NYK Ship management enhances seafarer competence

Singapore: NYK Ship management is to implement a crew appraisal and training system developed together with DNV.

Under the agreement, DNV will verify and certify NYK Shipmanagement’s competence management system based on a set of Officer Competence Standards developed by the two companies, and in compliance with specifications from the Society of International Gas Tankers (SIGTTO) and Terminal Operators and the Tanker Officer Training Standards (TOTS) from Intertanko. “The initial contract is for verification and certification of the competence management system for operation of our tankers managed by NYK Shipmanagement Singapore,” says Hemant Pathania, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of NYK Shipmanagement, Singapore. “It is expected that this will lead to verification and certification of other vessels managed by NYK Shipmanagement.”NYK Shipmanagement aims to deploy the system on all of its 24 tankers by September this year and then move on to its entire managed fleet of 104 ships.The competence management system, facilitated by DNV SeaSkill, will enable NYK Shipmanagement to systematically examine crew tasks, work tools, operating environment, officer’s mental well being, training and experience and communication across different vessel types.

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