Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has opened a new installation of its W-Xpert Full Mission Simulator (FMS) for virtual reality training of engine room crews at the Marine Power Academy Training Centre of Hudong Heavy Machinery Co. (HHM), in Shanghai, China.
Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) Maritime Centre in the UK has launched a new range of STCW (Standards on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) simulator training courses, part of the Centre’s expanded professional training programme delivered through the Maritime Knowledge Hub, operated in partnership with Mersey Maritime, the representative body for the maritime sector in the North West of England.
Kongsberg Digital and Simwave have agreed a contract for what Kongsberg says is one of its most extensive maritime simulator deliveries to date, to take place at Simwave’s facilities in the Netherlands.
BMT Ship & Coastal Dynamics (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, has announced a new contract with the UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), which has seen BMT install its REMBRANDT marine navigation and manoeuvring simulator to use in accident reconstructions and provide training to MAIB personnel.
Buffalo Computer Graphics (BCG) has upgraded its Virtual Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (VGMDSS) simulation software to add a new Inmarsat-C and Radio Telex terminal simulation.
The eMaritime Group has developed a beta version of its new Live Constructive Simulation (LCS) maritime simulators, which channel live data from the shipping sector directly into the simulator to create the training environment.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has recently opened a new facility in Arendal, Norway, which houses a training academy including a purpose-built virtual reality (VR) showroom for simulation training.
The University College of Southeast Norway (USN) has agreed a contract with Kongsberg Digital for a major upgrade of its maritime simulator park.
The Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology has agreed a deal with Kongsberg Digital for the supply of new navigation simulators for installation at the International Maritime Institute of New Zealand.
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