The technology group Wärtsilä, recently delivered and installed customised LNGPac bunkering and liquid cargo handling simulators in an effort to enhance crew training operations.
In fact, Wärtsilä delivered the LNG simulators at the Mumbai training centre of Hong Kong-based Anglo-Eastern Univan Group.
For the records, the order was placed back in June 2020 and the project was completed during October 2020.
As Wärtsilä explained:
This is a new product for the marine market, reflecting the increasing adoption by fleet owners of LNG fuel, and the consequential need to ensure that crews are sufficiently trained in operating LNG-fuelled vessels.
What is more, the simulator solution includes all auxiliary systems needed in connection with the LNG fuel supply, while it has been tailored to meet the specific requirements of Anglo-Eastern.
At the same time, the LNG simulators were in line with the international Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) for training seafarers on gas-fuelled ships, following the standards demanded by the IGF Code.
We were the first private ship management company to install Wärtsilä’s ship handling simulators, and we are again pioneering comprehensive simulation training in LNG bunkering and cargo handling operations. We consider this to be an extremely important step in ensuring the safe and efficient running of our LNG-fuelled vessels.
…as Capt. Pradeep Chawla, Managing Director of QHSE and Training at Anglo-Eastern, commented.
According to Wärtsilä, the initiative covers the entire LNG fuel system from bunkering to operating LNG dual-fuel engines, and prepares ship crews to handle all related systems safely and correctly.
In fact, the crew training included a full mission liquid cargo handling simulator that replicates a real ship system, an LNG bunkering and fuel gas supply simulator, and a full mission engine room simulator.
Crew training has to keep pace with the marine industry’s transition to new and cleaner fuels. LNG is already well established as a marine fuel, so our development of this simulation solution meets the industry’s need in a timely fashion.
…Ashok Sharma, Sales, Wärtsilä Voyage Hong Kong, concluded.