Navis informs it has commissioned the first dynamic positioning (DP) simulator with Chinese language interface at Dalian Maritime University, one the world’s largest training facilities, where more than 60,000 people have been trained to form the backbone of China’s shipping industry.
“Successful implementation marks a major step forward in China for maritime training programmes for future DP operators and watch-keeping officers,” says Sergey Paramashkin, Navis training officer, chief mate, DP-O.
“The training course for the DP system will be made available to all students studying the purpose and functions of this kind of Vessel Motion Control system. Installation and commissioning was a challenging task and involved input from a number of professional mariners.”
Navis add that Dalian Maritime University was founded in 1909 and it is the only key maritime institution under China’s Ministry of Transport. Its unrivalled reputation internationally as a centre for maritime education and training and, among others, is recognised by the International Maritime Organization.
Facilities include maritime training and research units including a survival training centre, harbour basin, library, swimming pool and planetarium.
In addition, the university owns and operates two ocean- going training vessels. It has a training dock and over 40 laboratories for teaching, training and research that also include a full mission ship-handling simulator and an engine room simulator.