Shiphandling Simulation

Simulator Training

Use of the simulator provides experience in the basic operation of various types of ships and permits repeated training of different techniques, so trainees can learn how the vessel responds under a range of weather and sea conditions and in different port call operations. Staff with extensive and specialized onboard experience add a new dimension to the training experience.


Shiphandling Training

Purposes for training vary — preparing for assignment on an larger vessel or a different type of ship, berthing in critical winds, learning port call procedures specified by port authorities, captains about to assume their first commands, new officers, and so on.

The simulator helps trainees understand each vessel's characteristic behavior patterns and acquire various ship-handling skills through hands-on simulator practice and promotes safe ship operation through the functions outlined above.

Shiphandling Training (examples)
  • Port call in/out shiphandling training for captains
  • Port call in/out shiphandling training for pilots
  • Port call in/out shiphandling training for berth masters
  • Single buoy mooring(SBM) berthing shiphandling training
  • Docking/departure training for dock masters
  • Coastal navigation training for officer of the watch
  • Captain assistant training for officer of the watch
  • Freshman Deck officer training

Much of the equipment on the bridge simulator is the same as on MOL-operated large-scale merchant vessels.

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BRM (Bridge Resource Management) Training

Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training prevents marine accidents by fully utilizing all resources (people, material, and information) to eliminate problems caused by human errors such as miscommunication, misunderstanding, slip/lapse of operation, and so on.

Since the first simulator introduction in 1996, we have continuously sought improvements in BRM training system based on our original research and actual data provided by MOL group vessels. Our system became fully compliant with the IMO Model Course 1.22 in May 2014, and obtained certification by ClassNK. We will constantly evolve in response to the environmental changes.

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Training Areas available

These four areas in Japan are typical waters from our data-base.

  • Port of Yokohama
  • Port of Yokkaichi
  • Port of Osaka
  • Kanmonkaikyo

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Various Types of Ship Models

Training is available for many types of ships, such as containers, LNG carriers, VLCC, etc.We can provide customers with new model as requested.

  • Tankers
  • LNG Carriers
  • Containerships
  • Bulk Carriers
  • Car Carriers

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