A new solution to the ongoing issue of LNG crew (as well as others) who have not actually navigated at sea for several years, has been trialled in the UK.
The 5 day course seeks to refresh and renew knowledge in crew members who have been in dock for a prolonged period of time by giving them an intensive series of different simulator bridge scenarios in realtime. The scenarios range from leaving a quiet port at dawn to navigating the busy bospherous straights, with various high intensity emergency situations which push the crew to their limits and call on all training
The feedback has been that the course was worthwhile and everyone who attended not only renewed their previously learnt knowledge but also gained new insight into ship handling and bridge teamwork.
More news will follow in the near future regarding the release of the course