Under Memorandum of Understanding between SEAFDEC and Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), M.V.Umitaka Maru has been docked at the SEAFDEC Training Department (TD) pier from 25 to 30 November 2016, aims to take TUMSAT cadets study trip in Thailand. In this occasion, TD welcomed thirty four cadets on 25 November 2016. TD presented introduction of SEAFDEC and activities. Moreover, the cadets visited and observed TD facilities such as fishing and engineering workshop, M.V.SEAFDEC and TD library. Moreover, 56 students from Chulalongkorn University, 49 students from Kasetsart University, 19 students from Burapha University, Bangsaen Campas,  and 48 students from Burapha University, Chanthaburi Campas paid a visit M.V.Umitaka Maru and TD facility on 26 November 2016.

M.V.Umitaka Maru is training and research ship of Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT). She implements practical training on board and investigation and research in the Pacific, the Indian Ocean, the Antarctic Ocean, etc., as well as teaches the students of Advanced Course of Fisheries advanced marine technology through ocean navigation.