Latest round of simulator approvals includes DP and Ice Navigation Kongsberg Maritime is proud to announce that its Polaris Dynamic Positioning simulator is the first to achieve DNV approval to the stringent Class A standard. The leading simulator developer has also achieved DNV approval to Class A standards for its Bridge Operation simulator including class notification of DP, Ice Navigation, High Speed Craft and Tug simulation.
The new DNV certification for the Kongsberg Maritime Polaris Dynamic Positioning simulator and Polaris Ships Bridge simulator is according to new standards laid out in DNV Class A - Standard for Certification of Maritime Simulators No. 2.14 October 2007, which is based on the requirements of STCW Convention, Regulation I/12. The purpose of the DNV Class A approval is to ensure that the simulations provided by the simulators include an appropriate level of physical and behavioural realism in accordance with recognised training and assessment objectives.
The latest approvals, which were awarded on 8th October 2009, come in addition to existing DNV Class A approvals for the Polaris Ship Simulator and the large portfolio of cutting edge Kongsberg Maritime engine room simulators, which became the first to achieve DNV approval to Class A standard, in January 2008.