Interactive Simulation for LNG Ships in Trinidad

Tuesday, June 13, 2000
MarineSafety International Rotterdam b.v. (MSR) recently successfully completed the first of a series of four training courses for Point Fortin sponsored by Atlantic LNG Trinidad and Tobago. This Interactive Pilot-Tug-Master training for the Trinidad Pilots & Berthing Master Association, the tug masters of Plipwijs, and various masters of LNG carriers calling at Point Fortin, lasted five days. The major portion of the course was related to all aspects of safely piloting the LNG carriers Norman Lady, Matthew and Methane Arctic, loaded, as well as ballasted, in and out of Trinidad's LNG port under difficult circumstances. Special attention was given to tug assistance when operating an Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tug. The exercises were conducted on three integrated simulators, two acting as ASD tugs and one as an LNG Carrier. To mimic reality as closely as possible, MSR purchased the ASD controls from Niigata Engineering. The lay-out of the equipment (Human Machine Interface) was manufactured "in house" by the Technical Support Staff of MSR. Tug Master Peter Jones of Plipwijs stated: "I gained a lot of hands-on experience during this course and my tug reacted very close to reality". MSR was assisted by an Instructor/Tug Master of Wijsmuller, Peter Tromp. Jones added: "Tromp's help was great to us". Captain Per H. Zaal, Master of the NORMAN LADY, managed by Hough Fleet Services, reacted that he gained in-depth understanding and awareness of the problems a Pilot is facing under worst case scenarios. "This course gave me a lot of insight which I will share with my colleagues", he said. Captain J. Angel Cañas of Osprey Maritime London added the he found this course a fantastic opportunity to observe and be inter-linked with competent people with open minds to act under emergency situations. He continued: "This course was well prepared and very close to what might happen in real life".

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Swiber Applies for Judicial Management Instead of Liquidation

Singapore oilfield services company Swiber Holdings Ltd said on Friday it has applied to place itself under judicial management instead of liquidation.   Swiber

Cenac Marine to Christen New Vessel, Donate Barge

A ceremony will be held July 29 at Cenac Marine Services headquarters in, Houma, La. To commemorate the christening of its newest vessel, M/V Quincey Cenac, as

Concordia Maritime Posts Q2 Profit

Facing a “gradually deteriorating market,” Sweden based tanker shipping company Concordia Maritime said it was able to post a profit in Q2 2016 based on high vessel

Technology

Insights: Kunkel Weighs in on Propulsion Technology

LNG? Methanol as fuel? Hybrid systems? Tier 4? Reducing noise? Cutting emissions without crushing fuel economy? Marine News readers have questions and Bob Kunkel has answers.

A Sea Change in Waterjet Technology

Longtime waterjet propulsion equipment provider NAMJet introduces key advancements for the workboat sector. Back in 2011, when boat builder Birdon went looking

ATB Design Comes of Age

The emerging trend of marrying the design of an articulated tug and barge (ATB) to a particular propulsion system to maximize efficiencies of that system has, of late,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0896 sec (11 req/sec)