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Tromsø Maritime School Chooses Kongsberg Maritime

Tromsø Maritime School has selected Kongsberg Maritime to provide Polaris simulators for navigation and Dynamic Positioning training. The established Northern Norway training facility has ordered an extensive suite of new simulators following an open tender that saw leading simulator developer Kongsberg Maritime come out on top in terms of the proposed technical solution, customer service program and customer references. The scope of supply, which has been designed to enable Tromsø Maritime School to meet strict new Nautical Institute guidelines for Dynamic Positioning operator training and certification, includes a Polaris ship’s bridge simulator (DNV class B), 3 x smaller Polaris ship’s bridge simulators, 4 x KONGSBERG K-Pos DP Basic Trainers (limited-task simulators), and a DP 2 Advanced Trainer (multi-task simulators), which will be interfaced with the main Polaris ships bridge simulator for maneuvering and DP advanced training. The new Polaris Ship’s Bridge Simulator will make it possible to offer a wide range of training possibilities, including ice-navigation and oil spills emergency scenarios. Both of these aspects are geographically relevant to Tromsø Maritime School, as it will be able to support advanced training for oil & gas companies and organizations exploring and developing in Northern Norway and arctic waters

Sea School Unveils New NAUTIS Bridge Simulator

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Sea School Mobile, part of Ocean and Coastwise Educational Services Inc. family,  located in Bayou La Batre, Ala. has just acquired a NAUTIS  Full Mission Bridge Simulator and Instructor Station to enhance the training curriculum for its maritime students. The NAUTIS simulator is being installed by VSTEP and its U.S partner, Annapolis Simulation. Sea School’s new DNV Class B certified NAUTIS Full-Mission Bridge Simulator features a 180° external view angle

ECDIS Ltd. Unveils Vstep Nautis Bridge Simulator

ECDIS Ltd unveil Vstep Nautis Full Mission Bridge Simulator primarily for Bridge Team training but fitted with 4 ECDIS systems. UK based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd unveiled the simulator at the opening of the facility by MP George Hollingbery in Southampton.
 The Bridge Simulator is to accompany the six smaller NAUTIS simulators already used for visual channels during the IMO 1.27 Model ECDIS Course

VSTEP Wins Mexican Navy Simulator Contract

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The Mexican Navy selected VSTEP to supply a Class A NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge (FMB) Simulator and 24 NAUTIS desktop trainer stations for the Naval Academy in Veracruz. The simulators will be installed at the new simulator training wing of the Heroica Escuela Naval Militar set to open in Q4 2014. The Heroica Escuela Naval Militar is the school where future officers are trained for the General Corps of the Mexican Navy

Jeppesen Marine Supports ECDIS Training

Jeppesen Marine is contributing to the training of the next generation of seafarers in electronic navigational charts and ECDIS by supplying systems and data to one of Norway’s maritime training institutions, Bergen Maritime Technical School. In addition to the C-MAP Professional vector database and ENCs that Jeppesen Marine already supplies for the school’s bridge simulators, the company will now supply 50+ C-MAP OceanView systems for route planning in an office environment.

North Cape Simulator Opens in Norway

The official opening of the Transas full mission bridge simulator in the took place recently. Installed at the North Cape Maritime School (NMS) overlooking the town of , the 15mil. Nok project has been 18 months in the making. Since awarding the public tender in September 2006 to Transas, the has worked closely with the company’s simulation division to take the project from concept to completion. The team of engineers and designers has worked with the maritime school and delivered

Kongsberg Simulators for Indonesian Seamen


Kongsberg Maritime will supply a large suite of Maritime Simulators to Barombong Merchant Marine College (BP2IP) in Indonesia. As part of the contract, Kongsberg Maritime will provide its world-class Polaris and Neptune Simulators for navigation and engine room training to the school’s new facility. Following an open tender that saw Kongsberg Maritime’s proven products and comprehensive proposal secure the contract

Kongsberg Upgrade Simulators for UiT, Norway

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Kongsberg Maritime says that UiT, The Artic University of Norway, has contracted them to provide cutting-edge upgrades and extensions of existing ship's bridge simulators for navigation and DP training including human factor studies.  UiT's strong focus on maritime and offshore training, human factor studies and R&D projects strengthens knowledge and competence in Advanced Operations in the polar environment.

VSTEP Simulator for Ho Chi Minh Maritime College

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A DNV Class A certified NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator was delivered and installed by VSTEP at the Ho Chi Minh City Maritime Vocational College in Vietnam.   The simulator delivered is a NAUTIS Class A Full Mission Bridge simulator with a 270° field of view through projection. A NAUTIS Instructor Station was also installed.   The Maritime Vocational College is a higher education institution in Ho Chi Minh City

Getting Real: Star Center Upgrades Bridge Simulator

Maritime training specialists, STAR Center, upgrades its bridge simulator for an unparalleled 360 degree training experience. Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy® Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, Scalable Display Technologies, a leading provider of software for automatic edge-blending, and Electric Picture, a leading systems integrator recently collaborated on a significant system upgrade to STAR Center’s maritime training simulator in

Bulgarian Naval Academy Acquires VSTEP Simulators

Vaptsarov Naval Academy has selected VSTEP again to deliver and install a Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator with Instructor Station Photo Vaptsarov Naval Academy

On the 6th of August 2016, the official opening ceremony for The Centre for Integrated Management and Monitoring of the Coastal Zone was inaugurated by Mr. Boyko Borisov, the Prime Minister of Bulgaria.   At the opening ceremony were present the Rector of the Academy, Commodore Prof

NAUTIS FMB Simulator for AKMI Cirebon

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The Akademi Maritim (AKMI) Suaka Bahari Cirebon has selected VSTEP for the supply of one DNV Class A FMB Simulator to train its students in accordance with the latest IMO requirements and model courses. On August 22, 2016, VSTEP and its local distributor PT Megatech Mandiri Setia have been

Bahamas Corvette Gets a Lifetime Extension

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The 60-meter Royal Bahamas Defense Force Corvette HMBS Nassau (P-61) has arrived at Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam in the Netherlands for an extensive refit. The 17-year old vessel will receive a comprehensive overhaul that comprises full systems and instrumentation replacement.  

ABB Marine Academy Offers Arctic Course

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Responding to strong demand from the ice-going vessel segment, ABB says it has developed in cooperation with customers a new course for deck officers covering the operational principles of diesel-electric Azipod vessels, taking into account vessel safety

Carnival Opens High-tech Training Center

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Carnival Corporation & plc today announced the official opening of its Arison Maritime Center, a world-class facility dedicated to providing safety training for its bridge and engineering officers responsible for the navigation and operation of the company’s fleet of cruise ships.

BSM Adds Simulators at Cyprus Training Center

Valentin Rakutins, Director of BSM MTC Cyprus presenting the new bridge simulator (Photo: Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement)

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has invested in a Full Mission Bridge and an Engine Room simulator for its training center in Limassol, Cyprus, allowing BSM to offer training for the career development of its own officers, as well as external training for participants in the region

Carnival to Open State-of-the-art Training Center

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Carnival Corporation & plc announced today that its Arison Maritime Center in the Netherlands will honor the legacy of the Arison family who founded and grew the company into the world’s largest cruise line operation. The company also announced that construction is now well underway for

Port of London Bridge Simulator Upgraded

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The Port of London Authority (PLA) has invested £250,000 to upgrade its ship’s bridge simulator, adding a full tug bridge simulator in a move that is set to enable a boost in port trade and helps terminals verify their expansion plans.  

London Looking to Expand Team of Marine Pilots

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The Port of London Authority (PLA) is recruiting 12 new pilots this year to respond to increased traffic on the Thames.   The PLA is looking for candidates with a Class 1 Unlimited Certificate of Competency. Other suitably qualified candidate who can demonstrate experience relative to



HELMEPA purchased a NAUTIS DNV Class A FMB Simulator and Instructor Station for training of its fleet members. The simulator was delivered and installed by VSTEP at HELMEPA premises in Athens, Greece. The simulator purchased by HELMEPA included a NAUTIS DNV Class A FMB simulator with 240°

Indonesian Center Installs Kongsberg Simulators

Kongsberg Maritime has completed the delivery and installation of a suite of new bridge simulators for Indonesia’s Ministry of Transportation. The new simulators at the Ministry of Transportation’s Maritime Training Centre, located at its headquarters in Jakarta

Maritime Training: Keeping it Close to Home

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On the U.S. Gulf Coast, two well-regarded maritime education providers are expanding to meet growing local demand, while satisfying local employers with quality graduates. The sense of ‘community’ that they project is both real, and intentional.

San Jacinto Maritime Technology and Training Center Now Open

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The San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus is now open for maritime training along the Port of Houston.   Located at 3700 Old State Highway 146 in La Porte, Texas, the 45,000-square-foot Maritime Technology and Training Center sits 14 feet above

EU-funded R&D Produces New Ship Bridge Designs

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A three-year EU-funded project, CASCADe, has developed new methodologies in which information is shared and displayed on a ship’s bridge, helping to improve efficiency on board and contribute toward the prevention of accidents at sea.  

Final Phase of Maritime Technology & Training Center Underway

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The San Jacinto College Maritime Technology and Training Center is in its final phase of construction before its January 2016 debut.   Construction has been ongoing since last Fall. The facility will serve as the site for certificate and associate degree maritime training delivered through U

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