The Turkish Bosphorus Straits have been traversed in record time in a unique 12 hour bridge simulator command assessment course held in Hampshire, United Kingdom. The idea of the pilot course was to test seafarers in a realife, realtime scenario to ensure safety onboard and to learn key bridge team management skills. The aim is to go live with the course shortly, with a goal of training the world’s mariners in much tougher yet more realistic situations.
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 […]