Odessa Maritime Training Centre in Ukraine has joined the FURUNO NavSkills network of training centres.
Starting from March 2013, Odessa Maritime Training Centre provides FURUNO type specific ECDIS training to navigators, as part of the FURUNO NavSkills training network.
Established in 1998, Odessa Maritime Training centre (OMTC) is one of the leading training facilities in the Ukraine. During the subsequent two years, the OMTC Quality Management System was developed and implemented, and OMTC was certified and approved by the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) in accordance with the Rules for Maritime Training Centres in 1999.
Today, OMTC is held in high reputation and is well-known at international sphere. The centre offers training on modern training simulation equipment, and all trainees will be educated by highly qualified trainers and instructors.
Under the NavSkills agreement, OMTC will accommodate a total of six training workstations: Four ECDIS FEA-2107 workstations and two next generation, state-of-the-art FMD-3200 workstations with three training instructors certified by FURUNO to conduct FURUNO type specific ECDIS training.
The physical training equipment comes with the learning contents and training software, which is constantly kept updated to comply with current training standards and regulations. The type specific ECDIS training is provided in accordance with the standard set by FURUNO, which is in compliance with currently known requirements from various flag states and other stakeholders.
The NavSkills training concept ensures that the training course is conducted in the same way, with the same content and duration and using the same teaching methods as employed by FURUNO in FURUNO's own training centres, FURUNO INS Training Center, in Denmark and Singapore. This way, the ship owner can use any accredited NavSkills training centre without having to worry about the quality of the training provided.
It is the belief of FURUNO that the best training outcome is derived from classroom training provided by training centres where the trainees have the opportunity of having direct two-way communication with the instructor, who can guide and advise them on the various topics.
With the addition of this new NavSkills training facility, FURUNO is able to provide type specific ECDIS training in Germany, Turkey, Greece, Singapore, India, The Philippines, China, Ukraine and Denmark.
Further, FURUNO is currently working on further expanding the training network by establishing similar co-operations with training centres in the USA, Europe, Africa and Asia.
FURUNO's network of training centres