KIMFT Center, Courses Get LR Approval

The Lloyd’s Register (LR) Marine Approved Training Provider Scheme has awarded approval of the Korea Institute of Maritime & Fisheries Technology (KIMFT) training centre and Ice Navigation training courses.

The President of KIMFT, Hyung-Taek Jung, met with LR’s Asia & MEA Regional Marine Manager, Iain Wilson and Korea Chief Representative, Soo-Young Lee last month for the presentation ceremony of ATP certificate and plaque at the KIMFT office in Busan, Korea.

Certification to the LR ATP scheme was a milestone for our Institute, KIMFT President Hyung-Taek Jung said; “Having in place an effective and efficient Ice Navigation Course training system and training professors meeting the requirements of our own standards for the operation of our Institute brings real added benefits to the institute and it allows us to be proactive in satisfying upcoming regulations, customer requirements and society’s expectations.”

“With accumulated technology, know-how and highly experienced qualified professors, we have been well managing our service to the Korean maritime community. Our technology centre is well equipped with the newest sophisticated simulation training facilities identical to all type of systems onboard vessels.”

“With ATP certification awarded by LR to KIMFT Technology Centre, we believe our KIMFT technology and training centre will contribute to global competitiveness in the marine industrial sector in the world and training and resourcing of seafarers with highly qualified and competent ability.”

“Gaining accreditation to the LR Approved Training Provider Scheme is one way KIMFT can extend further co-operation and business with LR and we will co-operate to communicate the excellent technology centre, training facilities and training professors of the centre to shipping owners and operators,” said Iain Wilson.

I provided onsite support for a ship handling simulator installed at the Korea Maritime Training and Research Institute (KMTRI, which became KIMFT in 1998) back in the late 80’s and early 90’s…

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