As researchers deepen their understanding of autonomous and remote vessel operations, a new breed of smart ship systems combining simulation capability and artificial intelligence is emerging.
System integrator RH Marine and developer of maritime training solutions VSTEP Simulation have signed a cooperation agreement, enabling VSTEP to supply RH Marine’s ECDIS chart and navigation system with its bridge simulators for schools, training institutes and fleet owners.
Turkish shipowner and operator Güngen Maritime & Trading has chosen Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim Cargo Handling Simulator to facilitate crew training in sustainable cargo handling.
Kongsberg Digital has signed a contract with Navtron for delivery of a K-Sim Dynamic Positioning (DP) simulator system to the maritime training centre CERONAV (Romanian Centre for Training and Development of Naval Transport Personnel) in Constanta, Romania.
Finland to deliver a comprehensive upgrade of the institution’s simulator training capabilities.
Wärtsilä has delivered a navigation simulator and specific mathematical models to the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) in the city of Rauma, Finland.
JRC/Alphatron Marine has installed new VSTEP simulators at its training facility in Rotterdam and re-introduced ECDIS Type Specific Training and Marcom-A training.
The ECDIS Type Specific Training for both JRC and Wärtsilä (Transas) ECDIS is offered for an international audience in English and provides the required knowledge for the general use of the ECDIS as well as a detailed introduction to the system’s features.
For ECDIS training, JRC/Alphatron Marine requires that the trainee has adequate experience on ECDIS and has accomplished the IMO Model Course 1.27
The Marcom-A training represents the General Operating Certificate which allows users to operate maritime radio transmission equipment. Other facets of this study include the international GMDSS regulations, compulsory books, emergency procedures and daily use of the onboard equipment. Marcom-A training will be given only in Dutch and is certified by Dutch authority ILenT.
NAPA has joined forces with more than twenty industry leaders and academic bodies, as part of the European Commission funded FLARE project to develop a risk-based methodology that will enable “live” flooding risk assessment and control for the passenger sector.
Wärtsilä has delivered advanced technology simulators to a new training facility in Portugal that has been developed and is run by the Port Authority for the ports of Douro, Leixōes and Vano do Castelo (APDL).
Management consultancy BMT has signed multiple contracts with cruise lines including Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn in North America and P&O Cruises Australia for office and ship-based licences of BMT’s REMBRANDT maritime simulator.
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