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V.Group Opens New Center in Mumbai

where crew can interact with shore-based colleagues.The building includes a Fleet Cell of the Future, an upgraded version of the core unit of vessel management that serves as a test bed and proving ground for new technologies. In addition, the facility houses V.Group’s global Business Solutions Center encompassing both entity and vessel accounting activities.Currently home to 500 colleagues, the facility features fully customizable bridge and engine room simulators, allowing seafarers to train for a wide range of realistic scenarios at sea. This is augmented by brand-new video conferencing technology

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

signed by Russian shipping company Sovcomflot, Swedish-Swiss tech company ABB and the university in 2016, representing the next chapter in a history of longstanding partnership between Sovcomflot and the university, a leading educational center serving the Russian maritime industry.ABB equipped the new center with the unique Azipod simulator designed to replicate an actual vessel’s propulsion system, while Sovcomflot provided the center with appropriate computer hardware. In addition, Sovcomflot took part in preparing the simulator specifications and developing appropriate programs, with an emphasis

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Port of Cape Town to Open Training Center in September

programs, training artisans and developing engineers to ensure the sustainability of our ports and to stimulate growth of the maritime economy. These skills will ensure that young people can participate meaningfully in the economic development of the country.”Marine courses on offer at the new center will include the accredited Dock Master Training Program, Ship and Boat Building courses, a Ship Maintenance program and internationally accredited Lighthouse and Navigational Systems programs.The Maritime Training Center will leverage off existing partnerships with institutions such as the Transnet

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Merchant Navy Training Board achieves ISO Certification

management system.ISO 9001 certification helps organizations ensure they offer consistently high-quality services to the satisfaction of customers, management and employees. It also ensures the continuous improvement of the business.The certification coincides with the launch of the MNTB’s new Center Recognition service, which recognizes quality training centers in the U.K. and abroad with an MNTB kitemark.“The MNTB wanted to prove to the industry that our new Recognition Service is underpinned by strictly controlled quality processes and procedures.  The awarding of ISO 9001 certificatio

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Fugro to Train Saudi Students in Marine Technology

Fugro’s new partnership with KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) was marked recently with the inauguration of the KAUST - Fugro Center of Excellence for Marine Technology. The new center will provide training in ROV operations and hydrographic survey within the Kingdom as part of the Saudization program.KAUST’s facilities and location, on the shore of the Red Sea, are ideal for addressing the challenges associated with mapping the Red Sea, large tracts of which remain unexplored due to extreme depths, temperature and salinity.“This close working relationship

Captain Lawrence Aye-Manug MN Director Liverpool Seafarers Centre (LSC), Mr R Muirhead  Lord Lieutenant’s Husband, Geoff Rafferty. Director LSC, Dame Lorna Muirhead Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, John Wilson CEO LSC, Pamela Brown Director and Vice Chairman of LSC (Photo: LSC)

Liverpool Seafarers Center to Open Eastham Hub

Maritime charity Liverpool Seafarers Center (LSC) has opened a new hub at Eastham on the Wirral. The new center is located at Queen Elizabeth II Dock, Eastham and was opened by The Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside Dame Lorna Muirhead in the presence of The High Sheriff of Merseyside, The Deputy Mayor of Wirral, The Lord Mayor of Liverpool and The Mayor of Sefton.   LSC CEO John Wilson said the new £40,000 ($51,000) center will work in partnership with its headquarters at Colonsay House in Crosby to provide support to the 50,000 seafarers who pass through Merseyside’s ports each

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Simulation: Delgado Maritime & Industrial Training Center

throughout to allow for video streaming exercises in Virtual Reality Incident Command training. In the next 12 months, Delgado plans to build new courses, new simulation routes, and new vessels, to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry and unique needs of each company.    This new center was engineered with a complete package for future growth. All servers were designed to accommodate software upgrades for the next 5-10 years. All classrooms have state-of-the-art presentation ENO boards for utilizing modern software applications. The building has a full Emergency Center that allows

Tim Miller (Photo: YANMAR)

Miller Named Senior Manager for YANMAR Training Center

a valuable addition to the company. In his new role, Miller will be responsible for the direction and delivery of innovative, solutions-driven learning across all business units and aspects of the company. He will also be in charge of ensuring an excellent customer experience for all visitors to the new center.   Prior to joining YANMAR, Miller was most recently the Senior Manager of Dealer Development Training and Kubota University for Kubota Tractor Corporation. Other experience includes global training and learning management, product marketing management and similar related roles for several

Mark Baldwin, Business Manager, Kongsberg Maritime

Baldwin to Lead Kongsberg European Seaglider Support Center

of propulsion uses very little energy. Seaglide deployments can last for months, enabling it to traverse thousands of kilometers in a single use, saving the costs associated with traditional methods of gathering data. “We have a large number of Seaglider users in the European region and the new center will greatly enhance our ability to support them," said Mark Baldwinm, who will lead the new support center. "For those customers who do not perform their own routine maintenance, it means they will no longer have to ship vehicles to the United States for service, saving significant

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V.Group Inaugurates New Center in Manila

 1,000 new seafarers register on first day of V.Group's new Manila Training Center   Maritime services provider V.Group, together with its third party ship management arm, V.Ships, are celebrating the inauguration of a new office and training center in Manila, Philippines.   The recently opened center is located in the Philippines’ Aseana City district. Ocupying 6,700 square meters over five floors of the new Aseana II building, the state-of-the-art facility is the single biggest investment by V.Group in its history and is intended to become a center of excellence for the group.

Caterpillar Plans Training Center for Dubai

about 40 people, mostly high-level technical staff who will primarily be recruited from the region. The more than 7,000 technicians at AME Cat dealers have some of the most direct connections with Caterpillar customers as they service and maintain their equipment. The training they'll receive at the new Center in Dubai will help to enhance their skills and knowledge on both product and the latest product support technologies.   "Our Training Center in Dubai is a key part of our plans for the Middle East and Africa and will ensure Caterpillar and our dealers can be relied upon for providing

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CTruk Sets Plans for Expansion

, fitting with the partnership approach to offshore renewables across the East Coast as part of the CORE network (Centers for Offshore Renewable Engineering). McIntosh pointed out that RGF success would not see the company move out of Brightlingsea, “If we gain grant support to build the new center, then Brightlingsea will ultimately become our vessel delivery, maintenance and warranty base, with new craft being launched at Fieldgates and moved downriver for sea trials.” With Brightlingsea among other areas of Tendring that were given ‘Assisted Area’ status by Government

“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

, features replica simulation models of the Bouchard fleet and will serve to train and maintain Bouchard seamen, the center is open for business industry companies and professionals. SUNY Maritime continues to invest in the latest simulation technologies for its students and corporate clients, and the new center will be augmented in early 2015 with a new Engine room Simulation Center and a new Liquid Cargo Handling System Simulator.   As Bouchard III is a fourth generation owner of the venerable company, he put in perspective for MarineLink.com the value of training and education in today&rsquo

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