Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Maritime Education & Training Center honors 3,000th Participant - 16/09/2015

Maritime Education & Training Center honors 3,000th Participant

The Maritime Education & Training Center (MET) has honored its 3,000th course participant. The award, in the form of a certificate and gift, was officially presented to the American electrical engineer Guillermo Medina by Michael Neumann, the technical head of the MET.

Guillermo Medina had successfully completed the three-day seminar on "Marine Electronics, Engine Monitoring and Automation" for marine engineers and technicians. In addition to power management, the aim of the seminar was to make participants more familiar with the functionality and operation of automation systems for the monitoring, control, alerting and documenting of marine processes.

The award-winning electrical engineer from Florida (USA) was particularly impressed by the engine control room (ECR) simulator: "Thanks to its real ship automation system and link to the bridge simulators, the engine control room simulator is an ideal, unparalleled training environment. Here you can run through different scenarios without jeopardizing ship operations. The realistic simulation exercises are an excellent way of gaining a better understanding of faults that might occur, especially for troubleshooting that can often be tedious in practice".  

The specific instruction of the participants in dealing with faults is an effective tool for deepening knowledge and raising awareness of risks. "The experience gained from running more than 500 courses since the opening of the training center shows that active fault management within practical simulation training sessions provides a lasting learning effect for our course participants", says Michael Neumann of the training course. An impressive 95% of participants confirm having applied their knowledge during the courses and learned something new.

In addition to technical ship operations, the MET's training offering also includes courses on navigation, ship safety and maritime software applications.

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