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Ceremony for Announcement of "K" Line Maritime Academy (India)

June 6, 2007 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo. On May 25, 2006 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) announced the "K" Line'S SHIP MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE TO SUSTAIN SAFETY AND QUALITY.

This is a philosophy and a policy to establish a ship management structure to sustain safety and quality and to promote "K" Line business expansion advocated in the newly revised interim management plan "K" Line Vision 2008 + (Plus).

The "K" Line Maritime Academy (KLMA) scheme is one of the frameworks of this concept. Under this scheme, "K" Line has established the "K" Line Maritime Academy ( India ) at Mumbai City of India, and held a ceremony for announcement of KLMA ( India ) on June 1, 2007 at Taj Mahal Hotel with Joint DG Shipping Mr. Lukose Vallatharai as Chief Guest, and many executive officers from DG Shipping (Indian Government) and so on.

In this ceremony, we received the utmost co-operative words from Mr. Lukose Vallatharai. And many journalists came and interviewed President Mr. Maekawa regarding our further efforts for Indian seafarers. These show us their great interest to our efforts in India.

In this training center, each training course is carried out with the fundamental philosophy that "K" Line will foster "K" Line Seafarers regardless of nationality using the "K" Line Basic Training Matrix and Basic Syllabus.

As for captains and navigation officers, the Academy will conduct training for prevention of ship collision and for prevention of grounding, using a ship maneuvering simulator, and will ensure that trainees thoroughly understand the dos and don'ts concerning safety and quality. And by using the cargo handling simulator for crude oil tanker (VLCC & Aframax), product Tanker, LPG tanker and LNG tanker and various equipment, it will conduct training in order to secure thoroughly safe cargo works. Especially, the oil tanker officer will be trained on the Auto Unloading System (AUS) simulator which is specially designed for our academy and is the first one in the world.

The Training system for engineers and chief engineers includes elements such as: Main Engine Remote Control System (NABCO) for training of trouble-shooting in an early stage and taking quick corrective actions; an actual reefer container for practical training necessary for engineers, learning system incorporating full-mission engine simulator to acquire basic knowledge of Engine Room Systems and Machineries, exercises on trouble shootings of various systems; and Aux boiler Burner simulation & control panel for trouble shooting.

To supply highly-skilled seafarers, "K" Line groups are at work and are the main force behind the training center project, aiming to further improve and maintain the "K" Line brand of Security, Safety and Trust.