Our Survival Craft Simulation (SCS) uses advanced technology to provide a comprehensive range of exercises and training scenarios to help trainees learn and demonstrate competence in survival craft simulation tasks, as mandated by regulations.
Using a simulator setup with a classroom and a part-task bridge, training centres can provide students with the needed training hours to learn the procedures and then assess their proficiency on the part-task or the full mission bridge. This increases training efficiency while minimising accident risks. Also, a simulation classroom means no need for heavy equipment and less downtime and maintenance costs.
Wärtsilä Survival Craft Simulator can be 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.
Wärtsilä Survival Craft Simulator solutions meet the stated requirements to be compliant with the STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft Training, mandatory for all officers aboard SOLAS vessels.
IMO (International Maritime Organization) 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 an actual lifeboat, davits, and equipment, so long as trainees can continue to demonstrate accomplishment of the competencies detailed in STCW (Standards of Training Certification of Watchkeepers) tables referring to this training. Survival craft competencies of STCW are described in tables A-VI/2 -1, and the course requirements in part A of the same convention. STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) requires re-certifications for all mariners every five years.
The training also refers to SOLAS and LSA (Land and Sea Academy) Code requirements for Safety of Life and equipment characteristics requirements.
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. The Survival Craft Simulator is certified by DNVGL (DNV GL) and ClassNK.
The primary purpose of including the training material package is to provide you with a quick and safe path to start using the simulator investments and get an immediate return on your investments. The package includes: