APPLICATIONS OF NAVIGATION SIMULATION
Simulation studies for maritime operations are instrumental in reaching and creating the correct choices and in testing the complexness of a maritime project.
Are you curious about open sea, coastal or inland navigation? We provide a range of simulation services in these segments. Our simulation tools and advanced expertise can provide realistic and accurate inputs to the design of ports, harbours and approach channels. Our simulations can reveal limitations, establish or confirm operational limits, assess risks and even help establish proper procedures for safe operations. We can also assist with the placement and required technical specifications related to manoeuvring, ship movements, interactions between ships, etc.
Navigation simulation has the following applications:
- Port Development: It provides an accurate and cost-effective solution for the assessment of new port and terminal developments.
- Manoeuvre Rehearsals: It provides a cost-effective solution to rehearsing marine operations and manoeuvres. Used on-board or ashore, officers and bridge teams can use it to practise manoeuvres for new ports, adverse weather conditions and to formally verify the safety/minimal risk of manoeuvre plans. It can be used to find out the optimum tug suite for a particular manoeuvre as well as the overall requirements of the Port.
- Ship-handling Training: The simulator can be used to complement ‘full-bridge’ (e.g. Bridge Team Management courses) and on-the-job training. It also provides an ideal platform to test the ship officers for application of Collision Regulations.
- Vessel Familiarisation: It can be used to familiarise personnel with a new vessel, following the conversion or upgrade of an existing ship. This can be done pre-delivery to ensure that the Master and bridge team are fully-conversant with her handling capabilities.
- Incident/ Accident Investigations: During and following an incident, simulation provides a very effective means of analysis. It can be used to provide real-time assistance for establishing the best course of action to deal with the incident and its repercussions. The incident’s causes can be assessed, mitigating scenarios can be explored and alternative actions can be determined for future training.
- Briefing Aid: It provides user-friendly presentation of manoeuvres, ideal for use in bridge team briefings and de-briefings. It can also be used to demonstrate ship manoeuvring characteristics to pilots, and to demonstrate planned manoeuvres to enhance the bridge team’s effectiveness.
Some assignments undertaken are listed below:
- Updating of detailed project report for captive facility at Salav, Maharashtra