The International Maritime Lecturers Association (IMLA) in cooperation with The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and The Global Maritime and Transportation School (GMATS) presents THE 9th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINE ROOM SIMULATORS (ICERS 9), on November 2 - 5, 2009. The International Conference on Engine Room Simulators is the global forum for the exchange of knowledge, experience, views, research results and the identification of common problems with respect to the specification, design and use of engine room simulators (full mission/full task, part-task or desk-top PC based). Previous conferences were held in , (1993), , (1995), , (1997), , (1999), (2001), , P.R.China (2004), , (2005) and recently in (2007). This years theme is “Assessment and Research in Engine Room Simulation” and the conference will be held in Kings Point, N.Y. . (15 Miles East of ) Abstracts of papers at ICERS 9, which are related to the above theme, are invited. Additionally, ICERS 9 will also provide a separate session for paper presentations by engine room simulator manufacturers. For additional information, please contact Hilary Flanagan, Marketing and Business Development Manager, at (516) 726-6151 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Engine room simulators approved to the highest DNV certificate level. A total of 14 Kongsberg Maritime Engine Room Simulator models received new Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Statements of Compliance in December 2011. The approvals are according to the revised standards laid out in DNV – Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators No. 2.14 January 2011, which is based on the requirements of STCW Convention
In September 2002, Transas supplied its integrated simulator complex to Azalea Maritime Training Centre in Montenegro, Yugoslavia. According to the contract, the procurement included a Transas Navi-Trainer Professional 3000 navigational bridge simulator with 3 visualisation channels, real bridge consoles and steering equipment. Further, a PC-based networked ERS 2000 engine room simulator with a Ship’s Diesel Propulsion Plant
Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy has opened the doors of a new training center in Subic Bay in the Philippines on the 30 November 30. The new training center is one in a series of three training centers built for global coverage of training and competence management services in the marine and power plant industries. Wärtsilä Land & Sea Academy (WLSA) is part of Wärtsilä Corporation's Service business and is currently planning to operate three Academies where a full scope of training is offered
The University of Trinidad and Tobago(UTT) has issued a contract to Kongsberg Maritime for the delivery of a Full Mission Ship Handling Simulator and a Full Mission Engine Room Simulator configured to DNV Class A standards. In addition to the Full Mission Ship Handling Simulator, the delivery will include three secondary interactive tug bridges for certification of Mariners in accordance with competency requirements established by the International Maritime Organization(IMO)
Transas Marine has installed a Full Mission Engine Room Simulator at Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore. With installation of this simulator, ITE will be able to train students to operate machinery of MAN B&W 60MC Tanker LCC. A broad range of skills, acquired during the course, enables trainees to minimize adaptation time on board and reduce training time at sea. During this course, students will learn to perform basic maintenance of electrical equipment, align
The simulator complex from Transas has been nstalled in University of Ljubljana at the Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, Portoroz, Slovenia. The comprehensive set of the installed simulators consists of: Engine Room Simulator 4000 version 7.2, including Tanker LCC one full mission trainee workplace (main diesel, electric plant, auxiliary and cargo systems); GMDSS 4100 with one instructor station plus eight trainee workstations; PISCES-II in configuration of one instructor
Kongsberg Maritime's ongoing investment and development in its customer training program continues apace with the delivery of advanced new equipment to its training centre in . The equipment was installed in preparation for the first automation training course to be held there, which took place at the end of February 2007 for customer, OSG Shipping. The new equipment is based on the company's new K-Chief machinery and engine automation systems
Transas Marine, Hamburg (Germany), has been awarded the contract for two simulation systems that will be delivered and installed onboard two ships operated and owned by shipping company Intership Navigation Co. Ltd. (ISN). The K Class Capesize Bulk Carriers MV Lancelot and MV Percival with a capacity of 178.000 dwt each are currently being built at New Times Shipyard in Jing Jiang, China. The vessels are most energy efficient and equipped with unique propulsion aids
State-of-the-art, simulation-based safety and navigation training center raises the bar for cruise line and commercial shipping professionals. Resolve Maritime Academy (Academy) opened its new Simulation Training Center on Monday, March 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA facility adjacent to Port Everglades. The state-of-the-art, 7000-square-foot facility will provide leading edge simulation-based training programs to enhance safe navigation at sea for
Kongsberg Maritime has introduced two new Diesel Electric models for its Engine Room Simulator, K-Sim Engine (previously Neptune). The DE88 Semi-Submersible Drilling Rig model, containing eight Wärtsilä 16V26 engines and eight thrusters, is already available
Arabian Gulf Academy For Maritime Studies, situated in Basra - the biggest Iraqi port and one of the biggest cities of the country - will soon be able to offer its students a hands-on training using three simulators from Transas: Engine Room simulator ERS 5000
Transas Marine, in collaboration with local agent Mecys, announced the completion of a complex simulator project for the Korea Coast Guard Academy (KCGA). The real hardware integration and achieved level of realism make this simulator complex truly unique
Finnish-headquartered Navis has installed and commissioned its first dynamic positioning (DP) simulator with Chinese language interface, at the renowned Dalian Maritime University, one the world’s largest training facilities for seafarers.
Resolve Maritime Academy (RMA) has ordered the Transas Techsim 5000, DNV approved, Class A, Full Mission Engine Room Simulator for their new simulation facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The new engine simulation systems currently being deployed will facilitate the conduct of
Resolve Salvage & Fire (Europe), Ltd., the European emergency response subsidiary of U.S.- based Resolve Marine Group, Inc., has added a new office at 23, Austin Friars, London, expanding the company’s U.K. operations base. The 34-year-old marine salvage
Following a compliance audit, the simulation center of the TU Varna was officially certified by the European Maritime Administration in Bulgaria to provide maritime training in full compliance with the latest STCW and IMO regulations. All simulators at the TU Varna Center are delivered by VSTEP
San Jacinto College will acquire three interactive bridge simulators for professional mariner training thanks to a collaborative agreement with the Houston Pilots. The simulators, valued at approximately $1.5 million, are room-sized replicas of ship control bridges
Kongsberg Maritime has won the competitive tender to conduct an upgrade and extension of the simulation facility at Noorderpoort Eemsdollard – Energy & Maritime in Delfzil, The Netherlands. The contract includes upgrade of the Kongsberg Maritime simulators installed at Noorderpoort
Ships are becoming increasingly dependent on complex electronic equipment and electrical power systems, with incidence of engine failure and blackouts increasing. Safety and reliability are paramount, as will be discussed and debated at a new conference taking place in early October.
Alan Haig Brown discovers a world-class maritime university in Poland Polish officers have earned respect in the engine rooms and on the bridges of the international shipping fleet. With more than 4,000 full or part-time students and about 600 graduates per year the AkademiaMorska in Szczecin
Transas Marine installed a training complex for Estonian Maritime Academy in Tallinn. The contract was won through the competitive tender procedure. This extensive training facility is situated across three floors and includes more than 140 computers in configuration.
The Kongsberg Maritime Simulator User Conference (UC 2013), which took place in Svendborg, Denmark September 24-26, brought together many of the leading organizations in maritime and offshore training. UC 2013 is an annual event, designed as a platform for the discussion and development of
MARIN has upgraded two part task simulators into full tug simulators, which have been used in training & studies for TOTAL, Port of Rotterdam, Meyer Werft and OLT Toscana, amongst others. For years MARIN’s Nautical Center has made extensive use of full mission bridge simulators
An official opening of the upgraded training complex equipped with the Transas state-of-the-art simulators for N.Y. Vaptsarov Naval Academy took place on September, 30. Numerous high-rank officials attended the ceremony, dedicated to the start of a new academic year. Among them was Mr