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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

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 aspects of the delivery, a

“You cannot be profitable in this industry unless you are safe. You cannot be safe unless you train,” said Morton S. Bouchard, III. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

Bouchard Simulation Center Opens at SUNY Maritime

with SUNY Maritime to build a first-class simulator on campus that would not only benefit cadets, but would benefit our employees. We’re going to do our training here with our captains and mates.”   The simulation center is the latest in Kongsberg’s Polaris Bridge Simulation technology, and it was funded by a gift from Bouchard Transportation, the largest independently owned ocean-going petroleum barge company in the Unieed States. It offers full mission bridge simulators, instruction stations and a de-briefing area, where instructors can discuss topics regarding navigation

Photo: The Centre for Marine Simulation

Simulation: The Centre for Marine Simulation

.   There are some fundamental aspects of maritime simulation training that will remain the same, specifically its use in providing a forum for people to demonstrate their understanding of navigational and watch keeping practices in situations they might encounter at sea.  However, as simulation technology has improved, and specifically the fidelity of the physics engine and visual displays, the ability to use simulators in more specific industry applications that go beyond just training and certification is happening. The shipping and offshore industry has started to accept simulators as a

Ralf Lehnert, VP for the Transas Academy (Photo: Transas)

Transas Academy Launched

Transas Academy launched during the Simulation User Conference 2016   Transas has launched its newly established Transas Academy, part of the company's THESIS, the Transas Harmonized Eco System of Integrated Solutions, during the Simulation User Conference (SimUC) which took place in Singapore on January 26-28.   According to Transas, the main purpose of the Transas Academy is to connect maritime stakeholders and provide them with integrated solutions and high quality content, helping them to bridge the gap between STCW and the required competency level. It facilitates all aspects of

Captain Ted Morley, COO of Maritime Professional Training

MPT to Break Ground on 25,000-sq.-ft. Expansion

.   “We are pleased to have such an esteemed, highly-reputable contractor as Gulf Building Corp. in place to help us carry out our vision for this new facility,” said Captain Ted Morley, COO of Maritime Professional Training. "This expansion builds on our current SMART Campus simulation facility, bringing the latest technology for deck and engine room simulation to the industry. It represents the most state-of-the-art simulation in the country, and the fact that we are locating it in South Florida is a testament to our commitment to the marine industry here."   MPT

(Photo: MPT)

Simulation: Maritime Professional Training

Class A LCHS for petro, chemical, and LNG; one Class A ERS for diesel, steam turbine, and gas turbine; and six Tec-Sim student stations for peripheral system training.    Recent Developments MPT’s new facility expansion added 25,000 sq. ft. with more than 15,000 sq. ft. dedicated to simulation, with additional classrooms and student areas making up the remaining. An additional 9,000 of existing space was remodeled with new classrooms, meeting areas, and a conference center. All four of our Broward County campuses received significant technology upgrades allowing for live streaming and

HR Wallingford’s Australia Ship Simulation Centre in Fremantle boasts state-of-the-art ship and tug simulators (Photo: Wallingford)

Australia’s New Ship Simulation Center Opened

A new specialist Ship Simulation Center, based in Atwell Arcade, Fremantle, was officially opened on Thursday, February 9, 2017 by City of Fremantle Mayor Dr. Brad Pettitt.   The Australia Ship Simulation Center, owned and operated by HR Wallingford, has moved into new premises from where it will continue to provide expert navigation consultancy and a dedicated pilot training center for Western Australia and the wider region.   HR Wallingford UK’s Chief Executive, Dr. Bruce Tomlinson and Dr. Mark McBride, Ships Group Manager, joined Ben Spalding, Manager of the Australia Ship

Brian Yoder (Photo: Moffatt & Nichol)

Moffatt & Nichol Hires Chief Software Architect

Brian Yoder has joined Moffatt & Nichol as Chief Software Architect at its Long Beach, Calif. office to help manage the software product development of FlexTerm, a simulation and emulation tool developed mainly for the container terminal planning, the terminal operating system testing, the logistic system modeling and optimization in ports and terminals. The software allows for better analysis of dynamic processes and visualization of operational processes through 3D animations. Moffatt & Nichol has successfully used FlexTerm on a number of terminals, including fully automated container

Carmen Marchionni (Photo: Lumintec)

Lumitec Expands Sales Team

Lumitec, a designer and manufacturer of extreme environment LED lighting, has announced the appointment of Carmen Marchionni as Director of Sales.   In his new position, Marchionni will work closely with company President John Kujawa on strategies to build on the company’s 10+ years of consistent year-over-year double-digit growth.  He will direct inside sales, field sales and channel management teams to strengthen relationships with current customers and to cultivate new growth opportunities in existing and new markets.   Marchionni brings to the role more than 25 years’

Dominic Tasker (Photo courtesy of Silverstream Technologies)

Silverstream Technologies Expands Technical Team

Bell, where he spent two years in Hong Kong gaining experience in ship surveying and the onsite assessment of newbuild vessels.  Prior to this, he assisted with the concept development of marine renewable energy platforms and the design of offshore structures, carrying out advanced hydrodynamic simulations, model testing and structural analysis.  A chartered engineer, Tasker graduated from Strathclyde University with a Masters in Naval Architecture, and is a member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and the Hong Kong Joint Branch.   Silverstream Technologies CEO, Noah Silberschmidt

William Boll (Photo courtesy of Horizon Marine)

Horizon Marine Welcomes Boll

oceanographer to be hired in the last two months, further bolstering the company’s capabilities. William graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Physics. He then completed his M.S. in Physical Oceanography while also obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Modeling and Simulation Engineering at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. William’s thesis involved analyzing observed Doppler shifted internal waves generated by tidal interactions with local bathymetry in a shallow water region off the coast of New Jersey. Patrice Coholan, President of Horizon Marine

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

USMRC to Continue LNG Bunkering PIC Course

The U.S. Maritime Resource Center’s (USMRC) Maritime Simulation Institute announced that its inaugural Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Bunkering Person in Charge (PIC) course was a success. The course, which ran July 7-11, was developed on behalf of Harvey Gulf International Marine as it prepares to launch its first dual-fuel offshore supply vessel intended to run primarily on liquefied natural gas. To accommodate future demand, USMRC is adding similar courses every month for the remainder of 2014. They will be offered as follows: August 18-22 September 8-12 October 13-17

Tadaaki Naito, President, NYK Photo: NYK Line

NYK Partners with KOSEN

 Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and the National Institute of Technology (KOSEN) agreed to collaborate in the fields of education and public relations for the purpose of human resources development in the maritime industry and the promotion of maritime affairs awareness.   NYK has a number of programs to educate the next generation of seafarers, and one of those programs facilitates international student-exchanges between students at KOSEN maritime schools and the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy, which NYK operates in the Philippines.   In addition to these overseas exchange programs

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

Bruce Stuart (Photo: Interventek)

Interventek Appoints Stuart as Business Development Director

Interventek Subsea Engineering has announced the appointment of Bruce Stuart to the role of Sales and Business Development Director. Stuart brings with him over 30 years of commercial leadership experience and in-depth operational knowledge of the oil and gas industry.  Stuart joins Interventek from Proserv where he was VP Business Development Subsea, having previously held a seven year tenure at FMC Technologies, responsible for U.K. and Canada sales and marketing for their subsea products and systems. This new position at Interventek will support increasing levels of commercialization

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

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