Ireland-headquartered Transas has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with XVR Simulation to cooperate in developing maritime training capabilities and apply common complex projects in the safety related simulation market.
Both companies have pledged cooperation and coordination to encompass the existing and future customer base of the firms.
Transas Academy vice-president Ralf Lehnert said: "We are delighted to enter into this partnership, as we see great opportunities in the future of incident control management training solutions in the maritime domain.
"XVR Simulation has a proven record addressing crisis management tools mainly for shore-based incident services and together with Transas’ strong footprint in the maritime training market we will extend our combined offerings to our existing and future customers."
Transas and XVR Simulation will offer training to the seafarers on emergency and crisis response.
Firefighting training will also be a part of emergency training capabilities, which is developed as per the guidelines enlisted in Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).
The companies will leverage on their experience on training and simulation to offer a range of training features which include the instructor application, emergency related objects, precise modelling and gaming engine with graphical illustration.
Additionally, Transas and XVR Simulation will offer damage control training on board ships within a virtual framework.
This will enable the operators to be acquainted with the ship emergency command and control scenarios.
It will also offer training to combat damages inflicted during incidents like fire fighting, flood fighting and injuries, and any other critical damages, circumstances for a ship during engaged in fighting and in other critical situations.
In December 2015, Transas supplied the Transas navigational simulator Navi-Trainer Professional 5000 to promote inland navigation training in the Republic of Paraguay. The system was incorporated at the Centre for Maritime and River Shipowners (CAFyM) in Asuncion to train crews in tugs operations.
Image: Representatives from Transas and XVR Simulation at the conference in Singapore. Photo: courtesy of Transas.