Simulator suite for seafarers [INDODEF16-D1]

01 November 2016

The training and assessment of Indonesian seafarers applying for seagoing certification is being supported by a new suite of bridge simulators supplied by Kongsberg Maritime (Hall A, Stand 025) to the Ministry of Transportation’s Maritime Training Centre in Jakarta.

Kongsberg’s K-Sim Polaris simulator was selected as the basis for the Indonesian Certificate of Competency assessment through a competitive tender. The company’s full scope of supply includes a DNV GL A Compliant full mission bridge simulator with a 240° field of view, and 10-part task simulators.

The new simulators are intended to significantly reduce the time taken, and the tools required, to assess Indonesian seafarers. This is especially important in today’s context, as assessments for the certifications have become more stringent. Contemporary seafarer assessment includes customised criteria pre-defined by the assessor and a stronger focus on the human factor in maritime operations.

The Ministry of Transportation is also using its new simulator suite for re-certification of local seafarers to address the high demand for maritime competency in the region, due to the increasing number of vessels being built for transporting goods around the archipelagic state of Indonesia.

Future migration to Kongsberg’s new generation K-Sim Navigation bridge simulator technology platform is accommodated in the contract as part of a five-year Long Term Simulator Support Programme. Kongsberg Maritime is also developing new simulator models and exercise areas as part of its scope of delivery.

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