The Republic of Paraguay has had its first simulation complex for inland navigation installed, with Transas deploying its Navi-Trainer Professional 5000 system at the Centre for Maritime and River Shipowners (CAFyM) in Asuncion.
BMT Asia Pacific and BMT ARGOSS, subsidiaries of BMT Group, have been appointed by Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Group (HKND) to undertake a series of marine and port assessments for the Nicaragua Canal using its simulator systems.
A new simulator centre for maritime training at the port of Burgas in Bulgaria has been opened, by the City of Burgas and its association of environmental organisations.
Halul Offshore Services Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Milaha, reports that it has recently procured an Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) ship handling simulator for training of its staff, the first of its kind in Qatar.
Transas has launched a high voltage training package for marine engineering and electrical training, combining simulators and real equipment in response to recently introduced STCW requirements.
A new maritime simulator facility has been opened in Le Havre, France, with French President François Hollande attending the inauguration of the facility at École Nationale Supérieure Maritime (ENSM).
Transas reports that it has installed a fifth simulator for training pilots who operate in the port of Dunkirk in France, with the addition of a Navi-Trainer Professional 5000 navigational simulator.
GE Marine reports that it has upgraded the DP training facility at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) in northern Egypt with its latest Class A training simulator.
Kongsberg Maritime has released its latest K-Sim Cargo simulator model, SCC-II, based on a Suezmax crude oil carrier with 12 cargo tanks and two slop tanks.
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