Pacific Basin Shipping to implement digital crew training

Dry bulk operator Pacific Basin Shipping has signed an agreement with the Ocean Technologies Group to implement its recently launched Ocean Learning Platform, to support the ongoing training and education needs of its approximately 4,600 seafarers.

“The shipping industry will continue to evolve, as will the demands on our seafarers. For us to continue to deliver to our customers the highest level of service and safety, we want to ensure that our seafarers and shore-based personnel are up-to-date with the latest industry learnings,” said Martin Fruergaard, CEO of Pacific Basin.

“Pacific Basin will always strive to enhance our safety-first culture, and we hope that this learning system will enrich interaction and engagement and help to deliver the best learning outcomes.”

The new technology will allow crews to conduct training on or offline and provides an Automatic Data Exchange function, which automates crew sign-on/off and training record synchronisation.

“With advances in new training technology, we can continue to increase the effectiveness of our in-house training material, as well as benefit from the 800+ training titles available from the Ocean Learning Library,” said Rishi Mehra, Marine & Safety Manager at Pacific Basin.

“The health and safety of our seafarers is our main concern, and through this system we can tailor specific training, while monitoring the implementation and effectiveness of the learning platform to each seafarer.”

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