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  1. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA DISASTER

    Sea training institute 'has few qualified teachers and offers too few courses'

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Sea school 'has few qualified instructors' The city's only government-subsidised training school for seamen has been using instructors without up-to-date qualifications, according to one of its retired teachers. Chow Wan-hoi, an instructor at the Maritime Services Training Institute for 11 years until his retirement in July, said ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    China to boost maritime training, says PLA Navy's Jiang Weilie

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com China to boost maritime presence- fleet leader A top People's Liberation Army Navy officer says training on the high seas will become routine ... Jinggangshan, which has been taking part in drills in the western Pacific for two weeks, that training on the high seas was common among many countries' navies. "A developing and growing ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER INQUIRY

    Lamma ferry disaster: Hong Kong lacks marine training, says union chief

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Maritime leader calls for a mandatory lookout on passenger vessels, as inquiry draws to a close A trade union chief yesterday criticised a lack of training in the local marine industry ... or for those wanting to advance to coxswain. "The companies operating local vessels have repeatedly alerted the Marine Department in the last few years about the lack of provision of training ...

  4. Bubble trouble

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Students from the Maritime Services Training Institute walk out of a model cabin after demonstrating how to evacuate a building and escape a blaze. The demonstration was held for the media at the institute's campus in Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun. Further demonstrations will be held and equipment displayed at open days for the training institute tomorrow and Saturday. The facility, run ...

  5. Forum seeks to clarify Beijing's backing for port

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Administration, training institutes, maritime universities and other organisations. He said the main purpose was to get more details about the 12th five-year plan and how it relates to Hong Kong's ... colleges and logistics groups, has formed three task forces to look at specific issues including training and maritime-related policies. So said maritime training was one of the key areas ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LAMMA FERRY DISASTER

    Experts insist training must improve in the wake of Lamma ferry disaster

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... for the deadly collision with the Sea Smooth a year ago today. Captain Nigel Pryke, the British maritime expert advising the commission of inquiry into the accident, recommended that more training in radar use be offered to local seafarers. But Captain Tony Yeung Pui-keung, manager of the Maritime Services Training Institute, said the only radar course recognised by the government ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MARITIME INDUSTRY

    Ease entry requirements, Marine Department is urged

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:17am by Ada Lee

    ... of a ship's capacity. The government would provide incentives to people to join the trade using a new maritime training fund. A collision between Lamma ferry Sea Smooth and Hong Kong Electric launch ... "young candidates who have just attained the necessary academic or professional qualifications". In-house training for junior officers was being explored, it said. The department was also ...

  8. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Shipping giant may lay anchor in Qianhai zone

    Posted Jan 18th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... tankers in Singapore. Wallem also set up Cosco Wallem Shipmanagement in Qingdao in 2005 and opened a maritime training centre in 2006. Senior Wallem management have long complained about the high ... happen," Nelson said. But he said the promises included being given licences to manage ships involved in China's cabotage, or local coastal, trade as well as seafarer training ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MARINE ACCIDENT

    Skipper's radar alert before crash

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... frequented by many vessels, including high-speed boats to Macau and barges to the mainland, said Captain Tony Yeung Pui-keung, manager of the Vocational Training Council's Maritime Services Training Institute. "Barges have to make a 90-degree turn north near Shek Kwu Chau," Yeung said. "Then they have to sail between Lantau and Cheung Chau." He said towlines would ...

  10. HK facing acute lack of marine officers

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So, Keith Wallis

    ... to the maritime industry. Under the scheme, the government subsidised the cost of training cadets for between six and 24 months, depending on whether the cadet was seeking an engine room or bridge ... Container Line. More than 10 out of the 25 graduates from the Maritime Services Training Institute in Tuen Mun have launched their seafaring careers over the past few years. This is in sharp ...




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