04 July 2018
On 11 June 2018, the new Navigation, Manoeuvring and Engine control Laboratory was fully installed in Liepaja Marine College.
From 11 June till 15 June 2018, Liepaja Marine College personnel attended training courses on application and use of the newly installed equipment.
Training course participants had the opportunity to acquire theoretical knowledge and practical (hands-on) experience on working with Full mission Engine room simulator and Navigation bridge simulator, what forms the Laboratory.
The Navigation, Maneuvering and Engine Control Laboratory includes two parts:
1.Ship Handling Simulator (Navigational Bridge) with integrated communication simulator;
2. Full Mission Engine Room Simulator.
Modules are integrated in one network with data exchange between the Laboratory modules during their joint work. Data exchange is also ensured between the Laboratory and external simulator complex of other institutions that allows doing of institution joint training in one exercise sea area.
When the joint operation between both simulators is configured, the combination of two simulators forms a single complex concept which enables simultaneous training of the ship crew “Bridge team and engine department personnel education and training” according to IMO and STCW requirements and recommendations.
The gained knowledge will be further used to train and assess the competence of ship engineering and maritime navigation students and working personnel, including officers in charge of an engineering and navigation watch.
Officially, it is planned to open the laboratory in Autumn 2018. Until then, several tests on the usage of equipment will be run by Liepaja Marine College personnel to get used to the newly installed equipment and to be ready for full demonstration and joint pilot group trials between Liepaja Marine College’s and Lithuanian Maritime Academy’s Navigational bridges in 2019.
Last updated: 14.12.2018 16:09