Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that the company has built additional training facilities and cabins on CADET training vessels and started a new onboard intensive training program, called Cadet Actual Deployment for Education with Tutorial (CADET Training).

MOL will provide CADET training for officer candidates aboard vessels that are actually in service, which will allow cadets to acquire a basic safety education, and gain a thorough understanding of the company’s guiding principles of safe operation, and practices based on those principles. In addition, the program will provide tailor-made guidance from expert onboard instructors for individual cadets based on a standard training program that covers the skills required for their specific jobs. The objective is to provide onboard training for up to 330 trainees per year. CADET training vessels will include 10 containerships and 5 VLCC carriers. A maximum of eight trainees will be located aboard each CADET vessel for a period of two to six months.

MOL has commenced implementation of this program in the Tanker Division, which is required to meet advanced safety standards, using two VLCCs, with about 30 trainees presently participating in the program. The company plans to extend this program to containerships and other VLCCs, which are already scheduled to provide the training program. MOL has established its goal of "Four Zeroes" – (1) Zero serious marine accident, (2) Zero oil pollution, (3) Zero fatal accident, and (4) Zero serious cargo damage – with the aim to "become the world leader in safe operation."