“K” Line Maritime Academy (KLMA) Philippines chooses Transas Maritime Simulation systems for the expansion of KLMA’s Bridge Simulator and Engine Room Simulator Training facilities.


This is part of “K” Line Building Phase 2, with KLMA-Phil also upgrading training facilities to maintain world-class levels for seafarers.


Capt. Eiji Kadono, “K” Line Senior Managing Executive Officer, assures global partners that “K” Line will continue to strengthen relationship, particularly as it approaches 100 Years Anniversary in April, 2019. He adds, “We aim improve lives of people and their families through our reliable shipping services.”


“K” Line backs verbiage with actual projects, among which is the establishment of “K” Line Maritime Academy Philippines (KLMA Phils) in Pasay City in February 2008. The “K” Line Building Phase 2 project includes a new 11-storey building with additional comfortable accommodations for 250 persons, new offices for Ventis Maritime Corporation, spacious and modern “K” Line clinic space and facilities for “K” Line seafarers, offices for “K” Line Representative Office and “K” Line Marine Ventures as well as office spaces for other “K” Line affiliate companies. The “K” Line Building Phase 2 Project paves the way for the expansion and upgrading of KLMA Philippines training facilities to ensure continuous competency-building for Filipino seafarers.


This Phase 2 Project is targeted for completion and handover by February 19, 2018. “K” Line and KLMA Phils. are totally committed to continuously level up on their training regimens to produce the best merchant mariners raring and ready for world professional competitions.


Ceremonial ground-breaking was done  July 01, 2016 with VIPs from Pasay City Government, maritime and academe, major officers from affiliate ship management and manning companies  joined in by senior executives from Japan “K” Line head office. “K” Line Building Phase 2 was awarded to Taisei (Philippines) Corporation, a leading construction company in Japan.


“K” Line is optimistic the years ahead will offer many opportunities to improve lives of Filipino seafarers and their families, working in partnership for the common goals of providing reliable shipping services to customers worldwide.


Transas simulators.

The president of KLMA-Phil, Capt. Edgardo Baratang, declares the acquisition of Transas simulators as a major component of the expansion and modernization of training facilities.


Through Philippine Life Saving Equipment Inc. (PLSE), KLMA Phils and Transas Simulation Systems signed for the acquisition of Bridge Simulator and Engine Room Simulator, including Marine High Voltage Trainer and Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator — all for a world-class training facility.


The contract includes:

  • Full Mission ERS 5000 Techsim Engine Room Simulator with 12 Local Operating Posts and Instructor Workstation,
  • Navi-Trainer Professional 5000 Navigational Bridge Simulator with one (1) Instructor and four 4 Mini Bridges with Single Visualization,
  • Unit Marine High Voltage Trainer
  • Techsim Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator with one Instructor Station and four Desktop trainee workstations



ERS 5000 TechSim is an advanced version that provides an exact, detailed copy of vessel systems and simulates machinery and engine room compartments. The first version was developed for engineering staff and provides hands-on experience in watch-keeping, troubleshooting and resource management. This simulator is a solution for training centers, academies, governmental authorities, shipping companies and crewing agencies.


Trainee Software features

  • Ship’s diesel propulsion paint
  • Ship’s electrical power plant
  • Auxiliary systems and machinery
  • Local control from the engine room
  • Machinery sound imitation
  • Alarm systems with Sound and Visual Alarm Unit


Instructor Software features

  • Exercise editor
  • Trainee briefing facility
  • Monitoring and recording the trainees work online
  • Debriefing facility for viewing and analyzing recorded exercises
  • Extended possibilities for exercise data printing
  • E-tutor evaluation and assessment system
  • Integrated communications system


Transas Engine Room Simulators

  • Cover essential maritime training areas, in full compliance to STCW 2010 requirements
  • Meet IMO Conventions and Resolutions requirements and IEC standards
  • Approved by DNV (Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators No. 2.14)


Navi-Trainer Professional 5000

This navigational simulator enables simulator ECDIS training and certification of watch officers, chief officers, captains and pilots on all types of vessels.


Weakness of Bridge Team Management in bridge organization and management has been cited as a major cause for marine casualties worldwide. Accidents in operations are caused by resource management errors. Bridge team management reduces the risk of marine casualties by helping the bridge crew to anticipate and correctly respond to changing situations.


It is essential ECDIS Training be mandatory with introduction of ECDIS for SOLAS vessels. Transas ECDIS Simulator is based on Transas Navi-Sailor ECDIS Multifunction Display MFD 4000 with inbuilt Navi-Planner voyage planning software, both fully compliant with the latest performance standards for onboard navigation equipment.


Techsim Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator

These simulators are designed to train and certify crew members of liquid cargo tankers, gas carriers and terminals, as well as other staff responsible for the safe cargo handling and the operation of auxiliary equipment.


Liquid Cargo Handling simulator provides an exact, detailed copy of vessel/terminal systems and compartments. This simulator is an ideal solution for training centers, academies, government authorities, shipping companies, coastal centers and crewing agencies. The simulator also enables onboard training and demonstration of competency.


Reliability in Marine Simulation and Training

Transas offers best-in-class navigation systems and integrated bridge solutions, recognized training and simulation solutions.


Transas operates more than 20 proprietary regional offices as well as a network of partners serving Transas customers globally.


Being a trendsetter and visionary for the market over the last 25 years Transas promotes its own concept of e-Navigation as the future model for Marine IT, integrating all elements of the marine industry and all systems into one information environment.


Locally, Transas has delivered and installed simulators to various training centers to improve competence of seafarers here. Rapid growth and development of the Philippine maritime training market has caused a dramatic increase in demand for simulation systems. Transas Simulations Systems are recognized by the Philippine Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and used by leading maritime training institutions and maritime higher educational institutions.


PLSE completes teamwork

Phil Life Saving Equipment (PLSE) is the exclusive distributor for Transas advanced technical solutions and systems in the Philippines and the Pacific Region (Papua New Guinea and Marshall Island).


PLSE Chairman Dell Supapo is exclusive director with Capt. Bo Caspersen as PLSE Chief Operating Officer and Sales Director for Transas Marine Pacific.


Transas was the first to receive the international ECDIS Type Approval Certificate in 1999.


In 2015, Transas became a member of Intl Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF). Its ECDIS is used by Maersk Line, world’s largest container company with over 100 vessels. It also bagged the unprecedented multi-million large-scale simulator complex of the Center for Simulator Maritime Training) (CSMART) of the giant Carnival cruise line.


PLSE is a specialist on lifesaving maritime apparatus, world-graded, weather and incident-tested in blue waters of the globe.


Small wonder, PLSE is patronized by major institutions like Magsaysay Training Institute, Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, PHILCAMSAT, Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation-Canaman, Asian Institute of Maritime Studies.


Valued clients also include Midway Maritime Foundation, Cristal-E College, University of Cebu,

Visayan Maritime Academy Training Center, WSP Maritime Training Center, Italian Maritime Academy, St Therese – MTC Colleges, and more on line.


PLSE holds offices at the 8th floor of Dohle Haus-Manila, 30-38 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, San Isidro, Makati City.