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Ship Handling & Simulation

Simulators have been used in the industry for several decades and have proven their worth over the time. Statistically, the number of accidents have seen a significant reduction in navigational casualties as a result of watch keeping officers’ increased level of knowledge and understanding of ship handling. Keeping in view this very reason, LJMU has invested significantly in its simulation facilities in both locations i.e. LJMU Maritime Centre in Birkenhead as well as its main campus at the Byrom Street, Liverpool.

LJMU’s simulators are the most advanced in Europe and with two bridges providing 360-degree field-of-view visual system and five bridges with smaller view. Both facilities are equipped with the modern bridge equipment to enables marine pilots, shipmasters and navigating officers to develop and practice their skills in a realistic but risk free environment.  Mariners can be placed in geographically accurate virtual marine environments aboard one of the Centre’s eight ship bridges, which respond and react just like one would expect at sea.  The main bridges 360-degree field-of-view allows mariners to practice approaching locks and berths, connecting tugs and bringing vessels of all types and sizes safely alongside, incorporating any number of mechanical failures and breakdowns.

With the expertise of experienced master mariners who have been trained to become lecturers in the field of ship handling, simulators are used to their limits to provide the candidates with the best learning experience. Consequently, simulators training can be tailored to suit the requirements at watch keeping level or specialist ship handling training such as:

  • Handling vessels as master;
  • Handling vessels as pilot;
  • Escort towage and tug operations;
  • STS (Ship to Ship) transfer operations;

Simulation training capability is further enhanced in our Byrom Street simulation suit where a full mission engine room simulator is also fitted. The engine room simulator can be used in isolation or can be connected to any of the five bridges for the combined training for bridge and engine room teams.  These facilities thus provide us the capability to conduct pre-employment assessments under the supervision of our experienced staff with a provision to provide detailed feedback to the management. In conjunction with this work, we also have the capability to undertake port development work or other research for the maritime industry.

For further information or to book a course please contact our course administrators who will be pleased to offer you further information or advice or to book you on any courses.

Contact Information - Martime@ljmu.ac.uk

Ship Handling & Simulation

BRIDGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

BRIDGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Description

Duration

3 Days

Prerequisites

Deck officer CoC

Accreditation/Approval

MCA as per the STCW Code section STCW A-II/2-3

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BRIDGE TEAM MANAGEMENT (STCW A-II/2-3)

BRIDGE TEAM MANAGEMENT (STCW A-II/2-3)

Description

Duration

5 Days

Prerequisites

Deck officer CoC

Accreditation/Approval

MCA as per the STCW Code section STCW A-II/2-3

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ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (ECDIS) SIMULATOR TRAINING

ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (ECDIS) SIMULATOR TRAINING

Description

Duration

5 Days

Prerequisites

Basic skills to operate computers.

Minimum expected entry requirements of OOW (deck).

Accreditation/Approvals

MCA (Generic Course), Transas (Equipment Specific Elements - TBC)

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NAEST (MANAGEMENT LEVEL) (STCW A-I/12)

NAEST (MANAGEMENT LEVEL) (STCW A-I/12)

Description

Duration

8 Days

Prerequisites

OOW (deck) CoC under Regulation II/1 of the STCW with at least 12 months watchkeeping service and either NAEST Operational Course certificate obtained after 1st January 2005 or MCA Approved ECDIS course issued in line with IMO Model Course 1.27.

Accreditation/Approval

MCA as per the Section A-I/12 of the STCW Code governing the use of simulators for training and assessment and the MNTB standard for NAEST Management Course.

 

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NAEST (OPERATIONAL LEVEL) (STCW A-I/12)

NAEST (OPERATIONAL LEVEL) (STCW A-I/12)

Description

Duration

30 Days (6 weeks)

Prerequisites

Seatime required for first OOW (Deck) CoC in accordance with STCW Regulation II/1

Accreditation/Approval

MCA as per the Section A-I/12 of the STCW Code governing the use of simulators for training and assessment and the MNTB standard for NAEST Operational Course.

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