To conduct the STCW training courses in accordance with the requirements, the center has the following facilities and equipment at its disposal:

  • Full mission bridge simulator Diomedea (4 bridges; DNV approved);
  • Engine room simulator Kongsberg
  • Cargo simulator Kongsberg;
  • ECDIS simulator;
  • GMDSS simulator;
  • Fire fighting site;
  • Life saving – wet training area;

Curricula, scenarios and exercises are STCW compliant and have been developed in close consultation with the STC-Group in The Netherlands.



The training staff of the Center consists of highly qualified and experienced instructors from both the University of Transport in HCMC as well as experienced seafarers from the professional field.

Before working for the Center they participated in trainer courses performed by Dutch maritime specialists and have attended many refresher courses at the STC-Group since 1995 both in Rotterdam and in HCMC.