Rotterdam/Caïro, July 10th 2013 – The Egyptian River Transport Authorities (RTA), receiving party in The Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education project funded by the Netherlands, and STC Group as delivering party, purchased a classroom of NAUTIS Desktop Simulators to enhance the curriculum for its inland waterways training at the Regional Institute for River Transport (RIRT). The six NAUTIS simulators were delivered and installed by VSTEP at the RIRT headquarters in Caïro.
The River Transport Authorities (RTA) are the main governmental body in charge of supervision of all transportation on the domestic waterways in Egypt. The RTA provides professional education and training through RIRT for the inland navigation personnel and trainees at its premises in Cairo.
The NAUTIS Desktop Simulators were purchased by the STC Group and allow the RTA to provide certified training in compliance with the latest Egyptian and European requirements and regulations. The STC Group is the education and innovation partner of the RTA, integrating new and advanced training methods at the RTA training facilities. The new simulator classroom at the RIRT in Cairo is currently one of the most innovative inland navigation training facilities in the region.
NAUTIS is a new generation of advanced DNV-certified maritime simulators developed by VSTEP. NAUTIS simulators provide a high quality and innovative solution for training maritime and inland navigation crews in accordance with the latest regulations. NAUTIS includes a full range of simulators, from desktop to full mission bridge.–
About STC Group
The STC-Group provides training for shipping, transport and (process) industry worldwide. In the public domain, the STC-Group achieves this by providing vocational education at various levels. In the private domain, it does so by offering a recognised Master’s program, certified training and education, applied research and consultancy. The STC-Group has branches in the Netherlands, Korea, Vietnam, South Africa, the Philippines, Brazil and Oman. www.stc-group.nl
NAUTIS is a new generation of advanced DNV certified maritime training simulators for the civilian & military maritime industry. The NAUTIS range of maritime training simulators is developed by VSTEP and offers an affordable alternative for training maritime and inland navigation officers and crews. With a full range of simulators, from desktop trainer to full mission bridge simulator, VSTEP delivers high quality cost-effective simulator solutions fulfilling the training requirements of nautical colleges, naval academies, maritime training centres and individual ship owners in compliance to the latest STCW requirements. www.nautissim.com
VSTEP is a leading International developer of simulators and virtual training software. VSTEP creates 3D virtual training applications and simulators that allow people to build their skills in a practical and cost effective way. VSTEP has several core product lines, focusing on virtual incident training for first responders (RescueSim), maritime training solutions for the civilian & military maritime industry (NAUTIS), training simulators to prepare camera operators to identify suspect human behavior before a crime or terrorist attack takes place (EyeObserve) and Crowd Control Management (Crowd Control Trainer). www.vstepsimulation.com