To promote realistic training in normal working and emergency conditions
Kongsberg Maritime has announced that the company’s Maritime Polaris bridge simulators and Maritime Neptune engine room simulators have been selected to equip a new state-of-the-art facility in Kazakhstan.
The Caspian Maritime Training Center (CMTC), which opened in July in Aktau, is the first maritime training facility in Kazakhstan, and is aimed at developing the maritime industry in the Caspian region. It was established by Wagenborg Shipping and the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz, both of the Netherlands.
The Kongsberg simulators are hoped to promote realistic training in normal working and emergency conditions, and encourage the optimum and efficient use of ships’ equipment.
The plan is to provide a mix of training scenarios across numerous disciplines, including bridge team management, ship-handling and manoeuvring, radar observation and plotting, automatic radar plotting aids and engine resource and team management.
“As the first maritime training facility in Kazakhstan, we will be offering advanced training for navigators, engineers, electrical engineers and seamen,” says Igor Valerievich Tyazhkorob, general director at CMTC.
In related news, in the US Kongsberg has announced that it will supply its dual-redundant Advanced K-Pos DP trainer to the Florida-based maritime training facility, STAR Center.
Under the agreement Kongsberg will also supply six Basic K-Pos DP trainers. The training centre will apply the same DP technology used onboard a wide variety of offshore support vessels, cable layers, research ships, cruise ships and other DP-enabled vessels and oil rigs worldwide.
While the Basic DP training system is designed for practising DP operations, the Advanced Trainer satisfies class notations equivalent to Dynamic Positioning Class 2, including dual redundancy with no single-point failure; failure detection; fault isolation; switchover to hot standby; and comparison of sensor data between computers.
STAR Center will also receive four DP Models, three of which will be twinned with three Polaris simulator ‘ownship’ models for use on STAR’s existing Full Mission bridge. The DP models include a supply vessel, a semi-submersible, a tanker and a drill ship.
“We view this important addition to our suite of simulation training services to be of strategic importance to ensuring American Maritime Officers members are prepared to operate the most technologically advanced vessels in support of AMO contracted companies,” says Phil Shullo, managing director, STAR Center.
Source: Digital Ship