UK Shipping Minister John Hayes was among the guests at the official opening of a new Maritime Bridge and Engine Simulator training facility in Liverpool, as part of a maritime graduate talent programme that has been developed in partnership with UK industry body Mersey Maritime.
The initial evaluation of a prototype augmented reality system for the maritime industry, based on Google Glass technology, is underway at the Baltimore campus of the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies-Pacific Maritime Institute (MITAGS-PMI) in the US.
Seagull Maritime has launched a Training Analytics tool using automated prompts to help managers to benchmark training activity levels and prioritise follow up.
VIKING Saatsea says that it has become the first provider to achieve flag state approval for its STCW on board training system with refresher modules according to the new STCW 2010 Manila Amendments for Basic Training.
Intellian has launched Specialist Certification programme GVF 562N for seafarers working with its marine stabilised VSAT terminals, including an initial course in terminal operation.
ECDIS Ltd has launched a new ECDIS Annual Competency Assurance Training (ACATS) service, which aims to keep bridge teams up-to-date with the navigation technology regardless of which of the 38 manufacturers of ECDIS currently circulating the industry have supplied the equipment.
KVH has announced that it has begun offering Videotel’s new safety and training video about the Zika virus free to all mariners worldwide, with the goal of increasing awareness of the prevention measures that can keep seafarers and their colleagues and families safe from the disease.
Modal Training, a multimodal logistics training centre in the UK set to open later this year, reports that it has invested £2 million in a simulation setup from Kongsberg Maritime to offer courses for the maritime sector.
The Delgado Fire and Industrial School in New Orleans in the US has integrated a range of simulation technology from XVR with its Transas simulators, for use in courses at its new 19,000 square foot Maritime and Industrial Training Center.
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