ECDIS Ltd has delivered training using simulation since its inception. The Full Mission Bridge, Inspector Stations and Individual Desktop Simulators are an integral part to everyday training at the ECDIS Ltd Facility. Robyn Harrigan, Training and Production Manager and Nick Harding, Lead instructor, explains simulation and its usefulness as a training aid… At ECDIS Ltd […]
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In the past, the first experience a cadet would have of the bridge of a ship was onboard the real thing. That is no longer the case and with the advent of simulators even visitors to any major marine equipment exhibition will be able to get a taste of what modern navigators experience. For would-be […]
We ask ourselves more and more “How well prepared are traditional maritime institutions at providing training for modern seafarers to operate on evolving new ships with vast and varied new equipment? How relevant and appropriate are the varying BTM, BRM and CRM syllabi offered around the World?” Unfortunately, initial outlay for a new simulator is […]
Is Simulator Training Worth It? Posted to Maritime Training Issues with Murray Goldberg (by Murray Goldberg) on February 11, 2013 For decades, simulation has been a part of maritime bridge and engine room training. But as with many safety initiatives, its effect is sometimes difficult to quantify. We know it has value, but it does come […]
ARTICLE: Is Simulator Training Worth It?…For decades, simulation has been a part of maritime bridge and engine room training. But as with many safety initiatives, its effect is sometimes difficult to quantify...
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- Integration Of Real-Time, Real-Life Data Is The Future Of Maritime SimulationNovember 14, 2017 - 2:24 pm
Bridge training has long been a reliable and productive training method. Allowing students to learn from “real life” scenarios in a safe environment. However, the real challenge has come for the trainers themselves; creating scenarios which are both challenging but still realistic. This is near impossible unless the trainer has a photographic memory of a previous […]
- Augmented reality finding its way into maritimeNovember 14, 2017 - 2:11 pm
Augmented reality (AR) is the up and coming technology for the maritime sector with solutions providers and shipyards leading its uptake into the industry. Blue Ocean Solutions, a subsidiary of Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), is helping to refine the use of AR at Keppel shipyards that are involved in the servicing and […]
- The First All-Electric Autonomous ShipOctober 26, 2017 - 2:51 pm
A partnership between Norwegian fertilizer giant Yara International and marine technology leader Kongsberg Maritime is developing the container feeder vessel Yara Birkeland, the world’s first autonomous, zero-emissions battery-powered container ship. Yara Birkeland’s batteries will be charged with clean Norwegian hydro-power during loading and unloading, lowering yearly CO2 emissions by about 700 tons, explained Esben Tuman, Yara’s corporate communications VP. “The […]
- Virtual reality – Maritime Simulators training for seafarersOctober 26, 2017 - 2:31 pm
Maritime simulators are now the modern way to gain competence. Beginning with basic navigation but now extending to almost every aspect of ship operation including specialist aspects such as crane handling and towing, They have advanced hugely since the early days when only a basic computer screen was available and now offer a degree of […]
- World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Cruise Ship ScheduledOctober 17, 2017 - 9:34 am
Viking Cruises has joined the ranks of shipping companies working to introduce fuel cell technology with the announcement last week of plans to build the world’s first cruise ship fueled by liquid hydrogen. Project manager Serge Fossati told a shipping conference in Norway that the ship will be around 230 meters long and will accommodate […]