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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has installed a new high-performance TRANSAS full-mission ship-handling simulator at its Seafarer Training Centre in the Philippines.

MOL adds ship-handling simulator

Using a 235-degree large-screen display to allow highly realistic ship-handling scenarios to be created, the system is part of the ‘Bridge Resource Management’, a simulation training programme based on various situations that may occur during navigation on a broad range of vessel types.

By creating a ‘realistic environment’, MOL’s goal is to promote teamwork and cooperation among bridge personnel, including the Captain and Officers. The purpose of the programme is to allow trainees to enhance their skills in onboard organisation and vessel operation, by repeating processes aimed at helping them confirm situations, communicate information, recognise problems and develop solutions.

In its mid-term management plan “Gear Up!” the line set a goal of “four zeroes” – to never allow marine incidents, oil pollution, fatal accidents, or cargo damage – as part of its drive to become the world leader in safe operation. To achieve this MOL is establishing and enhancing safety standards and procedures to further improve the skills of its seafarers in terms of both hardware and software.