The move coincided with the entry into force of the 2010 Manila Amendments of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW Convention), with the new simulator to assist in ensuring compliance with the new regulations.
“We want to train our officers on actual sea work, not only to navigate but to confront them with any possible scenario that could be encountered, thereby improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our Filipino officers in team work on the navigation bridge,” said Jan van der Wee, general manager of the WMTCP.
“We selected the NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator for our training centre because it is fully certified by DNV, allows for future expansion by adding overlays and offers high quality updated training at an affordable price.”
“The graphics in the simulator look very natural and real, which in combination with the realistic bridge mock-up allows for very realistic and true-to-life maritime simulation.”
PC Maritime, as the software developer and licence provider, and VSTEP, as hardware and system developer, have supplied the systems, the latest model of NAUTIS, via DelNet International, both companies' representative in the Philippines.
This latest generation of the technology includes expanded memory, faster processing and improved graphics compared to previous incarnations, and can be expanded with additional overlays.
Wallem Shipmanagement is PC Maritime / VSTEP’s first customer in the Philippines.