The Mediterranean Maritime Research & Training Centre (MMRTC) offers hands on training and ship handling simulator training. The Training Institution was founded by the Malta Maritime Pilots with the primary objective to train Marine Pilots and conduct risk assessments for local and foreign ports. Ship Masters, Tug Masters, Ships’ Officers, Naval Officers and Cadets can also be instructed in safe Ship Handling techniques in our state-of-the-art ship handling simulator.
The Simulator is a state of the art Marin Industries (Holland) Compact Simulator. Two main, stand alone bridges are available, with the facility to operate tugs and various ship models. The Simulator has the capability to alter the environmental conditions, such as wind, current, rough seas, swell, poor visibility, rain, night or day, so as to test the individual capabilities of personnel.
Anchors and mooring lines can also be deployed, machinery and instrument failure may also be simulated when training on emergency preparedness sessions.
Ship models available:
Passenger Ships (Large & Very Large)
Container Ships (Large & Very Large)
Tankers (Small, Medium, Large and Very Large)
Bulk Carrier (Medium Size)
Car Carrier (Medium Size)
Hands on Training
The Simulation Module offers the proper Ship Handling Techniques, so that each candidate will hone his skills in ship handling in different environmental conditions.
Complementing the Simulation Module is the Hands on Training Module. This module is an essential part of the training, since candidates are given the opportunity to train hands on, with experienced Pilots on various types/sizes of vessels entering and exiting our Ports. This is a unique Training Programme which is offered only by the MMRTC in collaboration with the Malta Maritime Pilots, and gives the candidate the chance to better understand all the information and instructions received in the Simulation Module.
The candidate will be on the fore front of Ship Handling Techniques.
Simulator Training Modules
Pilot Training on Various Ship Models + Hands on Training with the Malta Maritime Pilots
Pilot Training on Large and Ultra Large container vessels, Tankers and Passenger vessels
Working with tugs
Handling different types of tugs
Working with Pilots.
Sea Going Personnel
Master Mariner/OOW (officer of the watch) Ship Handling Training.
Master Mariner/OOW working with tugs:
Ship to Ship Approach & Mooring in open Seas
Other Related Training
Small Craft Crew
Pilot Boat Crew Training
Ship to Ship transfer of Persons and Equipment at Sea
Mooring Boat Crew Safe Operation.
Mooring Men Techniques, Health & Safety Training
Stevedore Operations, Health & Safety
The above is not an exhaustive list of training courses that can provided by the MMRTC. All training modules can be adopted for the requirements of different individuals and all categories of seafarers can be catered for.