Wärtsilä Survival craft simulator

Survival Craft Simulation solution is based on the 5th generation of the NTPRO 5000 Navigational Simulation Platform and is intended for conducting survival craft simulation scenario exercises.

Benefits of simulation versus real equipment:

  • The simulator includes a basic training content.
  • The simulator enables operational data collection of usage of the simulator.
  • Trainees learn capabilities and demonstrate competence in successfully competing Survival Craft Simulation tasks.

By using a simulator setup with a classroom and a part task bridge, the training centers will be able to give the students the needed training hours in the classroom to learn the procedures and then assess their proficiency on the part task or the full mission bridge. This increases the training efficiency.

    Functionality

    • Prepare survival craft
    • Launch and board survival craft
    • Maneuver survival craft to clear ship and return to falls
    • Recover and stow survival craft
    Compliance

    SCS solutions meet the stated requirements in order to be compliant with the Survival Craft Training, mandatory for all officers aboard SOLAS vessels.

    STCW 2010 COMPETENCE TABLES

    IMO has accepted that simulators may be used to replace the infrastructure of a usual ‘hands-on’ approach, with students undertaking theoretical classes, accompanied by contact with a real lifeboat, davits and equipment, so long as trainees can continue to demonstrate accomplishment of the competences detailed in STCW tables referring to this training.

    Survival craft competences of STCW are described in tables A-VI/2 -1, and the requirements of the course in part A of the same convention. STCW 2010 (Manila Amandments) requires re-certification for all mariners every five years.

    SOLAS AND LSA CODE REQUIREMENTS

    The training also refers to SOLAS and LSA Code requirements for Safety of Life and equipment characteristics requirements.

    FLAG STATES

    Flag States may add to, or modify, Survival Craft Training requirements locally, considering that STCW is the minimum training and competence level to be applied.

    Survival Craft Simulator is certified by DNVGL and ClassNK.
    Configurations

    SCS can be added to/incorporated into an existing simulator system, such as NTPRO classroom, part task bridge or full mission bridge through a software update. Alternatively, it can be installed as a new standalone simulator system. 

    Classroom:

      • 2-screen classroom simulator per student bridge as an initial model, such as a common navigation laboratory.
      • The classroom is intended for training of the involved procedures which will be assessed on a later stage in the part task or full mission bridge.

    Part task solution:

      • A typical part task simulator, with three visual channels.
      • The conning and controls for boat handling and release gear are mounted in a lifeboat operator console, to increase the physical realism.
      • This configuration is intended for both training and assessment.

    Full mission solution

    The full mission solution includes the newly developed lifeboat operation tasks on Interactive Bridge Information displays (IBID), as well as similar hardware to the part task solution. This configuration is intended for both training and assessment.

      • extensive use of the IBID’s on the simulator.
      • steering, hook release and brake handles as a true dedicated hardware to be used
    Training package

    The main purpose of the training material is to provide the customer with quick and safe path to start utilizing their simulator investments and get Return On Investment. It includes:

    • General description of requirements and objectives
    • Typical PCS course and SCS proficiency module outline
    • Typical PCS course and SCS proficiency module schedule
    • Detailed teaching syllabus of SCS training package
    • Learning objectives of SCS training package
    • Instructor manual
      o Lesson plans
      o Guidance for SCS Lesson Plans and Assessments
    • Evaluation and Assessment of SCS proficiencies
      o Proficiency assessment criteria’s
      o Application of e-Tutor for assessment
    • Train the trainer course

     

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