The Japanese company recently announced that the Ukrainian facility has joined its NavSkills network of training centres.
Under the NavSkills agreement, Odessa Maritime Training Centre will accommodate six training workstations, four ECDIS FEA-2107 workstations and two FMD-3200 workstations, with three instructors certified by FURUNO to conduct FURUNO type-specific ECDIS training.
OMTC was established in 1998, and was certified and approved by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) the following year.
The NavSkills concept ensures that the training course is conducted in the same way, with the same content and duration and using the same teaching methods as employed by FURUNO in its own training centres, in Denmark and Singapore.
FURUNO is able to provide type-specific ECDIS training in Germany, Turkey, Greece, Singapore, India, The Philippines, China, Ukraine and Denmark. It is working on establishing similar co-operations with training centres in the USA, Europe, Africa and Asia.