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LJMU adds new STCW simulator training courses

Liverpool John Moores University’s (LJMU) Maritime Centre in the UK has launched a new range of STCW (Standards on Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) simulator training courses, part of the Centre’s expanded professional training programme delivered through the Maritime Knowledge Hub, operated in partnership with Mersey Maritime, the representative body for the maritime sector in the North West of England.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The training courses cover all ranks and departments of commercial ships, super yachts and workboats, and will utilise LJMU’s new and existing bridge, engine and communication simulators. 

LJMU is one of only six UK universities with a dedicated maritime focus. Its new training simulator operation was opened by UK shipping minister John Hayes in October 2016.

The facility now consists of eight bridge simulators and one engine room simulator. In addition, it features a desktop simulator room consisting of 10 ships’ bridges, a separate GMDSS simulator section and an ECDIS simulator area.

“LJMU’s investment in simulation technology has created a world-class platform for maritime education, knowledge transfer and industry engagement, and supports regional strategic initiatives around the Port of Liverpool expansion and the Atlantic Gateway developments,” said Abdul Khalique, head of the Maritime Centre.

“We see further expansion opportunities for training in the offshore wind, oil and gas, and nuclear sectors.”

As part of this expansion programme LJMU says it aims to shortly announce collaboration agreements with a number of national training providers to offer training for senior officers in the merchant navy in areas like Ballast Water Management, and Engine and Bridge Resource Management.{/mprestriction}

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