The Thome Group reports that it has completed the installation of a new Full Mission Navigation Bridge Simulator with a 320⁰ view at its facilities in the Philippines.
The new system was formally opened, following all relevant COVID-19 protocols, on 20th January at the TSM Building in Makati City.
The new Kongsberg system is the second navigation simulator to be installed at the Manila training centre and will be used to conduct various types of navigational training, including bridge team management, ship handling, ship to ship manoeuvres, deck simulator assessments and ice navigation.
Training courses can be customised to specific client requirements to enable bespoke courses on specific ship types, geographical regions, or operation types, the company notes.
“Making sure our crew is fully trained on the latest equipment before they go onboard is a necessity, which is why we have invested in the most up to date technology from Kongsberg,” said Olav Nortun, CEO, Thome Group.
“The new bridge system can be integrated with the K-Sim engine simulator which enables a comprehensive range of training scenarios that will help support inter-departmental operations. The system also has a playback facility which allows full de-briefing sessions with the trainees.”