Athina Maritime Learning and Development Center selects next generation maritime simulators
The Athina Maritime Learning and Development Center, which has been recently established as the exclusive maritime training organization for Minerva Marine Inc. (a leading ship management company based in Athens), has signed an agreement with Kongsberg Digital for the supply of new state-of-art bridge, engine room and cargo handling simulators.
Kongsberg Digital says a dynamic portfolio of simulator-based courses designed to leverage the realism and pedagogical value of Kongsberg Digital’s simulator technology is under development by the Athina Maritime Learning and Development Center, with the aim of becoming a leading maritime training organization where “seafarers will always come first”.
The Kongsberg Digital scope of supply is based on a completely integrated delivery of K-Sim Navigation Full-Mission Class A Bridge, K-Sim Engine Room and K-Sim Liquid Cargo Handling simulators. The integration between the simulators provides a unique ‘total ship’ learning experience enabling crew resource training for improved operational teamwork on board, supported by unprecedented physical and behavioral realism for all aspects.
“Complete integration between different simulator types is essential to deliver crew resource training where all operational aspects are carried out by separate teams with different, but connected functions in a total ship, real-time scenario,” said Sølvi Opthun, Area Sales Manager, Maritime Simulation, Kongsberg Digital. “Through our unique approach to integration, the Athina Maritime Learning and Development Center can further promote the competence and professionalism of seafarers individually and collectively, aimed at conducting safe and efficient vessel operations.”
K-Sim simulators use advanced mathematical and sophisticated engine and hydrodynamic models that allow vessels, equipment and marine objects to behave and interact as in real life.
Stelios Volakis, Training Manager of the Athina Maritime Learning and Development Center said: “By providing a training environment similar to the actual onboard operating conditions, our Training Center will be capable of delivering an outstanding learning experience to enable seafarers to enhance their knowledge and skills in a rapidly changing and demanding industry.”
Sokratis Dimakopoulos, COO of Minerva Marine Inc. said: “The competence of our seafarers is a key success parameter for ensuring flawless, efficient and safe operations and as such we are looking forward with enthusiasm to the operation of the Athina Maritime Learning and Development Center.”
Athina Maritime Learning and Development Center aims to become a world class training center, providing quality maritime education and training to seagoing personnel by seasoned professionals making use of state-of-the-art facilities being supported by an integrated maritime learning and competence development system.