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Panama, August 2022. As part of the collaboration agreement between SAAM Towage Panama and Universidad Marítima Internacional de Panamá (UMIP), tug captains from SAAM Towage Panama received emergency training using a virtual simulator.

SAAM Towage Panama Country Manager Matía de Luiggi commented that “this alliance confirms our commitment to ongoing training for our captains and the education of Panamanian seafarers. Using this navigation simulator, officers can go over the steps they must take in a demanding or complex situation that can arise during any of the more than 10,000 maneuvers that our tug fleet completes throughout the year.”

Among other initiatives, the agreement also contemplates an on-board cadet program where SAAM Towage captains help train university students aboard the company’s tugs.