VIKING Expands Global Safety with Onboard Training

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Kim Baarsøe and Henrik Uhd Christensen (Photo: VIKING)

A group of IT entrepreneurs with a background in marine and crew training and a unique product caught the attention of leading marine and fire safety equipment manufacturer VIKING Life-saving Equipment A/S. This is the latest addition to VIKING’s growth strategy.

SAATSEA, now renamed as VIKING Saatsea, addresses the need of shipowners and operators to continuously train their crew by offering a combined solution that manages planning and implementation of onboard training as well as the documentation. Through the online training system, the crew can complete and register module-based theoretical and practical assignments, with immediate, up-to-date competency assessments for marine and offshore inspections – without administrative hassles.

One example is the requirement for annual onboard training of all Emergency Rescue and Recovery Vessel (ERRV) crew on vessels operating out of Denmark, Norway and the U.K. According to VIKING, VIKING Saatsea is the first in the world to offer a system that manages both onboard training and documentation. The cloud-based mobile solution ensures that the system always works, even when the vessel is not on the internet. The information is synchronized automatically whenever the vessel has the opportunity to come online.

The system is also designed to manage the coming regulatory requirements for documentation of STCW refresher courses for all IMO vessels.

VIKING CEO Henrik Uhd Christensen is enthusiastic about the new addition to VIKING’s customer capabilities and believes it lines up well with his company’s strategic priorities. “We’re always on the lookout for anything that can make doing business easier for our customers while improving safety onboard the vessels,” he said. “This addition to the VIKING portfolio has the potential to positively influence customer financials as well as safety. Increased involvement in other aspects of the safety process is fully in line with the company vision: when it comes to safety, think VIKING.”

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