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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

One of four mini bridges with visuals, propulsion controls, ECDIS, Radar/ARPA-- with capability for integration with the Main Bridge simulator.

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 Engine Room Simulator for NMIT

K-Sim Engine for the Applied Technology Facility at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) in New Zealand.

Kongsberg Maritime will deliver the latest version of its leading Engine Room Simulator (ERS), K-Sim Engine, to a new Applied Technology Facility at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) in New Zealand. Taking place in June 2014


Transas Simulator for City of Glasgow College

Photo courtesy of Transas Marine International

On March 14, Transas Marine and City of Glasgow College signed a contract to supply a simulation complex. The simulation center in the Riverside campus which is under construction, will be one of the largest, the most up to date and most technically advanced simulation suite in the U.K


Kongsberg to Supply Engine Room Simulator to Ghana

From left: Dr. G. Jaw, Deputy Rector, RMU; E. Jaju, Director of Finance, RMU; A. Saiku, Director of Academic Affairs; H. Kluken, Area Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime; Capt. A. Turkson, Rector, RMU; Tone-Merete Hansen, Global Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime; A. Addy-Lamptey, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, RMU; D. Fofana, Procurement Officer, RMU and Akua D. Asare-Adei, Accounts Officer, RMU

The Regional Maritime University (RMU) has awarded Kongsberg Maritime a contract to deliver its K-Sim Engine simulator for its premises in Accra, Ghana. The highly advanced Full Mission Engine Room Simulator (ERS), which is due for delivery in May 2014 will enable RMU to provide education


Toledo Maritime Academy Hosts Admiral’s Ball Weekend

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The Maritime Academy of Toledo Foundation wrapped up a successful Admiral’s Ball Weekend on Saturday, April 12, with the fourth Annual Admiral’s Ball and Charity Auction. More than 130 people attended the event which brought in $22,000 for the educational needs for cadets at the school


Kongsberg: New Drilling Rig and Ship Simulator

Photo: Kongsberg

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


Transas Equips Arabian Gulf Academy in Basra

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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 Develops Simulators for Korea Coast Guard

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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


Navis Installs Chinese Language DP Simulator at Dalian University

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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.


Two New Dredge Simulators from Ellicott

Cutter dredge simulator with three 42 (107 cm) screens

After two years of development, Ellicott Dredges announced the startup of two new dredging simulators, one for cutter dredges and one for auger dredges. Both are available for immediate use. These simulators are the most modern dredge simulator systems in North America


Transas Simulators Chosen for Two Egyptian Training Centers

Transas Marine simulators have been chosen by the College of Maritime Transport and Technology and the Integrated Simulators Complex (ISC). These are the two institutions of Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT). The project will be executed by Transas Middle East.


Resolve Maritime Academy Opens Engine Room Simulator

Left to right: Rosemary Mackay, Lead Engineering Instructor and Simulator Operator; Denise Johnston, Director, Resolve Maritime Academy; David Boldt, Simulation Training Group Manager

Resolve Maritime Academy recently completed its installation of Transas engine room simulator platform, the ERS 5000 TechSim. As part of the Academy’s Simulation Training Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the engine room has booked classes for January 2014.


SCI Simulator Offers One-on-one Training

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What does a new year of training look like at SCI? With a new simulator in full operation, SCI helps individual mariners complete assessments previously only available in large class settings or in the real world when exact conditions could be met on the water.


San Jacinto College to Build Maritime Training Center

Capt. John Kessler, maritime instructor, demonstrates how mariners train using the bridge simulators at the San Jacinto College maritime program. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College

Region’s newest maritime center to showcase room-sized simulators, and training and industry docks As San Jacinto College prepares to break ground to build the region's newest maritime training facility, some of the industry's most sought after training technology has arrived and is


Rolls-Royce Training Center Opens in Brazil

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To better support marine customers in South America, Rolls-Royce has opened a new training center in Brazil, to cater for customers operating the large number of vessels with Rolls-Royce systems that work in country’s deep water oil and gas fields.


Making Sense of it in China: Navis DP Simulator Plus Chinese Script

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Navis informs it has commissioned the first dynamic positioning (DP) simulator with Chinese language interface at Dalian Maritime University, one the world’s largest training facilities, where more than 60,000 people have been trained to form the backbone of China’s shipping industry


 
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