Kongsberg Maritime has completed delivery and installation of a new K-Sim Polaris ship-handling simulator for the Cebu Reliable and Excellent Seafarers Training Center, (CREST) Inc.,
in the Philippines. CREST joins the growing number of Filipino maritime training organisations that choose Kongsberg Maritime simulators to meet the training demands of the world’s dominant seafarer labour
The CREST delivery consists of a full mission, DNV GL class A K-Sim Polaris ship’s bridge simulator with 270 degrees of visual view and KONGSBERG K-Bridge consoles, in addition to three GMDSS/ECDIS
Radar Trainers. A key requirement in the selection of K-Sim Polaris was its in-depth built-in assessment functionality, which CREST will use for practical assessment and examination of officers, as a
mandatory requirement to receive a license.
"K-Sim Polaris is a strong match for our officer training needs," said Capt. Emerico B. Gepilano, Vice President, CREST Inc. "The new simulator will support the development of our course offering and
help to enhance our assessment processes, while the availability of Kongsberg Maritime as a local service provider was also a key advantage when choosing our new simulation supplier."
"The Philippines is a key market for Kongsberg Maritime simulators so we are delighted to add CREST as a customer in the region," adds Tor H. Kristoffersen, Area Sales Manager, Kongsberg Maritime.
"Our K-Sim navigation and engine room simulators are currently in use by more than 75 training institutes in the country. The support we provide directly and through our agent Mastech Inc. is therefore
vital for Filipino maritime training providers who demand the very best simulator technology and services."