KASI Malaysia, with headquarters in Kota Kinabalu, has successfully delivered the first two SeaWays Global ASD module 1 for tug masters, as part of a 2-year contract to deliver SeaWays Modules 1, 2 and 3 for all the BPSB Tug Masters.
Bintulu Port is geographically situated midway between Kuching, Sarawak and Kota Kinabalu along the busy sea lanes of IntraAsia Trade. With a deep sea harbour, Bintulu Port is the import/export gateway for Sarawak, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) region. Today, it is East Malaysia’s largest container port and the nation’s sole liquefied natural gas (LNG) export gateway.
It is noted as currently one of the largest LNG export terminals in the world. SeaWays Global will be delivering Module 1 Tug Handling, Module 2 Harbour Towage & Module 3 Active Escort training to VOITH and ASD Tug Masters over a 2 year period.
The first 8 participants had completed the SchoolWays eLearning theory at home in Sarawak prior to attending the practical simulation training and tests conducted by Captain Arie Nygh, on behalf of SeaWays Global, in KASI Malaysia’s full mission simulators in Kota Kinabalu. KASI provided a translator and the instructions and theory were conducted in English and Berhasa Malaysia.
SeaWays Global MD Steve Sandy says “As part of a 5-year partnering agreement with KASI Malaysia, we are all excited that this training has begun in such a positive way, with the participating Tug Masters gaining so much knowledge in their tugs capabilities in such a short time. Along with the forward thinking of KASI and the years SeaWays has spent getting their training to Class approved standards, we can see in a very short training time that the partnership will bring higher standards of competence, safety and effective towage service delivery to pilots, ship owners and the ports”.