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New level of Integrated Simulation Interfacing Ship Handling Simulator with Safety & Security Trainer (SST)
1 Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design, Wismar, Germany
2 World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden
ABSTRACT: Simulators have proved beneficial for ship handling training in real time on well equipped bridges throughout the last decades. The Maritime Simulation Centre Warnemuende (MSCW) has been complemented by a new type of simulator called the Safety and Security Trainer (SST). Wismar University has been involved in the conceptual design and development of this new technology. One of the most challenging innovations developed during the research is the 3D-designed RoPax ferry ?Mecklenburg-Vorpommern? for the SST simulation system. An integrated support and decision system, called MADRAS, was interfaced into the SST and the entire system was interfaced to the Ship Handling simulator SHS in order to assists officers in coping with safety and security challenges during manoeuvres of the vessel (SHS). This new and enhanced simulation facility allows for ?in deep? study of the effects of the safety and security plans and procedures on board and enable more detailed evaluation of their effectiveness under varying conditions and during different courses of events by a different series of simulation runs. This paper will introduce the basic concept of the safety and security training simulator and describe the work entailed for its integration into the complex environment of full mission ship-handling-simulators. Selected results of a case study dealing with first basic implementation of training scenarios will be demonstrated.
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Citation note:
Benedict K., Felsenstein C., Puls O., Baldauf M.: New level of Integrated Simulation Interfacing Ship Handling Simulator with Safety & Security Trainer (SST). TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 105-110, 2011
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