Wärtsilä Fishing Simulator

The fishing simulator trains fishing academy cadets in basic processes, including vessel manoeuvring and acoustic device handling. It also supports refresher training for experienced crews prior to voyages, and licence assessment for deck officers, trawl masters and deck crews.

A highly realistic model of the trawl system, an advanced model of fish behaviour under influence of vessel, trawl and environmental conditions, modern acoustic fish finding and trawl controlling devices all allow the creation of exercises and training in different aspects of fishing operations.

    Description

    Purpose

    Training goals:

      • Assess the qualifications of deck officers, trawl masters and deck crews for obtaining appropriate licences;
      • Educate fishing academy cadets, including courses in basic fishing processes, vessel manoeuvering and acoustic device handling;
      • Train experienced crews for forthcoming voyages and refresh their knowledge.

    Functionality

    All aspects of training:

      • Trawling, long lining and purse seining in good or poor weather conditions, including currents, waves, strong squally winds, etc.
      • Trawling and manoeuvering in the vicinity of other ships also involved in fishing operations;
      • Setting the trawl for the required horizon and keeping it steady;
      • Appropriate calibrating and use of acoustic devices for detecting position and depth;
      • Tracing and chasing fish and manoeuvering a ship to achieve the best fishing gear position in relation to the shoal and the sea bottom.
    Compliance
    • International Convention of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW’2010).
    • IMO model courses.
    • International SOLAS Conventions.
    • Approved with class notations: INTEGRATED SIMULATOR SYSTEM, NAUT AW (SIM), DYNPOS - AUT (SIM), HSC, TUG, ICE, AHTS to the Class A Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators No. DNVGL-ST-0033 April 2018.
    • Regulations concerning ‘special’ training: fishing operations, VTS operator training etc.
    Configurations

    Computer-based training mission simulator

    Individual in-house or distance learning, equipment familiarisation, knowledge refreshers, self-examination and competence assessment

    Networked class

    Interactive group exercises under instructor supervision

    Full mission simulator

    Final training and certification

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