Wartsila Voyage and Ocean Technologies Group (OTG) have forged a strategic partnership to share expertise and resources for enhancing safety and efficiency in the maritime industry.

Wartsila Voyage is the provider of maritime smart simulation and training solutions, while OTC is the provider of maritime knowledge and technology solutions.

The strategic partnership aims to provide industry stakeholders in maritime learning with opportunities to be connected on a single end-to-end learning journey, combining on-demand digital training and assessment, virtual and simulation events via cloud-based solutions, and in-person learning experiences at maritime training centres or aboard ship.

“Effective use of Smart Marine technology by mariners and shore staff is a critical component of its successful implementation and ensures a smooth transition from traditional methods of operation”, said Sean Fernback, president of Wartsila Voyage.

“By leveraging our combined smart learning technologies and mariner performance optimisation services, industry can achieve the desired outcome of operating with more efficient, safer, and environmentally aware mariners who are properly equipped to perform in a rapidly changing, digitised maritime industry,” Fernback added.

The partnership will initially make Wartsila Voyage’s Cloud Simulation services and training catalogue available through OTG’s recently enhanced Ocean Learning Platform.

The combined customer pool of over 3,000 shipping companies and training centers, plus well over a million seafarers, will be able to access Wartsila training, assessment, and certification on an ‘on-demand’ basis, any time, and from anywhere in the world.

Manish Singh, ceo of OTG, commented: “Our objective is to equip seafarers and users, with the most relevant knowledge and resources, not only in a training centre, but also online and at point of operation onboard ships and other sites. Our partnership with Wartsila makes ‘on-demand’ access to cloud simulation and type-specific training and technical resources available to seafarers and shore-based personnel, helping them gain proficiency in safely and efficiently operating sophisticated Wartsila equipment.”

Source: Seatrade Maritime