The Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) has adopted Kongsberg Digital's new K-Sim eLearning solution, as well as commissioning installation of a K-Sim Safety firefighting simulator at its premises in the Philippines.

MAAP has for decades been a pioneer in the use of new simulation-based training tools. Now, the Academy has started using Kongsberg Digital's K-Sim Engine eLearning solutions to deliver cloud-based tuition to its student engineers, consolidating its position as a leading adopter of the new digital technology.

Designed to provide highly realistic representations of real engine models, this eLearning tool allows students to practice and prepare for their exams anytime, anywhere and at their own pace, whilst providing a comprehensive simulation resource. 

 Engr. Gerado Ramon Galang, Director for IT and Simulator support at MAAP, commented: "Our new normal now consists of combining video conferencing and other collaboration apps with the K-Sim Connect eLearning solutions during the actual conduct of simulation exercises, enabling a seamless transition from the traditional mode of learning while maintaining the same high standards in delivering quality maritime simulator training services to our students and customers."

Also included in the latest contract with MAAP is Kongsberg Digital's new full-mission K-Sim Safety simulator, which will deliver the ability to carry out safe, realistic advanced firefighting and onboard search and rescue procedures in a cost-efficient manner. Using a replica of the layout on board a real crude oil carrier, an interactive 3D environment combines precise object and equipment models with immersive visuals, exposing trainees to a broad range of situations related to preventing and dealing with onboard fires.