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Left to right: Russian Minister of Transport Evgeny Ditrich and Sergey Frank CEO Sovcomflot (Photo: SCF Group)

Sovcomflot and ABB Open Training Center in Russia

. “Today, SCF Group operates the world's biggest fleet of ice class vessels equipped with Azipod propulsion systems. Over the years, the company has gained a vast experience of successfully operating such vessels in the severe ice conditions of the Arctic and Far Eastern sees. The new simulation center is created based on this experience, and will enable the training of highly qualified personnel required for the logistical support of large-scale industrial projects, as part of development strategy for the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and the eastern regions of the country.&rdquo

SIMNAV bridge simulator. Image: ICN

Mariner Training in Brazil: Inside the Institute of Nautical Sciences

, along with computer technology, sonar and radar technology. The Navigation and Maneuvering Simulator - SIMNAV - was developed by ICN in 2011 as an aid to the teaching for the preparatory classes for the PILOT CADET exam. The first class occurred in December of the same year.“As the first bridge simulation system developed entirely in Brazil, SIMNAV is also a technological milestone in the field of maritime training, presenting unique algorithms and system architecture. It offers an ideal environment to familiarize mariners with bridge procedures. The complete bridge station can receive groups of

Weeks Marine Invests in Maritime Program at Louisiana College

making this investment in our community and students,” said NTCC Chancellor William Wainwright.This is the second donation Weeks Marine has made as a business partner to Northshore Technical Community College, for a total investment of $750,000 since 2016.“Having a state-of-the-art maritime simulation laboratory will allow NTCC to expand its program offerings and provide high-tech, relevant training experiences for the entire northshore region,” said Randy Savoie, Lead Maritime Instructor. “NTCC and Weeks Marine have strategically formed a partnership to advance maritime education

Dr. Steve Pearce (Photo: ASL)

ASL Hires Acoustics Scientist Pearce

of his thesis were the introduction and analysis of simple and effective beamforming methods applied in a novel context. These methods are designed to attenuate multipath interference while preserving the seafloor return, and the effectiveness of these methods was established through theory, simulation, and numerous field studies.Prior to joining ASL, Pearce was a System Engineer at Kongsberg Mesotech and managed projects relating to singlebeam and multibeam sonar systems. At Mesotech, he gained experience in many aspects of the product lifecycle, including requirements gathering and refinement

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Warsash Superyacht Academy Partners with Porto Montenegro

comes at a time where Solent University is investing over £40 million ($52 million) from 2017 to 2020 in the latest technology for simulators, safety training and campus facilities. Current and planned investment includes:High tech campuses for deck and engineering trainingA state-of-the art simulation center with six full-mission bridges and an engine room  Safety training center including a purpose-built fire school, helicopter underwater escape trainer, survival pool and medical roomsGMDSS radio communications and dynamic positioning (DP) facilitiesNew cyber security center with cutting-edge

Seen here is WinGD training manager Tyson Liang Qin presenting the W-FMS virtual reality engine room to a delegation of ship owners. (Photo: WInGD)

WinGD Opens Virtual Reality Engine Room Facilities

the Marine Power Academy Training Center of Hudong Heavy Machinery Co. Ltd. (HHM), in Shanghai, China.   The simulator joins a network of some 20 further installations at strategic locations around the world. As well as being the first installation of WinGD’s dedicated, multi-touchscreen simulation hardware in China, the Shanghai FMS system is also first to be pre-programmed with specially adapted versions of the engine-specific W-Xpert simulation software WinGD develops with its partner UNITEST Marine Simulators Ltd, based in Gdynia, Poland.   The FMS training facility at the Marine

Jean-Jacques Biteau, Vice-President, EAGE; Professor Sebastian Geiger, Heriot-Watt University; Chris Ward, President, EAGE. (Photo: Heriot-Watt)

Alfred Wegener Award to Professor Geiger

contribution over a period of time to the scientific and technical advancement of one or more of the disciplines in the Association, particularly petroleum geoscience and engineering.   The citation for the Award mentioned that his contributions to the field of carbonate reservoir modelling and simulation as head of the Carbonate Reservoir Group at Heriot-Watt, co-director of the International Centre for Carbonate Reservoirs in Edinburgh, and Foundation CMG Chair in Carbonate Reservoir Simulation. It also spoke of his ‘open, accessible teaching and supervision’ and his publication track

Captain Arbogast, Houston Pilots, maneuvering a Z-Drive tug at MSRC (Photo: Pascal Rhéaume)

Houston Pilots Train for Post-Panamax Vessels

 Members of the Houston Pilots recently participated in two custom-built simulation courses vital to their Pilotage duties in the Houston Ship Channel and the Port of Houston, the largest landlocked Port in America. Each course was two days long, and was provided by the Maritime Simulation Resource Center (MSRC), at their Quebec City, Canada-based facility.   The Houston Pilots face a multitude of factors when piloting ships in their waterways, including weather and wind, particularly with large ships, a very small turning basin, as well as intricate 24/7 traffic management. Currently

Steve Window (Photo: SIMWAVE)

Window Joins SIMWAVE as Navigation Manager

As of August 2017 Steve Window has joined SIMWAVE, the maritime simulation center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. As the Manager for Navigation, Window will be responsible for overseeing all training and assessments on the various full mission bridge simulators that will be installed at the 5,000m² center.   Prior to joining SIMWAVE Window worked for eight years at Warsash Maritime Academy, where he was head of bridge simulation. Having served for 21 years as an officer in the Royal Navy in a variety of roles, he still serves at sea as a reserve officer, where he assesses the Royal Marine

Photo courtesy of Falck Safety Services

Falck Safety Services, Simwave Partner on Training

Falck Safety Services and Simwave are joining forces to serve the maritime and oil and gas industries with combined simulation and practical training. For more than 30 years, Falck Safety Services has offered safety training for the offshore, maritime and wind industries.   On November 8th, Simwave will open its doors to the most advanced maritime simulator center in the world. This co-operation means that customers will be able to undertake simulation training at Simwave to complement the training at one of the training centers of Falck Safety Services.   Simwave boasts 59 simulators

Cinthya Lopes (Photo: Simwave)

Simwave Welcomes Lopes

Cinthya Lopes has joined Simwave, the maritime simulation center in Rotterdam, as simulator operator. Prior to joining Simwave she worked in a variety of roles in the field of maritime training at the Brazilian Navy and Kongsberg.   After finishing her studies in her home country of Brazil at the Merchant Marine Academy, Lopes completed her Post Graduate Program in Conference Interpretation at PUC Rio. Lopes started her career as a Navigation Officer at Norsul Shipping Company. She developed her skills as a Deck Officer and Dynamic Positioning Operator in the offshore field at different companies

The Kognifai digital platform is a set of tools built on modern Cloud technology providing access to KONGSBERG and third-party simulation solutions. (Image: Kongsberg)

Maritime's Digital Transformation & Simulation-based Training

Nearly 200 delegates from across the world gathered in Den Haag, The Netherlands in September 2017 to hear about the latest developments in maritime training based on state-of-the-art simulation technology. The three-day Kongsberg UC2017 International Maritime Simulation User Conference brought attendees up to date on developments in digitalization, maritime training, navigation technology, maritime operations simulation and the use of virtual reality in training. Tom Mulligan reports.   New digital technology and advanced simulation are set to improve modern education and training methods

Milford Haven's simulator suite has the potential to put you at the helm of any marine vessel, in any port. (Photo: MPHA)

Tug Safety Training Offered at Port of Milford Haven

A powerful virtual-reality ship simulation system, operated by the Port of Milford Haven is running courses to train tug boat operators from across Britain. The Navigation Suite, based at Milford Waterfront, creates highly realistic computer-generated versions of any port in the world, giving trainees the opportunity to take the controls of any vessel, including tugboats, to practice scenarios. Tug skippers from Williams Marine Services and Teignmouth Harbor Commission spent two days undertaking theory based safety training and working on simulated ‘as real’ scenarios within the port.

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Assessing Skills in the Maritime Industry

Skills Assessment  Most operators do assess skills to some degree. But while it is easy to be compliant using a weak approach to skills assessment, it is more difficult to know whether your officers and crew are competent. Although current practice does include some very good examples at well-run simulation and training centers, structured and standardized tools to assess skills at a fine-grained level are almost non-existent.    Current best practice typically involves having a trained assessor observe the performance of skills in a simulator or at a training center, and then make an

The K-Sim Navigation class A ship’s bridge simulator installed at Simwave is now fully operational 24/7 (Photo: Kongsberg)

Simwave Maritime Center of Excellence Opens

Simwave B.V. and Kongsberg Digital have completed the Site Acceptance Test (SAT) of one of the largest, most advanced maritime simulation suites ever delivered. The SAT, which took place January 19, means that the new Simwave Maritime Center of Excellence in Barendrecht, Rotterdam is now fully operational. As the sole simulation technology partner in the development of the unique Simwave facility, Kongsberg Digital delivered the full scope of work in accordance with the contract awarded in April 2017, which represented one of its most extensive deliveries to date. Following the SAT, all technical

Transas Collaborative Decision Making Platform uniting Ship, Fleet Operations, Training and Ship Traffic Control Image Transas

Wärtsilä acquires Transas

its solutions, bringing scale and value to the industry in need of innovation leadership.  Transas is a global market leader in marine navigation solutions that include complete bridge systems, digital solutions and electronic charts. The company is also a leader in professional training and simulation services, ship traffic control, as well as monitoring, and decision-support tools. Transas leverages the latest advances in machine learning to create a unified cloud-based platform for managing operations across the entire marine ecosystem.  The company has 22 regional offices worldwide

KDI - K-Sim fishery 01 (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg to Deliver Fisheries Training Simulator

Kongsberg Digital has signed a contract with Lofoten Vocational School for development and delivery of a complete new K-Sim Fishery Simulator with fish finding and fish catching applications. The simulator will be based on sophisticated Kongsberg K-Sim simulation technology and market-leading Kongsberg Maritime (SIMRAD) professional fishery equipment, including echo sounders, sonars and trawl monitoring systems. Demand for a fishing vessel specific simulator, integrating all key operations on board has grown in recent years, based on implementation of new STCW requirements (STCW-F), advancement in

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