Co-hosted Seminar on Marine Training Simulators
On Friday 31st January 2014, NBAI co-hosted a seminar with Sir Derek Bibby Maritime Training Centre, Mumbai and Kongsberg Maritime on marine simulators, and how the simulators can meet the present and future training needs in the maritime industry. The demand for higher quality, precision, safety and corporate social responsibility are increasing in the maritime industry as everywhere else. Efficient and high quality training of personnel are key factors to meet these requirements.
Kongsberg Maritime has developed KOVS, the most advanced ship bridge simulator available in the market today, representing world leading Norwegian technology in this industry. On 31st January 2014, following the seminar, Sir Derek Bibby Maritime Training Centre in Mumbai inaugurated it’s new KOVS simulator. H. E. the Norwegian Ambassador, Eivind S. Homme presided the inauguration.
Mr. Tor Kristoffersen, Area Sales Manager, Kongsberg Simulation, Norway and Capt. Sanjiv Wagh of KM India conducted the seminar.
KOVS Ship’s Bridge Simulator – the world’s most advanced simulator
Demand for efficient and high quality training of maritime personnel will continue to increase over the next decade. Key applications for simulation, such as training, decision support, procedure and mission planning will continue to be paramount for industry. Real life training using real equipment presents a number of challenges. Increased risk to personnel and equipment combined with limited access to required marine assets and related escalating costs is creating increased demand for simulation technology. Simulation under highly realistic circumstances presents a safer and more cost-efficient training alternative. Simulation has already proven its effectiveness and is, without doubt, the future of maritime training. Due to the almost unlimited possibilities provided by simulation, better results can be achieved in a safer, more efficient manner, which in turn produces higher quality personnel.
Behind the KOVS ship’s bridge simulator lies an investment of more that 140 person-years of development. This major investment has resulted in the most advanced ship bridge simulator available in the market today. KOVS can be configured to meet every aspect of bridge simulator training and research requirements, offering virtually limitless training possibilities.