Thursday, January 31, 2013

Evergreen Seafarer Training Center Achieves ClassNK Certification

Jersey City, NJ (January 31, 2013) -- The Evergreen Seafarer Training Center (ESTC) has been certified by leading class society ClassNK to provide training courses in Bridge Resource Management (BRM), Electronic Chart Display Information Systems (ECDIS) and Engine-room Resource Management (ERM).  The official certificate was presented to Anchor Chang, President of Evergreen Marine Corp., by ClassNK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara at a special ceremony held at the center on January 31st, 2013.

While ESTC has already attained the ISO9001: 2008 standard, the new certification confirms that training programs at the Center meet the stringent requirements of ClassNK as well as those of an IMO model course and the STCW Code.

Situated in Taoyuan County, Taiwan, the Evergreen Seafarer Training Center was established in August 1999 to carry out advanced training for seafarers.  In June 2001 ESTC became the first training center in Taiwan to be awarded the ISO-9001:2000 certificate by DNV (Det Norske Veritas), which also recognized the Center's compliance with three additional sets of standards governing; Rules for a Maritime Training Center; Rules for a Maritime Simulator Center and the Rules for Maritime Simulator Equipment.

Today, the center is one of the world's most sophisticated maritime training establishments and continues to provide training courses for Taiwanese and foreign seafarers. Since its inauguration over thirteen years ago, more than 30,000 seafarers have undergone training at the facility.