MARINA signs simulation tech MoU with Kongsberg

The Maritime Industry Authority in the Philippines (MARINA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Kongsberg Digital (KDI) for the provision of a range of simulation systems for crew training.

The MOU aims to contribute towards the ongoing development of the Philippines’ Maritime Industry Development Plan (MIDP).

Kongsberg Digital will contribute to the improved digitalisation of MARINA facilities by providing its expertise in simulation technology related to autonomous shipping, digital twins and vessel data analysis.

“With this MOU, MARINA and Kongsberg Digital will work together to adopt and leverage more advanced methodologies and tools within the maritime education and training segment as well as forming best practices,” said VAdm Robert A. Empedrad AFP (Ret), MARINA.

“This will lead to a more competent and agile seafaring workforce, prepared to adapt to the everchanging maritime landscape.”

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