Nautical Institute Approves Kongsberg Remote DP Simulator

The Nautical Institute has approved Kongsberg Digital’s remote simulation for Dynamic Positioning Induction Courses, it was announced Feb. 1.

KONGSBERG’s cloud-based K-Sim DP technology allows training centers to keep offering mandatory DP simulation-based education remotely amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The functionality of Kongsberg Digital’s remote DP solution has been demonstrated and found fit for purpose,” said Qasim Masood, Accreditation Manager of the Dynamic Positioning Department for The Nautical Institute.

“We’re pleased to give our approval to this solution, which is of great help in training the next generation of DP operators, particularly when more traditional training delivery arrangements are not viable,” Masood added.

After reviewing the technology, the Nautical Institute has approved its use until April 1, 2021, as an equivalent to its Class C DP simulators required for the DP Induction courses. There’s also an option to extend the remote use based on the status of the pandemic.

“It’s encouraging to know that our latest remote simulation technologies are helping students to attain DP skills even in these difficult times,” said Andreas Jagtøyen, Executive Vice-President of Digital Ocean for Kongsberg Digital. “I strongly believe that the new cloud-based simulation solutions we are now providing represent the future of maritime training and will continue to act as cost-effective teaching aids when COVID-19 has been consigned to history.”

By Pacific Maritime