Kongsberg Digital has launched a new 3D virtual application for its K-Sim Cargo simulator, adding outside deck area training to sit alongside the existing 3D engine room capabilities of the company’s K-Sim Engine simulator.
The eMaritime Group has launched a new ACAT module as a ‘bolt-on’ for its annual competency assurance ECDIS training course, to meet the requirements of Edition 4.0 of the IHO ECDIS Presentation Library.
Transas has launched the first package of applications built on its Cloud-based maritime operations management platform THESIS, incorporating machine learning technologies with the aim of reducing the potential for human error on the bridge or substandard decision support from shore.
Simwave and Kongsberg Digital report that they have completed the Site Acceptance Test (SAT) of what they claim is one of the largest maritime simulation packages ever delivered, meaning that the new Simwave Maritime Center of Excellence in Barendrecht, Rotterdam, is now fully operational.
Maritime training technology company Safebridge has launched two new products, a Competence Assessment Tool (CAT) to catalogue crew skills, and Safeyacht, a chartplotter training system for the leisure market.
TUDEV, the Turkish Maritime Education Foundation, has completed the installation of a range of SAILOR GMDSS systems, including Inmarsat Mini-C and maritime radios, on board a new training ship for Turkish maritime cadets.
KVH Videotel has launched an LNG bunkering training course to promote safe bunkering processes, based on guidelines from the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) and developed in response to growth in the use of LNG as a bunker fuel by operators looking to meet the low sulphur targets required by MARPOL Annex VI.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has developed a new virtual reality (VR) crew safety training system, using technology created by Japanese company Tsumiki Seisaku integrated into a pair of smart goggles.
KVH Videotel has launched a cyber security training programme, produced in association with shipping association BIMCO, to address the threat of ransomware and other computer system breaches.
The latest accident investigation report from the UK MAIB (Marine Accident Investigation Branch) into the grounding of the bulk carrier Muros in December 2016 has pointed to improper use of ECDIS as a contributory factor to the incident, with the investigators noting that the number of similar incidents it has encountered has led them to the conclusion that previous generations of the technology have not been designed with user needs in mind.
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