MTC Launches its Integrated New Ships's Bridge and Engine Simulators

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY OF MTC'S INTEGRATED NEW SHIP'S BRIDGE AND ENGINE ROOM SIMULATORS. (L-R) Doris Ho, Magsaysay President, Hon.Jennifer Manalili, PRC Commissioner, Marlon R. Rono, MMC President, and Atty. Nic Conti, MARINA

Magsaysay Training Center Launches its Integrated New Ship’s Bridge and Engine Simulators


The Magsaysay Training Center (MTC) launched its cutting-edge integrated Ship’s Bridge and Engine Room Simulators on March 21, 2013 with Hon. Jennifer Jardin-Manalili, Deputy Commissioner of the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) and Att. Nic Conti, Officer in Charge of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) as guest speakers.
The specially designed simulators are the most powerful and realistic available today, the first of its kind in the Philippines, and are powered by Kongsberg, the world’s most reliable provider of innovative solutions in maritime training.
Philippine government agencies are working towards ensuring that the Philippines will remain as the top supplier of qualified and competent seafarers to the world.
In her speech, PRC Commissioner Ms. Jennifer Jardin-Manalili said, “It is a tremendous assurance to know that the Magsaysay Training Center is a valuable partner and ally in our quest to upgrade the competency of our marine professionals. The launching of the New Bridge and Engine Room Simulator represents a significant investment that the Magsaysay Training Center is making in our seafarers. It represents the Philippines’ confidence that we shall continue to be the number one supplier of the best marine professionals in the world.”
MTC’s integrated new Ship’s Bridge and Engine Simulators uses sophisticated visual technology that are based on advanced 3D technology for ultimate realism.  It has the power to simulate actual conditions of vessels, exercise areas, time of day, weather and sea conditions as seen from an actual ship’s bridge.  It is controlled by a powerful instructor station used to create training scenarios in real time.  Virtual replicas of Principal’s vessels can also be made for enhanced vessel specific familiarization.  MTC has invested heavily in the development of these simulators  to ensure that the company’s training standards are up to date with the latest technology available.
Since the 1980’s, MTC has been the country’s pioneer and leader in the use of simulators for trainings in Bridge and Engine Resource Management.  The advanced simulators of MTC are ably supported by highly experienced technical maritime trainers who have many years of shipboard and teaching experience.
“Magsaysay is reiterating our commitment of contributing to building capacity of our seafarers, to get rid of substandard shipping and to embrace the values of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), safe seas, blue oceans and green oceans,” said Doris Magsaysay Ho, President of Magsaysay.
With the full integration of the simulators, participants have the ultimate ship simulation training experience and the crew can be prepared for daily operations, making MTC’s integrated simulators the perfect tool to build competence for seafarers.
For more information about the Magsaysay Training Center
sml_blessing bridge.jpg
MTC's new Ship's Bridge Simulator is blessed by Father Sonny De Claro.

sml_CE Piccio.jpg
MTC Vice President and Head, C/E Romy Piccio gives his welcome remarks and acknowledges guests during the inauguration.


Atty. Nic Conti, OIC-Administrator of MARINA and guest speaker at the inauguration, tries MTC's new Ship's Engine Room Simulator.

Hon. Jennifer Manalili, PRC Commissioner, and Marlon Rono, Magsaysay Maritime Corp. President, greet guests from SK Shipmanagement.


Rolf Westfal-Larsen Jr., COO of Westfal-Larsen, is welcomed by C/E Romy Piccio, Vice President and Head of MTC.​

Key Contact



Tel: (632) 526.8888 local 9317