A NEW eleven-story complex named 'Ocean Breeze' has been officially opened in Pasay City in the Philippines by Japan's 'K' Line, which includes accommodation for more than 200 trainees studying at the shipping line's maritime academy.
The building is adjacent to the company's existing building which houses the 'K' Line Maritime Academy Philippines (KLMA (Phil)) located in Pasay City.
'Our efforts for developing seafarers in The Philippines was first started in 1993 by the establishment of 'K' Line Maritime Training Corporation (KMTC), later known as 'KLMA (Phil)' within our own 'KLINE BUILDING' completed in February 2008,' according to the shipping line.
'K' Line currently takes in 10,000 trainees per year in a bid to provide high quality seafarers as well as further strengthening and nurturing their training.
The new building also accommodates a seafarer's clinic equipped with the very latest medical equipment, a dormitory that can accommodate 225 trainees (total 282 trainees together with existing building) and office space on the upper floor. 'It is a symbolic place for securing and training the seafarers for our 'K' Line fleet, in response to the ever-increasing demand Filipino seafarers,' the company said.