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Kongsberg Digital has signed a contract to deliver an Advanced Navigation Research Simulator (ANRS) to the newly-established Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety, CEMS, in Singapore.

Liverpool-headquartered maritime training company Tapiit Live has signed an agreement to become an Inmarsat Certified Application Provider (CAP) enabling it to offer live stream training to crews on close to 10,000 vessels worldwide.

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) has won an international public tender to supply the Maritime Centre in Flensburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany with a complete K-Sim engine room simulator package.

Kongsberg Digital is developing cloud-based simulation technology to support advanced operational studies, research and education in the maritime industry. The use of increasingly advanced equipment and an elevated focus on safety and sustainability has raised the bar for innovative new solutions to collect, simulate and share data to assist in optimisation of vessel operations.

eLearning specialists Marine Learning Systems (MLS) and Stream Marine Training (SMT) are collaborating to provide a unique end-to-end maritime training solution for the commercial, leisure and offshore shipping sectors.

Wärtsilä has successfully delivered its brand-new Cloud Simulation solution to Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy. Comprising a combination of cloud-based solutions, including navigational, engine room and liquid cargo handling simulators, Wärtsilä is the first company to offer class-approved cloud-based simulation technology to the maritime industry.

The online installation was deployed in early July, allowing the Academy to continue providing its training despite ongoing social distancing and travel restrictions.

Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy is a maritime training provider in the region, which is now powered by Wärtsilä Voyage technology. The addition of the online installations of NTPro and TechSim will broaden the simulation-based training offering available at the Academy.

Cloud Simulation technology takes simulation beyond the boundaries of the physical classroom, to provide location and device independence, and to deliver simulation-based training wherever, whenever, and however it is needed by the user.

Remote access to training allows students and instructors to reach various Wärtsilä Voyage simulation models on their personal devices, away from the classroom and without the need for specific Wärtsilä software. Both the TechSim and NTPRO platforms in the cloud provide a classroom configuration with trainer and multiple student stations for familiar instructor-led training.

“We are excited to be at the leading edge of this technology in the maritime industry and enable trainees to acquire a wide range of navigational and engineering skills, without the need to physically attend the training centre. By having remote access to the simulation library and any classroom-based exercise, instructors can easily manage the application and deliver the training,” commented Torsten Büssow, director, Wärtsilä Voyage.

"We are very pleased to have this next-generation of blended-learning solutions delivered by Wärtsilä Voyage. The bespoke training that this solution allows to deliver will undeniably enhance the training experience of our students. The Wärtsilä Voyage distance learning application will surely open up many new training opportunities inside and outside the physical classroom”, said Capt. Clive Hotham, head of Marine Short Courses and Simulator, Abu Dhabi Maritime Academy.

“Distance learning is a useful modality which helps achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals,” Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, president of the World Maritime University (WMU) told an audience of webinar listeners recently.  

Following the successful re-launch of its STCW safety critical courses in June, Stream Marine Training (SMT) has re-launched its specialist Marine and Technical portfolio of training programmes.

Turkish shipowner and operator Güngen Maritime & Trading has chosen Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim Cargo Handling Simulator to facilitate crew training in sustainable cargo handling.

The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) has announced the development of an e-learning training toolkit and platform on ethics and integrity, for shipowners, managers, agents, and maritime cadet schools.

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