Safer and more sustainable operations with Maritime Simulation
We are constantly working to find new ways of helping the maritime industry improve safety, sustainability and cost-efficiency. With our Maritime Simulations, crew can practice on how to handle emergency situations, how to optimize the route or minimize fuel consumption in significant quantities.
Our simulators give students an efficient and structured training compliant with the International Maritime Organization’s Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and the international classification company, DNV’s requirements. Both promotes safety at sea and protection of the marine environment.
With simulators, students and crew can train on improving efficiency, fuel economy and reduce emissions. A recent example from one of the maritime academies, showed that the students succeeded in achieving a significant reduction of fuel consumption. At the first exercise the mean value for fuel was 4804 liters and during the second exercise it was reduced to 2432 liters. The difference from the first to the second exercise proves that there are great environmental and economic gains to be made by training on minimizing fuel consumption.
Mistakes in the simulator can become lessons learnt without risking damage to people, vessels, equipment and the environment. Building competence and best practice by realistic simulation training will lead to reduction of human errors, which is the most common reason for maritime accidents. Besides this, one of the biggest advantages of our simulation technology, is that it gives student and crew the opportunity to test, plan and validate demanding scenarios as well as practice on how to handle incidents which either will be too risky or impractical to train for in real life.
The rapid development of the maritime industry, particularly in advanced technical fields, puts high demand on the skills and competence of the workforce to operate the equipment onboard. Simulator training enables efficient and structured training in a range of skills including handling of the technical equipment found onboard. By integrating several simulators, like the bridge, engine and cargo handling simulators, in the same training scenario, one can put focus on the human elements and train the entire crew to build stronger and more efficient teams. The realism in the simulators often gives a reduction in the time for training at sea, and the need for allocating vessels and equipment for training purposes decreases.
More sustainable fishery
Fishery is still one of the world’s most dangerous occupations. The industry also struggles with the risk of losing expensive equipment at sea during the operation or because of harsh weather conditions. In addition, there are in certain situations challenging not to overfish. Our K-Sim Fishery simulator is specifically developed for the fishing industry to improve safety and to meet stricter regulations on a sustainable fishery. The simulator enables thorough training in fish-finding, catching and manoeuvring of a fishing vessel. Students and crew get to practice on relevant scenarios through advanced dynamic simulation of vessel- and equipment behaviour, in a realistic, and visual environment. This builds skills that improves safety and economy, whilst also supporting a more sustainable fishery as students and crew can learn how to use the equipment on board correctly, and to find and catch the right species.
This inspires us
Technology gives a cost-efficient training method, students and crew can train on improving fuel economy and reduce pollution, we can map out best practice in operations, with environmental and sustainability concerns, and achieve feasibility studies and verification of complex operations. This inspires us to further develop our simulation technology so that we can help the maritime industry practice on how they can do the best job possible, without causing harm to humans or nature.