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Wärtsilä Upgrades USCG Academy's Training Simulator

environment, the simulator complex utilizes an advanced physics engine and high fidelity hydrodynamic vessel modelling capabilities to replicate the behavior of vessels in various sea states, and at all speeds and environmental conditions.“The comprehensive and highly advanced Wärtsilä simulation system allows the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to conduct extremely realistic exercises, pertinent to the various operations required now and for a long time into the future,” says Timothy Park, Sales Director, Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions.The USCGA carries out more than 15,000 man-hours

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Heijder Joins OneOcean

OneOcean appointed Robert Heijder as its new Head of Sales for Benelux and France. Heijder has a wealth of knowledge and experience, most notably from his time with Transas, provider of ship operations solutions.Heijder has  driven sales teams and has a track record in selling ECDIS, simulation and shore-based systems. He brings the comprehensive expertise required to power OneOcean’s new Rotterdam office through the company’s next phase of expansion.

SUNY Hosts Ceremony for Hornblower E-Navigation Lab

and applied learning for deck license students in their sophomore and junior year, with a total of 20 workstations, 10 in each of the lab’s two floors. Each station mimics the bridge of a ship, allowing students to work individually or as a team of two at each station. Instructors control simulation exercises, which promotes an interactive class experience and students gain exposure to the electronic navigation equipment in a vessel’s bridge. Students are also taught the importance of promoting safety through communication by being introduced to interacting with other vessels. The lab

Former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson delivers the commencement address that commemorated the centennial graduating class of The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding, Feb. 22, 2020. Photo by Ashley Cowan/HII

HII Celebrates the Centennial Graduating Class

the platform to survive, but to strive.”The following is a profile of the 2019 graduating class:35 completed an optional, advanced program, earning an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The program includes coursework in subjects such as marine design, production planning, modeling and simulation, and marine engineering.71 earned honors, a combination of academic and craft grades that determine overall performance.25 completed Advanced Shipyard Operations Program, allowing them to continue their postsecondary education, expand their experience in waterfront operations and develop leadership

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New LNG Bunkering & Fuel Supply System Simulator

Unit (GVU) technologies, and includes all auxiliary systems used in connection with the fuel supply. The design is also in accordance with the STCW requirements for training seafarers onboard gas fueled ships to standards demanded by the IGF Code – the international code of safety.The scope of simulation includes all operations related to the use of LNG fuel, from bunkering to gas fuel supply and engine operations, as well as troubleshooting. It provides realistic representation of the user interface for remote and local operating posts, as well as animated 3D visualization to facilitate situational

Ana Paula Vitorino, Portugal’s Minister of Sea & Cmdt. Rui Cunha, APDL Port Operations and Security Director, testing the Full Mission Bridge simulator  (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä Simulators for New Portuguese Facility

. It features a Wärtsilä Full Mission Bridge (FMB) simulator with 360 degree projection, two tug simulators with 360 degree LCD, and one VTS simulator to allow full training, complex exercises, and certification for pilots, tug masters, merchant navy offices, and seafaring vessel crews. The simulation technology has been developed by Transas, a Wärtsilä company.The Wärtsilä scope includes the development of several 3D zones and a tug boat model. Wärtsilä has earlier provided APDL with a VTS system

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Sim Centers Prep Grads for High Paying Careers

world without leaving Texas, as they explore each of 42 ports that include: Hong Kong, New Orleans, Houston/Galveston, Corpus Christi, San Francisco, Sydney and the Straights of Gibraltar.Maritime Academy students (who also are members of Texas A&M’s Corp of Cadets) must put in 225 hours of simulation before graduation, much of which is in the bridge simulator. And once they graduate, Maritime Academy students are ready for jobs on the high seas

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O&G Skills Requirements Shifting

functions to ensure informed decision making with respect to technology adoption and change management. Developing future leaders should also be a priority.The way in which the workforce wants to learn and develop new skills is also changing. New training methods such as virtual and augmented reality, simulation and situational analysis are becoming the preferred learning method. The report shows that people want short but formally structured ‘nuggets’ of learning, increasingly delivered through simulation.Professor Paul de Leeuw, Director of Robert Gordon University’s Oil and Gas Institute

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Huard Joins MSRC

Paul Racicot, Director of the Maritime Simulation and Resource Centre (MSRC), has announced the arrival of Emanuel Huard to its team. Huard took over his duties as instructor on March 11.Huard is a graduate of the Institut Maritime du Québec and holds an unlimited chief officer certificate. Prior to joining the MSRC, Huard was first mate on board passenger ships and private yachts, the most recent being The World, a private luxury residential vessel. Huard has a vast experience in various fields of navigation, including conventional and azimuthally propelled vessels, ice navigation in the

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Forum Unveils eROV Simulator Training

announced on Wednesday that it has now added the eROV to its choice of vehicles within the simulator. The new lightweight and ergonomically designed eROV Hand Controller console can also be interfaced to VMAX to allow pilots to be trained in the use of the new console.The VMAX software is a 3D ROV simulation system which is predominantly used for the training and evaluation of ROV pilots. It can also be utilized by subsea engineering teams for modeling and verification of procedures involving intervention tasks for subsea equipment.The system provides a variety of ROV scenarios designed to test pilots&rsquo

Jill Biden, the former Second Lady of the United States, delivers commencement address at The Apprentice School graduation. Photo by Ashley Cowan/HII

HII: 157 Apprentice School Graduates

class:94 earned honors, a combination of academic and craft grades that determine overall performance.88 completed an optional, advanced program, earning an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The program includes coursework in subjects such as marine design, production planning, modeling and simulation, and marine engineering. Of that number, 77 earned an associate’s degrees from Thomas Nelson Community College or Tidewater Community College; 11 earned bachelor’s degrees from Old Dominion University.35 completed Advanced Shipyard Operations Program, allowing them to continue their

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Captain Rhéaume Joins MSRC

Captain Louis Rhéaume has joined the team at Maritime Simulation and Resource Center (MSRC).At MSRC Captain Rhéaume will supervise the implementation of maritime expertise projects and provide his professional and administrative experience to the pilots in training. Captain Rhéaume is a graduate of the Institute maritime du Québec and holder of a Master Foreign Going Certificate. He was a pilot on the St. Lawrence River in the Quebec-Escoumins sector from 1984 to 2018, President of the Lower St. Lawrence Pilots Corporation from 1999 to 2001 and member of the Board

Source: MarTID 2018

Transformation in Maritime Industry Training

MarTID report presents clear data that must be understood by everyone in the maritime industry – especially those involved in training. That data reveals a clear transformation away from traditional training practices, and toward modern learning technologies such as internet-based e-learning and simulation.There are important messages here for all operators – both in terms of what is happening in the industry, and what it says about our acceptance of non-traditional practices in the industry. It will affect the industry across a variety of domains – operational, regulatory, budgetary

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ASL Hires Acoustics Scientist Pearce

of his thesis were the introduction and analysis of simple and effective beamforming methods applied in a novel context. These methods are designed to attenuate multipath interference while preserving the seafloor return, and the effectiveness of these methods was established through theory, simulation, and numerous field studies.Prior to joining ASL, Pearce was a System Engineer at Kongsberg Mesotech and managed projects relating to singlebeam and multibeam sonar systems. At Mesotech, he gained experience in many aspects of the product lifecycle, including requirements gathering and refinement

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Warsash Superyacht Academy Partners with Porto Montenegro

comes at a time where Solent University is investing over £40 million ($52 million) from 2017 to 2020 in the latest technology for simulators, safety training and campus facilities. Current and planned investment includes:High tech campuses for deck and engineering trainingA state-of-the art simulation center with six full-mission bridges and an engine room  Safety training center including a purpose-built fire school, helicopter underwater escape trainer, survival pool and medical roomsGMDSS radio communications and dynamic positioning (DP) facilitiesNew cyber security center with cutting-edge

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Careers at Sea: Warsash Maritime Open Day

will be on hand to talk about the academic side of training, and current officer cadets will be there to share their first-hand experience of the training - both at the academy and on board ship.Visitors touring our new St Mary’s campus, will be able to visit the engineering and electro technical simulation suites. There will also be 'life as an officer' presentations, as well as demonstrations in the electronic chart display simulation suite. The David Moxon student residence - where cadets can live - will also be open to visitors for guided tours.Many of the major British shipping companies

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MarTID '19 Survey: Deadline Extended

MarTID report presents clear data that must be understood by everyone in the maritime industry – especially those involved in training. That data reveals a clear transformation away from traditional training practices, and toward modern learning technologies such as internet-based e-learning and simulation.There are important messages here for all operators – both in terms of what is happening in the industry, and what it says about our acceptance of non-traditional practices in the industry. It will affect the industry across a variety of domains – operational, regulatory, budgetary

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