Chinese maritime university vessel visits Iloilo City

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm 

ILOILO CITY, June 28 – Yukun, a maritime training vessel from China’s oldest maritime university, recently docked at Iloilo City.

The ‘Yukon’ of Dalian Maritime University (DMU) docked at the Philippine Port Authority (PPA) here in Iloilo.

A small docking ceremony was held at the PPA. It was led by John B. Lacson Maritime University (JBLMU) chairman of the board Dr. Mary Lou Lacson-Arcelo and DMU President Prof. Dr. Wang Zuwen.

Arcelo said this is the first time that the Yukon, which is the first Chinese maritime university training vessel, visited Iloilo City.

Also present during the event is Iloilo City mayor-elect Jed Patrick Mabilog, and faculties of both unversities.

Meanwhile DMU’s Dr. Zuwen toured Mabilog and Dr. Arcelo, along with students from JBLMU and members of the local media aboard the Yukun.

Likewise, Yukon’s more than 200 crew, students and teachers also met with fellow maritime students from the JBLMU, the first maritime university in Southeast Asia and the Philippines.

Yukun is the first ever ocean-going teaching and training vessel dedicated to the training of maritime professionals in China.

It is also used for research and experiment on marine engineering. It is equipped with up-to-date communications and navigation facilities.

The century-old Dalian Maritime University has had good relationships with the JBLMU.

The two universities recently inked a memorandum of agreement which allows them to accept exchange students and faculties for teaching and training during school years. (PNA)

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