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Marine Log

February 26, 2007

U.K. detains Golden Ocean Group bulker

Wartsila Corporation and gas carrier operator BW Gas ASA of Oslo have signed a two year contract for the training of BW Gas personnel.

The training courses provided under this contract are tailored to the specific requirements of BW Gas to cover the specific operational and performance aspects of the ships in the BW Gas fleet.

The objective is to give ships' personnel and shore management a sound basis for cost-efficient, safe and reliable operation of the company's ships.

The courses are intended to go beyond the usual practical training for various ship systems and equipment. The aim is to transfer knowledge about engine performance and operation philosophy in order to ensure optimum operation of the ships' plants. One of the objectives is to create a basis for long-term successful operation of the ships as part of the BW Gas business.

The training courses will be provided by Wartsila Land & Sea Academy (WLSA) to ships' crews, superintendents and other shore personnel. Some 300 people from BW Gas will take part in the courses. They work on the 72 ships that are owned or part-owned by BW Gas.

The courses will be provided at different WLSA training centers, using those that are the most convenient for BW Gas.

WLSA has principal training centees in Turku in Finland, in Subic Bay in the Philippines, and in Fort Lauderdale.