The Beginning of a New Era – Training Collaboration in Myanmar

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 11:30

It has been fortuitous that Singhai Marine Services (Yangon) is established to recruit qualified Myanmar seafarers to meet the human capital needs of the international shipping companies.

Built on the strong foundational belief that manning and training are complementary, Singhai Marine Services collaborated with a distinguished training partner, Myanmar Excellent Stars - Maritime Training Centre (MES), a renowned maritime training centre approved by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Myanmar, through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 7 Mar 2017.

Said Mike Kee, “This MOU cements our mutual desire to provide enhancement training for Myanmar seafarers and demonstrate the faith we have that this training will ensure Myanmar seafarers meet the high standard demanded by the international shipping companies.”

Principal of MES, Capt Min Min Tun said that, “We are pleased to have sign this collaboration which brings along with it a wide range of expertise in training knowledge, skills, development and market reach regionally and internationally.” Vice Principal, Capt Paing Soe Aung quipped, “Our training centre aim is to develop and upgrade the skills sets and knowledge of all Myanmar seafarers going through our training centre. With this arrangement, we can have access to other maritime institute’s expertise in training methods and approaches. MES want to upskill our seafarers by increasing their chances of employability and be readily accepted on par at the international stage.”

The partnership includes a collaboration between Singhai Marine Services and MES in the joint conduct of the SEACARE Quality Ratings training (SQRT) programme in Yangon. This flagship programme will train and provide quality Myanmar ratings for international shipping companies, especially those with Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) with Singapore Organization of Seamen (SOS). We look forward to the full support of CBA companies and are more than willing to work side-by-side with them to supplement quality Myanmar ratings to their fleets.

Said Capt Kyaw Kyaw Lwin, Executive Director of Singhai Marine Services (Yangon), “We hope to invite seafarers who have good attitudes towards work to come train with us. This training is fully sponsored, including meals and uniform. At the end of the training, we believe you will be better prepared for employment.”