Building better training simulators for sailors on surface ships is a key initiative that the US Navy is carrying out. This comes as the Navy implements recommendations following the deadly USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald collisions, according to Adm. William Moran, vice chief of naval operations. Mr. Moran also stated his disappointment about the simulators that were used by the surface force, in comparison to what he was used to as a naval aviator.
Kongsberg Maritime conducted a a tailored DP (dynamic positioning) emergency scenario training course for SAIPEM’s employees at the Kongsberg Maritime training centre in Kongsberg, Norway. SAIPEM decided to put all their pertinent crews through the course. Overall the series consists of ten courses.
Terminal Zárate signed an agreement with Globalim, training solution provider, for two new crane simulators. The facility will be provided with a simulation platform with various configuration options, such as rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs), mobile harbour cranes, and ship pedestal cranes.
Over 70% of the respondents of MarTID (Maritime Training Insights Database) survey initiative, World Maritime University (WMU) expect an increase in simulators and e-learning in the coming years. In year 2019, traditional classroom teaching, and simulation training are the most popular training methods for operators, while there has been much debate about whether e-learning in maritime industry works or not. Some believe there is no replacement for hands-on training, others believe there is.
SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Magsaysay Maritime Corporation has received the 2019 SMART4SEA Training Award, sponsored by Orpheus Marine Transport Corporation, at a prestigious award ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 29th at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference.
The winners across the eight smart shipping categories who walked with a SMART4SEA Award were announced at a prestigious ceremony which took place on Tuesday 29th of January, 2019 at the Yacht Club of Greece, Piraeus. The awards focus exclusively on initiatives and individuals who foster Safety Excellence & Sustainable Shipping, following a combination of open nomination and audience-vote.
Newcastle College’s Energy Academy in Wallsend installed an Immersive Hybrid Reality offshore wind training facility. This is a virtual reality system to help train future engineers, as it replicates working conditions experienced by wind turbine engineers operating on offshore wind farms.
Dr Marina Papaioannou, DNV GL’s Maritime Academy Hellas, emphasized on investing in training noting also that new generation has need of ‘blended learning’. The aim should be to involve Generation Z and keep it interested but also make them realize the importance and use of face-to-face training for their social skills, exchange of knowledge and ideas.
Mr. Nikolaos Stefanis, Key Support Manager at Kongsberg Maritime, Hellas notes that training needs to follow developments and align with latest rules, needs and technologies. It is important to focus on the new needs with new technology solutions in order to provide efficient training experience, he concludes.
The US Office of Naval Research Global and the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division collaborated to create a training simulator for aircraft carrier flight deck crews. The simulator has 3D technology and enables the communication of the full flight deck team with akey decision-makers.
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