Rotterdam-based VSTEP has recently delivered a NAUTIS desktop trainer and instructor station to the newly launched International Maritime Academy (IMA) in Beirut, Lebanon. The academy, which opened this April, will offer a range of high-level courses and professional training services through the use the latest simulation technology to help train the next generation of seafarers in the region.
IMA is the first academy accredited by the International Sailing School Association (ISSA) in Lebanon, and its mission is to support vocational tourism and enlarge the career spectrum of young people in the country on a local and international scale. The state-of-the-art NAUTIS simulator will help support IMA and enable training in a practical, cost effective and sustainable way.
NAUTIS simulators are DNV GL accredited integrated simulator solutions satisfying the latest IMO requirements and are designed to deliver a realistic, true to life simulator experience.
“VSTEP is happy that our excellent products will be used to promote the maritime industry in Lebanon as well as in surrounding regions. We hope to further develop our relationship with the Maritime Academy in the future and continue to drive safety standards and training innovations” says Josie Zhang VSTEP project manager.
Courses covered include a number designed to meet the requirements of IMO’s STCW regulations. IMA also offers training in yacht and leisure boat operations, as well as commercial shipping.