@article{Malik_Zafar_2015, author = {Malik, Asghar and Zafar, Naghmana}, title = {Applications of Simulation Technology - Pitfalls and Challenges}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {9}, number = {3}, pages = {391-396}, year = {2015}, url = {./Article_Applications_of_Simulation_Technology_Malik,35,597.html}, abstract = {Simulator based training has its own unique features and problems associated with it. There is a need to discuss these issues in order to understand the real meaning of simulator based training and to handle it effectively. Like other fields of training, use of simulation in the maritime industry is owing to the multiple factors covering technological, financial and training needs of the time. When properly used, supported by well trained and experienced instructors, simulator training, through its risk free environment, can contribute to a reduction in accidents and improve capability and efficiency, by providing trainees with the necessary experience and self confidence to carry out their roles, functions and tasks.}, doi = {10.12716/1001.09.03.12}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Marine Simulator, Simulation Technology, Simulator Based Training (SBT), Maritime Education and Training (MET), Simulator, Simulator Instructor, Simulator Training, Simulator Experience} }