have been actively participating in international and domestic conferences and meetings such as the international maritime organization(IMO), the international labor organization, etc. and have been doing their best in conducting various education and training courses required by domestic and international rules and regulations and it also provides cadet courses, watch rating courses, up-grading courses, latest technology course, etc.
Qualifications and Academic degrees of teaching staffs
|Doctor||Engineering (18), Laws (1), Business Management (3)
Maritime Traffic Information Engineering (3)
Marine Environmental Safety Engineering (1)
Fishery Science (4)
Electronic Communication Engineering (1)
|Master||Engineering (8), Science (2), Fishery Science (1)
Mechatronics (1), Maritime Safety (1)
|Bachelor||Engineering (11), Nautical Science (2), Marine Engineering (2),
Administration (1), Business Economics (1), Laws (2)
Public Health (2), Science (1), System Engineering (1)
Other staffs graduated from Public Administration, Fisheries, Clinical Laboratory Science, etc.
|Deck Officer||First Class: 18, Second Class:6, Third Class:5|
|Engineering Officer||First Class:8, Second Class: 13, Third class:4|
|Radio officer||First Class:2|
Other staff holding various licenses such as clinical laboratory scientist, shipboard medical care manager, emergency medical technician, heat controller, fire-fighting technician and etc. When calling at or leaving ports in various countries in the world, or navigating through oceans, I have been facing various small or big tasks to cope with.
Whenever faced with such tasks, the education and training received at the KIMFT have given me a lot of help.
I hope the Institute continues to give a lot of help for the safety of ship operation as well as improving the quality of seafarers with excellent training facilities and fruitful education and training.