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International Engine Room Simulation Conference

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 hilary.flanagan@usmma.edu.  


Kongsberg Simulators with Multiple DNV Approvals

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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


Transas Installs Simulator Complex in Montenegro

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


UTT to Get Kongsberg Simulators

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 Simulators for Intership Navigation

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


Transas Engine Room Simulator for Institute of Technical Education

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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


Transas Simulator Complex Procured for University of Ljubljana

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


Wärtsilä Training Center Opens in the Philippines

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


MITAGS to Offer Gas Carrier Inspection Course

Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) and the Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI) announced today that MITAGS has been awarded the U.S. Coast Guard five-year firm, fixed price Gas Carrier Inspection course. The “Indefinite Delivery-Indefinite Quantity” contract will begin with the first course on August 16-24, 2004 The two-week Gas Carrier course, which has been approved by the U.S


Resolve Maritime Academy Opens Simulation Training Center

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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


K-Sim Engine Chosen for Malaysia's Defense University

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The National Defense University of Malaysia has selected Kongsberg Maritime’s Engine Room Simulator platform K-Sim Engine for its facility in Kuala Lumpur. The contract, Signed in April 2015, was won with support from Kongsberg Maritime’s local sales representatives


TU Varna Opens Maritime Simulator Wing

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New simulator wing features DNV certified VSTEP Dynamic Positioning and Full Mission Bridge Simulators and type approved ECDIS classroom.   The simulation center of the Technical University of Varna officially opened its new simulation wing on May 21, 2015


DNV-GL Approves Kongsberg Engine Room Simulators

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Kongsberg Maritime has received DNV-GL certification for three of its latest engine room simulator models designed to provide in-depth training on the K-Sim Engine simulator platform. The DNV GL-ST-033:2014-08 Maritime Simulator Systems certification


Argentinian Center Installs Engine Room Simulator

Engine Room Simulator ERS 5000 TechSim at the Center for Marine Engineer Officers and Chief Engineers in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  Buenos Aires, Argentina. Transas Marine has delivered its leading Engine Room Simulator ERS 5000 TechSim to the Center for Marine Engineer Officers and Chief Engineers in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Center for Marine Engineer Officers and Chief Engineers is the corporate and trade


Transas Simulators Used During IMRF Exercises

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On June 1, a mass rescue simulation exercise using Transas Navigational simulator NTPRO 5000 took place within the International Maritime Mass Rescue Conference 2014 held by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF). The conference was hosted by the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS).


Ocean Rig Orders Kongsberg Offshore Simulator

Sophisticated integrated simulator suite for new training center (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Ocean Rig UDW Inc. has chosen Kongsberg Maritime to supply an extensive offshore and navigation simulator package for a brand new training center. With a sophisticated integrated simulator suite, enabling specific operations and vessel team training, Ocean Rig’s new facility


Transas Simulators Boosts Western Shipping Training Center

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Transas Marine Pacific has successfully completed the upgrade of a simulator complex for Western Shipping Pte. Ltd. training center. The simulator class was upgraded to the latest version of the Transas navigational simulator NTPRO 5000 to fully support ECDIS training as per STCW 2010


Wallem Adds Three Ship Simulators in Ukraine

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The Wallem Maritime Training Center in Odessa, Ukraine added three training simulators: bridge simulator (Transas NT-PRO 5000 5.25), engine room simulator (Transas Techsim 5000 8.3) and liquid cargo handling simulator (Transas LCHS 5000). The equipment will be used to simultaneously train deck and


San Jacinto College Breaks Ground on New Training Center

At the groundbreaking ceremony for the new San Jacinto College Maritime Training Center (Photo: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College)

San Jacinto College has broken ground along the Port of Houston for its new 45,000-square-foot Maritime Training Center.   At the site of 3700 Old Highway 146 in La Porte, stood student Dave Allen, taking in the view of concrete piers that will support San Jacinto College Maritime Training


SCI’s New Chapter in Maritime Training

Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) launched an initiative on December 10, 2014 aiming to transform training for America’s inland mariners at its Center for Maritime Education in Paducah, KY.   The day before its 15th Annual River Bell Awards ceremony


Transas Simulator Installed at the Istanbul University

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Istanbul University has received a multipurpose simulator complex from Transas Marine. The package includes a full mission navigational simulator NTPRO 5000 and a four-workplace multifunction simulator class that will enable training in shiphandling


The New Reality: Investment in Maritime Simulation Surges

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The proliferation of increasingly sophisticated and realistic maritime simulation facilities is taking the market by storm, with investment globally to train new and old mariners alike to exacting new standards.   “Simulation technology has continued on a more or less steadily upward


Maritime Simulation “A-to-Z”

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ARI offers simulation solutions for most every conceivable maritime & offshore need Headquartered in New Delhi, India with operations in the U.S., ARI Simulation’s business for more than two decades has been to design and deliver world-class simulation solutions across multiple maritime


Carnival Orders Transas Simulators for CSMART

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Carnival Corporation will utilize Transas simulators at the company's training facility in the Netherlands, where 6,500 deck and engineering of0ficers go through annual training Transas and the Center for Simulator and Maritime Training (CSMART)


AMC Extends Simulator Contract with Kongsberg

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The Australian Maritime College (AMC) has opted to extend its Long Term Simulator Support Program (LTSSP) with Kongsberg Maritime for a further five years. The LTSSP ensures that all Kongsberg Maritime simulators installed at AMC’s sites in Launceston and Perth are up-to-date and operating






 
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