The Class A Full Mission Bridge Simulator is utilized for all navigation-related training. Trainees are immersed in an atmosphere with full visual, instrument, and aural clues. It incorporates all software, hardware, and accessories required to give an accurate and realistic bridge environment. All instruments use touch screen interfaces for increased realism and flexibility.


In addition to the Full Mission Bridge Simulator, there are eight Mini Bridges. These have a field of view of only 90° but with capabilities and environment close to that of the FMBS with the model behavior of the same accuracy.

The Engine Room Simulator is a cutting-edge resource for training marine engineers at watch keeping, in both operational and management levels. It enables a realistic and accurate simulation of the engine room, comprised of a main engine control room, main switchboard, and simulated machinery space including a mimic pipeline panel and local operating stations.

The ERS replicates the Man B&W 6S60MC 6 cylinder, 2 stroke, reversible, slow speed marine diesel main engine of firing order 1, 5, 3, 4, 2, 6 which is directly coupled to a fixed pitch propeller and all the auxiliary systems that accompany such an installation in the engine room of a tanker.

The LCHS is an advanced training solution for cargo officers at the operational and management levels. It is installed with four workstations that offer the option to operate as an individual vessel or as different vessels, as well as being able to take part in the team operation of one or two vessels.

Training is done in an immersive atmosphere with full visual, instrument and aural clues available to the trainees. The system incorporates a number of innovative solutions that have appeared for the first time on the marine simulations horizon. The installation meets the training needs for a large number of tanker model types including crude oil, product, and chemical tankers, LPG carriers (for both fully refrigerated and fully pressurized), and LNG carriers.

Advanced Research International (ARI) Crane Simulator provide a realistic reproduction of the visual, behavioral and operational characteristics of the equipment to ensure the actual handling is simple and intuitive for trainees and instructors.

The simulator provides a virtual, non-destructive training environment for accelerated, hands-on training to both novice and experienced operators. Trainees can repeatedly practice routine and specific tasks to familiarize themselves with safe and efficient work practices. The crane simulator’s use is expanded by using realistic hydrodynamic data from an actual vessel to simulate crane operation in tandem with heavy lift cargo operation.

Heavy-liftThe Heavy Lift Simulator features the jetty or deck view giving the chief officer a panoramic view of the operation from where he coordinates the movements of the cranes, the heeling angles encountered, and the required ballast pumping operations.

The simulation includes standard scenarios in project and heavy lift operations based on the initial feasibility studies, tool box meeting prior to loading, underlying mathematical concepts of stability, and cargo care software.

The ECDIS simulator meets the technical requirements of the IMO ECDIS Performance Standards to conduct the IMO Model Course 1.27.
It is composed of twelve trainee stations and one station for the instructor for class demonstrations. The trainees familiarize themselves with the equipment to gain close-to-actual hands-on experience in the effective operation and control of ECDIS and for practical route planning exercises, among others.

The GMDSS simulator replicates a variety of communications equipment found onboard. Classified as ARI GMDSS Simulator Version 1.4, it is used to conduct the IMO Model Course 1.25.

The simulator suite is comprised of twelve trainee workstations and one separate instructor station. Each terminal includes a fully functioning virtual radio communications system and actual VHF and HF / HF Radio equipment and accessories similar to the ones onboard.


Our varied state-of-the-art simulation suites managed by our competent faculty of seasoned seafarers give our trainees close-to-actual ship handling experience. This develops their competencies in situational awareness, communication, decision-making, cooperation, and leadership.

The UMTC Simulator Complex was designed, built and installed in accordance with the requirements of STCW’95 and measures up to the DNV requirements for Class A Simulators. We collaborated with Advanced Research International (ARI) of New Delhi in coordination with Marlow Navigation Co., Ltd. in Cyprus to design the system.

The simulator software was supplied by ARI and most of the hardware sourced locally. Consoles are custom-made and powder-coated to the highest standards by a local specialist company.

The Complex houses the following Simulators:

  • Full Mission Bridge Simulator
  • Mini Bridges
  • Full Mission Engine Simulator
  • Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator
  • GMDSS Simulator
  • Crane Simulator
  • Heavy Lift Simulator



This facility houses equipment similar to those found onboard including mooring stations, pilot ladder, lashing platforms, among others. This gives the trainees a realistic atmosphere and effective demonstrations of shipboard scenarios.

The Deck and Seamanship Practical Facility includes:

  • Mooring Station
  • Working Aloft
  • Pilot Ladder
  • Container Lashing
  • Cargo Lashing Platform
  • Fire Fighting Training Facility


The Engineering Workshop includes Welding, Practical Workshop, Lathe Machine and Practical Workshop Areas where our highly-competent instructors conduct all hands-on exercises to ensure the engine trainees sharpen their skills and proficiency for various shipboard responsibilities.

Engine Workshop includes:

  • Lathe Machine Workshop
  • Practical Workshop
  • Welding Facility
  • MAN Engine Workshop

A considerable area has been allocated for the laboratories for Electrical, Electronics, Control Engineering, Pneumatics and Hydraulics, Refrigeration, MAHIVO, and Reefer courses wherein trainees are given lectures on theoretical foundations and given the opportunity to apply and master these concepts with hands-on trainings and projects.

The Electro-Technical Workshop includes:

  • Electrical and Electronics Laboratories
  • Control Engineering Laboratories
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics Training Stations
  • Refrigiration and Air-conditioning Laboratory
  • MAHIVO Training Room
  • Reefer Training Room


The Physics and Chemistry Laboratory is equipped with laboratory instruments that provide trainees with learning opportunities that are collaborative and analytical. The participants are engaged in experiments and demonstrations using sensors linked to a computing and data-logging system.


We have allotted a sizeable area for various workshops and laboratories for better understanding and mastery of concepts discussed in the class lectures. We promote experiential learning because knowledge retention is higher when theory is coupled with practical learning.

UMTC houses the following facilities and laboratories:

  • Deck and Seamanship Practical Facility
  • Engine Workshop
  • Electro-Technical Workshop and Laboratories
  • Physics and Chemistry Laboratory
  • FFRT Practical Facility


Our fully equipped kitchens provide the trainees the best learning environment and access to excellent culinary programs. The trainees' delicious creations are served in two dining areas--in the Mess Hall with a seating capacity of 200, and in the Apartment Lounge which seats 16.

The Culinary facility includes the following:

  • Main Gallery Kitchen
  • Trade Test Kitchens
  • European Kitchen
  • Baking Area
  • Store Rooms
  • Mess Hall Area
  • Apartment Lounge
  • Stewarding Area


We provide accommodations for our the trainees' convenience. This ensures their full attention and effort is on their training. The rooms are secure, comfortable, and encourage camaraderie among the trainees.

There are two types of lodgings in the UMTC Complex

  • Dormitory
  • Apartments


The newly expanded and refurbished dormitory is conveniently located within the UMTC Complex. It now boasts of Regular Rooms and Hotel Rooms. It holds a total of more than 670 beds.

Amenities include:
• WiFi connection
• Gym
• Recreation Area with Darts and Billiards Table
• Lounge
• Vending Machines


Regular Rooms


The Regular Dormitory Rooms replicate quarters on board with bunk beds very similar to those found on the ship. This is a fitting environment to help seafarers adapt to life at sea.


Hotel Rooms


Course participants are housed in sixteen comfortable Hotel-Dormitory Rooms located on the sixth and seventh floors of the Dormitory. The rooms come with either two or four bunk beds, with en-suite toilet and shower. These sleek and spacious rooms have European-inspired interior design which varies from room to room.




Sixteen apartments on the sixth floor of the Training Building are actual hotel rooms. They are available for special guests, course participants, and staff members, who can choose rooms with single or double-occupancy,

The well-appointed rooms feature various lighthouses found along the German and Dutch coasts. Each room has en-suite toilet and shower and fitted with cable TV, safe deposit box and WIFI connection.



UMTC also maintains a Library with an ample collection of books plus a Computer Center to help trainees ace their lessons.



Several leisure facilities are also at the disposal of the trainees and dorm occupants during their downtime. These include the Gym, Basketball Courts, and Recreation Area with billiards table and darts. Trainees are encouraged to adopt an active lifestyle to ensure their wellbeing and overall health.

The United Marine Training Center is a customized educational facility featuring the latest innovations in the field of maritime instruction.

We trace our humble beginnings in 1999, as Marlow Navigation Training Center, from a single lecture room doubling as the office and another room for culinary training.

In 2004, we expanded our operations to further fulfill the growing need for well-trained seafarers. This led to the establishment of a culinary center, a computer laboratory, and three more classrooms for the cadet training program. In 2008, we finally moved to our present site, in the heart of Manila. We kept on expanding, enhancing and improving since then.

As we gear up for DNV certification as Center of Excellence, we have continuously invested heavily on our equipment, facilities, and faculty, and have strictly adhered to high standards. The UMTC Complex houses a number of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to fully prepare our trainees for real-life scenarios.