Maersk, the global shipping company, on Friday, laid the foundation stone of ‘A.P. Moller – Maersk Centre of Excellence’ facility at Thenpattinam in Tamil Nadu. In order to support skill development and training needs for Maersk cadets across deck, electrical and engine.

Maersk has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET) University to jointly operate this facility with an aim to maintain a steady channel of Indian seafarers for its operations.

“The ‘A. P. Moller – Maersk Centre of Excellence’ will be spread over 8 acres of land (32,375 sq mi) and will be a part of a larger 12 acre (48,500 sq. mt.) maritime campus set up by AMET.

The centre will be equipped with world-class facilities like smart classrooms, workshops, and will house approximately 160 deck & engine cadets for the Bachelor’s programme in Nautical Science & Marine Engineering. Additionally, electrical cadets will be taken in as per requirement on a yearly basis.

Opportunities:

Maersk and AMET are aiming to bring opportunities for aspiring seafarers to be trained in facilities enabled by modern teaching aids, well-equipped workshops for practical training, a marine workshop for hands-on training on marine auxiliaries, ship-in-campus and other such facilities backed by an overall conducive learning environment.

The Chennai based Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET) is a pioneer Institution established for the dissemination of knowledge and training, exclusively in the field of Maritime Education. Started in the year 1993, about 4000 students are currently undergoing various undergraduate and postgraduate courses, besides research programs.

Maersk signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AMET University to jointly operate the facility, aiming to maintain a steady channel of Indian seafarers for its operations.

Currently, Maersk Line has some 850 Indian cadets working on its ships.

The centre of excellence facility seeks to support skill development and training needs for Maersk cadets across job functions most importantly. (deck, electrical and engine).

Source: www.itln.in, www.thehindubusinessline.com.

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