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Friday, October 16, 2020 

Wärtsilä has received yet another order for its advanced Cloud Simulation solution, from Costamare Maritime Training Services (Costamare MTS) in Greece.

The Costamare MTS centre is the latest facility to take advantage of the technology developed by Wärtsilä Voyage, in order to enabling students to continue training despite travel and assembly restrictions imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Additionally, it allows the centre to expand its services to seafarers who may not, for various reasons, be able to physically attend classes.

The online installation will include navigational and engine room simulators to provide remote classroom configurations with instructor and multiple student stations.

Capt Velmachos Vasileios, Training Manager, Costamare MTS said: “Making simulation available via the Cloud is a great additional capability for us, allowing us to provide even better service to seafarers. Distance learning courses are here to stay, and will make training more accessible and flexible to all. The Wärtsilä technology represents an important step forward in maritime training, which enhances both the safety and efficiency of ship operations.” “Cloud Simulation technology takes simulation beyond the boundaries of the physical classroom. It provides locational and device independence, thereby delivering the latest in realistic training wherever, whenever, and however needed by the user. We congratulate Costamare Maritime Training for its vision in realising the huge potential the Wärtsilä solution offers,” said Virginia Mergia, Area Sales Manager for Greece and Cyprus, Wärtsilä Voyage.

Wärtsilä says it is the first company to offer class-approved cloud-based simulation technology to the maritime industry. Wärtsilä Voyage has previously delivered bridge and engine room simulators to Costamare MTS and has had a long-standing cooperation with the customer.

Costamare MTS is affiliated to Costamare, an owner and provider of container ships for hire. The training centre offers high quality maritime education and training services to officers, crews, and shore-based employees, and is ISO 9001 certified.

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